It’s late November, and these short, brisk days are here to stay. This type of weather always makes me want to refresh my sweater collection. Sweaters and leggings are pretty much my late fall/winter uniform, so I rounded up cozy sweaters under $75 — and most are under $50!
Some sweater trends stood out to me this season. Color-blocking is back, and I especially love the color-blocked chevron sweater can elongate a whole look. The other color-blocked pick (from Target!) would be great to wear into the spring with its brighter neutral shades. Turtlenecks, mock or not, up the cozy factor.
Lots of sweaters are now in tunic lengths, which is awesome — I want to feel comfy wearing them with leggings. Some, like the v-neck tunic sweater from Old Navy, are shorter in the front and on the thinner side, which means they work for a French tuck into skirts or high-waisted jeans.
While I love celebrating Galentine’s, it’s been a tradition for my friends and me before I ever watched Parks & Rec — margaritas and dancing are usually involved. 😉
Sisterhood is super important for me, and my female friendships are one of the things I treasure most about Philadelphia. As an adult, I’ve met most of my friends through work or blogging. The best though is when these friends become full-fledged IRL friends…and then get to meet each other.
Anyway, I wore this outfit to a blogger work session at United By Blue. I wanted to be comfy and cozy, but also a bit ~festive~. (It was also freezing, so practicality won out and I wore riding boots instead of ankle boots.) My love for maroon is well-documented (see here and here), but instead of pairing it with my usual black, I went for blush (or “millennial pink”). The crochet detail on the top adds a boho/romantic touch and pearl studs are classic. It’s still February though, so my cold-weather accessories aren’t going away anytime soon!
Time is a funny thing. Sometimes it feels cyclical: what goes around, comes around. Sometimes there’s a clear beginning and end. Style, it turns out, can be a little bit of both.
Take this hat for instance. First off, if you found my blog post expecting me to give this cap a name, I am sorry. Fiddler cap, newsboy cap, cadet cap… it doesn’t matter what you call it, but it is definitely trending. And it’s been trending on and off for years! (Just take a look at these outfits inspired by a 1970s comedy.) A sweet older man even stopped me at Starbucks and told me my cap brought back memories for him. For less than five dollars at Primark, it’s definitely a throwback trend worth trying.
I love hats, but they can definitely be a little intimidating to style, especially if your sense of style leans towards simple (like me). So for my first outing with my newsboy cap, I kept things basic with a bold but cozy sweater and skinny jeans. To add a touch of masculinity, I also grabbed my heeled oxfords. These are an all-time favorite for me (flashback to wearing them back in 2013!). I wore them down, and eventually took them to a cobbler. They are originally from Payless, but I loved them too much to let them go. When you find something that just works, you want to keep making room for it in your wardrobe. It’s proof that “fast fashion” can last if you take care of it well.