Barefoot Dreams circle cardigan

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I loved reading through all your comments in my Nordstrom Sale reviews post! It gave me a better idea of what types of pieces you guys are interested in (comfy athleisure and work-appropriate items for the win), and I’ll definitely be sharing more reviews on those fronts. If you had left a question about something, I’m having some technical difficulties responding on my last post, so please just let me know again below!

Amongst your comments, one of the most mentioned pieces by far was the Barefoot Dreams cardigan. This brand has an avid following for their oh-so-cozy plush cardigans that “feel like you’re wearing a hug,” in the words of a reader! Their materials are more casual like loungewear, but you can dress it up a bit with jeans and a pretty cami.

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For our flight last weekend, I swapped in my trusty Zella live-in leggings and flat loafers, and got the workout of my life sprinting like a madwoman through the Amsterdam airport (the terminal transfer line there is no joke!). Another thing I love about the live-in leggings is that the knees do not stretch out on me, even after a long day of sitting. So many of my other, older leggings have baggy pouches around that area – never again!

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Barefoot Dreams cardigans especially make a great gift for busy moms or expecting moms – my friends in those categories basically live in them, plus the Bobeau fleece wrap (last styled on me here). Fit wise, however, many of BD’s styles are oversized and and unfortunately don’t come in petite sizing like Bobeau does. Their cozy chic circle cardigan included in the sale is the only style I’ve tried that wasn’t overwhelming, although some petite ladies may still find this to be too long in size XS/S (note I have the sleeves cuffed up).

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A quick note about this satiny cami – it’s a simple but elegant top that’s good for layering. I have another outfit coming showing how I’ve styled this differently in a more refined look. The cream is a little sheer (so wear a nude bra or pasties under), but the other colors don’t have an issue. The straps are adjustable which I always appreciate, and it’s actually machine-washable but I would handwash to prolong the life of the lace trim. I hope some of you were able to grab it after my Instagram post, before sizes dwindled down!

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74 Comments

  1. Kellee Widener wrote:

    What is the exact color you’re wearing in the pictures? Love the look!

    Posted 8.18.17 Reply
  2. grace wrote:

    Hi Jean!

    In the pictures of you showing the Stuart Weitzman OTK boots, where did you get the beautiful white and black summer dress?

    Posted 7.29.17 Reply
  3. Dice wrote:

    Hi Jean,

    Love all your picks. Where is your cami from?

    Posted 7.26.17 Reply
  4. Jean wrote:

    Yay! Don't be scared though by how long they are off the rack. They are LONG. But a hem job should be $10 or less for a basic like leggings and it's worth it to have ones at a perfect length.

    Posted 7.24.17 Reply
  5. Jean wrote:

    So sweet of you, thank you for the encouraging words!

    Posted 7.24.17 Reply
  6. Jean wrote:

    Hi Diana – I can usually do some hemming by myself, but when it comes to knits and a fabric like leggings, I leave it to my tailor. It was a very simple alteration for them (under $10) using the proper type of needle and stitch, so hopefully it won't be too bad if you take yours to a local tailor!

    Posted 7.24.17 Reply
  7. Jean wrote:

    Hi there! It's actually a mens bag by Filson that I borrowed from my husband. It's spacious and well made, but after I load it up it's quite heavy for my shoulders. I've heard a lot about the Lo & Sons one and will have to check it out in person!

    Posted 7.24.17 Reply
  8. Jean wrote:

    Hi Sarah! So since I often wear camis like this under a cardigan or jacket, I actually don't worry about bra straps because they'd be concealed anyways. Otherwise, I'm a big fan of the Bristol 6 nippies pads that I always write about. You just stick them on and barely feel a thing.

    Posted 7.24.17 Reply
  9. Jean wrote:

    Lucky you for getting the stone in your size! I had no idea just how crazy popular these would be.

    Posted 7.24.17 Reply
  10. Jean wrote:

    Hi there – thank you for your comment and I'm sorry for the delay! Actually it's a pretty normal lace trim that isn't fuzzy. The cami overall feels cool to the touch and very lightweight which I love. I can't believe how quickly they sold out, though : / I have seen some similar options at H&M; for a similar price point, if you're interested.

    Posted 7.24.17 Reply
    • V wrote:

      How does the cardigan hold up in the wash? Reading mixed reviews on the site.

      Posted 3.28.20 Reply
  11. Jean wrote:

    Thank you for your kind comment, Jocelle, and for entering! I am sorry you didnt win this time but I appreciate you taking the time to write and enter, and I'd love to host more of these giveaways in the near future! Hugs xx

    Posted 7.24.17 Reply
  12. Jean wrote:

    Thanks, Samantha! I knew Barefoot Dreams had a big fan base but I certainly didn't realize just how devoted they were. Those cardigans got snapped up FAST!

