Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mom's Winter Must Haves: Cozy Sweaters and Sweater Dresses.

Last Summer I brought you Mom's Summer Must Haves in a collaboration with AGI from Vodka Infused Lemonade. Then for Fall, I collaborated with HEATHER from H&K Style Journey to show you our Fall Must Have Items for Moms. Starting this week I am collaborating with LAURA from I Do DeClaire to bring you Mom's Winter Must Haves. So stay tuned for the next 8 weeks because we are showing you some great, versatile, Must-Have Items that every Mom should have in her closet for Winter, to stay Stylish too, of course.

First, we are showing you Cozy Sweaters. This is such a Versatile Winter Staple. Cozy Sweaters keep us Warm, Cozy & Put-together. They are perfect for layering with, in Winter. I love how in both of Our Outfits we had Red in mind, since the Holidays are here. We are both showing you Red with Black+White which is a Lovely Trio Combo. We both have on Open Cardigans and both paired these Sweaters with Boots. Laura's Outfit is simply Stunning. She is Dressy, Elegant and ready to tackle a Cold Wintery Morning. 

For my Outfit I paired my Dark Red Jeans with a Bright Red Tee which has lots of Sparkle (through Beads & Rhinestones) along the Neckline. It was part of a Holiday collection, 3 years ago at White House Black Market. I added my New, Winter-themed, Black+White Cardigan and an additional Red comes through my Skinny, Burgundy Belt. I also added Sparkly Red+Silver, Holiday Studs. What is hard to see from the photos however is that I have on a Black Snood which is basically an Infinity Scarf. It is a Black, Wool, Cable-Knit Snood that paired with the Collar of the Cardigan looks one and the same. Between the Snood and the Boots I was definitely bundled up for a real cold day. What do you think?
Black+White, Winter-themed, Fair Isle, Collared & Belted, Wool Cardigan Sweater: Urban Outfitters (New).
Red, Crew-neck, 3/4-Sleeve Tee w/ Silver+Gold Jeweled Neckline: White House Black Market.
Cherry Red, "Osa Slim", Skinny Jeans: Martin & Osa.
Black, Thick Wool, Cable Knit Snood (Scarf): c/o Bershka (New).
Red+Silver, Wreath, Stud Earrings: A Local Boutique (New).
Burgundy, Patent Leather, Faux Ostrich, Skinny Belt: White House Black Market.
Charcoal Gray, Quilted & Rubber, Lace-up Rain Boots: Costco.

Next, this week, Laura and I are showing you Sweater Dresses. We both wore very Comfy, Basic, Dark-Colored Sweater Dresses. Neutral Colors when it comes to Sweater Dresses are best, since they can be worn with so much more, including wearing some Light or Bright Colors with them, like Laura did adding Purple. Laura's Dress with the Sash Belt has the perfect knee-length, and paired with Tall Black Boots and a Gorgeous Statement Necklace would be great for work.

I paired my Dark Blue Dress that has Black, Lace-print Stripes with a Gold/Olive/Brown Paisley Pashmina, this way mixing some prints. I have on Dark Charcoal Gray, Tweed-looking Tights. The Black+Blue, Patent Leather Oxfords match the Sweater Dress to a T. While the Bracelet brings out the colors of the Scarf even more, since the Pashmina & Bracelet have the same Colors, pretty much. What do you think of this Look? Do you like Sweater Dresses? How do you wear them?
And here is the Christmas Tree (and Stockings) in our Household this Holiday Season 2013. What do you think? Click on the collages to see the bigger.
Royal Blue Sweater Dress w/ Lace-Printed Black Stripes: London Girl Boutique.
Burnt Orange, Gold & Brown, Paisley Print, Indian Pashmina Shawl w/ Fringe: Gifted to Me from a Friend.
Oval-Beaded, Brown, Olive, Burgundy & Burnt Orange, Stretchy Bracelets (set of 2): H&M.
Charcoal Gray, Tweed Tights: Old Navy.
Black & Dark Blue, Patent Leather Oxford Shoes: Simple Shoes.


P.S. I am linking up with Alison, Sarah, Melaina, Rebecca, Lindsey, Tiffany and Bethany. Happy Hump Day!!







22 comments:

  1. Both outfits look great! Love the cozy cardigan and sweater dress =)

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    1. Thanks so much Inge. I love both pieces as well. I think I could have styled each better but between the cold and feeling under the weather myself, I lost a little bit of my inspiration. =)

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  2. Cozy sweater are a must this time of year. Thank you for all your wonderful comments on my blog.

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    1. Cozy Sweaters are a MUST! And you are very WELCOME, Amy. Well-deserved!

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  3. Love that black cardigan sweater!

    http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Christina. I love Laura's Collared Sweater Dress, too. =)

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  4. I love all the details I didn't see in your pics before! The burgundy belt is a nice addition and your snood matches perfectly. I really like that the stripes on your dress are lace. They are such a pretty and feminine detail! I really like how you paired your dress with oxfords. It's a nice touch! Great outfits Ada! You look fabulous in both! :)

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    1. OH WOW. Thanks so much Laura. I loved your Outfits too. Even more than mine. So many pretty pieces, especially the Dress & Houndstooth Skirt. It was great doing this with you.

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  5. wow! you look simply beautiful in both outfits! great job!

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  6. I love sweaters! I can't believe I don't own a sweater dress! I think I need to get one :)

    http://kacieskloset.blogspot.com/

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    1. You have some awesome sweaters. I love sweaters. I have a ton of Sweater Dresses and I love them. You really need to add one ...or three to your closet, Kacie.

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  7. Las fotografias trasmiten, son geniales. Ha estado un regalo el visitar tu bloc, es genial, te invito visitar el mio y si te gusta espero que te hagas seguidora.
    Elracodeldetall.blogspot.com

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    1. Muchos Gracias. Thank you for the words and for the visit. I understood it all. ;-)

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  8. Hey Ada! Lovely as always! I loved the sweater dress look, with the navy tights. So effortless!
    Briana
    www.brislittlebiglife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Briana. I will stop by your blog too. Thanks kindly and stop by more often. =)

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  9. I LOVE the black and white sweater paired with the burgundy. So perfect for winter! Sweater dresses are nice too because they tend to be a little warmer for those cold days. Great outfits!

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    1. I love my new B+W Sweater also and how it pairs with Burgundy/Red. Sweater Dresses are great, very versatile and put-together, also. Thank You. =) Hope all is well with you and the family.

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  10. This post totally reminds me of a couple of sweater dresses I have that I need to start wearing
    Thanks for reminding me
    Brett

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    1. You are welcome. Cannot wait to see how you style your Sweater Dresses. =)

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  11. You both look so cute and cozy your sweaters and dresses! Love it! Thanks for sharing with Three-fer Thursday.
    xo Bethany
    www.perfectlycoutured.com

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