Hiiiii and happy Monday! I’m back to share a simple outfit that is perfect for those Fall days when its warm one day and chilly the next. Fall tends to leave everyone excited with anticipation as the leaves start to change and the temperature drops. We all dream of sipping warm drinks and taking things a bit slower.
I shared a funny little fact about myself over on Instagram the other day. I love how chic and elegant shawls look and want to be one of those women who look like they effortlessly draped a shawl around their shoulders but every time I try to wear one I feel like it’s falling off and attacking me. Ha! I will keep trying until I get it!
I recently realized that part of my problem with shawls is finding the right one. It can’t be too big or too bulky where I feel like I can’t go through my day as a mom without it getting in my way and falling off of me while taking care of my young children.
This wrap by Two of Wands (click here) pretty much checks all of the boxes for how I need a shawl to fit. It’s light weight, not too bulky, not too big and stays in place when I wear it. It’s perfect to wear with so many things. I just love it!
For today’s look I styled it with this simple swing dress (here) for a comfortable but put together outfit. I’ve seen these dresses from Old Navy for years and finally bought one. Now I don’t know why I waited so long! They are perfect. This one is sleeveless but I also quickly ordered a short sleeve one and imagine I’ll want a long sleeve one once Winter hits. (It’s that good!) For sizing I bought my normal size but went up to a tall for a more modest length. They are very loose and roomy so very flattering and forgiving! I’m 5’5″ for reference.
The Earl Gray Wrap uses Lion Brand Mandela Baby and 24/7 cotton yarn. It works up fairly quickly and the self striping yarn and color changes keep it interesting. As I was crocheting the wrap I made a point to start each new color at the beginning of a row and also because of the way my yarn cake was wrapped started with the outside tan color and then switched to the inside pull to finish off the tan color. You don’t have to do that and don’t have to start new colors at the beginning of a row but that is how I decided I wanted it to look.
Leave a comment and let me know if you love shawls and do you find them tricky to wear?
Thanks for stopping by and I’ll be back soon with more fun projects and style inspiration!