Winter Outfit Ideas: Sweater Dress + OTK Boots

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Sweater dresses are a hot trend this season, and for some reason, I keep getting drawn to this neutral oatmeal color. It looks fantastic with my chestnut OTK boots and leopard clutch.

I WANTED to like this Treasure & Bond Turtleneck Sweater Dress. I ordered it in a medium, returned it for a small, and ended up returning that too. It was way too boxy on me, and the turtleneck did me no favors.

Sweater dresses are tricky, especially when you have a fuller figure as I do. If they’re too tight, they show every lump and bump, and if they’re too loose, they look like a sack. One of the reviews of the Treasure & Bond dress on the Nordstrom website directed me to this Vince Camuto Sweater Shift Dress. I ordered a small because the reviews indicate that it runs small, and I’m glad I did. It fits perfectly.

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I like that it has a cowl neck rather than a turtleneck. It’s still warm, but it shows more skin in the throat and neck area, which is more flattering than a tight turtleneck. I also like how it has some shape to it, but it isn’t clingy. I know that I still look best in dresses with stiffer fabric and more structure, but for a sweater dress, I think this one is about as good as it gets. I feel good in it.

The other reason I like this dress better than the first one is the 3/4-length sleeves. They tend to be more slimming than full-length sleeves, and they allow your bracelets to show, so bling it up!

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If you like it, you can still order from Nordstrom by noon EST today (Wednesday, Dec 23) and it will be delivered sometime tomorrow (free shipping!!!) The same goes for the foldover clutch I’m carrying in these pictures.

Here’s a shot of the back. We were fighting with the sunlight so the picture is kind of dark, plus it was windy, but you can get the idea.

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I regret to inform you that these boots are sold out yet again. I did find a VERY similar style — the Dolce Vita Okana (same brand) at Zappo’s, but they are $280. The Dolce Vita Garnett comes in the same color and is only $119. It comes to just below the knee and has a slightly lower heel, in case that is more up your alley. Then there’s the Vince Camuto Bernadine, which is a really nice looking OTK boot with a lower heel. It’s on sale for $148, but sizes are limited. I am seriously debating these in black or grey. I like the more casual vibe of the lower heel, and I have several outfits that are begging me for black or grey OTK boots. I’m keeping them in mind as I plan my capsule wardrobe for January.

YES!!! I’m going to do a capsule wardrobe after the holidays! Cyndi is going to join me, so stay tuned!!!! I am REALLY excited about it.

I’m planning to wear this outfit on Christmas Eve. We’re going out to dinner for my daughter’s birthday. It’s not your traditional holiday outfit. There’s no red or green or sparkle, but I still like it for a subtle take on holiday style. The light neutrals are unexpected this time of year, and the OTK boots and leopard bag make it special.

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Outfit Details: Vince Camuto Neck Sweater Knit Shift Dress $108 (runs large)
Dolce Vita ‘Ohanna’ Over the Knee Boot (sold out again; so sorry!
see similar styles herehere, and here is a below-the-knee version)
Leopard Print Foldover Clutch $39 | Becker Cuff $79

Today I’m all about wrapping presents and getting the house ready for our Christmas celebrations! I cannot BELIEVE it’s only 2 days away. Are you ready yet!?!