I just picked up this merino marled cowl-neck from Banana Republic because I wanted something cozy and comfy and not too form-fitting. I love it, but it definitely is not what you’d call slimming. It has pockets that make the waistline bulge a bit, but my hope is that it looks better in person than it does in photos. I wore a cream-colored tank underneath because it’s a bit on the short side.
I decided to go for the monochromatic look, so I paired it with my gray fine-wale corduroy skinnies and gray UGGs. I plan to invest in a pair of cream-colored boot socks before I wear this outfit again — I think that would provide just the break I need between the the gray jeans and the gray boots. (Pay no nevermind to the pile of laundry in the background! That’s just how we roll around here.)
I wear this sweater A LOT. It’s so comfy and easy to throw on with so many combinations of pants and tops. I wore it on Saturday to our church’s Christmas brunch with this magenta modal/polyester top (from Banana Republic a few years ago) and velvety-soft black corduroy skinnies. I decided to try the outfit with my Dansko Buffy ankle boots — find out how to WIN A PAIR!!
I’m actually thinking the ankle boots would look better with tights or leggings, rather than jeans. The bunchy jeans and the bunchy boots seem to do a lot of, I dunno, bunching down there.
Don’t you just love my attempt at studied nonchalance? Ha! Oh, I accessorized with a long silver necklace, chunky hoop earrings and beaded bracelet.
Another day this week, I wore the same sweater with straight-leg blue jeans, a black tank, and a plum scarf. I wore silver ballet flats because it was a mild day, weather-wise. I think I wore this to volunteer at my kids’ school.
And this I wore the day my car broke down. Waaaah! It’s also the day I got my hair cut, which is why it looks funky. You know how they never style it like you do!! I picked up this teal long-sleeve tee at the LOFT one day when I dashed in to get the poncho. This was on a rack by the sales counter, and I grabbed it while I waited and added it to my purchase. I’d been wanting another option to wear with these tan cords. It’s so easy to throw on, and it’s also a great layering piece. I didn’t want anything to interfere with the detail on the neckline so I put on a simple chocker-style silver necklace that is an oldie but goodie. (Also, chocolate brown suede boots from Nine West.)
Here’s a close-up of the necklace and the neckline.
And that’s all I’ve got for ya this week. For more outfit inspiration, visit The Pleated Poppy, Glamamom, and Momma Go Round.