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Monday Mingle: The Open Cardigan


We had a bit of a cold snap here in Florida this past weekend. It wasn’t exactly freezing, but there was a bit of a chill in the air. I didn’t necessarily need a coat, but layers were a good idea. So, I brought out one of my favorite season to season transitional pieces, the open cardigan. It’s the perfect piece for that in between kind of weather…and I have a new go-to cardi that has been loving coming out to play.


I picked up this printed number from Nordstrom a few weeks ago and have already worn it several times. For my latest look, I paired it with a tank, Lysse leggings, the Steve Madden slip on sneakers I can’t seem to take off and a cheeky Katy Perry inspired necklace from Claire’s. Those sneakers are like butter people…seriously. But back to the topic at hand…Let’s talk about why I love open cardies so much. They give you some coverage, without being too heavy. It could be cool in the morning and warm up in the afternoon, yet you’ll stay comfortable all day long in your outfit because…you guessed it…open cardies are perfect transitional pieces!



Now that you’ve heard all about one of our favorite pieces, the open cardigan, head over to our Monday Mingle style sisters Momtrends and Thirty Something Fashion for some more inspiration. And don’t forget to link up your own fashion focused post below. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been wearing!

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Disclosure: We were not compensated for this post. We did receive a sample to style.

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  • Ann Krembs

    That N E C K L A C E ! WoW! It’s so cute and special!! I love it!!

    Isn’t that funny…tons of fabulousness from your outfit, but the way you styled it, the necklace really PoPs!

    Thanks for the link up–love me some Monday Mingle!!


    Ann of Kremb de la Kremb

    March 2, 2015 at 8:04 am Reply
  • Jo-Lynne Shane

    I’m loving those sneakers! So cute.

    March 2, 2015 at 8:22 am Reply
  • Pam@over50feeling40

    My transition pieces featured today is a long, duster cardigan!! I love yours. Thanks for hosting!

    March 2, 2015 at 8:29 am Reply
  • Ellen ThatChicMom

    What a fun outfit, I love the unexpected details like the necklace and shoes!

    March 2, 2015 at 8:43 am Reply
  • Tanvi

    You have the best smile! 🙂

    Loving the necklace! Xx

    ∞ ∞

    March 2, 2015 at 8:51 am Reply
  • Ada

    You are always super-put together even casual. Love the kimono, animal-print sneakers and that awesome cherry necklace. Thanks for hosting Kristin!

    March 2, 2015 at 9:05 am Reply
  • Happiness at Mid Life

    That necklace is so fun!!


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

    March 2, 2015 at 9:25 am Reply
  • Carly

    love that cardi..saw it on insta and was immediately in love..or was it facebook? can’t remember but I remember LOVING the blk/white print. Looking lovely as always and SO GLAD to see you get so much wear out of hte kicks..they are the BOMB!

    March 2, 2015 at 9:32 am Reply
  • Cynthia @ My Rose Colored Shades

    I love those slip-ons! And that cherry necklace is so cute! ~Cynthia

    March 2, 2015 at 10:03 am Reply
  • andrea

    Can you ever go wrong with an open cardigan? Very cute & the pop of color with the necklace is fun. Fun shoes too! 🙂

    Andrea @ #realmomstyle

    March 2, 2015 at 10:43 am Reply
  • Spashionista (Alicia)

    LOVE that necklace. My friend Abby does Katy Perry’s touring wardrobe – come to think of it, you do kind of look like her 😉


    March 2, 2015 at 12:11 pm Reply
  • Oh to Be a Muse

    That cherry necklace holds a special place in my heart. Loving the sneakers too.

    March 2, 2015 at 12:50 pm Reply
  • Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb

    Kristin your cardigan is soooo good for the height of an English summer (I’m not kidding)!! Seriously, it’s a great pattern and then there’s the sneakers – LOVE!!! I’ve just my first pair in this style (bit late to the party, I know) and I have a feeling I’ll be buying more…!

    Thank you so much for hosting, have a great week!

    Catherine x

    March 3, 2015 at 6:49 am Reply
  • Tara

    I am loving that cherry necklace!

    March 4, 2015 at 9:48 am Reply
  • Patti

    What a cute outfit! Just what I like, cute and comfy!

    March 9, 2015 at 1:17 pm Reply

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