Sweater obsessed

Fall outfit with green cashmere and boyfriend jeans — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Everlane ribbed cashmere sweater in loden — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Everlane ribbed cashmere sweater fall outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Vintage Coach 'City' crossbody bag fall outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Everlane modern boyfriend jeans fall outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Fall outfit with ribbed cashmere, boyfriend jeans, ankle boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Another day, another new sweater. This is my third new sweater in the past three months. It seems like a lot until I remember that I’m having a lot of turnover in my closet right now, especially with regards to my sweaters. I’ve listed a number of sweaters on Poshmark recently, so I haven’t technically added any more to my collection. I’m just parting with the ones I haven’t worn much or that I’m not excited to wear anymore and adding new sweaters to love.

I used to want to get to the point with my wardrobe where I love every single thing and don’t have any closet turnover, but I’ve since come to the realization that I’m always going to have some turnover in my closet. I enjoy clothes too much to not pick up some new things every once in a while. I just need to remember to be mindful and not buy for the sake of buying something new. Instead, I should only buy when it’s something I absolutely love and know that I will wear over and over.

I had planned on doing a short Everlane shopping freeze because I placed way too many orders there over the past couple of months, and then they released the ribbed cashmere sweaters. You know me… I’m obsessed with sweaters! (You can’t have too many in a region that experiences true winter, haha.) That said, I didn’t think I was going to want one until I saw this sweater in their beautiful heathered green color called loden. I was planning on buying the regular cashmere crew in this color at some point in the next couple of months, but I already have the cashmere crew in three other colors, so I jumped on this sweater when I saw it because it was the color I wanted in a style I didn’t own.

I’m planning to post new Everlane reviews at some point soon, but I’ll say this for now: the sweater is well-made, gorgeous, and slightly oversized for a super cozy fit. It’s not quite as soft as the waffle knit cashmere I bought last year, but it’s still nice. I kept this look comfy with my boyfriend jeans and went matchy-matchy with the cognac boots and accessories. I wore the hat to conceal a bad hair day, but the wind had other plans. Sometimes you just gotta embrace the crazy!


OUTFIT DETAILS

Everlane sweater / exact
Everlane jeans / exact (review heremy referral link)
Madewell boots / old; similar
Phase 3 hat / old; similar from Kohl’s
Coach bag / vintage; exact style on Etsy 
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by Le Specs
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in rosé / exact

Vintage pink chenille

Fall work outfit with chenille sweater — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Vintage pink H&M chenille sweater — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Fall outfit with navy Charlotte Olympia Kitty flats — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
H&M chenille sweater in vintage pink — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Vintage pink chenille sweater outfit with kitty flats — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I couldn’t even tell you the last time I wore chenille. It’s been decades, I’m pretty sure. It just started trending again this year, right? I haven’t missed an entire season or two of the chenille comeback, have I? I wasn’t even planning on adding a chenille garment to my collection right now—I like weighing my options (sometimes for way too long) before making purchases, plus I’ve gone kind of overboard buying new things recently—but I walked into H&M to donate a bag of ratty clothes and other textiles for recycling and walked out with this sweater.

The crazy part is how much I love this sweater. (The balloon sleeves! *heart eyes*) Usually, after making an impulse purchase, I instantly feel buyer’s remorse. I was actually waiting for it to hit while walking out of the mall, but nope…! I was originally going to save the sweater for apple picking this weekend, but then I remembered that I probably shouldn’t wear a nice, brand new sweater to an orchard full of branches and other spiky/dirty things. I ended up wearing it to work last week with this outfit. I kept the look streamlined with dark wash denim and navy flats (kitties, of course!). The monochrome bottom half kept the focus on this vintage pink sweater.

H&M is revamping their sizing to align more with American brands, so I tried on XS in store since that’s my usual size in American brands. The XS fit, but it was a little more snug than I prefer and the arms were short, so I bought size small. Love it, love it! This beauty will be a staple all fall, winter, and spring.


