Transitional Dressing

Despite an initial autumnal bite in the air, the temperature climbed to 60 degrees.

the Polo Ralph Lauren silk pants

This is only the second time I wore these pants, first being to the office back in the spring. Truth be told, while I could fit into these pants when they arrived, and now, they did not fit this time last year. Since I started strength training at the beginning of 2022, I have lost enough weight that the pants actually fit better than when the order came in. Who knew weightlifting would be such a fat burner? #notme

I am wearing a size 12 in the pants but as always, should have gone down a size. Luckily the waist band has a functional drawstring. I like the standard pant length against my height; the cropped style seems intentional.

the Long Tall Sally cowl neck cashmere sweater

I bought this sweater (and the crewneck version) post-pandemic when Long Tall Sally essentially was having a fire sale. I managed to scoop up four cashmere sweaters in all for next to nothing.

While the crewnecks are a staple, I am particularly obsessed with the cowl necks. I discovered how flattering a cowl neck was while back to school shopping circa 2000. I scored a light blue chunky knit sleeveless cowl neck sweater from Gap and a black linen sleeveless cowl neck sweater from Old Navy. I felt beautiful in those sweaters, each an upgrade from the standard cotton shell.

Every time I slip on a cowl neck, I have a fuzzy sense of nostalgia for discovering the ultimate neckline.

jacket: Gap Factory Store • sweater: Long Tall Sally • pants: Polo Ralph Lauren • bag: Louis Vuitton (mused about here) • flats: Sarah Flint (use code SARAHFLINT-BALU for $50 off full price shoe purchase) • earrings: J.Crew • sunglasses: Karen Walker • watch: Cartier (also here)

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