Is it fall yet? I don't know about you, but about a month into summertime, I am more than ready for crisp fall weather. I look forward to September skies and September weather more than anything each year. Don't get me wrong, I love the warm weather, but the past few weeks it's been HOT. I'm talkin' 90*+ hot, and I'm #overit.

I also mostly blame the Nordstrom Anni Sale, because it's put all of the new cute fall clothes on my radar again. I'm ready for booties, cardis, sweaters, and layers. I feel like I dress so much cuter in the fall because I'm not sweating to death in the summertime heat.

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Last week, when the Nordstrom sale started for cardmembers, I stalked everyone's stories to see what would be super popular again this year! Everyone's stories & blog posts are something I look forward to seeing because it helps me find my favorite pieces without having to do any work. haha!!

I'm planning to hopefully grab a few key fall basics online tomorrow when public access starts, but I was also able to grab a new cardigan from LOFT since I don't have a Nordstrom Card to shop early access. There are a few things from Nordstrom that I have my eye on, but they're currently out of stock, so I'm praying for a re-stock at some point during public access. Ya girl needs her Brixton hat!

Anywhoo, today I'm sharing how to wear a cardigan in the summertime. I am always cold at work. The air is always cranked, so a cardigan or denim jacket is incorporated somehow into my jacket each and every day. In fact, the reason I bought this new cardigan is that I forgot my jacket, and I was so cold, I had to get something.

When I was thinking about a cardi, at this point, we're so late into summer that getting something super thin wasn't what I was looking for. During the warmer months, brands will come out with light-weight dusters or sheer cardigans, but I wanted something just a little heavier. That's when I came across Lou & Grey's Linen Cotton Cardigan. It is the perfect mix of fabrics to create the perfect summer to fall transition cardi.

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I wanted to keep my outfit super casual, so I paired it with a Linen V-Neck Tee to also keep the layers light. With this linen tee, you will have to wear a cami underneath because it is super thin, but I just love the look of it! In both the cardi and tee, I got an XS, but I could have gotten an XXS in the cardigan because it is very oversized. I didn't mind the oversized fit, so that's why I decided to go with the XS. I'm also only 5'2", so I cuffed the sleeves a bit--it's my daily struggle, but it's fine. I actually like the cuffed look! It shows off my jewelry stack a little better.

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For my denim, I went with my classic distressed boyfriend denim. I have yet to find another pair that I love on me, but I'll never be able to get this pair again since they're from BEBE right before their stores closed, so I will wear them until I can't fit into them. I did link a few similar styles below for you in case you were on the hunt. I want to try the ones from Old Navy if my size gets restocked!

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So, when you are layering in the summertime, keep each layer light, and that way you won't melt!
P.S. My bag is from Marshalls. I've been loving the backpack style handbags--they're so cute and functional!!

Are you ready for cooler weather and layers yet?!

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Boyfriend Denim (Similar--less distressed--LOFT)
Boyfriend Denim (Similar-distressed--Old Navy)
Distressed Denim (Similar--Pac Sun)

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