OOTD: Statement Sleeves

Friday, February 17, 2017

I didn't think I was getting on board with the ruffled sleeve trend -- until I tried this powder blue merino sweater dress on...

Sunglasses: J. Crew | Coat: Club Monaco | Dress: Club Monaco | Bag: Free People
Tights: Hue | Pumps: J. Crew Factory | Necklaces: Free People | Watch: Apple
photos: Bekka Palmer

I'm not going to pretend like ruffly sleeves are a trend with years of staying power, but there are worse things in this world than having a gorgeous, warm, fine-gauge merino sweater dress in your closet, right? It's warm enough to end winter on a pretty note and breathable enough to fight off those early Spring chills. This coat is one of the nicest plaid coats I've ever owned, it's on sale too, and while being 'blue' in winter is kind of ironic, this tone mix actually makes me quite happy.

The wind was at times uncooperative and bone-chilling the day we shot these photos at Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park in Brooklyn, and the coat kept me quite warm the whole time. That's a total win! I hope to have this in my closet for many years to come.

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Later today, we'll talk Presidents' Weekend Sales & Promos around the webby world...