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Blue (and gray) period

Continuing my fixation on layering sweaters, I decided to go in a slightly different direction and integrate the holey/raggedy jeans I stole borrowed stole from FriendBoy. I thought it would be Ricky Gervais-clever to use the ties on the wrap sweater to hold up the jeans. I realized it wasn't such a stellar idea when I had to get unwrapped go to the bathroom. Live and learn! H&M cardigan, Victoria's Secret wrap sweater, Anthropologie top,

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Double Sweater…What does it mean?

Vintage sweater dress + earrings, Victoria's Secret sweater dress, Jessica Simpson bootsSo my new favorite thing to do is layer sweaters, which is why this sweater dress + sweater dress/cardigan (last seen here) combo pleased me so much.  It's like a double shot of cozy on those annoyingly cold days!I think the trick to not looking bulky is to define your waist (hence the belt) and wear relatively thin knits--though a loftier knit might work,

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Leftover sequins

I know all the razzle-dazzle of the holiday season is over, but the gold sequins were calling me! Who am I to say no?Vintage vest, top, and shoes; thrifted pants and shirt, Marc Jacobs bagI think the secret to dressing down the over-the-top-ness of sequins and fur is to pair them with extremely casual workwear like olive khakis and an old military shirt. Otherwise, you run the risk of looking like you were attacked by

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Proportion Play

I love the detailing and cozy slouchy-ness of this sweaterdress, but when I put it on, it felt a leeeetle too short for wading through the snow and ice. Instead of trying to find something else to wear ('cause that could take ALL DAY), I added a longer skirt underneath the dress for extra coverage and an additional layer of warmth. The proportion works because the skirt doesn't add

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