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October 2018

We are Seeing Stripes!

We love stripes!  They are the perfect way to introduce more than one color into an outfit, whether it be muted, or colorful.  They also are pretty timeless.  Stripes do not date like other trends we see come and go.  They may be more popular one year more than others, but odds are, you will always see people wearing stripes at least once during a particular season.  That is why we have taken the time to compile a list of our favorite striped sweaters and cardigans that will help get you through fall and winter.  The bonus?  You will be able to wear them next season as well!  Another bonus?  We have included items from a variety of snuggly tops from different  price points, varying from $19.99 to $220.00 so hopefully you will be able to find something that fits your budget and your wardrobe needs!

 

$68.00Nordstrom, Topshop, Colorblock Knit Pullover

The sweater that started our striped shopping hunt is this cozy Topshop number from Nordstrom.  We bought it at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and it has been sold out regularly since.  Every time they restock, they quickly run out of inventory.  This sweater is amazing!  We love the colors, love that it is extremely soft, love the length, and love the fuller sleeves.  If you happen to catch this beauty while it is in stock – BUY IT!

Now that we have shared the sweater that prompted this post, we will share the rest of the striped goodies we have found! We will list these from least expensive, to most expensive to help you find something in your price range.  Happy shopping friends!

UNDER $30.00

$19.99 – H&M, KNIT SWEATER

 

$20.00 –  CHARLOTTE RUSSE, STRIPED CROP PULLOVER SWEATER

 

$20.00 – CHARLOTTE RUSSE, STRIPED PULLOVER SWEATER

 

$22.90 – FOREVER 21, BOXY COLORBLOCK SWEATER

 

$23.40 – NORDSTROM, BP, VARSITY STRIPE SWEATER

 

$26.00 – TARGET, WOMEN’S STRIPED LONG SLEEVE BUTTON FRONT CARDIGAN

 

UNDER $50.00

$34.99 – VERSONA, TEXTURED STRIPE SWEATER

 

$34.99 – VERSONA, MULTI STRIPE SWEATER

 

$39.99 – TARGET, WOMEN’S LONG SLEEVE STRIPED MOCKNECK COLOR BLOCK SWEATER

 

$48.00 – FRANCESCA’S, RILEY DROP SHOULDER STRIPE SWEATER

 

$49.00 – NORDSTROM, WOVEN HEART, FUZZY STRIPE SWEATER

 

UNDER $75.00

$58.00 – ABERCROMBIE, LOFTY PUFF SLEEVE CREW SWEATER

 

$59.50 – LOFT, STRIPED SWINGY SWEATER

 

$60.00 – NORDSTROM, TOPSHOP, BOLD STRIPE CREWNECK SWEATER

 

$64.50 – LOFT, STRIPED SHAWL POCKET OPEN CARDIGAN

 

UNDER $100.00

$75.00 – NORDSTROM, MADEWELL, WESTLAKE STRIPED PULLOVER SWEATER IN COZIEST YARN


$79.00 – NORDSTROM, TREASURE & BOND, STRIPE CARDIGAN

$79.50 – NORDSTROM, J.CREW, 1988 STRIPED ROLL NECK SWEATER

$98.00, NORDSTROM, MADEWELL, KENT COLORBLOCK LONG CARDIGAN

 

$100 AND UP

$129.00 – LUCKY BRAND, MAXI STRIPE CARDIGAN

 

$129.00 – LUCKY BRAND, MULTI STRIPE CARDIGAN

 

$138.00, ANTHROPOLOGIE, ACADIA STRIPED CARDIGAN

 

$148.00 – ANTHROPOLOGIE, FESTIVE STRIPED SWEATER

 

$220.00 – ANTHROPOLOGIE, COLORBLOCK STRIPED SWEATER

 

There is our roundup of striped sweaters and cardigans!  We hope you found something that you like – we would like to have ALL of them!  Thanks for stopping by!

25 Things to do This Fall

The fall season is officially here!  Fall is always extremely busy with our families.  The kids are getting into the swing of the school year, sports teams are starting up, and we are starting to prep for the holidays. Which means it can be hard to fit in quality time with each other.  We have compiled a list of fun, family-friendly activities to help us enjoy the season TOGETHER!  Even if you don’t have any kiddos yet, many of the items on this list can still be fun with friends or a significant other.  We can’t wait to check everything off this list, and share it with you as we go on Instagram!  We challenge you to try to fit in as many of these fun activities too – just click here to print a copy of this fun fall bucket list.

