Sunday, February 2, 2014

Skier Sweater and Oversized Tweed Coat

Happy Lunar New Year! Since the U.S. doesn't consider Lunar new year a public holiday, kids didn't take Friday off and of course I had to work on that day too. However, we did make an effort to celebrate by having home made hot pot for dinner on Friday and made dumplings Saturday night. Every year I made an effort to watch CCTV's Chinese Spring Festival Gala which usually runs for at least 5 hours, with various different shows like singing, dancing, magic, skits, acrobats, and others. I did that not because I liked the shows that much, but because this was one of the few things that made me feel like I was part of the celebration. I was also a tradition that was held up since I was a teenager. The shows get more and more political every year, however I still go to it every year. Is there a tradition that you have at home for celebrating Lunar New Year?

This winter has been extremely cold. It led to some cold weather appropriate purchases. Among those are the J.Crew Wintress Puffer in black (I took the size pxs for extra thick sweaters underneath), Cashmere-lined Smartphone Leather Gloves (size small, fits small, but fingers are long), and the Skier Sweater. I was so grateful that I found the Puffer Coat because it really was a savior in frigid days when I had to walk outside without a hat. The hood was warm and the pockets were lined with fleece. I spotted the boy's version at a J.Crew store since then on sale for $42 and got one for my boy. He is now wearing that everyday and told me it was the best jacket he had, EVER. :)

The Skier Sweater was also a store find at $42 at the beginning of this year. Size xxs fits me very well, and I was so happy that after I put it in the washer (hand wash cycle) it came out just fine. Maybe it shrank a tad bit and I love it now even more for its fitted look. 

The coat was an purchase at least 3 years ago from Theory Outlet. I love the men's wear look and the material is very nice. It fits big on me and that's why I haven't been giving it much of attention. After seeing that the oversized coats are all over this year, I decided to take it out for a spin. Jasmine tried it on and said she felt like Sherlock. :)

Outfit Details
Gap skinny jean legging (00P, old, similar here)
Via Spiga boots (old)
Theory Tweed Coat (old, similar here, love this one here)
Chanel m/l flap (from bbos, invite here)
Chanel Sunnies  (from bbos, invite here)


  1. Happy New Year! I love this sweater on you!

    1. Thanks, Tara. Happy New Year to you too!

  2. We had hot pot for supper on Friday too! Happy New Year!

    1. Yay! Happy New Year to you too, Jane!



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