fall trendy sweaters

transitioning into fall.

talking about some trendy sweaters as we transition into fall with @bananarepublic today! this post gets me excited for the last few months of the year cause boy oh boy i cannot wait for fall to hit. i'm a total fall/winter gal, who's with me? while you can always add things to sweaters to make them pop or stand out, it's also a good option to get some that already have a little trendy element to them -- lace, a fun hem, bows, colorblocking, different textures etc.. the ones featured in this post consist of a long sleeve sweater with a ruffle cuff, the other is a cardigan with a lace up detail on the arms and sides. 

look 1: cardigans are such a staple in my closet, from all lengths and sizes. but i was missing a fun trendy one like this! cardigans are full proof. add a cardi to anything and you're pretty much good to go. i decided on the usual cami & skinny jeans combo. added some lace-up sandals (nothing like some lace-up on lace-up) for a casual night out. 

look 2: i love this denim pencil skirt because it is appropriate enough for work! it is not your usual denim skirts that are all frayed or faded. it is also stretchy and has pockets. i choose to pair the ruffle cuff sweater with this number for some trendy meets #workwear inspo!

side ramblings: the exciting news i mentioned last week is that.. I BOUGHT A HOUSE! the two-year search was long, stressful, and a complete beatdown. kinda like online dating. HRMM. i did bet (myself) that i would find a house before i found a good man. BAM. i win (so i guess i should get myself that Restoration Hardware adler bedframe i've been eyeing now!! haha. i digress). this is a huge milestone for me, i think of it as the last piece of the puzzle in my life. it was one of those events that gave me even more affirmation that even though you are ready for something, the world is working in ways to bring you to the right place at the right time for the right thing. and when you're there, you'll understand why nothing else worked out -- applies to all aspects of life; this was an excellent reminder. i stand in this new place and i keep pinching myself. it's a dream come true -- life has been too good to me and i feel so blessed #happytears. special thanks to my parents for being there every step of the way; i love you & so grateful for everything you've done for me. alright, i'm out with this sappy post but you will probably see more lifestyle posts as this blog is also a documentation of my life as well. can't wait! cheers to new beginnings and #HOMEOWNERSHIP! #memyselfandi xx

currently on my playlist: independent women by Destiny's Child

look 1: featuring a lace up cardigan

look 2: featuring a ruffle cuff 


LOOK 1 // casual night out

sweater c/o | Banana Republic cotton blend lace up long cardigan -- similar with a chevron stitch!
topLOFT strappy cami in whisper white (wearing petite small) -- similar by Topshop and on sale // similar w a pleated hem
denim | Hudson nico mid-rise skinny jeans in abbey wash (old) -- similar in the bright eyes wash // similar in high rise by Topshop $65
bag c/oRebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small love crossbody in blush -- avail in whitelight blue, and black, tons of options and sizes on RebeccaMinkoff.com
shoes | Vince Camuto tartia cut-out lace-up sandal in beige -- similar
sunglassesCeline marta sunglasses in havana -- similar
earrings | BaubleBar champagne ear jackets
necklaceBaubleBar acrylic block monogram necklace in tortoise shell -- similar in gold 
watchMichael Kors darci watch in gold

LOOK 2 // workwear

sweater c/o | Banana Republic italian superloft ruffle cuff crew in cocoon (avail in 13 other colors!) -- similar but a regular crew
skirt | Banana Republic bi-stretch denim pencil skirt (sold out) -- similar with a button front 
bag | Henri Bendel west 57th lizard block carryall satchel in light beige (old) & twilly -- newer version
shoesTarget Merona marcella low block heel ankle strap sandals in tan (avail in three colors and such a staple, the perfect height too!!) // same but with a higher heel
sunglassesCeline marta sunglasses in havana -- similar
necklaceBaubleBar acrylic block monogram necklace in tortoise shell -- similar in gold 


photo credit: Steven Gunter 
a post done in collaboration with Banana Republic
tops provided by Banana Republic, all opinions are my own.