  • Visit a pumpkin patch – This might be our all-time favorite fall activity! Live in the Charlotte area?  Below are some pumpkin patches that have great reviews! 
    • Bush-N-Vine – We have raved about Bush-N-Vine’s fresh produce and berry picking on our blog before, but we also have to brag about their fall festivities!  This is your perfect spot for a fall day excursion!  Enjoy hay rides, pick-your-own pumpkin patches, fresh seasonal produce, food trucks, and a bouncy house!  Check out their calendar here for these festivities!   
    • Hall Family Farm
    • Wise Acres Organic Farm
    • Hodges Family Farm
  • Apple picking – We eat a lot of apples – especially during this time of year when we are making  yummy baked goods!  There is no better way to enjoy the apple season than to go and pick your own!  Check out these two orchards that are close to Charlotte – you will not be disappointed!

  • Fall themed scavenger hunt – Who doesn’t love a good scavenger hunt?  This is a great way to get the kids up and moving outside.  If you’re up to making the hunt educational, include a science lesson about the changing seasons and why the leaves fall!  We have included a PDF that you can download and print, then just attach it to a brown paper bag and see if they can find everything on the list!  After they fill their bags, have them create a craft with their fall items!  Click here to download your own scavenger hunt document!
  • Paint a pumpkin 
  • Carve a pumpkin – Carving a pumpkin can sometimes be a little intimidating, but we found this amazing site that takes all of the scare out of this activity!  The Pumpkin Lady has over a hundred different carving templates as well as videos teaching you everything you need to know about pumpkin carving. She picks up from the beginning with how to pick the perfect pumpkin!

  • Drink apple cider – If you live in the Charlotte area, our favorite place to indulge in some cider is Windy Hill Cider and Orchards.  During the fall, they always have fun weekend activities ranging from riding in a tractor-pulled wagon, live music, and apple picking!  Not to mention their fresh apple donuts!  Yummm!  Check out their calendar of events here, and pick a fun weekend to visit!
  • Movie night – It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! – This can be done with any fall movie, but Charlie Brown is always a favorite!  We cannot wait for cooler weather so we can host a movie night for our families and friends!  We are going put up a screen and projector in the yard, spread out some blankets, grab some snacks, and welcome in the season!
  • Make smore’s
  • Have a weenie roast
  • Make a pine cone bird feeder – We have been seeing a lot of cardinals around the house in the past two weeks and Emma loves to watch them! So much so, that we decided to make these adorable (and easy to make!) bird feeders and tie them in a tree outside the window in the hopes that they will stick around!  The adorable blog, Happiness is Homemade, offers an easy to follow tutorial.  Click here to get instructions on how to make your own!
  • Hay ride/corn maze – Ok, so we know that nothing can compete with Stars Hollow’s hay maze (Gilmore Girl fans, you get me!), but who doesn’t love a good hay ride or corn maze?  If you are in the Charlotte area, check out this list of places close by that offer one of these fun fall activities!
  • Go on a hike – What better way to get outside, get some exercise, and enjoy the amazing scenery and weather?  We came across the blog, Primally Inspired, that has a recipe for natural tick repellant!  We haven’t tried it yet, but we are definitely going use this on our families when we go for a hike!  Get the recipe here.
  • Tailgate for a football game

  • Make your home smell like fall – There is something that is so homey about the smell of cloves and cinnamon!  Try this easy recipe on your stovetop to fill your home with the scent of fall.
    • one orange, sliced
    • one apple, sliced
    • one lemon, sliced
    • 2 Tbs of whole cloves
    • 4 cinnamon sticks
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 2 cups of water
    • Combine ingredients in a pot, and bring to a boil.  Once the liquid reaches a boil, adjust the temperature to simmer.  You can simmer this for several hours, just make sure you check the liquid level (I usually check in every 30 minutes) and add another cup of water when needed.
  • Make a pot of chili
  • Create a wreath for front door (with the kids!) – Raise your hand if your grandparents told you to go pick up sticks out of the yard when you were a kid?  (Ok, just curious, if this was you, did you actually raise your hand?!)  Ours definitely did, and we aren’t sure if it was that they actually wanted the sticks out of the yard, or if it was because they wanted to keep us busy!  Well, for this craft, you can keep your kids busy picking up sticks AND come away with a really cute door wreath!  We came across an adorable wreath on the blog Yellow Mums, and knew instantly that we had to try to make one!  Click here for the tutorial.  Check back with us on Instagram to see how our own version of this wreath turns out!
  • Tell ghost stories
  • Go on a picnic

Wishing everyone a very happy fall season!