Monthly Archives: January 2015

Cable-Knit Sweater and Plaid

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I dislike winter more and more each year, and dealing with winter means choosing clothes for warmth. To keep from freezing outside when I walk the dog or even at work where my office building is frigid, I wear a lot of layers during the winter. I had been wanting an ivory cable-knit sweater, and found this one for a great price at T.J. Maxx. It’s the warmest sweater I own, but I still layer it with a button-up shirt underneath. To add some pattern to this outfit, I opted for a plaid flannel shirt from Old Navy. When I wear this combo, I am actually able to stay warm. It’s fabulous!

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Sweater: Tommy Hilfiger from T.J. Maxx (similar here and here) | Button-up: Old Navy (similar here and here) | Jeans: The Limited | Boots: Crown Vintage | Purse: Coach Factory Store (similar here and here) | Bauble Bar (similar here and here)

LOFT Sale

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After dinner with friends on Saturday night, Handsome Hubby decided to watch a basketball game and grab a beer. Sporting events of any kind really aren’t my thing, so I stepped into LOFT to see what they had. They were having a 40 percent off sale over the weekend, and there were some great deals. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see the cute sweater I picked up. See below for some of the other things I tried on.

Herringbone Sweatshirt Dress

There are few things as cozy as a sweatshirt, so I love the idea of a sweatshirt dress. This one has a herringbone pattern that you can’t see very well from the pictures. Unfortunately, the dress didn’t fit me very well. It was very loose around the waist, which didn’t look too bad from the front, but it looked really baggy from the side. You can also see the front pocket through the fabric, which I didn’t like. It was a comfortable dress but didn’t make it into my closet because of the way it fit me.

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Leopard Jacquard Sweater Dress

Trying on this dress was another attempt at finding a cozy, comfy dress to throw on over tights or with leggings during the winter. I love leopard print (a lot … I think I might have a problem), so I really wanted this dress to fit. While it did fit better than the dress above, it was still loose around the waist and looked too baggy to be flattering for my shape.

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Snow Leopard Flare Dress

I told you I love leopard print. This dress isn’t as casual as the two above, but I thought it would make a cute wear-to-work dress if it fit. It looked good from the front, but it didn’t fit around my waist. This is the problem I have with so many dresses. Because it would be about $50 with the 40 percent discount, I thought about getting it anyway and having it altered, but I do have a few black and white dresses already. None are leopard print (sigh!!), but I decided I’d rather put the money I would have spent on this dress toward something that fit better.

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Window Pane Top and Skirt

These pieces aren’t available online anymore, but you can probably still find them in some stores. I’ve been seeing a lot of separates in stores right now, so I thought I’d give this trend a try. The skirt fit pretty well, but the top was boxy for me. It looked a bit better with skinny jeans, but I still decided to put it back on the rack. I thought about getting the skirt because I don’t have many flare skirts. I didn’t love the skirt though, so back to the rack it went.

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Sequin Jersey Dress

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How cute is this dress? I love the fit-and-flare silhouette, which works better for me than other shapes, and this one is a great jersey fabric … with sequins! Anytime I wear something that’s nearly all one color, especially if the color is neutral, it’s an opportunity to add a fun color. I typically go with my favorite color – red – but I thought I’d try a pink clutch this time. I think something in cobalt blue would be fun too.

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Dress: H&M | Shoes: J. Renee (similar here and here) | Purse: Old Navy (similar here and here) | Necklace: Bauble Bar (similar here and here)