CHECKS, PLAIDS, AND CASHMERE WITH NORDSTROMVeronica Beard blazer worn by The Middle Page Blog Over 50 Dallas Blogger wearing checkered blazer

Hi, everyone! How was your weekend? Mine was a WHIRLWIND, but super fun! I got back to Dallas about 2:00 on Friday, and when I entered my house, it was playtime with the grandkids. We hung out until we went for a huge Mexican food dinner, then ice cream afterward. Saturday, the kids had playdates, and I had much to catch up on until we left for the wedding we were attending. Yesterday we had a big family brunch, and then the kids were off to the airport back to Ohio. No rest for the weary, because as soon as they left, a friend from out of town arrived to stay the night. I hadn’t seen her in two years, and it was such a gift to catch up and spend time with her. Never a dull moment around here! I am so happy to be partnering with Nordstrom today to show you my favorite check blazers and cashmere sweaters.

I can’t get enough checks and plaids in the fall, and it’s finally cool enough to wear them in Dallas. It’s no secret that I love Veronica Beard blazers. They always fit me, and they are continually coming out with new colors and patterns. I want all of them! Anyway, I bought the blazer a few weeks ago in the store (Nordstrom), and I’m sorry to say that it’s no longer available online, but…you all know that I am not going to leave you high and dry without showing you other blazers that are similar that will give you the same look.

Fall is my favorite season because I love the colors, pumpkin spice everything, and fall fashion, particularly checks, plaids, and cashmere. Checks and plaids scream fall to me, and I love to wear them from jackets to shoes. I also love cashmere sweaters. Of course, they are super soft, but I am allergic to wool, and so cashmere it is for me! It used to be that if you wanted a cashmere sweater, they were so expensive. Now, you can find cashmere sweaters that don’t cost a fortune. You might not get the finest cashmere, but if you are allergic like me, it’s still cashmere. Everlane has a pop-up in Nordstrom now, and I honestly love their cashmere. It is pill-resistant and affordable.

So, to replicate this outfit, I would substitute this blazer, sweater, jeans, and loafers. Another look could be this blazer, sweater, jeans, and pumps. Any plaid blazer mixed with a solid sweater and jeans will give you this look. Also, adding a great loafer will finish off the outfit, and my Gucci loafers are going on two years old and are still classics!





The Middle Page wearing cashmere sweater from Nordstrom Cashmere sweater paired with checkered blazer Gucci loafers worn by Dallas blogger Veronica Beard blazer paired with Nordstrom cashmere sweater Cathy Williamson wearing checkered blazer from Nordstrom Over 50 Dallas blogger

After the busy week and weekend I had, I wish I could take today and catch up on laundry and chill but that is not going to happen. I have two shoots today and some work I need to get done. There is always tomorrow, right? I hope you all have a great Monday! xx

Photos: Danielle Sabol

Thank you, Nordstrom, for sponsoring this post

Blazer (similar) // Sweater // Jeans // Loafers // Bag (similar) // Sunglasses


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