Saturday, December 22, 2012

Polka dot cashmere + colored denim

Collection cashmere polka dot sweater:  J.Crew, other colors here
Garment-dyed ankle-zip toothpick jean in neon rose:  J.Crew, neon pink here
Two pocket chambray shirt:  J.Crew Factory, here
Mid wedges in platinum: Jack Rogers, here
Hello from the Sunshine State!  We made it here, in more hours than I care to say...9 hours the first day, 9 hours the second day!  Of course that includes stops for lunch, snacks, gas, potty, etc.  Traveling with small kids is never a quick trip.  Fortunatetly our 2 year old flew down with my mom, since he is not good in the car and gets car sick easily.  So it was just my husband, my older two boys, and me in the SUV.  It wasn't too bad a trip. 

Proof that I have actually become a grown-up:  Rather than stubbornly wearing a dress simply because I'm in Florida, I dressed for the weather this evening.  It was a beautiful, sunshiney day, but the high was only 65 today!  We were the only ones in bathing suits on the beach...everyone else was bundled up.  This evening, I had to face the fact that I'm FREEZING and I put on jeans and a sweater.  Unheard of for me in Florida in years past. 

The weather is supposed to warm up everyday, until it reaches 80 on Christmas Day.  Horray!  Until then, I'm happy I brought some cozy options.  I actually love how this outfit turned out, with the neutral sweater and bright jeans.  (Although my mom helpfully asked, "Does that match??" ...when I walked out.  Thanks once again Mom!)  I can't recommend the cashmere polka dot sweater's fab!  Treat yourself this Christmas and grab one before J.Crew sells out completely.

Off for a cocktail.  It's 5:00 somewhere. 


  1. This is sooo cute! (matching or not :o)) I get that sort of thing a lot too.
    Anyhoo, thanks for the cute idea! I just purchased a pair of red skinny cords from ON and this is a great idea for them.
    Have fun in sunny Florida! and Merry Christmas!!

    1. I am loving the ON skinny cords...such pretty colors! I have been considering the green ones! Can't wait to see your outfit with the red ones...another color I love! :)

  2. ohh jeannie this outfit is gorgeous! i love it! and 80 degrees... we are off to hawaii in a few days and i can't wait!

    1. Thank you! Hawaii??! You lucky lucky girl! Have a great trip!!

  3. LOLz at "does that match?"

    My mother is the same... it has to be a generational thing. To this day she insists that the bag and shoes must be the same color.

    Great outfit and JEALOUS of your warmer environment! They're talking about a 'white Christmas' here in Jersey and I'm not all warm and fuzzy about that!

    1. TC, you are right it is TOTALLY a generational thing! Old school!
      A white Christmas is beautiful...I am usually just ready for the snow to be gone by Dec. 26th! Merry merry!