I’ll admit it; as much as I love the beaches, poolside, barbecues and itsy bitsy swimwear in summer, at times I find myself longing for fall. I’m a sucker for fall fashion. I love everything about it — the layers, jeweled coats, knee high boots and of course the fabulous cardigans.
That’s why when Midnight Velvet suggested I do a review of one of their key fall pieces, I immediately said yes. Choosing this chic Aztec drape/wrap cardigan was a no brainer. Asymmetrical wrap sweaters are practically a fall/winter essential. I find myself reaching for one throughout the long, cold months on the East coast. What I love about this one from Midnight Velvet is the luxe fabric and feel of the cardigan. Made from cotton and rayon, it has a satiny finish and that makes it look much more expensive than it actually is. The black and gray combination is versatile and the print is what makes this sweater playful, yet work appropriate.
I definitely see myself cozying up by the fire on frosty winter evenings wrapped in this sweater with a cup of hot chocolate in my hand a lot this season! On the other hand, it can also be paired with a black pencil skirt and tank for work with heels. This cardi has an asymmetrical design and is short (waist length) from the back and falls elegantly to the knees from the front. I wore it out on a really windy day in NYC and Hoboken; it was pretty chilly and the wrap kept me quite warm.
To see how the cardigan works with flats for the weekend when I’m mostly running around like a headless chicken running errands, I also took a few pictures with my summer sandals. Since the sleeves of this sweater are not very fitted, I’ve rolled mine up for a more casual weekend look in this picture. (Pro tip: remember to size one size down when ordering as most waterfall sweaters tend to run a tad large)
So what do you prefer paired with this look? Heels or flats?
And now the part you’ve all been waiting for; the GIVEAWAY! Woot! Midnight Velvet has generously offered to give one lucky Gotta Love Must Have reader a $50 Gift Certificate to their website! This is a fab way to update your fall wardrobe and you could get something uber stylish from their selection.
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Terms and Conditions: Giveaway starts on August 15 and will end on August 31st 2013 at 11.59 pm EST. Open to residents of U.S.A. only. One winner will be chosen from all eligible entries and announced on this blog post and our Facebook page. Winner will be chosen via random.org and have have 48 hours to claim.
(Disclosure: Midnight Velvet sent me this at no charge to review. All opinions are my own)