Hello and happy Monday! I’m so excited to kick off the 3rd annual 25 Days of Winter Fashion style collab with Cyndi Spivey!
I decided to devote this week to outfit ideas for Thanksgiving Day, but this could also be a work wear look, a church outfit, or something to wear out to dinner. If bare legs aren’t appropriate for your work place, tights are always an option.
I realize not everyone dresses up this much for Thanksgiving so I’ll have some more casual outfit ideas later this week, but if you’re a guest in someone’s home or going out to dinner somewhere, I think a sweater dress and boots is the perfect look for this holiday.
This Treasure&Bond Turtleneck Sweater Dress is really soft and cozy and priced under $100. The raglan sleeves add a fun element of interest, and I also like the ribbing at the hem. This is the navy, and it also comes in olive.
I struggled with what boots to wear with this dress, and I’m really glad I settled on these chestnut suede boots. I think the outfit came together nicely.
These have a trendy cylindrical heel and an almond shaped toe. They’re super comfortable, and I especially like that they are suede on the inside instead of being lined with cloth. It makes them feel more expensive than they really are.
I’m always pleased with Sam Edelman shoes. I think he does a great job making a quality shoe at a mid-range price point, and his styles are always on trend but also classic so you can wear them for years.
I got these boots for 40% off during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and they’re on sale again, but unfortunately they’re almost sold out. Any boots in a taupe or chestnut would work with this dress, so I’ll link up some similar styles below.
Ankle boots are another option, and they even picture this dress with white sneakers on the website, which would be fun for a casual Saturday outfit.
I kept my accessories simple with these oversized faux pearl earrings. I’m gravitating to these a lot lately. I like how they add a simple elegance to any outfit, casual or dressy, and they don’t get in the way when you wear turtlenecks.
Sometimes I get questions about my makeup. This lipstick is my favorite neutral combo — the MAC lip pencil in Spice, Nars lipstick in Rosecliff, and MAC lipglass in Cultured.
SALE ALERT >> Sephora is having a 20% off sale thru 11/15! This is a good time to stock up on your favorites or try something new. The code is 20FORVIB. I’m going to pick up a couple of makeup palettes for my girls for Christmas gifts.
Also, I’m wearing Indigo Frock on my nails. I think this is my favorite nail color for winter. I like to try different ones, but I always come back to this one.
I’m wearing my trusty fitted slip to prevent the dress from clinging. I usually also wear these control shorts under dresses, but I can’t find them at the moment. #ooops
I carried a cognac bag to coordinate with the boots and that’s pretty much it! I know I say that I don’t like dresses, but you can’t deny how easy they are. Just throw it on with boots, add some earrings, grab a bag, and you’re ready to go!
Treasure&Bond Turtleneck Sweater Dress // Sam Edelman Camellia tall boots (option / option / similar for less) // pearl earrings // similar bag (option / similar for less)
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the winter outfit she’s styling today.
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58 thoughts on “25 Days of Winter Fashion: Turtleneck Sweater Dress”
This is a perfect Thanksgiving look and I love your boots.
I have been looking at that very dress on Nordstrom’s site for a week! Do you think it is likely to pill easily? There are no reviews as yet so I would like your opinion. I am having trouble finding a classic sweater dress that isn’t super short!
It doesn’t seem like the type of material that pills.
And here it is…just like you said, Jo-Lynne!! You know how I love it when you wear a dress, and this is no exception!!
I love the whole outfit! I could easily wear this to work on a Friday too! What size dress are you wearing?
It’s a small. 🙂
How do you take care of suede shoes? How do you keep them from stains and water spots, etc. I realize you probably wouldn’t wear them in the pouring rain but if your out late or leaving early and there’s dew on the ground.
Yeah, suede is a pain. I almost always treat my suede shoes/boots before wearing with suede protector. That usually does the trick. (And I’m careful about not wearing in messy weather.) That said, I did wear these for a photo shoot before spraying them and I got spots on them somehow. I must have walked thru damp grass. I am so annoyed. I’m going to take them to the local shoe repair shop and see if they can work on them.
This is the kit I have: http://amzn.to/2yyeai5
I love a sweater dress! It’s my go-to dress in the winter. I always wear V necks though– which tend to be thinner and look dressier. I may have to check out a turtle neck like this– or maybe a loose mock neck?
I’m excited about the Facebook Live sess, Jo-Lynne– I’ve never participated in one. I hope I can make it.
I like the v-neck styles too. I have one I got last year at Ann Taylor — a v-neck cable knit in black. So pretty. Can’t wait to wear it again!
Cute outfit and Loving those boots, unfortunately Texas weather doesn’t give us many cold enough days to wear sweater dresses. However, I did invest in a few “sleeveless”sweater dresses last year and glad they will still be in style ????
I love the sleeveless cowl sweater dress I styled last year: https://jolynneshane.com/fall-sweater-dress-outfit-with-booties.html
I think I wore it all of twice before it got too cold. 🙁
Very cute! Oh how I wish they still had those boots in a 9 🙁
I know. I keep hoping they will restock. They’re so good.
Please let us know if they do!
