November 17, 2014

cowl neck sweater

spense knits sweater {similar} . asos pants {similar} . rag and bone boots . cuyana handbag
ray ban sunglasses . essie nail polish in 'handle with flair' {similar

Hello, Happy Monday. I hope you thoroughly enjoyed your weekend. My weekend was weird and I for one feel like it went too quickly. A good portion of it was spent reading and trying not to read Amy Poehler's "Yes Please" and having train trouble. I get weird about books I really like and stall reading them. I have been known to stretch a final chapter over a month. If this one could never end that would be ideal. I lost count of how many times I've read "Bossypants". As for the train trouble, my only comment is a resounding UGH. 

Moving on.

I have been in the market for a cozy cowl neck sweater for quite a while. Slightly oversized sweaters are probably my favorite thing to wear once the temperatures drop. We've been so spoiled with a warm and completely unseasonal fall. I'm really not feeling very prepared this season. I spent a good chunk of yesterday looking at snow boots online. And wouldn't you be surprised that the pair I settled on no longer exists? Neither am I. Lucky for me, loose fitting cowl neck sweaters have been a popular style this year so there has been no lack of options. My biggest concern has been finding one at my desired, reasonable price point. I'm not about to spend an obscene amount of money on a sweater that is going to lose it's shape after half an hour. Those slouchy elbows drive me crazy. Needless to say I was thrilled when my mom found this gem at Century 21 for $20 last week. We both got one. We also have the same black Sam Edelman boots so I made a joke that we should probably run home and put on the same outfit. She was not amused. I guess those days of mother-daughter outfits are behind us, though I'm pretty sure that never happened either. 

I wore this on Saturday in the typical New York winter style of all black with distressed pants and ankle boots. Coat and gloves not pictured. I obviously didn't walk around without those all day. It's cold here.


  1. great post-- and i love that bag!!

  2. Train trouble is never fun - I totally feel ya!! I love the sweater you found - I really like the color!! What a great price - your mom found a steal of a deal!!

  3. I love oversized sweaters for fall! They're so comfy and look great on everyone! Love how you styled this one!

    <3, Pamela

  4. Can't get enough of black distressed skinny jeans! You look great!


  5. such a cute sweater, super necessary since it's gotten so cold this weekend! and i really want to read amy's book!

  6. I need to get over to Century 21 asap! Such a steal! I seriously need some cozy sweaters! Loving the cowl neck and I'm totally coveting those Rag & Bone booties. Your photos are fantastic :)

  7. Love that cowl neck sweater and those barely ripped black skinnies would be on major repeat if they were in my closet!

  8. Loving your sweater, looks perfect for some cooler weather! I didn't want to go through another winter without snowboots (after they were sold out everywhere last year) so I picked mine up crazy early back in September, basically as soon as they were in stores.

    Kristina does the Internets

  9. This is seriously the perfect grey sweater! You look gorgeous.

    Heidi D.

  10. This is a great classic sweater! It's a great option to dress up and down. You look great! XO


  11. SO jealous it's cold in NY but I guess that's to be expected. I love love love your distressed pants. You look lovely :)

    xx Katie
    lovely letters

  12. That sweater looks so nice. I love the first time of the year I get to wear a comfy sweater... it's the other 40 i'm not as crazy about!

  13. You and me are the same! A good book becomes my best friend and I hate for it to be over! Now I need to read this book of yours! I love your cowl neck sweater - it is so cozy and chic!


  14. Wonderful affordable find! Good luck with the boot search
    The Doctor Diva

  15. Love that cozy sweater! And I have the exact opposite problem with books. I will start reading and literally can't put them down. I will stay up super late reading like a crazy (until I finish, and then I am usually really sad about it).


  16. I love that sweater! You look so cozy!!

    XO, Erica

  17. Nice sweater!

    xo T.


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