04 January 2013

five things Friday: sweater remix edition

While I was (supposed to be) doing some Christmas shopping, I came across this fabulous outfit on a mannequin and fell in love with it for holiday events... and then went home with pretty much the whole thing (at 50% off!). Quite an impulse buy, but the skirt quickly proved to be versatile and totally worth it - though I wondered for a bit whether the sweater was a smart choice, whether it would get enough use.

And then I spent most of my Christmas break wearing it. So for this Friday, a recap of 5 ways I wore my kind of Christmas sweater:

sweater remix
sweater remix
sweater remix

1. Christmas eve party: for our big extended family gathering I wore basically the inspiration outfit. It was just the right mix of fancy/casual and comfortable/holiday sparkly for dinner and our crazy present exchange game, if I may say so myself.

2. Christmas morning: with my favorite ponte leggings and striped tee, the sweater was the perfect layer for opening stockings and making brunch.

3. Brunch with grandparents: my grandparents took my siblings and dad out to an old favorite local place, and for the occasion I fancied up my jeans with a collar necklace and cozied them up with, of course, this sweater.

4. Weekend family hangout: we spent much of the weekend after Christmas playing Wii Just Dance and playing with puppies. With my staple green skinnies and chambray and my newly Christmas-gifted Toms, the sweater was just the thing for

5. New Year's date: did you know that most restaurants are closed on New Year's day? Well, when we planned a date night for January 1, we didn't... until we arrived at our restaurant of choice and found it and both its neighbors closed. And then called a bunch more before finding a place to eat. At least I looked snazzy in my red corduroys, leopard flats, and new variation on the bubble necklace.

So I think that remix answers the sweater question - and now I have five new go-to outfits for lounging and dates and everything in between in the winter months. A couple of shots of said sweater in action, mostly as an excuse to get a cute puppy or two in here:
sweater remix

14 comments:

  1. I LOVE this post. I never pass up a comfy/chunky/well made sweater in a neutral color for the same reason. Seems like I live in the same 3 sweaters all the time these days!

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  2. I love the new sweater and all the cute ways you remixed it--I think you proved that it was a great buy! I need a new cozy cardigan to add to my collection too!

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  3. Great ideas for the remixes! I received a similar sweater int he same color this year from Zara with pretty sweet elbow patches and I have been trying to figure out different ways to wear it since it's just THAT comfy.

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  4. I love your sweater remixing! And that puppy is adorable!!! Is it yours?!

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  5. Love all of these options! Such good ways to get use out of a casual sweater. Also that puppy is tooooo cute! I've been blogging about them today on my blog too!
    xoxox
    Megan
    a ray of sun

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  6. Love all the outfits you styled! I probably wear a cardigan or sweater every single day; this gave me loads of inspiration!!
    Love the sequins skirt, too!! So cute!

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  7. love all these outfits! way to utilize one sweater!! perfect,stylish and adorable :)

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  8. WAY impressed you made this sweater work in these 5 great outfits! Whose adorable puppy is that?!

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  9. So cute! I live in sweaters like those in the winter. They are so comfy and surprisingly versatile-as you found out!

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  10. Nice restyling! I do like that we now have matching leopard socks! (Thanks)

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  11. That skirt is adorable!! And thanks for linking back to the post where you show several ways to wear it. I just received a sequined skirt and love finding inspiration on ways to style it.

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  12. Very cute!!! Love this remix!

    Tracy
    TheRightShoesBlog.com

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