11 December 2009

Cozy, Cozy, Cozy

Some mornings it's all about ease of wearing. There are days when I just need to be comfortable. However, it's easy to run the risk of comfortable turning into sloppy. I made a promise to myself several years back that even when I don't feel like dressing up, I still have to make some effort.

That is what this outfit is all about. Three easy pieces that feel comfy, but look pulled together. The ivory long sleeve top is a Land's End purchase (they make the best T-shirts - they really can't be beat for quality and price when you don't have the time to make it from scratch). The wheat coloured sweater layered over the top is also RTW, bought at a local clothing store. I love the shawl collar, the 3/4 sleeves and the empire waist - such a flattering shape. The pants are Loes Hinse Oxfords, made from some navy cotton broadcloth. These pants were meant to be a muslin to test out the fit of this pattern, but they turned out so well that they found their way into my closet.

The finishing touches are a pair of dark red leather flats and a jade pendant strung on a dark red cord.

Comfy, cozy and cute for a Friday that finished off a very long week.

11 comments:

Toby Wollin said...

Broadcloth? You are one tough person, kiddo -- it's 12 degrees here and I would not dream of wearing cotton pants out today. Brrrrrrrr.

gwensews said...

That is a cute outfit. Northern winters require some layering. Very nice.

Anonymous said...

You are right about those Lands End t shirts. They are the most comfortable and pretty warm too.

KID, MD said...

Cute outfit! I've never tried Loes Hinse patterns, but everything you've made from the line is fabulous. Must check them out!

Sheila said...

I like the 3Cs... comfy, cozy & cute - that's my attire for today. Brown turtleneck under a 3/4 length-sleeve marble color sweater over brown pants and totally feeling comfy, cozy & cute.

Trudy Callan said...

You look very comfortable but not sloppy. I love the empire waists of the sweater.

Juzi said...

Ohh you look so pulled together...
abouth the Lands End t-shirt, I look for them a thrift stores, just for recycling ( think lingere garments) thier "quality and price when you don't have the time to make it from scratch"

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

A very flattering outfit and bonus that is is comfortable.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

You look very put together and comfortable. Great job.

Nancy W. said...

Great looking outfit. This is definitely something I would wear! I, too, love Land's End. I'd like to order some new sweaters this year.

amber said...

Definitely a cute and comfy look!