Good morning and happy Friday! Just like that, another week has flown by. Today I’m sharing a simple winter outfit that I’ve had on repeat lately with a rolled turtleneck and suede loafers.
I’m kind of obsessed with these loafers. I ordered them after seeing them on another blogger I follow whose style I admire, and I wasn’t expecting them to be as comfortable as they are. In fact, I was kind of hoping I wouldn’t like them or they wouldn’t fit because it was more than I really wanted to spend, but the second I put them on, I knew they were keepers.
I’m really loving more tailored look of loafers these days. They’re a nice change from the ballet flats I wear so often. I still love my ballet flats, but they have a sweeter look about them whereas loafers have that trending menswear-inspired vibe, although I do try to choose more feminine styles. I really like how they work with the sweaters and jeans I tend to live in this time of year.
Here are some other loafer options in case you’re interested in adding a pair to your closet.
I’m becoming a huge fan of the Vince brand for both shoes and sweaters. He’s a bit of a splurge, so I always watch for a good sale, but I can tell these pieces will last many years.
These shoes are 33% off at Nordstrom and have been for a while. Sizes are getting picked over, but there are some other great colors too. In fact, I was really conflicted about my color choice, but I don’t have any grey suede flats so I went with that.
This rolled turtleneck from Madewell is one of my new favorites. I’ve been wearing it several times a week since I got it. I debated about it for a while before I ordered it, thinking it might be too thin or too short, but I finally nabbed it when it went 40% off over Black Friday weekend, and I’m so glad I did.
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It’s really soft and stretchy, and it’s thin but not see-through thin, and it keeps me plenty warm. I love this hthr burgundy color, although it’s almost sold out. There are some other great colors, though. I actually really like all of the colors, and if I didn’t have my “rule” about not buying multiples, I’d pick up another one or two. The price is great, especially once you take the 25% off.
So yeah, I mention my multiples rule quite a bit. This is a personal policy that I don’t necessarily recommend everyone adopting, but it’s worth considering if you’re one of those with overflowing closet syndrome. *wink*
I mean, if you’re super busy, don’t really enjoy shopping or don’t have time for it and just need easy, by all means, feel free to stock up when you find something you love if you know you’ll wear them. But I shop so much because this blog is my job, I’m always finding great new styles I want to try, and I’m working on curating a wardrobe of select quality basics I can have for a long time, and I want to feel like each piece of clothing in my closet is unique.
In years past, I did buy things I love in multiples and that worked for me, but now I’m taking a different approach. Also, it helps me not have waaaaaay too many clothes because I do have so much already. If I bought multiples, my closet would get out-of-hand fast. So again, it’s more of a personal decision, not necessarily my general advice. That said, if you’re one who tends to have a ton of clothes and buys a lot of multiples, consider cutting back and making each piece more unique to your closet. Less is more, as they say.
I wore a long pendant over my sweater since it’s so plain and has a high neck. I can’t find my coin pendant — I don’t know what I did with it. Wahhh… this one is older, and it’s no longer for sale. I like how my coin pendant is a little longer than this one.
This R Minkoff Love crossbody is one I’ve shown a gazillion times before. It’s really the only crossbody I carry anymore. I love the size. It’s small enough to take out to dinner or wherever you’re going that you don’t want a big mom bag, but it does hold my full size wallet and a few other essentials, which is nice. I hate to have to take apart my wallet when I’m headed out the door, and it’s always a pain to put it back together when I’m done with the smaller bag.
I often add my leather jacket to this look when I’m going to the mall or to run errands, and this outfit also looks good with my new taupe moto jacket — especially with the black jeans. I usually wear the black leather when I’m wearing blue jeans, although it’s fine with black jeans too.
I should have photographed it with one of them, I suppose, but I also wanted to show the fit of the sweater and the pretty ribbed details. You can see this sweater with both jackets on my Instagram — black leather/hthr burgundy sweater/blue jeans/grey loafers and taupe suede/hthr burgundy sweater/blue jeans/black booties.
Madewell Inland Turtleneck Sweater in hthr burgundy (25% off) // Hudson Nico Ankle Super Skinny Jeans c/o (more sizes on Amazon) // Vince Milo Loafers (33% off) // R Minkoff Geo Quilted Love Crossbody in Mushroom (33% off) // charm necklace (old) // Moonbow sunnies c/o Maui Jim // D Yurman Oval Large Link Bracelet // nails: CND Midnight Swim
photo credit: Alison Cornell
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