Winter Favorites

An outfit wearing my favorite things as of late and a briefcomment about this Equipment Cashmere sweater. I am always apprehensive about buying expensive cashmere. Cashmere isn’t what it used to be, and you could be shelling out a lot of $$ for not so great cashmere. I have read tons of reviews on Equipment cashmere, but I wasn’t totally convinced about the quality. I found this particular Sloane crewneck sweater at Nordstrom’s for approximately $100, which I didn’t think was too bad if the quality wasn’t all there. Overall, it is soft, and the fit is a bit oversized on my petite frame, but I am finding that it pills…even before it has been washed. It’s not horrible pilling, but pilling nonetheless. I am happy I didn’t pay full price for it, but I continue the hunt for a great quality cashmere sweater. On the other hand, I love the color contrast between this merlot-colored sweater and the camel blazer!

Suit styling

It’s been quite a while since I posted an outfit involving a full suit, so I decided that maybe it was time for another as I’m sure a few of my readers work in a professional setting require a full suit every so often (myself included), but the environment isn’t so conservative that we can’t play around with it a little bit.

BTW, pardon my sickly looking myself. I was still not feeling that well when I took these photos.

 Theory Lanai Blazer / Theory Max C Trousers / LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Adena Pumps / 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Minute Medium Clutch / Aldo Rings / Leather Obi belt (Black)(similar) / Ann Taylor Layered Georgette Tank 

Here, I used my well-loved Theory Lanai blazer and belted it with a leather obi belt. This jacket/belt combination of course works with any bottoms you see fit–skirts, pants, denim, etc. I mean, can you imagine how amazing this would be with leather pants? This may be an upcoming post! A variety of blazer cuts work, however, I think this jacket works particularly well with the cinched belt because of the upside-down v-cut of the blazer. Definitely experiment!