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How to Tap into the Great Cardigan Comeback


For quite a few years now, wearing cardigans has not been considered fashionable. But, this season, that has definitely changed. Cardigans have quickly gone from being associated with grannies to being the must-have knitwear item. I for one am very happy to see them making a bit of a comeback. They look fantastic, are comfortable and are a really versatile item of clothing. Everyone should have at least a few in their wardrobe.
If you need one, or two, I suggest that you start your search by going to the JD Williams site. They have an exceptionally big range of cardigans, in stock. So, you are bound to find something you like there.
Long cardigans
One of the strongest trends for 2019 is the long cardigan. Most of them finish mid-thigh, but you can also find mid-calf ones too.
These look good whether you wear them with a dress, a top and skirt or a pair of trousers. They are a great way to add a touch of class to an informal outfit, especially if you are wearing jeans.
If you choose one that is thick enough, it could potentially be worn as an alternative to a coat on a balmy day. But, it is wise to check that it is not going to rain before wearing your longline cardigan.
Should you get caught in a shower while wearing it you are going to get absolutely drenched. Plus, it is very likely that your cardigan will be ruined.
Sophisticated cardigans
If you fancy wearing knitwear to the office, check out some of the sophisticated cardigans that are currently available. Most of them are styled to look like a smart, semi-tailored jacket. If you like the iconic Chanel jacket, this year, you will be able to pick up a sophisticated cardigan that looks very similar.
A glamorous cardigan
For an evening out a glamorous cardigan can be a great addition to your outfit. They keep you warm for the walk between the car and the bar, club or restaurant and do not have to be checked into the cloakroom.
There are some really lovely, generously cut versions out there that are lined or trimmed with faux fur. If that look is not for you opt for a tasseled or waterfall style instead.
You could even forget about wearing a coat or cardigan and go for a cape. There are some surprisingly stylish ones available, right now.
A few more cardigan outfit ideas
I have always had a bit of a soft spot for cardigans. So, if you are looking for more ideas about how and when to wear a cardigan you can find plenty here. Start by reading this article, then use the “explore the blog” box to find more outfit photos that feature cardigans.

If you are unsure which cuts are likely to look good on you, just click here. When you do, you will be taken to an article that explains how to correctly identify your body type and choose a cut which is likely to flatter you.

Hoodie Review & Giveaway


Matching Hoodies c/o Hoodie

I hope everyone is having a happy holiday season. This year has flown by and I'm excited to close out the new year to show you guys Hoodie! Hoodie is a Utah owned company located in Provo, UT that is a full stack clothing commerce solution. They sell custom clothing (which we are rocking here), collaborate with affiliates on lines, and work to produce custom design clothing for businesses and individuals. Hoodie sent us these Small Tree Hoodies. We love how warm they are, perfect for Utah's winter weather. 

I have teamed up with Hoodie to giveaway a hoodie of winner's choice from their shop!

To enter, simply visit Hoodie & enter using the rafflecopter widget below! The more entries you complete the better option you have of winning. Giveaway is open to ALL Dearest Lou readers thru January 3rd at 11:59PM EST. If you do additional entries and your Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram profile is on P R I V A T E please set your settings to P U B L I C on January 4, 2019, I will be verifying the random winners entries at that time.Winner will be announced here on or after January 4th and contacted via email shortly after.

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Contours Rx LIDS BY DESIGN Review & Giveaway


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Contours Rx. All opinions are mine alone.

Everyone has different eye shapes and sizes which adds that personal touch to each of our faces! I have always describe my eye shape as “sad eyes” lol. My eyes are large and slightly downward slanted. I feel that my eye shape is unique and I love to experiment with eye makeup and different looks to enhance different features of my face. I do have a slight hooded eyelid and when Contours RX reached out to review their non-invasive Lids by Design eyelid tape I was all in! I’m always up for trying new beauty products.


LIDS BY DESIGN corrects excess skin that covers the natural fold of the lid. Each strip is medical grade, hypoallergenic, and latex free. This product can also help if you have asymmetric eyelids and/or puffy eyelids. Each box provides 80 strips which is a little over a months supply of eyelid lift strips and a pair of plastic tweezers. They also sell the amazing stainless steel needle-nose Precision Tweezers that are design for making the process even easier! Side note: I also use these tweezers for apply my false lashes! A win-win if you ask me.


I wasn’t quite sure with what size I should order so I ordered the variety pack! I don’t have much of a hooded lid so after trying a few different sizes I realized that both the 4mm & 5mm work great for an instant eyelid lift for me. Below is a before and after so you can see the results!

I have teamed up with Countours Rx to giveaway a LIDS BY DESIGN kit & Precision Tweezers to a lucky reader!


To enter, simply visit Countours Rx & & fill out the rafflecopter widget below so I can keep track of your entries. The more entries you complete the better chance you have of winning. Giveaway is open to ALL Dearest Lou readers thru November 20th at 11:59PM EST. If your twitter, facebook, or instagram profile is on P R I V A T E please set your settings to P U B L I C on November 21, 2018 since I will be verifying the random winners entries at that time, private profiles will not be eligible of winning. Winner will be announced on November 21st and contacted via email shortly after. a Rafflecopter giveaway