Knitwear x Marie Claire Invite

Knitwear x Marie Claire Invite

When it’s a warm autumn day, wear a sleeveless knit sweater; when it gets cooler, wear it with a blouse underneath…Sleeveless knit sweaters are my personal favorite this season! And on behalf of Marie Claire Magazine, I’d like to invite you to a very special beauty event with CHANEL Beauty at Bloomingdale’s in Chicago! Continue reading to find out more!




18wks and 3 days pregnant

Last weekend couldn’t have been more perfect! We had 65 degrees in Chicago which is fantastic weather for sleeveless knit sweaters and your favorite pair of leather pants! I wore this look on our way to vote (no kidding!) and loved it. Being pregnant now is actually a lot of  fun too (sounds crazy, I know, but I mean it)! I love the fact that it’s slowly getting colder out because this means that I can bundle up in cozy knits! I might have been worried at first on ‘how to handle the cold pregnant’ but so far it’s been nice because let’s face it: What’s not to love about coziness?



So, pregnant or not, cozy knits are your staples this season! I recommend sleeveless knits and blazers for now and later switch to oversized sweaters thrown over ripped skinnies. What are your ideas?


On behalf of Marie Claire Magazine, I’d like to invite you to a very special beauty event with CHANEL Beauty at Bloomingdale’s in Chicago.  Details are below — guests will enjoy a complimentary one-on-one beauty consultation, small bites, mingling and more.  RSVPs are required and space is limited so please email to reserve your personal appointment slot.

As always, thanks much for reading and have a lovely Monday!




In partnership with Marie Claire Magazine.



  1. November 7, 2016 / 1:11 AM

    I love knits, especially a cable knit but I dont like a col. And most knits are with one. I cannot find nice ones with a v neck. Shame that I dont live in the area!

  2. November 7, 2016 / 1:16 AM

    Happy Monday Vanessa! Gorgeous in white! You look beautiful in your sleeveless sweater. And I like how those liquide leggings add a touch of edge to your look. I would have to say sweaters and blazers are my fav go to during the fall and winter.
    This event sounds like a lot of fun, I wished I lived in Chicago. Can’t wait to hear all about.
    Hope you have a great week a head.

    xo, jackie

  3. November 7, 2016 / 1:20 AM

    I wished I lived un Chicago.!you are beyond pretty in this sleeveless cable knit!

  4. November 7, 2016 / 1:37 AM

    Wore this when you were going to vote?? Damn… must have been the hottest lady there!! I love this sleeveless sweater, it adds chicness to the edgy leather pants and the boots take the looks to another whole level!

  5. November 7, 2016 / 5:33 AM

    Loving the sleeveless knit sweaters look like an angel and smoking gorgeous with those pants and boots!!! Hope your week starts out delightful beautiful lady!!!

  6. November 7, 2016 / 6:03 AM

    Cozy knits are the best and i love how you paired it with leather leggings – so Chic! Hopefully I can make it out to Bloomingdales!

  7. November 7, 2016 / 8:42 AM

    You always look fabulous Vanessa! Being cozy is seriously the best thing EVER! And this sleeveless sweater seems to be perfect for weather like you mentioned above. I hope you had a wonderful weekend, gorgeous!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  8. Amy Arnold
    November 7, 2016 / 8:56 AM

    You look so good! I love cozy knits and am excited it’s starting to cool down enough to wear them. Love the leather addition for some edge. Have fun at the event. Wish I was closer!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  9. November 7, 2016 / 9:17 AM

    Oh Vanessa, you look absolutely fabulous! Cozy gear is just the best…especially when you can still look so trendy. I bet being pregnant during the cold weather will be nice and comforting since you get to comfy up with knits like this!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  10. November 7, 2016 / 10:38 AM

    I love your sleepless knit, Vanessa! You’re so right, they can be worn and styled in so many different ways, depending on the weather and I love the way you’ve styled yours here with your leather pants and boots! Your bump is too cute, girl, seriously, you are the cutest pregnant! I wish I’d be able to attend this event, which sounds amazing! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you have the most amazing week ahead!