    Posted 7.24.17 Reply
  13. Jean wrote:

    Hi Tina! Thank you for your sweet comment! The only jeans I picked up for myself from the sale (because I have no shortage of jeans) is the AG raw hem jeans that I blogged in my last post. However, my cousin got them too in the same exact size and I was disappointed to try hers on and find a big waist gap! So there must be some inconsistency. Aside from that, the only other pair of jeans from the sale that I tried on and would highly recommend were the DL1961 jeans in olive (go down one size) which I posted in my most recent Nordstrom post.

    Posted 7.24.17 Reply
  14. Jean wrote:

    Hi Lori! Thank you for your kind comment! Sorry for any confusion, but we were just passing through Amsterdam and connecting at the airport en route to France. I would LOVE to go back some time and actually explore the city! Hope you have a blast on your trip!

    Posted 7.24.17 Reply
  15. Jean wrote:

    Hi Ariadne! I'm a huge R&B; fan so was on the lookout for those jeans! I think I found them in-store but didn't even try them on because they looked pretty big and the coloring wasn't as dark as I expected. Thinking back though I could've come across the wrong pair in my frenzy shopping the sale, lol! So if you do try those on please keep me posted on how you like them!

    Posted 7.24.17 Reply
  16. Jean wrote:

    Hi Melissa! It's not loose nor snug in the sleeves – pretty stretchy. However it is long in the sleeves on me so I've rolled it up twice!

    Posted 7.24.17 Reply
  17. Jean wrote:

    Hi Vivian! Sorry for the delay, it's a mens bag by Filson!

    Posted 7.24.17 Reply
  18. Jean wrote:

    Hi ladies! Sorry for the delay! It's actually a men's bag from Filson and belongs to my husband. I love the look and Filson items are always well-made. However, it's pretty roomy so after it's filled up, it's quite heavy to carry as a shoulder bag!

    Posted 7.24.17 Reply
  19. Jean wrote:

    Thank you, Rachel! I'm wearing Essie gel couture (not really a gel) "pre-show jitters." It's a creamy white with a hint of pink, and I love the wide applicator brush!

    Posted 7.24.17 Reply
  20. Any tips on how to hem the Zella live in leggings? I'm 4'11" so they are way too long on me, but so far I've been too afraid I'll ruin them. I've been trying to get my hands on the midi ones to avoid the need, but they unfortunately always sell out before I get the chance.

    Posted 7.21.17 Reply
  21. Unknown wrote:

    Is that the Lo & Sons OMG or OG bag I spot next to your suitcase? If so I would love to know what you think of the size and functionality. I've been considering the OMG or OG but I don't want to find out it's too big for my frame.

    Posted 7.20.17 Reply
  22. Unknown wrote:

    Yes!! I was wondering the same thing!!!

    Posted 7.20.17 Reply
  23. Love your picks and great to see how they fit since we're a similar size. It's very helpful!

    -Rachel (See my Petite Athletic sale picks)

    Posted 7.20.17 Reply
  24. Yes! Love the look of that sexy cami with a barefoot dreams cardigan.
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    Posted 7.20.17 Reply
  25. Mizeats wrote:

    Love all these looks, Jean! They are comfortable and casual… and I adore the neutral palate!

    Posted 7.20.17 Reply
  26. Joy Luu wrote:

    You seriously look so good in the cardigan! Really want to buy one now haha

    Posted 7.20.17 Reply
  27. Unknown wrote:

    Love that top and cardigan! Obsessed.

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  28. Aw… that cardigan looks so soft, unfortunately nordies is out of my size!

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  29. That cardigan is a dream!

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  30. Love that airport travel outfit!! Looks so comfy yet chic and versatile! <3 - Jennifer Jang

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  31. Virgo903 wrote:

    Ur outfits always exude class & elegance yet are always modern & youthful! Thx for showing such great combos!

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  32. Ahhh your your entire airport look is too perfect!

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  33. Rena Soly wrote:

    Love the Zella live in leggings! Waiting for mine to arrive!!

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  34. As a petite gal like yourself, I could use some recs for undergarments to wear camis like this…so make it look so good.

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  35. Farah wrote:

    Bought the cardigan! I got lucky with it. I went to the store but they don't have the color I wanted (stone). Definitely buttery soft which made me want it even more. I was shopping online pretty much all day Monday. They were also sold out but I kept checking in. Then voila, XS/S in stone became available again so I snagged one. Yay!

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  36. Anonymous wrote:

    I’ve been loving your recent neutral color outfits! Especially the comfy and work casual appropriate ones. The lace on the cami looks a bit delicate (from a small picture on the site it looks fuzzy almost). I’d love to read a short review of it.

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  37. So in love with that cardigan! I need one for when it gets cooler!

