I wasn't going to do any clothing shopping for me this month, but I saw this sweater at Nordstrom and had to have it. I have again gotten myself stuck where I don't have a lot of casual and weekend clothing. This is an issue I deal with often in the winter as I don't like many of the trends for current casual wear on my body (longer sweaters, skinny jeans). While I love skirts and dresses for work, it's nice to throw on a pair of jeans on weekends, and I am at a place with my weight-loss where I don't really like this body in jeans and can't find many that fit. This sweater, while it looks great for work, also looks nice with my NYDJ jeans as well as my black ponte mini-boot pants from LOFT, making it work for work as well as play!