  11. November 7, 2016 / 10:46 AM

    Loving to see the small baby bump is starting to show! You look so gorgeous and radiant Vanessa!


    Tamara –

  12. Cora
    November 7, 2016 / 12:02 PM

    Love the look, so perfect on you…Nice to see your tummy is growing..❤❤❤

  13. November 7, 2016 / 12:41 PM

    What a beautiful and comfy sleeveless sweater! Amazing look and perfect for this kind of weather! And you are right, who doesn’t love coziness? :))
    Hope you are having a great start to the week my dear!

  14. November 7, 2016 / 1:44 PM

    Haha I agree Vanessa, what’s not to love about coziness. 😀 I’ve never owned a sleeveless sweater, but it looks gorgeous on you.
    Hopen you’re having a great Monday.

    Mich x

  15. November 7, 2016 / 1:56 PM

    This look is absolutely stunning! I love those glasses you paired with the sleeveless knitted top. The event looks like fun! I hope you enjoy. XO, Ellese


  16. Monika
    November 7, 2016 / 2:03 PM

    Everyone loves cozy knits and, like you said, pregnant or not it’s a win! That sounds like a fantastic event – hope it goes well and the weather stays lovely by you!


    Violet Roots || Instagram

  17. November 7, 2016 / 2:26 PM

    I love knits wear as well. I’m all about staying warm. I am also enjoying the warmer weather for n ow until winter shows 🙂 Beautiful pictures and cool outfit by the way…

  18. November 7, 2016 / 2:39 PM

    So gorgeous, Vanessa! And look at that cute bump! Sleeveless sweaters are definitely the way to go on warmer fall days and I love the way you have styled this one! So fun about the Marie Claire event at Bloomingdales! Wish I lived closer! Hope your week is off to a great start!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  19. November 7, 2016 / 8:07 PM

    Amazing look! I love the sweater! You look great!! 🙂

  20. November 7, 2016 / 8:51 PM

    Vanessa, you look so beautiful! The knit looks so very comfortable. The event sounds really lovely! Wish I were in Chicago to attend. Have a great time!


  21. November 7, 2016 / 10:54 PM

    It just isn’t fair that you look so ridiculously chic (and thin!) while pregnant. You look so gorgeous!

  22. November 7, 2016 / 11:32 PM

    I just adore knits and being cozy, it certainly helps wot just curl up in your favourite cozy items to just take a minute and escape the stress of school. I have been doing that a lot lately! You are just glowing Vanessa! Have a wonderful day <3

    lots of love… Sydney

  23. November 8, 2016 / 1:30 AM

    Hey Vanessa! This looks like a fab event to go to…and now back to you, haha! Well I like the way your tone sounds chipper so I’m guessing your feeling of beign tired is more udner control, YAH! Btw your Snap chat voting pic was just sooo coote, or at least, I assume that was a Snapchat filter thang, Have a lovely week ahead hon. Xx

  24. November 8, 2016 / 10:43 AM

    Love this sleeveless sweater, babe- great for early fall (and later layered with other cozy pieces). You look so chic!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  25. thenomisniche
    November 8, 2016 / 11:55 AM

    You look gorgeous! Have fun at the event – if I were in Chicago I’d totally be there 🙂

    Love, Lindsey

  26. November 8, 2016 / 1:50 PM

    This event sounds so nice, dear V.! And you look amazing on your way to vote! I loved how cozy the outfit feels and how lovely and beautiful you look, with the sweet baby bump already showing! You always look super sweet and beautiful! I loved the knit and the boots too! The glasses are also so cool! Hope you have a nice week, dear V.!

  27. November 8, 2016 / 8:57 PM

    Wish I lived in Chicago, cause this event seems like fun!
    You look beautiful in the white knit and your little baby bump is adorable ! I can’t wait to see how you style it later on 🙂


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: