Knitted & Textured

Oliver Peoples_HM_Gap_PaigeDenim_Tory Burch_B.Atwood_coverWhen I saw this sweater online, I made a mental  note to seek it out the next time I was at H&M (the grand re-opening at 100 Newbury Street). Once I spotted it, I made a beeline for the rack where this beauty was waiting for me. I quickly threw one on in my size and made my mind right then and there that it was coming home with me (seriously, you can ask Mo). I was in love. However, when I finally broke it on a very cool Saturday, the fiance was not impressed. He even joked that he would not photograph me in it because he did not like it. He said it reminded him of the Ninja Turtles. I guess I can kind of see the correlation: the green, the bubble texture, the ribbed sections. I grew up watching and loving the Ninja Turtles, so I took this as a compliment! I love to layer. It's always fun to add an element of surprise with some unexpected fabric peeking out from the top and bottom. The horizontal print created in the knit continued through to the striped chambray that also picked up on the blue tones in the sweater. A nice skinny jean balanced out the the chunky fit of the top. Proportions are key, ladies! Snake embossed smoking slippers were an obvious choice in staying within the reptilian family. A turtle is a reptile, right?? Science was never really my strong suit...

Outfit Details:

Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples (braverman 55), $150 (sale). During a trip to NYC late last year, I stopped by a sample sale at the Oliver Peoples store on E.68th and Madison and scored them for $125.

Textured Knit Sweater: c/o H&M (retail $59.95).

Shrunken Boyfriend Shirt: Gap, $11.23 (end of summer sale). For something similar, I am loving the chambray knit button down shirt from Loft, $25 (online exclusive sale!).

Jeans: Marshalls: Paige, $15 (clearance). I couldn't believe my eyes when I found premium brand jeans on the clearance rack. Always, check your local Marshalls. In the meantime, take a look at these: (1) Gap (1969 always skinny jean-medium wash), $54.95 (sale) and (2) Old Navy (Rockstar Mid-Rise Super Skinny Jean), $32.

Crossbody: Tory Burch (old). Wallet friend options: (1) H&M: Leather Messenger Bag, $99; (2) H&M: Leather Shoulder Bag, $129; and (3) Zara: Studded Bowling Bag, $69.90.

Smoking Slippers: B.Atwood from TJ Maxx, $49 on clearance (last winter).

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