Love your nail color! Perfect for all and looks great with this beautiful dress!
Thanks, Theresa. I like that it’s neutral and goes with everything, but it does look particularly good with this blue dress. 🙂
Thank you, Joan!
Another perfect 10 outfit! I love everything about it! The color of the dress is very striking on you, And your eye lashes – to die for! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for the other 24 days!
Awww, thanks, Gina! xo
I appreciate how honest you are in these posts! The fitted slip remark was liberating. I love sweater dresses but after I buy one I always feel nervous to wear it because of issues like clinging…
Girl. These sweater dresses are not very forgiving. A slip is a must! 🙂 But this one, I have to say, is more forgiving than most. It’s not super clingy.
Beautiful Jo-Lynne !!!. Great chestnut color of boots. I could wear this to work. *Lisa*
So glad you like it!
I have those boots and just wore them for the first time Saturday for family pics.
Kinda forgot about treating them… thanks for the reminder!! ????
Yes, put something on them STAT. I am so annoyed that I allowed that to happen to mine.
That looks cozy and makes for easy dressing. Like you, I don’t wear a lot of dresses anymore but this one would be like wrapping yourself in a big knit blanket.
That’s exactly what it feels like! 🙂
You look soooooo cute. Love the dress and the boots together. I love that color boots with navy. Perfect. Going to be fun to have the Winter series with you and Cyndi. She looked cute today too in her sweater dress. You both do such a great job with your styling. Love opening my email each morning for a fun time. 🙂 LOL Enjoy your day. PS Love that nail color too
Thanks so much, Kathy! You’re such an encourager. 🙂
I love looking at all your awesome outfits and ideas. I I am 68 so some of them are too young, but love checking it all out. Thanks for the ideas.
Glad it’s helpful! I feel that way when I follow the younger fashion bloggers but I do get some good ideas from them — just have to know where to draw the line. 😉
Cute outfit Love the boots!
Your outfit is awesome! But I also want to know – did you take the plunge and do take that walk/run? LOL! Getting back into it, when you’ve been out of it, definitely takes a lot of self-talk.
Sigh…. I did not. I kept doing “one more thing, one more thing…” and then it was too late. Today it is raining. I did work out at 6am so there’s that. But it does not do for my mental health what running does. I’m actually feeling really stir crazy and anxious today and I know this is why. I need to get out there tomorrow no matter what and then get myself back on track. (ha. no pun intended.) I can’t stand feeling this way.
I would have struggled with boot color too but you nailed it! The dress looks great in olive too. Do you find it true to size?
It’s true, or if anything, runs a little big. I have the small.
Great outfit. Love the dress but at 5′ 7″ I think it might be a little short for me. Great boots also.
Looking good as usual!
Love your makeup especially the eyeliner. I continue having trouble with eyeliner staying on. Can you share what brand you are wearing?
Sure, I love MAC gel eyeliner. It looks like they’ve changed the packaging but I think this is what I use: http://rstyle.me/n/ct9udrgthw
Love this Jo-Lynne. Love the casualness (is that a word?) of the dress. I would definitely wear this look to lunch/dinner with friends. Perfect for Thanksgiving too. The fact that it’s a knit makes it so versatile. You look great in this. I could see it with a denim jacket or your leather jacket. So cute!
There is an actress on hallmark movies that could be your sister. Looks like you. Taylor Cole is her name. Look her up. Christmas festival of ice is one I’m watching.
Oh, my. You’re sweet. She’s gorgeous. And 33. LOL!
I love these boots on you! I’ve been looking for a pair of knee high camel color boots and these are perfect. They look great with that dress. This is definitely one of my favorite looks on you!
Love this look! I’m always drawn to sweater dresses, but the opportunity to wear the chunky ones with a cowl or turtleneck like I like is rare down here. This one would be a must have otherwise, it’s exactly the style I’m always eyeing.
I never would have thought to style the grey and camel together, but it looks awesome! Thanks for the inspiration!
Love this. Thank you for styling it. Seeing it with the boots is very helpful. Love those! Too bad they’re out of stock. I found an amazing cowl neck sweater dress at Nordstroms. It’s an Eliza J and it’s got a great pleated skirt. Wore it yesterday with booties and felt like a million bucks! It’s still on sale for 40% off. I’d highly recommend it!
Love Eliza J dresses!
That’s a great turtleneck outfit. The boots are looking nice too. Thanks for sharing, Jo-Lynne.
Another awesome outfit!!
Great outfit! How does the dress fit… it is really true to size? I’m 5’3 and wear a 12 so I’m thinking large. Also, loooove the boots! Apparently everyone else does too because I can’t find them anywhere!! Would an OTK style work? (I just wonder if the dress would be too long on me for OTK boots.)
Thanks for all the great ideas! I love that I can use what I already have in new ways!
Hey Jody, I do think the dress is too long for OTK boots – especially if you’re my height or shorter. (I’m 5’5″.) I did try it that way – but the dress sort of rested on top of the boots. It didn’t look very good. I would say it is true to size, or it runs a little big. If in between sizes, I’d go down. Hope that helps!