Monday, December 12, 2016

Plush off-the-shoulder sweater

Express plush off the shoulder sweater, Spanx faux leather leggings, Sole Society "Calypso" boot
Sunnies: Charming Charlie (c/o) | Sweater: Express (other option here) | Leggings: Spanx (budget option) | Boots: Sole Society "Calypso" (option, option)

I don't know why my love and need and longing for all the cozy sweaters has heightened this season, but when I saw this I knew I had to have it. It's perfectly slouchy without being super oversized on me, and the plush material is extra soft! I will admit that it was freezing the day we took these photos, but I had to ditch the jacket for the photos or else you'd miss the best part of the outfit!

Express plush off the shoulder sweater, Spanx faux leather leggings, Sole Society "Calypso" boot, BCBG leather and wool jacket
Coat: BCBG (c/o St. Louis Premium Outlets)

Here's proof that I did have a coat. Thankfully, I didn't have to suffer too long as photos usually only take 5 minutes or so to take, if that. It's the getting ready then editing that is the most time consuming parts of the photo-taking process!

Express plush off the shoulder sweater, Spanx faux leather leggings, Sole Society "Calypso" boot, Charming Charlie "Fearless" studded satchel

But back to this sweater because I love it! And I don't normally think to buy a blue like this when olive is offered as a color choice, but I'm glad I fought the urge to fall back on my olive and get this blue instead. For size reference, I'm wearing a small, and Express seems to be randomly stocking more sizes. Last night, there was only a handful of extra larges left in this color, and that was it. As I'm typing this, there are extra smalls, smalls, larges, and extra larges! So, don't lose hope and be sure to check back if your size is not currently available! 

Express plush off the shoulder sweater, Spanx faux leather leggings

Looking at these photos makes me feel more into the holiday spirit. I think life has just been so busy lately that I haven't really had the chance to even think about it. On top of that, our department doesn't even do a holiday party anymore, which bums me out. When I first started working there, we would get dressed up and have a nice dinner. Eventually, that turned into a casual buffet and some bowling. Now it's a pot luck lunch on a random Tuesday. Thankfully, our sub-department still gets together, so I have that to look forward to later this week, but yeah, still not the same because I don't get to bring the husband to that.

Express plush off the shoulder sweater

Express plush off the shoulder sweater, Spanx faux leather leggings, Sole Society "Calypso" boot, Charming Charlie "Fearless" studded satchel

With my family out of town, the husband's family focusing on the grandchildren (rightfully so, not judging), and us not having kids, it's really easy for us to not even put our Christmas tree up. Our holiday spirit turns into a handful of hours last minute shopping, whereas before, I truly felt like the holiday season was long and warm and cozy and exciting.

So, it was nice to surround myself with some Christmas decor for these photos. I just need to play my *NSYNC Christmas CD, take a breather, put my big girl pants on, and get my Christmas shopping on already! 

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  1. I really wanted to this sweater but for someone who lives in South Florida i had to remind myself that I have enough sweaters. You look so cute in this look and yea I feel the same way. I didn't even put my tree up, it's all business.


  2. Love this chic OTS sweater! The color is stunning on you and I adore all the accessories. So sorry that the holiday spirit hasn't touched you until now. Hopefully that N'Sync tune will get you there. It's a tough time of year when everyone expects you to jump on board. Thanks so much for the link up and have a great week!


  3. What a gorgeous look! I love that sweater.

  4. Love the colour and although you were cold it looks like a very cosy tunic! :)

    Hopefully a bit of Christmas music will help you get into the festive spirit! :) It's always good to decorate the tree even if not many people will see it.

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a great start to the week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  5. What a gorgeous sweater!!
    Of course, I'm oogling the OTK boots, too!

  6. What a serious gorgeous sweater! I am obsessing over the color of it! looks so comfortable and so perfect for the chiller months ahead! I love it! Loving the OTK boots too! so chic!

  7. Such a pretty look! Love the gray booties with the blue sweater!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

  8. That sweater looks so good on you! I love it with the leggings and boots and your great jacket. This season does seem to be flying by which makes me sad.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  9. You look amazing! You definitely need more blue, it is a gorgeous color on you!

  10. Loving that cozy sweater - you look gorgeous!

    xo Jules

  11. Love the color and style of this sweater! And those boots...amazinggg! Thanks for hosting :)

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

  12. This sweater looks ridiculously comfortable and I am loving the color!


    I hope you are having a great week!


  13. This is so your color! I love it on you and think you should wear it more often!

  14. I was just about to ask why/how you weren't freezing in that (deliciously beautiful) sweater :)