Both of the star players in this outfit - the sweater and jeans - are by Baldwin. Both of them are unlike any other pieces in my closet. And for that reason, they are both so fun to wear...and I have been wearing them often! Oh and both are on sale. And Baldwin is doing an extra 35% off sale items with code EXTRA35. Ho, ho, ho - just call me Santa for sharing that shopping gift!
Cardigan style sweaters are among my favorites because they allow me to layer (something I do more now than ever with a baby) but most all the ones I have are of the neutral variety. Which is exactly why I went for the Eve Sweater in the green cedar color while shopping at the Baldwin store in Dallas. After the store peeps informed me that the braided sleeve detailing was inspired by the woven wheat that’s native to the Midwest – I was sold. The emerald green color is a nod to the trees and plants of the plains (the plains of Kansas, that is) and it’s such a perfect hue for the cozy cashmere/mohair. I loved styling it as it started to get colder this fall but the color is even more festive for this time of year!
These jeans – The Kennedy in Pollock – were so far out of my comfort zone when I pulled them from the Baldwin shelves. For one, boyfriend-style jeans have never been my friend. So the low rise, relaxed fit combined with rips, distressing and tons of handpainted marks had me raising my eyebrows more than just a little when pulling them on in the dressing room. Imagine my surprise when I realized they were so comfortable and I felt like I could carry off their coolness. Word on the street is that the Pollack is beloved by Vogue and Elle editors…a tidbit that made them seem even more cool.
Dear Baldwin, thanks for making me take wardrobe risks and for helping me feel like a cool mom.