Saturday, November 03, 2012

Cozy weekend knits

A blogger friend from Alaska, Katie, told me that she'd been looking through my old posts, seeking winter wear inspiration from a fellow cold climate dweller. With my city's first frost within sight, I decided to pull my knits out of storage this week. Ironically, I bought this American Eagle-labelled wool cardigan from a market in Thailand, where it came without the $98.99 price tag. With jeans, a light blue striped button down and chunky ankle boots, I felt like an Eddie Bauer ad. But Katie is hardly one to need inspiration. She layers like a pro, and manages to do it with two kids in tow. Check out her style and marvel at the pretty Alaskan countryside at An Alaskan Weredork.



Sweater – American Eagle via market in Thailand
Shirt – Coupe via Winners
Jeans – Seven via Winners
Boots – Sirens (last seen here)
Bag – Dooney and Burke
Earrings - Handmade by my cousin


  1. now I can't get Alaska out of my head! I used to live there and now you've made me miss home :) Totally really digging that sweater!

  2. kat, your outfit is timeless! :) you were right to think my halloween costume for 2006 was like a flapper. that was the look i was going for. i only said i looked witchy because my face was so grumpy in the photosl

  3. Very pretty outfit!

    Kisses, Lucy!

  4. I absolutely ADORE this outfit! you're a pro at layering and its not jus the great timeless cream sweater but these jeans! they really make you look tall and model like!

  5. oooooohhh the sweater, I like! I was looking at a similar one (anthro I think) with an insane price tag, I like the price you paid way better! very classic & chic outfit. I read Katie's blog, I think it's great!

  6. Tracy (theclosetshopper)5 November 2012 at 17:24

    The sweater is great. I can't believe you bought that AE in Thailand. So funny

  7. How funny that your American Eagle sweater came from a market in Thailand! It just shows you never know where you're going to find a great piece :) I love the preppy styling of this look, right down to that Dooney and Burke handbag. Perfectly classic!

  8. That D&B bag is swoon worthy! Great chunky knit and my fave pair of Sirens boots finally bit the dust :( Alaskan blogger- very cool, will check her out!

  9. Well, you just totally made both my week and made me blush like crazy, you sweetheart you!

    I love your winter style, you do the layering and make it look so sleek and stylish. I love how you've compared your look to a Eddie Bauer catalog look, I love Eddie B. stuff and their whole look, cozy and stylish rugged wear! You always have the best cold-weather outfit, this cardigan looks so warm and cozy and those boots are just killer. Plus, that's pretty crazy how you found this AE cardigan over in Thailand but yay for the better price point.

  10. Tammy @ Silverstyle8 November 2012 at 18:16

    Hey there! You do look warm and comfy. I am on the look out for a similar sweater but hoping to find a crew neck pullover. Winter is indeed just around the corner

  11. You look so nice and cozy! Love!

  12. asecondglanceblog9 November 2012 at 18:04

    Good luck with the search! It seems like such a basic piece but sometimes those are the most elusive, particularly if you're a thrift hunter like the two of us. If you decide to go the investment/retail route, LL Bean has a beautiful pure wool crew-neck version but it's pricey at $169:

    Other outdoorsy stores may have something similar.

  13. A perfect way to wear knits. Lovely card. Burrrr. Thinking about Alaska makes me cold.

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