OUTFIT DETAILS

H&M sweater / exact
Madewell jeans / old; similar
Charlotte Olympia flats c/o Shopbop / exact from SSENSE or similar (last seen here)
Amour Vert earrings / similar from Nordstrom Rack
Le Specs sunglasses / exact style
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in rosé / exact

What I wear to concerts

What to wear to a fall concert — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Fall outfit with Madewell arrowstack necklace — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Fall concert uniform: peplum top, olive green jeans, ankle boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Fall concert outfit with peplum top and olive skinny jeans — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Olive green skinny jeans fall concert outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

There’s really only one thing that I spend all of my extra money on (besides clothes and shoes, of course): concerts. I’m obsessed with hearing my favorite artists live. I’m constantly buying concert tickets or keeping an eye out for tour announcements; it’s rare when I don’t have a show to look forward to (currently, my next show is Kacey Musgraves next year!). Korri scolds me for how many concerts I want to go—and end up going—to.

Honestly, probably the worst part about living in Boise is the fact that no one comes here on tour, so I have to plan to travel somewhere else 99% of the time if I want to see a live show. I used to go to so many concerts when I lived in Utah, and now I go to maybe a quarter as many, and I spend more money per show because we have to factor in the cost of flights and a hotel. :( We got lucky recently and had two concerts within one week—and both were right here in Boise! If one of my favorite artists comes to town, I always make a point to go because I want to support the artists I like that actually do come here.

When it comes to what I wear for concerts, my outfit depends on a variety of things: what kind of seats I have (if any), the weather, and my mood. Honestly, to me, it doesn’t matter who the artist is or the genre because I stick to what I have in my closet. For instance, I won’t wear cowboy boots or a cowboy hat to a country concert because I don’t own those things, and I’m not going to buy them just for one show/artist.

Typically, this outfit is what my concert “uniform” looks like: a simple (but fun) top, a pair of skinny jeans/pants, and ankle boots. I choose a top based on the weather; for this concert, it was going to be a little chilly outside afterward but I didn’t want to lug a jacket along (I took my leather jacket to the first of the two concerts; it got spilled on, and I even didn’t need it). This top kept me comfortable and I didn’t get hot. If it’s much colder out, I’ll wear a sweater—but probably only if I have a seat and won’t be in general admission, smushed between everyone on the floor. If it’s outdoors and considerably warmer, I’ll wear a nicer tank top or tee. Since I knew I wasn’t going to be flailing around while dancing, I added the necklace for this look. Normally, when it comes to jewelry, I opt for simple stud earrings since those don’t get in the way of me dancing a little too much. ;)

I wear skinny jeans or pants unless the concert is outside in the summer (in which case, I go with shorts). Jeans are comfortable, and unlike a dress or skirt, I don’t have to worry about creepy men or accidentally flashing anyone. I wear these ankle boots most of the time, mostly because they can withstand being spilled on, and they also don’t hurt my feet after a couple of hours. I have worn sneakers to other shows, and those are comfy but not quite as spill-proof. I also wore a pair of very tall platform boots made for pole fitness to one of our recent concerts and my feet were killing me after only a couple of hours. I could see over people in those boots though, haha! #shortpeopleproblems When in doubt, faux leather is the way to go when it comes to shoes.

Venues have gotten stricter about bags after recent events. I bring my old black crossbody bag (last seen here) if it’s a local show or my clear crossbody bag if it’s a stadium show (my black crossbody bag would be too big to bring into a stadium with their new rules, and I’m not paying to check my bag!). If I use my clear crossbody bag, I transfer my ID, a credit card, and some cash into a small wallet and put it in the bag. My clear bag can fit a surprising amount of things! I brought a sweatshirt along with me when I saw Taylor Swift and it fit perfect in the bag when it was rolled up. Even though I tend to avoid bringing extra layers with me if I can, if it’s a really cold winter day, I’ll bring a coat with me and drape it over my bag to keep it out of the way during the show.

That’s pretty much my concert style in a nutshell! I included a widget below with a variety of different products that I typically wear for concerts. I’d love to know what you wear for concerts, too!


OUTFIT DETAILS

Elegantees top / old; similar by LOFT or Caslon
Madewell jeans / similar by Paige or KUT from the Kloth
Sam Edelman boots / exact from Zappos or 6pm (on sale!)
Madewell necklace / exact (also available from Nordstrom)
Le Specs sunglasses / exact style
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in rosé / exact