I love Amazon wish lists! It makes shopping so quick and easy for everyone, and you are always going to get exactly what you want and need. I still consider gifts from my Amazon wish list a "surprise", because my list is pretty big, and I tend to forget everything I put on it, so when someone gets me a gift off my wish list it's always a surprise to me!
I have two clothing and accessory items from my children that I received as Christmas gifts this year that were off my Amazon wish list. The color block cardigan you may immediately recognize as I think just about every blogger in blog land owns it by now. The other item is the gorgeous faux leather brown bucket bag.
I've had my eye on this cardigan ever since I saw other bloggers wear it. Color blocking is super on-trend this year, so I really wanted at least one color block item in my wardrobe. I tried a color block cardigan from Stitch Fix, but I did not think it complimented my figure: wide stripes across a big chest is not flattering at all. I thought a color block cardigan might work better for me because there is a break in the chest area where the opening is.
I was absolutely correct in my assumptions. The openness of a cardigan is much more suited to my figure. The long length of this cardigan is also very elongating and slimming. But buyer beware, if you are petite this may not be the cardigan for you as it is very long. I'm 5'7 with a long torso and long legs and it comes to the top of my knees.
As for sizing, it's a little big. I'm wearing a medium, but I should have a small. It's a little big in the shoulders and I had to roll up the sleeves. I usually always wear a medium in everything, so I was surprised it was so big on me.
As for the quality, I have no complaints. It's absolutely stunning! I love the colors I'm wearing, but this cardigan comes in many other color patterns as well. I also love how thin the knit is. Anyone who is a regular reader of my blog knows I prefer thinner knits over chunkier knits. They are more figure flattering and not quite so warm.
My next Amazon gift was this Hobo Bucket Bag. I just LOVE this bag! My old brown purse was getting quite worn, so I really needed a huge one. This bag is so huge!
I pack up the whole house with me every time I go anywhere, so I need a huge bag. Every side of this bag is a little different so I included pictures showing all sides. I love this side zipper. The back of the bag also has a zipper pocket, and the front has a nice vertical detailing. It also has two strap options. The one I'm showing in this post is the shorter strap.
The bag is very high quality for faux leather, and it came with a nice dust bag fo storage and a sweet handmade gift inside. I love it when sellers are so thoughtful like that.
I highly recommend both of these Amazon purchases. You will find links to these items at the end of this post.
Lovaru Womens Boho Open Front Cardigan Colorblock Long Sleeve Loose Knit Lightweight Sweater in Khaki - Amazon, Large Ladies Hobo Bucket Bag - Amazon. Pull on denim jeans, Stitch Fix, old, similar HERE. Grey Booties, Blowfish, old, similar HERE.
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You look fantastic. I like your cardigan so much ;)ReplyDelete
Great picks, Amy. Love the colors on the cardigan. I definitely couldn't pull it off as I'm short. Had to let a similar cardigan from Target go because of the lengths.ReplyDelete
Oh I love that bag and the booties are so cute!!ReplyDelete
Great finds. I have a similar sweater with light blue, white and grey color blocks. should wear it again this week. Love that bag too. I a actually finding though that I like my smaller more structured bags lately.ReplyDelete
Thanks! Yes, I saw your post with this sweater, very nice. I like small bags too, but unfortunately when I do leave the house I’m out all day so I need to pack a lot into my bag. One thing I do is take a smaller bag with me that just holds the basics and I leave the big bag in the car.Delete
I've been loving the longer cardigans lately but haven't tried a striped one. This one has the prettiest colors, Amy!ReplyDelete
Thanks Jodie! I love the colors!Delete
That colorblock cardigan is really cute! I love the neutral colors! Great bag too!ReplyDelete
So simple, yet so cute and cozy.ReplyDelete
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Cute and cozy it is, thanks for visiting!Delete
So I am the one blogger who doesn't have a color block sweater. Well, I have a couple OLD ones but nothing new. And I have pinned them with great abandon but haven't purchased. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this one. Truly! Going to go check it out. Today is payday so look out!ReplyDelete
And the bag. I never spend money on purses. And I use them til they look so pitiful. Maybe this year I will change that up a bit. I really like the brown with the gray in your palette. Would take this outfit right off of you and put it on in a heartbeat. And would like to be in your snowy wonderland, too!
That’s ok, I was pretty late to the party myself. Glad you like the outfit. As for purses, I’m addicted! I have a closet full of purses!Delete
The sweater is really cute; I like everything about the whole outfit you are wearing. The boots are adorable!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much!Delete
I love that cardigan. You are right it goes well with the bag. I've just bought a new long cardigan from sainsbury's. I know I will get the wear out of it so I am guilt free. Thank you for linking up to Muttonstyle Monday .ReplyDelete
Such a great striped cardigan and it matches your bag so well! I'd love a striped cardigan like this to add to my collection, most of mine are basic block colours!ReplyDelete
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Love the block cardigan Amy. And the snowy backdrop is a fabulous touch. ;) Have a wonderful week!ReplyDelete
Thanks Chrissy, you too!Delete
Amy, I always have trouble clothes shopping these days, but I TOTALLY love your sense of style!ReplyDelete
This outfit looks SO beautiful on you and I love that handbag too!
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