Dress Well: Going for the Gold

J. Crew cardigan, Madewell sweater, Citizens of Humanity jeans, Rag&Bone booties, Madewell necklace, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Ray-Ban sunglasses

Yeah, I've got Olympics on the brain.

As far as I'm concerned, this is a gold medal-caliber sweater. My mom got it for me in 2010 from J. Crew factory for a Christmas card photo - at the time, I was incredibly skeptical. Gold sweater? Not my thing.

I can't tell you how wrong I was about it. Time and time again it's the perfect off-beat item to mix up an otherwise cookie-cutter outfit. Over the years, I've learned that some of the very best clothes I own are clothes that others picked out as gifts for me - sometimes an outsider's perspective is exactly what your closet needs. That, or I'm just not that great at picking out interesting clothes. That could be it.

Speaking of clothes that others picked out for me - this Madewell sweater falls into that category as well! My mother-in-law got it for me for Christmas and I love it - it's wonderfully soft and comfortable (not to mention on sale now).

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Happy happy Thursday! The countdown to the three-day weekend is on!