Sweater Weather

Walking with Cake: Ruche's Edworth Manor Lace Cardigan

(Ruche’s Edworth Manor Lace Cardigan, with a scarecrow photobomb.)

November in Central Texas usually brings a bit of a chill to the air, on certain days, at least.  Most women here break out their scarves once the temperature drops, but I prefer to accessorize with cardigans.  I’m finally able to wear some of my sweaters, which get a lot of use in the fall and winter, and I’ve added two to my collection this year.

I first saw this sweater from Ruche on Melina’s lovely blog and instantly fell in love with its unique style.  Though it’s no longer available, it is made in the United States, and to me, it looks like something off the set of Downton Abbey, maybe from Cora’s closet.  The cocoon shape is really unique and flattering, and I think you could wear this just as easily with a dress, too.  I especially love the lace fabric, which is very delicate and not too hot.  I paired it with a simple black tee and dark jeans to really show off the sweater.  I also added a long necklace, from Anthropologie years ago, since the sweater falls almost to my knees and creates a very long silhouette.

Walking with Cake: Lace and Fun Necklace

(A detail of the lace cardigan and my fun necklace.)

My second new sweater was a gift from my mother from Loft.  She usually buys me a cardigan each year, and this year’s version, the Lace Trim Colorblocked Cardigan, is incredibly soft, with lovely muted colors.

Walking with Cake: Loft's Lace Trim Colorblocked Cardigan

(Loft’s Lace Trim Colorblocked Cardigan.)

Though I love pink-nude shades, I usually feel like they wash me out completely.  But paired again with a dark top and jeans, the contrast is striking and the colors stand out more.

It’s so easy to update my basic uniform by adding a sweater for warmth, and I love the details of these pieces.

What’s your favorite fall accessory?

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