Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cocoon


Awhile back I decided I should get myself a sweater dress, having seen Sal look great in them as well as a couple of ladies I've spotted at work. But I also decided I would buy one second hand, because I figured the sort of dress I was looking for would cost more than I was willing to pay. So off I went to the thrift shop, and though I didn't find one there, I thankfully stopped in at Crossroads Trading Company, where I snagged this seemingly never-worn one for just $18.

I had some pretty specific requirements for the dress, too, which makes it even more miraculous that I found it. It had to have a cowl neck, long sleeves, be a thick cable knit and not too clingy, and be soft and of good quality. This one is 100% merino wool, and as you can see it clearly satisfies all the other requirements. It feels like wearing a big cocoon; I couldn't be more thrilled with it.

I added the harness to give the boxy dress a little shape, and tied the scarf cowboy-style up under the cowl in order to bring some vibrant color to the outfit. Adding the purple scarf reminded me that it had been awhile since I'd worn these pretty purple boots, which I thought paired well with the edgy harness.

Dress: Banana Republic
Harness: Audra Jean
Scarf: a long-ago gift
Boots: Eject

10 comments:

Cel said...

Very cool, the scarf was a great idea, looks awesome.

Cynthia said...

I am madly, stalkerishly in love with those boots.

Anonymous said...

That dress is a great find! I have been scouring my local thrift haunts since fall looking for that type of sweater dress, but so far, no luck . . . Velma

WendyB said...

$18! Wow!

Magatha-May said...

I love sweater dresses. So warm and cozy.

Helen@Soft Leather Baby Shoes said...

I love that belt. Where did that come from? How much was it?

Northmoon said...

Love those boots!

Sal said...

Welcome to the sweater-dress-lovin' sisterhood, lady! That frock is a fabulous find.

Becky said...

Love the dress and your harness is, as usual, amazing! Also those boots. :D

Academichic said...

That pop of purple is brilliant! S.