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
I have been wearing this red coat all week because I just can’t get enough. There is something about this coat that reminds me of the 70’s and so I decided to go full on retro today with this look. I wanted to avoid looking too costume-y so I made sure to keep this look fresh by not wearing polyester and high-waisted jeans. Instead, I opted for a form fitting turtleneck, a pair of Calvin Klein mid rise bell bottom jeans, (purchased BNWT at Goodwill) a pair of leopard platform booties and a drawstring (bucket) purse. Of course, I had to accessorize with one of the most iconic looks of the seventies by wearing the floppy fedora hat! I also wore gloves because it was freezing cold, which explains why I don’t have photos of the top and jeans only; there was no way I was taking the coat off. I did get a little creative with the gloves by accessorizing with a gold plated chain wrapped around my gloves. The bag is actually a splurge purchase I made about 4/5 years ago and it is one of my favorite bags. How do you know its my favorite purse? I rarely wear them, lol. I’m trying to be better about that but I just don’t want to ruin it.
Top: Talbots, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Jeans: Calvin Klein Mid Rise Bell Bottom Jeans, purchased at Goodwill: $5.00 / Coat: Ann Taylor, Sale Price: $80.00 / Purse: Coach / Shoes: Vince Camuto / Gloves: Fownes, purchased at Goodwill: $2.00 / Hat: Wool Floppy Fedora Hat, purchased at Goodwill: $2.00 / Thrift Total: $13.00
Calvin Klein Mid Rise Bell Bottom Jeans, similar here
Coach Drawstring Purse, similar here
Vince Camuto Leopard Booties, similar here
Wool Fedora Floppy Hat, similar here
Ann Taylor Plaid Funnel Neck Coat, available here
Fownes Cashmere Lined Leather Gloves, similar here
This is one of those simple outfits I put together when I have to run out the door. It’s a nice casual look that makes it seem as if I put in a lot of effort when in reality I didn’t even try. I purchased this Gap skirt a few years back and it was still hanging in my closet with the tags on, shhh, don’t tell my husband. I bought this back when “skater/circle” skirts were all the rave and the Gap made one for their fall collection. I love these skirts because they have a youthful feel to them. The material and color makes it versatile enough for anyone in my age group to pull off. Since I am on the smaller scale, I tucked my sweater in and wore a pair of high heeled booties. I layered the look with a faux-leather moto jacket, a pair of black leggings and in order to tame the mane I wore a wool floppy fedora.
Skirt: Gap / Turtleneck: Talbots, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Jacket: Mine Faux-Leather Moto Jacket, purchased at Goodwill: $5.00 / Shoes: Vince Camuto / Bag: Furla Satchel, purchased on Poshmark, $60.00 / Hat: NO brand Floppy Fedora Hat, purchased at Goodwill: $2.00 / Outfit total: $72.00
Talbots Turtleneck, similar here
Vince Camuto, similar here
Gap cable Knit circle skirt, similar here
Mine Faux-Leather Moto Jacket, similar here
Furla Satchel Bag, similar here
Wool Floppy Fedora, similar here