I want to remind you all that this month’s How I Wear My is happening next week!
I am very much looking forward to November’s theme for a couple of reasons. First and more importantly, Jill and I are celebrating the 5 year anniversary of How I Wear My this month!
It’s hard to believe it’s been a half decade since we discovered we bought identical Missoni cardigans and decided to blog about how we styled them on the same day.
After that first dual post, we decided to do it again and try different themes and include more looks. So, we invited all of you – readers and fellow bloggers – to join in the fashion fun and that is how the idea for the How I Wear My series came about!
To celebrate, we are revisiting the theme that started it all back in November, 2011: the long cardigan.Which leads me to the second reason why I am so excited about this month’s theme. I love, love, love long cardigans and dusters! I just can’t get enough of them. They make even the most simple of outfits – jeans, a tee and a pair of booties, for example – stylish and head-turning.These long cardigans and dusters are on heavy rotation in my closet right now:
Stella Carakasi Make A Wish Cardigan, $228
Sweater Duster, $98
My much-loved brocade duster – a $30 find at a local consignment shop – that has been in my closet for several years. I love how it dresses up a pair of jeans and also looks lovely worn over a little black dress.
I have been eyeing these long cardigans and dusters too. They haven’t found their way to my wardrobe quite yet – but there is a good chance they might!
Cable Knit Drape Front Cardigan, currently marked down to $99
Cayne Duster Cardigan, $100
Won’t you join me and Jill for our 5 year anniversary post?
We hope you’re as excited about this month’s theme as we are!
To participate, send in a photo showing how you style your “Long Cardigan or Duster” to firstname.lastname@example.org by next Monday, November 7th. Don’t forget to include a blurb about your look which we will use as a direct quote in our posts. The posts will go live on here on my blog and on Everything Just So on November 10th!
Before I sign off, I want to mention a couple of new additions and improvements to The Rich Life in Wine Country.
As you can imagine, after five years of publishing monthly How I Wear My posts and never missing a single month, there are quite a few blog posts to organize. I finally got around to arranging them in a way that makes sense and is easy for you to navigate. Simply go to the How I Wear My tab at the top of my blog and select the year you want to browse. That will reveal another drop down menu with all the HIWM posts published that year. I hope that makes things easier to find!
And I am so excited to introduce two new pages under the heading: “My Wine Country Closet”
“Fall Favorites” features links to items that are currently in my wardrobe and available to purchase online from various retailers. “For Sale: Cleaning Out My Wine Country Closet” is my secondary page that will have a few gently worn things from my closet available for sale. I am donating 10% of each sale of these used items to Pets Lifeline of Sonoma Valley.
Both pages will be updated regularly so be sure to check back!
Make it a rich day!