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Fall Trend Grandpa Sweaters

Grandpa Sweater Trend Fall 2018

First it was mom jeans then dad hats and now the Grandpa Sweater is the hot ticket for Fall 2018.

Don’t let the name confuse you though,  this Mr. Rogers-esc seasonal knitty fashion favorite isn’t just for Gramps or the back of your office chair. Think uber chic runway-ready oversized cardigan with a vintage vibe.

Shown on the runways from Gucci to Missoni, this trend is not only comfy but also creates an effortlessly layered look. Throw this piece on over everything from a graphic tee to a cocktail dress. Yes a cocktail dress!  Use it as a layering piece under a statement coat or as a focal point of your look as a topper.  It’s a no-fail way to stay warm and trendy this season.

The best thing about this versatile trend is that any girl with any style can wear it, from boho chic to edgy rocker and even frilly and feminine. It’s a trend for everyone to try.

Look for cardigans with personality.  Vintage pieces with interesting patterns like patchwork, graphics and checkerboard in warm colors such as auburn, tawny brown or rustic orange and fashion forward details like bold buttons and bling.

Grandpa Sweater Trend Fall 2018

Grandpa Sweater Trend Fall 2018

Grandpa Sweater Trend Fall 2018

Grandpa Sweater Trend Fall 2018

Grandpa Sweater Trend Fall 2018

Grandpa Sweater Trend Fall 2018

Grandpa Sweater Trend Fall 2018

Grandpa Sweater trend

Grandpa Sweater trend

What I’m Wearing: Vintage FENDI Cardigan | Akris Punto Shirt Dress | Vintage Belt from StilettosandSinCity | Chloe Butterfly Sunglasses | Alexander McQueen Manta Clutch | Donald Pliner Leopard Heel |

Click to SHOP some of my best Grandpa Sweater finds of the season:

National Consignment Day

National Consignment Day

Designer labels, lux fabrics and beautifully tailored silhouettes are the things fashion dreams are made of.

Such pieces may seem out of reach, but the luxury of owning designer clothing is possible when you shop consignment.

As the seasons change and our lives evolve, so do our styles and budgets.   On the first Monday in October, National Consignment Day offers a way to elevate both.

My favorite consignment shopping site TheRealReal,  founded National Consignment Day as a way to celebrate consignment as the smart, sustainable way to shop, earn money and extend the lifecycle of luxury items.

Never consigned before?  Well, it is oh so easy.

Start out by giving yourself a seasonal closet edit.  Grab those designer pieces that just don’t fit or you simply have grown tired of and consign them at which will make room for and give you extra cash to update your wardrobe with gently used, name-brand items for a fraction of the retail price!

Another bonus: nothing ends up in the landfill.  That’s right! Exchanging someone else’s fashion sense for your own keeps the cycle of good taste going.

Don’t want to consign, just want to shop?  Well that’s even easier!  I do all of my designer consignment shopping at 

TheRealReal is the premier site for online luxury consignment with over 600 employees and multiple locations across the United States that accept and ship product worldwide.

Shopping on TheRealReal is never a gamble, they ensure that every item on the site is 100% the real thing, each piece is authenticated through their dedicated team of authentication experts, horologists and gemologists. They know exactly how to tell real from counterfeit, from the quality of the leather to the zipper manufacturer.

TheRealReal is also one of the easiest and most convenient ways to shop- you can sort items to only show your size (both shoe and clothing).  I LOVE this feature because it keeps me from falling in love with something that will never fit me!  You can also mark pieces you are drooling over as an OBSESSION which adds them to a curated wish-list that you can view later PLUS TheRealReal will email you to let you know if the pieces go on sale!

I can’t begin to tell you how much shopping consignment has changed my own life.   Many of you have left comments here and on my Instagram commenting on how amazing my designer shoe and handbag collection is.  Well I’m going to share a HUGE secret.  Almost EVERY SINGLE piece in my collection was purchased second hand from TheRealReal and when I get tired of something or have worn it too much I just consign it back to the RealReal again!

Everything I am wearing in this week’s Outfit of the Day I purchased on TheRealReal!  Including my latest score: A leopard Alexander McQueen De-Manta Clutch!

Fall Fashion Trends Velvet

Velvet Fashion Trend

Alexander McQueen De-Manta Bag

Chloe T-Bar Pumps

Chloe Butterfly Sunglasses

How to Wear Velvet

Fall Fashion Trends 2017

What I’m Wearing: Akris Belted Velvet Accent Dress | Chloe T-Bar Pumps | Alexander McQueen De-Manta Clutch | Chloe Butterfly Sunglasses|

This month TheRealReal is launching the #NeverThrowAway movement urging consumers to either consign or donate items they no longer want.

  • Consign – Set up a free consultation and in-home consignment appointment. Get started here.

  • Donate – Send your items to GOOD+ Foundation to help break the cycle of poverty. Learn more here.

  • Valuations – Office or facetime appointments with one of The RealReal’s experts to receive a free price quote, or drop off your items at one of our Luxury Consignment Offices. Get started here.

  • Share –  Demonstrate your commitment to sustainable living and conscious consumption by posting your consignments and donations on Instagram this week using the hashtags #NeverThrowAway and #NationalConsignmentDay.

    Visit for more information!  Start Consigning Today!

National Consignment Day TheRealReal