Friday, November 2, 2018

Matilda Jane Oct & Nov 2018 Jane Parade!

Get ready for a big one, friends!

I was waiting for what felt like an eternity to get some of my October pieces so I kept putting off my Jane Parade for that month. I seriously just got one of the back ordered pieces the same day I got my November trunk! lol

Matilda Jane Choose Your Own Path October + November Women and Tween pieces |

So that means you get a combo this month....October and November together! October has some amazing Fall pieces you'll LOVE, and November is full of cozy winter holiday pieces. I will say - the women's line isn't nearly has "holiday" as last year's was. Which makes for more winter versatility, but might not really expand your holiday wardrobe much.

There's A LOT to cover so let's dig in with October :)

(BTW, I'm sorry for the even worse than usual photo quality...the dreary fall lighting does my already dark house no favors!!!)

First up - the Warm Sunset Poncho & Wind Song Tee.

kettle tee redo with scarf

matilda jane orange poncho

Eek, these are so grainy - sorry! SO the Wind Song Tee is a remake of everyone's favorite Kettle Tee, but it's slightly re-done in the shoulders and oodles more TTS than the original. I'm wearing the small here and I'm happy with it! The poncho only comes in One Size, and as you can probably tell it's a bit big on me! BUT...for its purpose (maximum coziness), I don't mind that. And I love me a good blanket scarf, so the versatility of this piece makes me a happy camper!

Since we're sort of in the realm of outerwear, let's chat about this coat! I mean...

Matilda Jane Women's Floral CoatMJC break the ice coat thumbholes

OH yes - those are thumbholes! On a coat!! Through sherpa lining!!! And I gotta say - I wore this coat to our homecoming game and it was COLD out...this thing kept me toasty!!! It's super cozy and beautiful and wonderful! I ordered the medium so that it would fit well over sweaters and such, and while it's a bit wide (I'm sure I would have been fine in the small), I kind of like it being a little extra big.

Next up in October cozy is this gorgeous layering sweater!

matilda jane forge ahead sweater

Excuse these teeeeerible photos but I remembered that I forgot to get pictures of this one once it was already dark and I didn't want to leave it out! It's too comfy!!! As you can probably tell, this one runs LARGE. I'm wearing the XS believe it or not!!! And it's barely smaller than the Medium sample was. I love its coziness (and it looks pretty cute belted!) so I kinda love layering with it, but know that it's big!! So big that both XS & S are already sold out.

October had another pretty sweater...

matilda jane blue floral sweater

I just love this floral pattern - so much that I had to have it on both the coat and this sweater :) This one runs pretty much exactly the same as the Come On Over Cardigan (and all of its new color remakes). The style is basically identical, just without the fringe and buttons. So overall, the body shape is pretty roomy and giving, but the sleeves are tighter. I'm wearing the small here and it's good, but the arms are snug enough to make me wonder if I might want to keep my medium sample instead. Both work well!

As if that weren't enough cozy cuteness, I stole yet another sweater from the tween line and made it my own ;)

matilda jane grey ruffle tween sweater on an adult

So cute, right? I ordered it in the 14 and it's perfect! It's so so cozy and soft, and I loved the simplicity of the solid color with just a touch of interest in the subtle ruffles. It's such a cute, easy to wear piece - I'm crazy about it!!

Okay, finally in the October ultra-cozy department...jaaaaammies! And these are the softest, smoothest, most comfy pj's on planet earth and I HIGHLY recommend them!

matilda jane women's holiday pajamas

The top runs...I don't know if I'd say smallish, but maybe smallish? I'm wearing the medium here and I love it at this size. I like my pj's a bit big and flowy, though. The pants, on the other hand, are quite large - as you can probably tell. The waist has a drawstring so it fits well there and is a little bit flexible, but clearly the legs are (intentionally) roomy. I'm wearing the small here and I probably could have done the XS, but I'm happy with these. Oh, and btw - the pants are low in XS & S.

I wouldn't exactly say that the jammies for everyone else in the family match or coordinate, but the colors do work together well and will make for super cute holiday pictures! I got a set of the boys' pajamas for each of my guys and a pair of the men's pants for my husband and they are all fans!

matilda jane boys christmas pajamas

I love when I can get my boys in on the MJ action!!

Okay, time to let the dresses join the party. This wrap dress is a favorite!

matilda jane reunion wrap dress blue wrap dress

There's just something about it that makes me feel like one of the duchesses and their easy fashion-ability. I love that it's long sleeved and comfy and will make for a great Thanksgiving outfit! I'm wearing the small here and it's perfect!

There was one more dress in October and it's made of the prettiest fall colors!

matilda jane womens orange and yellow shift dress

I'm wearing a Medium here that I pinned for photos and also belted (obviously), and I felt like it was quite big for a medium. I know it's meant to be intentionally flowy, but it still felt a bit on the big side to me. I love the way it looks with the belt!

