Showing posts with label a sweater a day in January. Show all posts
Showing posts with label a sweater a day in January. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

the end of a sweater era

Here we are. The end of an era. The end of a sweater wearing era.

Ha. Not really.

I'll be wearing sweaters (and layers and coats and scarves and boots) until at least May.
But I AM at the end of my posts about my 31 sweaters (trust: I wore them all in January. I'm a bit behind on posting, so my apologies for this style challenge bleeding into February).

So, I did it. I wore my 31 sweater-y items (sweaters, sweatshirts + sweater dresses) in 31 days.
And took pictures and then posted them here on the internet. 

What did I learn? 

That I might have too many sweaters. That I don't need any more. And sometimes it's fun to pick out your outfit within some constraints - it forces me to get creative and come up with ways to make something wearable that I might have otherwise glossed over. 

So, again, reinforcing that I don't need to add to my closet, and that I like style challenges - both things I already knew. But those are both nice lessons to reinforce ;)

See all 31 sweaters here.

And read about "The Sweater Saga"

Sunday, February 15, 2015

the final sweater, #31

Here's the final sweater to round out my "Sweater a Day Challenge" for January...halfway through February...oops (I wore them in order, in January, but am backlogged on posting).

This black cable-knit makes 31. This is it. My final sweater. Look for a recap in the next few days. 

linking up at On the Daily Express and More Pieces of Me, and over here too, since it's been a while since I've worn this sweater

sweater: American Eagle
jeans: c/o Aéropostale
scarf: WalMart
boots: c/o Aéropostale

Friday, February 13, 2015

indigo pants + sweater #30

It's tough to see, but I'm wearing a pink button up shirt under that white cable knit sweater. And these pants. Let's talk about these pants for a hot minute.

They're navy blue.
They're skinnies.
They're stretchy.
They fit like a glove.
All of the above are good things,


They're also some special indigo dye, and they have been rubbing off on whatever I wear them with. By the end of the day, this sweater was turning a wee bit blue on the sleeves and around my waist/hips. So, that's frustrating. However, I'm supposed to wash them by themselves the first few times, then I should be ok. 

We'll see.

The price of fashion, my friends.
The things I do for the pants I love.

button up: Eddie Bauer
sweater: Old Navy
scarf: gift
pants: target
boots: Nordstrom

Thursday, February 12, 2015

black & blue + sweater #29

The day I wore this, one of the girls I work with was also wearing a blue top with black pants and a black sweater. And you guys, this top isn't just blue. It's navy blue. With black.

Dun dun dun.

Breaking all the rules over here in sunny Colorado.

linking up over here

shirt: Eddie Bauer
cardigan: Ann Taylor
scarf: thrifted
velvet pants: J. Crew Factory
flats: Target

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

sunny days + sweater #28

We've been experiencing some really great weather lately.
60 degrees, sunny, and in FEBRUARY. It's unreal.
And I LOVE it.

I can wear skirts and dresses without tights!
And less than 3 layers at a time!
And only a light jacket!
And I can patio drink...!

**linking up this outfit over here - check it out**

dress: WalMart
sweater: Ann Taylor
scarf: WalMart
boots: Nordstrom

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

wine and a pretty dress + sweater #27

Sir Olaf.
love love love.

This ensemble (sweater 27) went to a friend's house for wine and tasty little morsels. So, wine, a new Lilly Pulitzer dress, and my sweet new pup. Oh oh, and a statement necklace + ankle booties.

dress: Lilly Pulitzer
cardigan: Banana Republic
booties: Old Navy

Monday, February 9, 2015

brunch + sweater #26

This tan cardigan makes sweater 26. Sorry for my absence this past week - this girl has been pretty busy. But, in other news...

I had brunch with several girlfriends a few weekends ago. One of them is recently engaged, so this was a celebratory brunch.

We were within walking distance of  her wedding venue, so she took us there and showed us around. We all ooh-ed and aah-ed over the venue.
The staircase.
The ceiling.

It's a beautiful place, for a beautiful girl.
me and the bride to be

doing what we do best - cracking each other up
*squish squish*
the brunch crew
So great to see my friends - I wish we could do brunch a lot more often.
Is every day too much?

dress: Target
sweater: Dillard's
scarf: WalMart
boots: Nordstrom

Monday, February 2, 2015

sweater #25

If you thought I was joking about loving my dogs and wearing them on my shirt, you were wrong. Very wrong. And if smiling bulldogs don't put a smile on your face on a Monday morning, then do tell - what will?

tee: J. Crew Factory
cardigan: Eddie Bauer
jeans: local consignment shop
Converse One Star: Target

Sunday, February 1, 2015

sweater #23 + sweater #24 + Olaf

new kicks from Target. they're cute, they were on sale, but they're a titch small and they cut up my heels. not sure if they'll be make the cut to stay in my closet...

This gray sweater makes 23. Gray, buffalo plaid, skinnies, and fun reptile print sneaks.

sweater: thrifted (J. Crew)
scarf: WalMart
skinnies: c/o Aéropostale
shoes: Target

And now, on Super Bowl Sunday, the cutest pup.
his face.
so perfect. and handsome.

such a lover. so many kisses. and nubbin tail wags.

A cream-ish lace tee under a white cardigan + an oatmeal scarf. Skinnies and my boots. And my handsome Olaf.

He's such a great pup - so happy, and jovial, and attention loving, and active. As much as Turbo loves to sleep, Olaf likes to play. And as much as Turbo likes to lay in front of the fire, Olaf does, too. They're too cute for words.

shirt: from a friend
sweater: Hollister via Plato's Closet
scarf: knitted by me
jeans: c/o Aéropostale
boots: Nordstrom
bag: TJ Maxx