Cozy cardigan sweater for fall 2018

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wearing: bold hoop earrings / lipstickcozy cardigan sweater / black tee / black handbag / Chanel fall nail polish / high waist classic jeans / split shaft ivory booties /

OK, it’s crazy hot outside; so no, I did not wear this past my driveway. I did, however, wear the outfit without the sweater for the day. I photographed the outfit with the sweater so you could see my favorite new fall sweater in action!

This cozy sweater is part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and it is on major sale for a limited time. The price is crazy good! It’s super cozy, and will be a fabulous go-to when temperatures cool down later this year. I can’t wait to reach for it every morning when the fog is blanketing the Bay!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens up to the public today, so you too can snag this sweater for the fall and winter seasons! The price is right, and it’s so soft and cozy-you won’t regret it!

I’m also loving these booties. They are super comfortable, and can be worn now, as well as throughout the fall season. They are a great way to incorporate a little bit of the autumn  season into your wardrobe now.

Lastly, I need to give these jeans a shout-out. They are a classic denim style which I love; plus, they are on sale for a crazy good price! The high waist is modern, yet the fit is classic. I love that they are cropped; since I am 5’4″ the hemline hits me right at the ankle and I don’t have to worry about hemming them. They look cute with the hem down, but I also like how they look slightly rolled up; especially with flat shoes. If you are looking for basic jeans for the fall season, at a great price, this is your pair!

So where are you fall? I need some cooler temperatures because I want to start rocking my new fall pieces from the sale!!

Have you shopping the sale yet for fall? If so, what are your favorite deals from the sale?

Shop my cozy cardigan sweater outfit for fall:

Check out my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Also be sure to check out my dressing room diaries from the sale!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Keeping sports in the family

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wearing: backpack c/o adidas / tee c/o adidas / pants c/o adidas / sneakers /

Sports have always been an important part of my life, and my husband’s life. My entire childhood was consumed with playing sports. I ice-skated, took gymnastics, ran track, played volleyball and tennis, cheered in high school; and eventually ended up swimming at the national level and training over twenty-five hours per week in the hopes of getting to the Olympics someday. While my Olympic dreams were dashed by a shoulder injury my junior year of high school, my love for sports, and everything participating in sports taught me, made me who I am today. Sports teach valuable life skills which help child athletes become successful adults.

Our whole family enjoys a variety of sports. My husband grew up playing baseball, football, basketball, tennis, and soccer. Our kids play volleyball, baseball, football, cheerleading, tennis, soccer, and field hockey. We love to encourage sports in our family because sports do more than keep us healthy; they teach us to live better lives and be better people. Sports teach teamwork, resilience, sportsmanship, hard work, and how to achieve your goals. I love to share this with my kids.

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Sports teach us to work hard, no matter what happens. If an injury holds you back from one dream, you can always go after another dream or goal. Once we reach our goals, we can make new ones and continue to strive for more. We should always want more; and sports teaches us that. It teaches us that hard work pays off, and the harder you work, the more you can achieve.  My husband and I worked hard in sports growing up, and we learned that teamwork and sportsmanship goes beyond the field; it is an essential skill in the real world; particularly the workplace. This is what we try to teach to our children.

We encourage our kids to participate in sports not only to learn how to work hard to achieve goals, but to learn a strong work ethic, teamwork, and sportsmanship. My oldest daughter is on her high school varsity cheer squad where she works hard to stay in shape, so she can lift and throw other girls in the air. Cheerleading requires hard work and teamwork, which will ultimately make her a better adult when she is ready to enter the world. My middle child loves to play volleyball where she learns to work hard to be a better player and learns how important both teamwork and sportsmanship are. My youngest child is a hard-working baseball player who has learned that the more he practices, the better he plays. Baseball also instills in him teamwork and sportsmanship. I love seeing my husband share his childhood sport with our son.

In addition to team sports, we teach our kids to live a healthy lifestyle. Staying healthy not only helps them stay strong for the sports they play, it helps their overall well-being. We love wearing Adidas footwear and clothing for a variety of sports as well as activities such as family hikes. Adidas has been a part of myself, and my husband’s sporting lives; and our children have been wearing Adidas shoes and apparel since they kicked or threw their first ball. We love sharing our love of sports with our kids, all while wearing Adidas.

*This post was sponsored by adidas, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Easy breezy summer dress

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wearing: bold silver hoop earrings (under $15!!) / summer lipstick / flowing yellow floral dress c/o ModCloth / white leather and silver watch / fall Chanel nail polish / bold white and gold ring / tan circle bag / slate ankle strap pumps (low heel version) /

There’s nothing like a fun, flowing dress for the summer! I picked up this fun little number at the ModCloth FitShop in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago. I love the two tiered ruffle back with tie, and the flowing silhouette of the dress. It adds so much interest to the dress!

If I had a wedding to attend, this would be a great wedding guest outfit or dress for a wedding guest. At the moment, I am just wearing it and being overdressed for my daily activities. haha, I walked into the Starbucks attached to my gym like this. I was the only person inside not dressed in workout clothing! Thankfully, I didn’t get any side-eye for being overdressed. haha

The dress has a tie at the top of the back which helps secure the dress properly. There is also a tie at the waist so you can tie it in a comfortable spot. This is a comfortable, great fitting dress. It also comes in plus sizes!!

Side note about my shoes: The black version of my pumps can be found 40% off online here. They are SO comfortable!! I can walk for days in them. I also own a red version in the low heel style.

Do you ever buy a dress because you love it, yet have no occasion to wear it to? I did with this dress! Now, could someone please invite me to a wedding so I can wear this as my wedding guest outfit? Thank you!

Shop my flowing yellow dress outfit:

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XOXO

Cathy

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