Easy Fall “Uniform”- Madewell Perfect Vintage Jeans with Cami and Cashmere Cardigan - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Easy Fall “Uniform”- Madewell Perfect Vintage Jeans with Cami and Cashmere Cardigan

Soft Surroundings cashmere cardigan, cami and Madewell jeans

Wearing a lightweight cashmere cardigan is the perfect third piece for early Fall.

Soft Surroundings cashmere cardigan, cami and Madewell jeans

Soft Surroundings- Cashmere Cardigan

The Delphine Cashmere Cardigan from Soft Surroundings is the perfect weight for early Fall and adds that sophisticated 3rd piece to your outfit. The shape is lovely, as the back is cut straight across, while the front gives it a waterfall draping that comes down lower on the body.

It comes in 3 shades, and of course I had to pick the “dark olive”.  There is an “oatmeal” color and black as well.

According to Soft Surroundings” Subtle fashion touches like a flowy open front, ribbed cuffs, and slimming seam details add to the perfection. Our cashmere is 100% Mongolian with long, hand-brushed (not sheered) fibers known to be the softest kind, to pill less, and get softer with the years.” 

It really is the perfect piece for this time of year, if there is a chill in the air, this lightweight piece is stylish and will keep you cozy!

The Jeans

I kind of went into Madewell on a whim one day. Many bloggers have good things to say about this brand, and I wanted to just see what the fuss was about. Hubby waited at the “drop of zone” with the dogs outside, while I tried on several pairs. I did notice the quality of the jeans straightaway. Much of the denim was thicker, like real old-school denim. Trying on 2 pairs of the Perfect Vintage style, the dark charcoal grey caught my eye. ( The Lunar Wash ) They were a bit cropped, as Mom jeans often are, but I loved the idea of not having to cuff my jeans to wear with boots, or that my shoes could stand out. I also found that I wear a size 26 in Madewell jeans, when I am a 27 in AG, and other brands. Purchasing 2 pairs of the Perfect Vintage, both were straight legs and with 99% cotton and 1% elastane. Rigid jeans to me, with 100% cotton, are too stiff, so this was just the right amount of stretch for comfort.

These are a high rise, with an 11″ rise, and I am all for the high- rise jeans as I am long waisted. This style also comes in a mid-rise jean if you don’t wear high rise or it doesn’t suit your proportions.

Fall Uniform

So, as a 3 piece outfit, this combination of denim, a camisole and cardigan is one of my favorites. If it is too chilly for the camisole, substitute a long sleeve tee or a thin turtleneck top.


If you missed my post on What I am Loving This October give it a read. I do include a Fall recipe 🙂

We did enjoy attending Dog and Drinks at Raylen Vineyards. Bringing some supplies for the Humane Society, and supporting shelters that are adopting dogs is something I enjoy doing. We listened to music, enjoyed some vino, and then I made my rounds petting the pups!

We met so many different breeds of dogs, and I was just commenting the other day you never see English Bulldogs around here. I did meet one, named Henry and he was so loveable, I just love the squishy face and wrinkles and do think English bulldogs need a “people name” as they have that look about them.

Soft Surroundings cashmere cardigan, cami and Madewell jeans

Soft Surroundings cashmere cardigan, cami and Madewell jeans

, cami and Madewell dark grey mom jeans

Have you checked out the Soft Surroundings Fall Catalogue? Are you wearing Mom jeans this season?


  • I was gifted this cashmere cardigan from  Soft Surroundings. All thoughts and opinions in this post are truthful and my own.

Delphine Cashmere Cardigan c/o Soft Surroundings

Black lace cami- H&M ( similar )

Perfect Vintage Jeans in Lunar Wash– Madewell

Marc Fisher- croc heels  ( similar pair )

JJ Winters clutch

Have a great day!

Jess xx

JOIN ME TOMORROW FOR TURNING HEADS TUESDAY where I will be styling another piece from the  Soft Surroundings Fall collection. 

  • Michele Morin
    Posted at 11:39h, 19 October Reply

    English bulldogs all look like Winston Churchill! 😁

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:40h, 19 October Reply

      Haha, that is what I was thinking too! 🙂

  • jodie filogomo
    Posted at 19:28h, 18 October Reply

    I used to appreciate the thicker jeans when I lived in Denver but I have to admit I almost like the thinner ones better now that we live in AZ. Amazing how our location can change our perception!!
    What a fabulous outfit Jess

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:36h, 19 October Reply

      Thank you Jodie. I have a combo of both, the thinner stretcher style ( Wit and Wisdom) and the thicker jeans by Madewell. I dont wear jeans in the summer, too hot!

  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 15:40h, 18 October Reply

    Lovely autumn look Jess, you wear it well. Jacqui x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:35h, 19 October Reply

      Thank you Jacqui! It is cozy and fun to wear some jeans from time to time. It is getting a bit chillier here.

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 14:07h, 18 October Reply

    I really like these Madewell jeans. I don’t have anything from Madewell, but I’ve been in their stores before and I do believe if you buy something from them it’ll be long lasting and a good quality! I’ve been trying to get more into my gray jeans, I feel that I struggle with what to pair with them and I don’t know why. That cashmere cardigan is so lovely, I really love the length and color.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:35h, 19 October Reply

      I do like them alot too! I bought a few pairs. I also traded in 4 pairs of old jeans – and you get a $20 coupon for each pair. I do like grey with black or white and a pop of color, taupe looks great for a neutral or ivory. 🙂 thank you Carrie!

  • Michelle Churchman
    Posted at 14:04h, 18 October Reply

    Lovely outfit, Jess! The Dog and Drinks event at the vineyard sounds like a lot of fun.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:33h, 19 October Reply

      Thank you Michelle! I bet you would enjoy it and you could bring little Valentino! 🙂

  • Shauna
    Posted at 13:55h, 18 October Reply

    This is my total fall go-to uniform too. So easy! And I always love when you wear green, it’s my favorite color on you!



    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:33h, 19 October Reply

      It is an easy combo! Thank you Shauna! 🙂

  • OnceUponaTimeHappilyEverAfter.com
    Posted at 11:10h, 18 October Reply

    Cashmere…oh, my stars. And green cashmere??? It doesn’t get better than that. Gorgeous!! Love the bit of lace on the cami. Wish I could wear camis more comfortably but I feel too well endowed to wear them. Often a real curse. Hope if I can lose about 8 pounds, some of that will fall away, too. Love the shoes and bag you chose to accessorize with.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:32h, 19 October Reply

      Thanks so much! This is perfect for the kind of weather we are having now. I wear camis mostly under cardigans and jackets. Thanks for popping bY!

  • Gwen Gottlieb
    Posted at 07:36h, 18 October Reply

    Beautiful fall look, Jess. Love the cardigan and I’m a fan of Madewell, too! Xo

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:33h, 18 October Reply

      Thank you Gwen, the light cashmere layer is just right for here. That was the first time I went into Madewell and really liked the jeans! thanks for popping over!

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