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Monday, November 21, 2016

Cozy in Stripes


An oversized black and white sweater. This fall, I've been all about the oversized sweaters. There is nothing more warm and cozy than an oversized sweater and when the temperatures dropped yesterday, this was the perfect comfy sweater to reach for.








Sweater: BP. via Nordstrom {oversized fit, under $50!} | Leggings: old {similar style HERE} | Bag: Chanel {similar style HERE} | Boots: Topshop, last season {leather version HERE} | Watch: MICHELE | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Lips: #195 & cabernet

I bought THIS sweater last month and have been dying for the chance to wear it. I love pairing it with faux leather leggings and ankle booties for a dressed up look. And with the holiday season just around the corner, the addition of the red lipstick makes you festive and holiday party ready. 

As for the sizing of this sweater, it's definitely oversized. I went with a size medium {my usual size} because the description said it was "true to size". When I first tried it on, I was shocked at how huge it was. I typically stick with my size {or even size up} when I purchase pieces from Nordstrom's BP. department. I could have probably sized down to a small, but I liked the oversized, comfy look and I was afraid going down a size would make it too short for leggings -- I'm 5'8 for reference. 

Speaking of leggings, these faux leather panel leggings are old and I've been looking for a pair of full faux leather leggings to give these a break. I ordered THESE online and they run SO small! To the point that I don't think half of my leg could have fit in them! So I'm still searching for that perfect pair. Have you had any luck? I did link a similar pair above that has the faux leather in the front. 

I hope you all have a wonderful short week before Thanksgiving. Check back tomorrow as I am sharing a Thanksgiving cocktail, courtesy of my husband, just in time for the holiday. Happy Monday, friends!



  1. You balanced the over sized sweater with the leather leggings so nicely!! I'm swooning over your bag - gorgeous! Glad to hear that ella is recovering from her surgery!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. I love all the stripes on this sweater. It's so cute and can be worn so many different ways. Thanks for the tip on sizing!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  3. You look so amazing! I am obsessing over this sweater on you! So fun! I love how you can wear this so many different ways!

  4. Such a great look! I love oversized sweaters for fall/winter and this one paired with those leather leggings is perfect! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  5. Rachel, I'm in total love with this look! I might recreate something like this for Turkey day. Anything leather is a big fan in my book! Have a wonderful holiday, I'm so thankful we've met! :)


  6. I'm loving this B&W look- so chic and stylish too!!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  7. This black and white look is seriously SO chic! I'm OBSESSED with those booties! Looking fabulous as always!

  8. Gimme all the stripes! And of course loving those leggings, such a fabulously chic look <3
    Green Fashionista

  9. Rachel, not only are you cozy, but CUTE as can be!! Get this, I ordered some faux leggings from Target of all places and they feel great but I haven't tried them on yet. I agree, so hard to find a pair that we like! I hope you have a great start to your Thanksgiving week!

  10. You look stunning, Rachel! I love this edgier outfit on you, along with a bold red lip! Gorgeous!
    You look fabulous, cozy and comfortable. Which is key, in my book. Hope you have a wonderful Monday, sweet friend!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  11. Such a fab pair of booties girl!!! Love this look!


    Tamara -

  12. This is such a cute outfit! You know that I always love it when you add the pops of color with your lipstick, but these leather leggings are so perfect!

  13. I love that oversized sweater. It looks so comfy & warm. Can't wait for the Thanksgiving cocktail post. :]

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  14. I fell in love with those boots the moment I laid eyes on them on IG, they are gorgeous! I love the way they look with the faux leather leggings and that cute striped sweater. I've had the same experience with Nordstrom, I think they're size calculator is off because it's told me true to size or runs small and it never proves true and sometimes the reviews don't help. Luckily this sweater looks good as oversized, giving off a very chic, yet cozy vibe and since you've explained the sizing, it gives your readers a better idea for what to select depending on what they're going for. Perfect example as to why blogs are much better to reference than sites sometimes. Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you're having the best start to your week so far!



  15. Girl!! Obsessed with this look! The black and white stripes are fabulous and so are those booties!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  16. Looks so cozy and fashionable! Love it! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  17. love this outfit! i am going to recreate it!

  18. Edgy and so chic! Beautiful!

    xx, Elise

  19. I'm liking the style of that sweater! You've paired it well with the rest of your outfit! Those studded booties are amazing!

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy


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