The last piece from October is a flowy, festive top that is perfect for Thanksgiving...

matilda jane women's orange thanksgiving top

I'm wearing a Large here that's pinned....but the pins were even hard to keep in place because it's such a silky fabric. I would want it to be much more fitted in the ribs, personally, so I think I'd do the XS in this one. There's a really pretty navy bow at the top in the back - super cute!

My favorites from October? Probably a tie between the coat and the jammies! Though I really love all the sweaters and that wrap dress, too!

Ready for November? ;)

I am SO ready to share November, because I'm OBSESSED with this vest!

mjc women's plaid vest

SO GOOD! It's incredible - seriously. I've never worn a comfier or warmer vest! AND it's reversible, with pockets on both sides. I'm wearing the Medium here and I liked it, but ended up ordering the small for myself. It's a great price point for a vest, too!!

Another favorite-favorite from November is this gorgeous dress...

matilda jane purple swiss dot charlie dress

I LOVE the deep purple color, but I also love how flowy and fun it feels to wear! I'm wearing the medium sample that I pinned in the back to fit, and I ordered the XS for myself.

Check out these gorgeous details...

mjc festive fancy dress

So, heading back to cozy here....check out this sweater...

matilda jane silent night cardigan big white womens cable knit sweater

Obsessed! I'm wearing the medium here, and it runs BIG! It's supposed to be big and ultra-cozy, but I can sometimes pull off medium sweaters and there was just no way with this one!! I ordered the small for myself and while it's still really big, it's much more manageable and cozy in all the right ways!

Did you happen to notice the 3rd clairvoyant re-do under that gorg sweater??

matilda jane winter blooms top black floral clairvoyant

If you've been following my Jane Parades for a while, then you know that I am a sucker for the clairvoyant style! It's so flattering and feminine, but also SO incredibly comfortable. I lost it when I realized we were getting a black floral one this release! I'm wearing the medium sample here but ordered a small for myself. It's so gorgeous in person!

Everyone loved the holiday shirt dress last year, so MJ brought it back!

matilda jane fa la la dress holiday shirt dress

I'm wearing the small here, and I do think it's a bit big on me. I'm not sure how intentional that is supposed to be....but I will probably just keep this one rather than sizing down. It's actually quite easy to wear with some leggings or sweater tights for holiday gatherings, and it coordinates really well with some of the girls and baby pieces from this month if you're hoping for a family outfit!

Next up is a top that I liked more than I expected to!

matilda jane carol top sheer holiday top

I would never guess that the style of the Carol Top would suit me, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that this top was so flattering! I'm wearing a small here over a tank (it's completely sheer), and I do think it's just a touch big so I think I'd prefer the XS.

I think you can tell in my photos, but the red color is kind of a cranberry. On MJ's site it looks more orangey, but it's not. It actually pairs perfectly with one of the sweaters from a couple months ago...

matilda jane a stitch in time maroon knit sweater

So cute, right? I loved this combo. And really, I love this sweater in general!

Okay, almost done! lol I stole a couple of tween pieces worth sharing.....

This baseball style tee is a perfect casual top for fun, casual outings during the holidays - perfect for running around with my busy boys!

matilda jane jingle bell rock tween holiday baseball tee

I'm wearing this in the 12 sample, and it was quite snug, so I went up to the 16. I don't have it yet so I'm not quite sure on the fit yet, but since I usually get 14's and one size up didn't feel like enough, I'm assuming the 16 was the way to go! Scooping this up in the adult sizes would be another great option for coordinating with the smaller lines if you're not into the shirt dress!

The other tween piece I grabbed off my rack was this pretty yet casual sweatshirt.

matilda jane frosty days sweatshirt grey tween sweatshirt

I'm wearing the 14 here and I feel like it works well. I really like the sleeve interest (kind of hard to see but it's got a subtle poof to it), and it's realllly comfortable! I'm a little on the fence about whether it's a little too youthful or not....but it definitely works!

Okay, ONE MORE thing before I wrap up this monster post! But you cannot miss out on this promo blanket!! I have a lot of MJ blankets, you guys, and this one is one of my very very favorites!

matilda jane holiday promo blanketmjc blanket

It has the prettiest fleecy floral, a satiny holiday trim, and the coziest white sherpa on the back! It is SO warm and peeeerfect for the holidays! Cozy nights by the tree, trips in the car to look at lights, to wake up with on Christmas morning - eeee! So happy to have this!

It's just like most promos...$25 when you spend $175 or get it for free as a Jane with an $800 show :)

Find me on Facebook if you have any questions, would like to see the girls and baby photos, or need help placing an order! I'm happy to!!!

And of course, before you go - tell me your favorites!!!! :)

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