Concrete Catwalk // Special Occasion Sweater

December 18, 2013


Most people skip straight to slinky fabrics with lots of shimmer for their holiday party options (or, ya know – Christmas Tree shopping), but when the temperatures are below freezing and the ground is covered in ice, I’d like to propose a rule that makes practical layers a mandatory part of my look.

Last week, I was getting dolled up for a few evening events in the city and just could not take off the cozy sweater I had been wearing all day.  Thankfully it has a shiny silver thread woven right into that waffle knit pattern that made me feel like it automatically qualified for a special occasion.  :)  #BINGO

Keep reading for the rest of the look, and in the meantime, I’d love to know:

When it comes to dressing up for winter parties, are you more of a stay-warm sweater kind of gal, or do you go all out with the sassy sequins and just throw a snug scarf over the top?  Tell me in the comments!



Top to Bottom // Old Navy sweater*, Vintage peacoat, OK1984 necklace (only $20!), Botkier Legacy crossbody/clutch*, Torn by Ronny Tsubo pencil skirt*, Sweater tights, Theory leather platform boots // * notes a gifted item




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  • Reply Kristin @ Crumbs and Curls December 18, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I love your coat! So chic!


  • Reply kelsey December 18, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    what fun prints!
    ladies in navy

  • Reply Adri December 19, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Love the coat! I couldn’t even think of anything slinky here in California (unless we get a random heat wave). You look chic and warm!

  • Reply Rosie December 19, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    I love all of your outfits! I wish I had your conficence and style. I’m more of a ‘solid colours, classic lines’ kind of girl, myself.

    That being said, I wam in shorts & T-shirt, and will probably graduate to a sarong dress for the next couple of months very soon. Y’see, it’s summer here Down Under, and a tad warmer than the Northern Hemisphere.

    Merry Christmas!

  • Reply Stephanie (Glam Slam!) December 19, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    You can never, EVER go wrong with leopard print! I love how it looks against the blue colors of your skirt! For me, when it comes to holiday dressing, it’s kind of a toss up sometimes between chic and practical. Many times it depends on the particular occasion. However, if I can find a sequined sweater, I’m good!

    xo, Stephanie :)

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