Black & White Outfit in Blowing Rock

Gosh, Amazon has just been KILLING it lately when it comes to fashion! I used to never shop on Amazon (thinking that the clothes would be low-quality or rip after one wear), but I’ve changed my mind on that. It does take a little trial-and-error, but I’ve found some AMAZING pieces from Amazon that hold up well, and don’t break the bank. Like this shawl collar coat. It’s less than $100 but is super thick and well-made, and kept me really warm on this cold morning in Blowing Rock last week (the hot coffee also helped with that, haha!). I like wearing it open, kind of like a cardigan, for a different look (although its super cute belted, too).

I have so many fun blog posts in the works for this week and next, including a Blowing Rock Travel Guide, a review on nontoxic fall candles, and a Second Trimester Update! If you have any questions about my second trimester of pregnancy, feel free to leave them below. What they say is true – the second trimester is WAY better than the first!!


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  1. Serina Amadee

    What size did you order in the coat? I love it I’m just nervous on sizing.

  2. Cindy

    What size did you get in the coat?

  3. Brigette

    Hello, I wondered if the dress material is thick enough to wear without an overcoat? You look adorable! Thank you!

  4. Laura Leigh

    this is such a chic look Caitlin! love it on you and how you styled everything together. perfect combination!

    xo Laura Leigh

  5. Such a cute outfit!! I’m tempted to try it in the pink and winter white. Caitlyn, I’m curious how the body con dress compares with the Nordstrom one. It seems a little shorter? I have the Nordstrom one which I love, but if I gain even one pound, it doesn’t work, lol!

    • The material is not as thick as the Nordstrom one, but I think it’s about the same length! I do have a belly bump that is making it seem a little shorter, haha!

  6. I am just adoring this look, Caitlin! It is stunning. You are beautiful! Can’t wait to read your upcoming posts.

    Xx, Jenn

  7. Love your outfits, so cute on you!
    Thanks for sharing

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  8. Oh Amazon — such great fall fashion finds! Thanks for sharing more of these affordable picks.
    xo Amanda | Affordable by Amanda

  9. Love the outfit! The boots look great. A must for the current season.

  10. If I had to guess, I would have never imagined that your coat is from Amazon! It has such a high quality and expensive look to it! Same as you, I used to never shop on Amazon for clothes for the same reasons. It truly does take trial and error but there are definitely some gems on there!