I had to specifically mention one particular Cyber Monday sale today – the incredible Cindy Karen Clothing line of travel wear. My Cindy Karen finds are the most worn items in my closet. Every option is beautiful, classic, and flattering while at the same time PERFECT for travel. Today you’ll find 25% off EVERYTHING – the best time to purchase a few amazing pieces for your wardrobe.
Cindy Karen had a vision to create super comfy, travel-friendly clothing that is chic but incredibly practical as well. She was inspired by her life on the runway…well, the aviation runway! I can’t rave enough about the fit of the clean silhouettes, plus the wash-and-go pieces can be wadded up and thrown into a tiny bag without worry. When you schlep that jacket or that skirt out later, it still looks absolutely perfect.
My latest obsession is the San Francisco Classic Tailored Blazer ($172) which comes in black or navy. The first time I wore it to work I was so excited about it that I had all my coworkers try it on. I am not kidding, it looked spectacular on everyone – every height and every body shape.
It has a classic tailored shape that is just form-fitting enough to enhance what you have and camouflage what you don’t. I love the big buttons and the perfect detailing, and I often roll up the sleeves for a more casual look. I typically wear mine unbuttoned with a turtleneck or shell and slacks or jeans.
The fabric is 92% Polyester, 8% Spandex, and is machine washable. The San Francisco will never wrinkle or lose its shape no matter what you do to it. It is the perfect outer layer for traveling, and you’ll want it on any trip because it is so easy to dress up or dress down.
My favorite ‘dress it up’ outfit combines both the San Francisco Classic Tailored Blazer and the Seattle Soft & Sultry Lean Cut Turtleneck by Cindy Karen ($98). This turtleneck is so soft it’s almost indescribable – the material is made from 94% micro modal and 6% lycra. It is lightweight and form-fitting for easy layering. The Seattle Soft & Sultry turtleneck is available in three colors – nude, white, and black – with three options: long sleeves, 3/4 length sleeves, or sleeveless. I went with 3/4 length sleeves because I find that to be the best length for layering. The neckline of the Seattle Turtleneck is lovely, with gathering at the seams so while the neck doesn’t fold, it still gives that illusion. I haven’t ever owned a more flattering or more comfortable turtleneck, ever. It is one that I will wear for years and years because it will never go out of style.
I love the turtleneck paired with the blazer, my Old Navy Pixie pants ($39, but today is 50% off everything Cyber Monday at Old Navy), and my Vince Camuto Wethima Engineer Boots (normally $168.95, but 40% off right now at Zappos). For some bling I add my Halogen®Molten Open Circle Drop Earrings (sold out everywhere, although I did see a pair on Poshmark), which I think are the best gold hoops ever made, and these beautiful (and inexpensive!) Pave Tri-color Barrettes 3 Pack (60% off right now so just $8!) that I found at Banana Republic.
My go-to casual outfit has my most beloved graphic tee from Rock & Republic (I found one exactly like it on Poshmark!), plus my oh-so-artfully torn LEVI’S® 721™ Ripped High Waist Skinny Jeans. I finish it off with my See by Chloe Eddie Tall Western Boots that I recently purchased from Shopbop, and I am ready for anything.
For a chilly fall day I go with my Tommy Hilfiger Cable Knit Sweater (normally $69 but it’s 50% off right now at Nordstrom) and my Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Ankle Skinny Stretch Jeans ($68). I like to wear this outfit with my Vince Camuto Wethima Engineer Boots that I wear so often, now I just keep them next to the door. I top it off with my Burberry scarf that I can always wear as a head scarf if it’s super cold.
There aren’t many hours of shopping left today, so hurry…and even if you don’t make it, definitely invest in the Cindy Karen…honestly, if I had to whittle down my wardrobe to just 6 pieces, I would include the San Francisco Blazer and the Seattle Turtleneck. – Lisa