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I Take It Back

stylish surprise cardigan

stylish surprise

stylish surprise cardigan

stylish surprise cardigan

stylish surprise cardigan

stylish surprise cardigan

Remember last week when I said that I was getting back in the habit of dressing up and such? I take it back! That’s because that was before the temperature dipped into the single/negative digits. I’m right back to wearing cozy cardigans and boots – sorry! But this particular cardigan I’ve been meaning to show you all for quite a while, now.

This fun, asymmetrical, cardigan was my “apparel” mystery item in ModCloth’s Stylish Surprise this last fall. Again, this was something I probably would NOT have ordered for myself…but now that I have it, I never stop wearing it! It’s so soft and cozy, and for only $15…I’m beyond impressed with the quality. I also really like the asymmetry, because the extra fabric in front kind of feels like having a blanket to wrap myself in. (If that makes sense?) Oh, and it has pockets! I’m pretty sure from here on out, I’m going to be ordering ModCloth’s “apparel” Stylish Surprises, in hopes that I get more cozy items… like this one! (If you would like to learn more about ModCloth’s Stylish Surprise event, click here.)

I was dog-sitting for my parents the day these photos were taken. Bosco (the little fluffy guy) and Buck (the black lab) had really wanted to be part of the photo shoot. So, once I was done taking pictures of my cardigan, I decided to try and get some photos of these two goofballs playing in the snow. This is Buck’s first winter and he is loving the snow and cold! At least that makes one of us, haha.

I didn’t participate in ModCloth’s Stylish Surprise last week (because I’m going to have to move again shortly, and I don’t want any more clothes to pack). But I’m curious if anyone else did! And if so, what did you get? This seemed like an odd time of year to hold a Stylish Surprise, so I’m curious how the items were this time around. Let me know in the comments!

Where to find it:

Cardigan: ModCloth Stylish Surprise (similar here)
Boots: DSW
Scarf: Express (similar)
Cami: Maurices
Jeans: Target (similar)
Purse: IfChic (Click here for more info on the #ifchic24 event)


  1. This cardigan is so cute! I can’t believe that it only costs $15. What a wonderful and stylish surprise. I also really like your hair in these photos:) Hope you had a great weekend.


    1. Thank you so much, Joanna! The Stylish Surprise event is always such a good deal! I hope you had a great weekend, too!

  2. Love the lavender bag adding a pop of color to the outfit! And I know what you mean by not picking stuff for yourself. I got a shift dress from a Stylish Surprise a year ago that I never would have picked but I wear it a lot. And, winter is tough (no matter where you are) to dress up all the time! XO

    1. Thank you, Lauren! And I agree, the Stylish Surprise is a good way to try out stuff you normally wouldn’t wear. 🙂 And winter sure does make it difficult, haha.

  3. Always a fan of jeans and heels! And wearing these boots in the snow.. that just increases the coolness factor by 10! 🙂

    Looking great! 🙂

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  4. You look so cozy in that cardi! Love the beautiful snowy backgrpund too. I can’t believe this was only $15 too. I need to try out the stylish surprise one of these times. Seriously haha. I always miss it. Anyway, I love the dog photos too! Seeing them have so much fun is the best.


  5. Lol, I did something similar. One thing I’ve noticed is how much thinner most women’s clothes seem to be when compared to men’s. I went outside in a cute outfit yesterday and said “Nope, nope, nope! It’s time for the thicker guy clothes!”

    That is a cute outfit! It sets against the white of the snow nicely. How do you like those boots?

    1. Haha glad I’m not alone! And it is rather annoying that women’s clothing is so much thinner (especially when it’s this chilly). Thank you so much, Patrick! As for the boots, they are actually awesome! I have pretty wide feet and they fit me comfortably. These boots have a big heel on them too, but they’re still easy to walk and stand in for long periods of time. I didn’t mind wearing them for weekend trips into NYC because they didn’t bother my feet. (I even managed to keep them on for the entire time I was in the city for Halloween with no issues, haha.)

    1. Thank you so much, Jessica! And the stylish surprise event is such a good deal and so much fun! 🙂

  6. This is such a cute winter outfit! Love that purple bag. Also your dogs are TOO CUTE.


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