Thursday, February 12

cozy date night

zara sweater {last seen here / similar here + here} . j. crew shirt {last seen here / currently on sale} rich and skinny pants . mulberry handbag {in black} . karen walker sunglasses . via spiga heels {very old / last seen here / similar} . essie nail polish in "find me an oasis"

It's important to me that I'm not cold, which ends with me dressing in lots of layers, cozy sweaters, and thick scarves. Evenings out are typically not ideal for such attire and if there is one style rule I keep, it is that I like to be appropriately dressed for the occasion. I take this very seriously - ask anyone I have consulted before attending a wedding, it's always a headache. Trying to pry myself out of this never ending parade of sweaters and jeans, I decided it was time to attempt dressing up the look. I did this by layering a silk blouse beneath my sweater and pairing with black suede heels to achieve a little more of an evening feel. I'd call it a successful compromise - I get to stay in my winter comfort zone, but feel a little more appropriate once the lights are dimmed.

14 comments :

  1. This is perfect for valentine's day up here - especially since it's going to be freezing!! I love the blush sweater!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  2. Snow! I'm so jealous. I am loving the longer blouses under sweaters right now- I think it's so pretty, while still being comfy and casual- you look great!

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  3. Such a great look! I love the oversized blush sweater. I love being out to dinner and looking cute but also being comfortable!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  4. That sweater is gorgeous girl! You look so warm and cozy!

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  5. I love the way you styled this casual yet polished look. The layering with the sweater and blouse is perfect and I'm coveting those suede heels :)

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  6. I think you definitely succeeded! I have a hard time pulling myself out of my sweaters and boots too in the winter, I hate being cold. Maybe V-Day will inspire me to expose my feet a little more too haha ;)

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  7. Gorgeous! I love this look, I'm a huge fan of layers and with this cold it's practically necessary.

    xo
    -A-
    A Peck on the Chic

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  8. This layered look is SO CUTE! Loving those suede pumps and the soft blush pink! P.S. think you would love the Spilling all our Makeup Secrets we shared on the blog today! And we would love to hear from you, what makes you feel beautiful! either by Tweet or Instagram
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  9. That pink blush sweater looks super darling on you!!!:)

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  10. I love this layering! That blush sweater paired with the black denim looks so pretty on you.

    Heidi
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  11. I am super cold natured, so I am always like crazy layer girl. This sweater looks wonderful and cozy!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  12. That sweater dress looks so comfortable. Love the color!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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