Dress Well: So Much Menswear

Men's sweater (similar), Paige jeans, Vince Camuto loafers, Rebecca Minkoff bag, J. Crew necklace, Michael Kors watch (similar), J. Crew bracelet, J. Crew bangles, Tory Burch sunglasses (similar)

I've always heard that if you're going to wear a menswear-inspired item, you should temper it with a bunch of feminine items in order to not look like a man. This is me doing the exact opposite of that (and hopefully not looking like a man). Last weekend, I layered on my oversize watch, my Vince Camuto loafers, and one of my husband's old cashmere sweaters for an afternoon of errands (and ice cream). Funny story about this sweater - shortly after receiving it for Christmas, my husband accidentally washed and dried it, despite the fact that it's cashmere. As expected, it shrunk down so that it was just too small to be wearable (for him). However, I said it could live a happy life with me and it's been one of my softest and warmest clothing items ever since - a diamond in the rough, for sure!

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So, remember last week when I said I would wear my cobalt J. Crew dress to a campaign event? Well, it appears that Malia Obama reads my blog (obviously) and agrees with me. Check out the dress she sported (and danced in!) at the inauguration:

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Blogging has already paid off (and thanks for not letting me miss this, Mom!). Have a great Friday.