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  38. Jocelle Tiu wrote:

    I love all your choices, Jean! I am petite like you at 5'2". I would purchase all the items myself (if I have the financial resources), but I am a stay at home mother of 2 with limited shopping money. My favorite out of your picks is the Barefoot Dreams cozy cardigan. I love & live in them during fall & winter seasons!

    I hope to win your giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity. I love your simple yet elegant & classic style as always.

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  39. I would love to add the barefoot dreams cardigan to my wardrobe.

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  40. Erinhof wrote:

    Love the cardi! I'm going to order one.

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  41. Erinhof wrote:

    Love the cardi! I'm going to order one.

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  42. Such a beautiful cardigan! Love the color!

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  43. I love the neutral tones in this outfit!

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    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  44. Samantha wrote:

    Love your picks! I'm hoping I can get my hands on a Barefoot Dreams circle cardigan in my size! They sell out so fast.

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  45. Love this look!

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  46. Those split booties are amazing. I love that you'd be able to wear them in the summer too. Need!

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  47. Lorraine wrote:

    I love the Sam Edelman boots!

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  48. tina wrote:

    love your picks! do you have a favorite pair of jeans that you bought from the sale? i'm petite like you so it's hard to find the right ones.. it's always too loose around the knee. thanks for your help and always enjoy reading your updates and thoughts!

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  49. Wanni wrote:

    Love the casual and basic looks!

    Posted 7.19.17 Reply
  50. Diana wrote:

    That cardi looks like it would pair with just about anything! Love how comfy it looks too 🙂

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    Posted 7.18.17 Reply
  51. Love these looks!

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    Posted 7.18.17 Reply
  52. So beautiful outfits, i love your style
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    Posted 7.18.17 Reply
  53. Deasy wrote:

    That cardigan and lace cami combo is so cute! Comfy yet elegant, ya know 🙂

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    Posted 7.18.17 Reply
  54. That cardigan is lovely! I love cardigans as well and the latest sale has been really kind to us with the choices! I think this brand is lovely and I'd love to check out more of their products!

    Posted 7.18.17 Reply
  55. Thank you for the posts on the N sale. It's a big help for all the petite girls. I am 5'2"!! I was thinking about going to Amsterdam and Belgium. Can you do a post on what your favorite things to do in Amsterdam? Restaurants , tours , etc.

    Posted 7.18.17 Reply
  56. Such a cool and cozy outfit <3

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    Posted 7.18.17 Reply
  57. Your Barefoot Dreams cardigan is gorgeous – I absolutely love the shade!

    I hope you're having a lovely Tuesday,
    Michael
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    Posted 7.18.17 Reply
  58. Enn Franco wrote:

    These heels are oh so cool! And I love this nude color!

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    Posted 7.18.17 Reply
  59. I love a good pair of neutral color mules! <3 I love your luggage as well!

    XOXO //
    SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

    Posted 7.18.17 Reply
  60. Love the cardigan! I'm always a sucker for a cozy cardigan and will definitely be looking into the Barefoot Dreams one.

    Curious if you tried the Rag and Bone skinny jeans in the dark wash during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? I had my eye on it but was not sure about the fit and fabric. Would love to see a review of those!

    Posted 7.17.17 Reply
  61. Perfect transitional outfit for traveling. It looks great on you!

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    Posted 7.17.17 Reply
  62. Doh. Might have to get this cardigan now. Is it loose in the sleeves? I had when the arms are too tight — makes it hard to layer.

    Posted 7.17.17 Reply
  63. Vivian wrote:

    Where is the bag on the floor from? Looks cute

    Posted 7.17.17 Reply
  64. Anonymous wrote:

    Would love to know where the bag next to your luggage is from. I'm looking for a good airplane back to accompany my carry-on!

    Posted 7.17.17 Reply
  65. Loved this! Those nude shoes are everything♥

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    Posted 7.17.17 Reply
  66. Love the neutral color palette!

    Liv

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    Posted 7.17.17 Reply
  67. Love this look. By the way, what nail color are you wearing?

    Posted 7.17.17 Reply
  68. Brittany wrote:

    LOVE the cards. Looks so perfect for fall!

    Posted 7.17.17 Reply
  69. Julia wrote:

    Thanks for the review! I've been trying so many different kinds of cardigans ranging from $25 from Zara to $100+ from Club Monaco/J.Crew. They are usually hit or miss depending the style even with the same brand. I can't wait to try Barefoot Dreams for the "soft hugging feel"!

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    Posted 7.17.17 Reply
  70. Keri H wrote:

    Looks like such a cozy outer piece!

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    Posted 7.17.17 Reply
  71. Joling wrote:

    I got this cardigan, too. It looks so stylish on you.

    xo, Joling
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    Posted 7.17.17 Reply
  72. Ahhh, love this outfit so much!! I love neutrals and you look great!

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    Posted 7.17.17 Reply

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