Sweaters for the Holidays with Nordstrom

The holidays are upon us and Christmas cheer is in the air! I rarely wear red unless it’s the last two months of the year. That’s when the color seems to take over my wardrobe! This time of year I am all about incorporating holiday cheer into my wardrobe, but in subtle ways and with pieces that I can wear all winter long. My go to is ALWAYS a great sweater and I found so many great options at Nordstrom this year!

Outfit 1: Ribbed Long Sleeve Sweater Dress // Plaid Fringe Blanket Scarf // Block Heel Booties

Outfit 2: Thermal Tunic Sweater (this one is super similar, just size up one!) // Washed Black Denim Skirt // Stripe Blanket Wrap Scarf // Knee High Boots

Outfit 3: Plaid Cardigan // Ribbed Long Sleeve Tee // High Waist Skinny Jeans // Lace Up Booties // PomPom Beanie (love the colors in this one!)

Now that the temperatures have dropped, all I want to wear are sweaters! A good sweater has a magical quality. It can be dressed up or down, worn to work or lounging around the house and is versatile enough to be worn all fall and winter long. I have been LOVING the sweaters in the BP department at Nordstrom. Not only do they have a great selection of on trend pieces, but they also have tons of reasonably priced options.

Nordstrom is always my first stop when it’s time for a wardrobe refresh each season. They have a wide selection of items to choose from and I love finding the seasons best trends and classic closet staples all in one place! Not to mention, they have amazing customer service and their everyday free shipping makes ordering online a breeze.

As mentioned above, I love incorporating a little cheer into my outfits during the holidays. I don’t however want to spend a lot of money on pieces that I will only wear one month and then put away for the year. That’s why I love incorporating festive touches in subtle ways with pieces that I will mix and match all season long (I talked about this last year in this post!). Keep reading to find out my favorite ways to add a festive touch to my sweaters!

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  1. A Plaid Scarf: I’ve been all about the sweater dresses lately and this ribbed option is so flattering! I love that it can be dressed up or down. It’s a great contender for a holiday party! I added a festive touch by pairing it with this amazingly cozy plaid scarf. Nothing screams holly jolly like a plaid scarf! This scarf is one that can be worn through the holidays and all winter long. It would make a great gift to those cold weather dwellers on your list!

2. Red: A red sweater is a MUST HAVE for the holidays! This option is so pretty and SO soft! The longer length makes it easy to wear with leggings or tucked into denim or a skirt. Valentine’s Day is also just a few months away, which gives you an excuse to wear this pop of red from December to February!

3. Plaid: I mentioned a plaid scarf above, but plaid in general is ALWAYS a good idea for the holidays! This plaid cardigan gives a subtle nod to the holidays without going over the top. It’s a piece that I am sure I will wear all winter long and straight into spring! The colors, tan and pink, are pretty and feminine.

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A big thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring today’s post! As always, all selections and opinions are my own.

Layering from Fall to Winter with Backcountry

Living in the Pacific Northwest, we get to fully experience all 4 seasons. It’s one of the reasons I love most about living in our small town. Fall transitions to winter slowly, but the temperatures can be a little sporadic during this time. I’ve learned the key is layering and investing in pieces that can taken from one season to the next, and always find what I need at Backcountry!

For the past few years, I have purchased all my outerwear at Backcountry. They have SO many options when it comes to boots, jackets, scarves, hats and even fashionable lifestyle pieces that can be worn everyday! Backcountry carries all of my favorite brands, from Patagonia and North Face to Free People and Sorel. This makes layering up for chilly weather easy, practical and fashionable!

We live just minutes away from the mountains and have been doing a bit of exploring this fall. Each time we head out for a little weekend day date, I’ve been layering up as I never know where we are going to end up! Last weekend, we had plans to get lunch and do a little shopping in the the nearby town of Leavenworth, but ended up taking the scenic route and stopping to explore. We discovered a bridge that led to a hiking path and couldn’t stop ourselves from heading up the mountain!

In that moment, I was so thankful I was wearing my Patagonia Prairie Dawn Insulated Parka. I was drawn to this jacket for the color and longer length. I ended up being even more surprised by how warm and cozy it is! It’s sherpa lined and made of durable canvas. It’s great for everyday, or an outdoor adventure.

I had thoughtfully topped off my outfit with warm accessories before leaving, because I knew we could end up spending some time outside. It’s rare that I leave the house this time of year without a beanie, and this Columbia Winter Blur Pom Pom Beanie is cute AND warm. Lined with micro-fleece, this is an extremely cozy and practical option. My Pistil Bray Scarf would make a great gift for anyone living in a cold climate. It’s another practical piece, but the print is so much fun and brightens up any neutral outfit.

