Things are starting to finally get warm around here and it’s time to wear two seasons in one day. I’ve been playing around with lighter sweaters and cardigans as of late in order to stay warm and cool. It is casual Friday’s so I wanted to wear something that I could wear to the office and happy hour. The go-to here? Jeans and heels.
Crochet is not only made by grandma’s sitting on a rocking chair on a cold winter night while their lazy cat is curled up in front of the fireplace. Crochet instantly reminds us of our grandmothers and hot cocoa but it’s more than that sweater you only wear once a year. If worn correctly it can spruce up any outfit and make you look chic while feeling comfortable. I found this sweater at Goodwill with no tags on it so I’m assuming that some grandmother made this for their granddaughter and for some sad reason it ended up in Goodwill. I did find some very pretty crochet options here and here, although they don’t come at the comforting price of grandma’s love. This is an oversized sweater and in order to avoid looking frumpy, I decided to wear these boyfriend jeans. Truth be told, they fit me a bit more fitted then loose but I didn’t want to wear skinny jeans. I kept the jeans rolled up at the ankles in order to expose the laser cut booties and a vintage metal mesh clutch. This entire outfit was also thrifted, except the shoes.
Sweater: Crochet, no brand, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Jean: Gap, Boyfriend Distressed Jeans, purchased at Goodwill: $5.00 / Clutch: Jessica Simpson, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Thrifted Total: $13.00
Crochet Sweater, No Brand, Similar here
Vince Camuto White Laser Cut Peep toe booties, similar here
Gap, Boyfriend Distressed Jeans, similar here
It’s been a struggle trying to blog lately. I recently moved and I have been trying to hold my life together. I did go thrift shopping the other day and boy did I find wonderful goodies. I will be sharing them on a different segment on my blog in the next coming days. This top was actually from that trip 🙂
Top: Jealous Tomato ( Goodwill – thrifted )
Shoes: Madden Girl
Clutch: Jessica Simpson
When in doubt, wear neutrals. That is the rule I have made for myself when I have absolutely no idea what to wear and just want to rush out the door. My second rule? When in doubt, wear a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. This could be any t-shirt and jeans really. Finally, my last rule: when in doubt, wear heels and a jacket ( just in case it gets chilly). Of course, if you are going somewhere extremely casual then wear comfy shoes but do take your jacket. This is a simple look that can be pulled off any day really. It requires minimal effort, its simple and it doesn’t look like you tried too hard, which in my case, I didn’t.
The jeans I bought at the Gap last year and it is their boyfriend jeans. I did not buy them ripped like that actually. What really happened is I have the biggest tights and knees. Whenever, I bend or crouch down the small tear that they had turned into a huge tear. Luckily, I don’t care so I think they accidentally turned out pretty well. I paired the jeans with a simple tank, a jacket and these gorgeous heels I scored at Steve Madden two weeks ago for $19.99. Lucky girl. The purse happens to be my favorite. I bought it a thrift store for $2.00.
Outfit Total: $47.50
- Tanktop: $10.00
- Jeans: $12.00
- Shoes: $20.00
- Clutch: $2.50
- jacket: $3.00
Jacket: Bar III (purchased at Goodwill)
Tank Top: Gap
Clutch: Purchased at Goodwill – no tags
Shoes: Steve Madden