Off the Shoulder

I had been searching for a good quality cozy, off-the-shoulder sweater for a few months and I finally fount it in this AQUA cashmere sweater. I was a bit apprehensive trying it, because basically all kinds of wool makes me itch, but I had absolutely no problems with this. It is tunic length on me, but a little tucking in of the hem gives it a different look. Right now, this sweater is 25% off at Bloomingdales. It’s still rather pricey, but If you are looking for an off the shoulder sweater that isn’t made of acrylic or an itchy wool material, I absolutely recommend this.

Off the shoulder sweater + AG Destroyed Denim in 4 year fog Off the shoulder sweater + AG Destroyed Denim in 4 year fogOff the shoulder sweater + AG Destroyed Denim in 4 year fogAQUA Off the shoulder sweater / AG Destroyed Denim (4 Year Fog) / Ann Taylor Mila Pumps  (half size down!)/ 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel  (Large) / Forever21 Rings

Also a note about my most recent absence from the blog. While work has gotten [a lot more] chaotic, my camera recently turned into a brick, so I’m without a camera for the next little while until I can get a replacement–hopefully sooner rather than later! For now, I’ll have to dig into the archives and see what I can come up with.

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Never enough

No matter how many pairs of trousers I own, I feel like I can  never have enough. Despite assembling a very nice collection over the past 10+ years, I can’t help myself when I come across a pair that fits perfectly off the rack (notwithstanding any hemming that may be needed).

Black chunky turtleneck + Black trousersBlack chunky turtleneck + Black trousers Black chunky turtleneck + Black trousersBabaton Nicolas Sweater / Theory Trousers (past season)/ 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Large Satchel / Coach Wedge Boots / Daniel Wellington Sheffield Watch / Forever21 Rings

When I found these Theory trousers haphazardly strewn over a rack in the Runway section of TJ Maxx in one my trips to the US late last year, I jumped when I saw it was just my size. A trip to the fitting room to make sure it fit just right, and it was all mine. They are made of thick, heavy, cushy knit material, I could almost compare it to fleece except that it didn’t look like fleece at all, but heavy wool. It took me a while to push myself to finally hem these, but I’m so glad I finally did before spring was upon us, because these are definitely not for summer wear!

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Striped

I wore this outfit to a matinee show of Kinky Boots (highly recommended!). I hadn’t been to a show in many, many years so I wasn’t sure of the dress code, though I knew that matinees were more casual than the evening shows. So once again, I pulled out this super versatile striped sweater and threw it over black denim. Turns out I was somewhat overdressed even in this! Any chance I get to wear this striped sweater, I guess. 🙂

Striped sweater + Vest + Boots Striped sweater + Vest + BootsJacob Striped turtleneck / Paige black denim / Loeffler Randall Matilde Boots / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel / Zara Vest / Forever21 Rings

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