Sorel boots are a MUST for anyone ready to take on ice and snow in the winter. I got the Sorel Joan of Arctic Wedge II Shearling Boot last year and was so impressed, I ended up purchasing the Sorel Joan of Arctic Wedge II Cozy Boot this year. While these are wedge boots, they are extremely comfortable, easy to walk in, warm and toasty AND have amazing traction! We had multiple ice storms last year and I never had any issues getting around in my Sorel’s! During this outing, I had to balance on logs and climb over rocks. I had no trouble maneuvering over the terrain!

My sweater and jeans are both Free People pieces found at Backcountry! I was so excited to discover one of my all time favorite brands and that I could make Backcountry a one stop shop for my fall and winter layering needs! The Free People Angelic Pullover is the coziest oversized sweater. I size down in this brand because it runs oversized. This sweater is long enough to wear with leggings, which I love! My jeans are the Free People Raw High Rise Jegging, and so comfortable! Unlike the sweater, these run a bit small, so size up!

Backcountry is generously offering all Twenties Girl Style readers 15% off their order with code ASHLEY15 at checkout! Discount is valid on your first Backcountry purchase, exclusions apply.

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Patagonia Prairie Dawn Insulated Parka // Free People Angelic Pullover // Free People Raw High Rise Jegging // Columbia Winter Blur Pom Pom Beanie // Pistil Bray Scarf

A big thanks to Backcountry for sponsoring this post! As always, all selections and opinions are my own.

12 Teddy Coats to Snuggle Up in This Season

While spring may be on the brain, it’s still FREEZING and leaving the house without a coat is impossible. Thankfully, teddy coats have been all the rage this winter, making layering up a little easier! I love that a cute teddy coat can take you from winter into the chillier days of spring. There are so many cute options available right now too! Check out 12 teddy coats I am loving below!

From Left to Right

Top: Endless Rose Faux Sherling Jacket // I.AM.GIA Teddy Coat // Reversible Teddy Coat // Oversized Faux Sherling Coat 

Middle: Pink Batwing Teddy Coat // Blank Denim Bomber // Fuzzy Pink Fleece Jacket // BB Dakota Faux Fur Coat

BottomFaux Fur Bomber // White Faux Fur Jacket // Plush Faux Fur // Leopard Print Jacket


November Top Ten 2018

Bringing you November’s top ten a little later than usual this month. Top sellers included lots of beanies and coats as we all prepare for the chilly winter ahead. Check out the top picks below!

10. Chenille Leggings

I was so excited to see these chenille leggings back in stock this year! I purchased these last year and have lived in them since purchasing. When I saw them back in stock, I ordered them in the other colors (there are 3 total). They are AMAZING and probably the softest thing I have ever owned!

9. Camo Hooded Teddy 

Sherpa and fleece jackets are all the rage this season. This camo option is so unique and the under $40 price tag can’t be beat! It’s oversized and has a hood and is warm enough for the frigid January temperatures ahead!

8. Sherpa Lined Parka

In need of a new coat this winter? This one was a top seller last month and it’s no wonder why! It comes in a few different colors, is lined with sherpa and currently on sale for $100! I love the fit of this one! It does run slightly large. I am wearing an XS and can still layer chunky knits underneath!

7. Sherpa Pullover

Another Amazon Prime find, this sherpa pullover is under $30! It comes in a few different color options, and I want them all! This one runs true to size and is great quality for the price! Plus, it’s SUPER soft!


6. Embellished Sweater 

Another one of my favorites from last year. This sweater has a perfectly oversized fit and the prettiest embellished detailing.

5. Sperry Boots

I was in desperate need of some new winter boots this year and ended up buying a few pairs. My favorite pair? These Sperry boots. I’ve been eyeing them for a few years and finally bought them this year and am so happy I did! These are SO comfortable and waterproof.

4. Double Pom Beanie

Double pom beanies have been my jam lately! This one is fleece lined and comes in a ton of colors. Plus it’s under $20!

3. Pom Sleeve Cardigan

This pom sweater gives me all the cozy feels. This chunky knit sweater is beyond warm and I love the unique pom detailing on the sleeves. This color was by far my favorite this far and I am excited to bring it into winter with me!

2. Pom Beanie

I own this faux fur pom beanie in a few different colors, but the pink is my fave! Beanies are one of my most worn accessories this time of year. I love that they double as a cute winter accessory and a way to mask dirty hair!

1.  Sherpa Vest 

This sherpa vest was the top seller in the month of November! With an under $35 price tag, it’s a steal and the perfect dupe of a much pricier option! If you are looking for a last minute gift, this vest is a perfect option and available with two day shipping via Amazon prime!