What I Wore: Cozy Navy

Wardrobe Oxygen wearing a navy Lands End cableknit turtleneck sweater with JAG Foster Bootcut jeans Wardrobe Oxygen wearing a navy Lands End cable knit sweater and JAG Jeans Wardrobe Oxygen featuring the JAG Jeans Foster Bootcut and BCBG Cara Silver snakeskin booties Wardrobe Oxygen wears a Lands End cable knit turtleneck sweater and JAG JeansSweater: Lands' End (XL) (plus option) | Jeans: c/o JAG Jeans (14 regular) (plus option) | Shoes: BCBG | Earrings: Ann Taylor | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Bag: Rough & Tumble Bags

When you're short, round, and busty the last thing you should wear is a chunky cropped cableknit turtleneck sweater but I don't really care.  This sweater isn't itchy, it's warm but doesn't make me feel claustrophobic or sweaty when I'm in an overly heated store or home, and I'm a sucker for a navy cableknit!  For running errands (and answering texts) I paired this Lands' End sweater with my JAG Jeans Foster bootcuts and to keep it from being too cabin in the woods, my silver booties.  When it comes to earrings, I'm usually all or nothing – giant hoops or bare.  But with this shorter ‘do I liked the look of big sparkly studs!

Many of you have emailed me regarding my bag from Rough & Tumble.  I know it can be scary purchasing from an indie or Etsy seller – there's not a kazillion customer reviews, you can't just change your mind and send it back with free shipping… I felt all this before I ordered my bag.  But I have had it for a few years and I can comfortably say it's the best designed and made leather bag I own.  The laptop pocket is just a pocket big enough for a laptop but it is not padded or shaped in any manner.  Sure, I've carried a laptop in it but usually I take a separate laptop backpack to ensure it's properly protected.  The inside is a light color linen so it's easy to find things, and all the pockets have different shapes and feels so I can pull things from them without having to look at what I'm doing.  The hardware has stayed shiny over the years, the zippers sturdy, the leather has been beaten up but the color is still a rich black and still looks gorgeous.  There's no shape to this bag or a defined bottom, it's a true hobo.  And yes, I truly do wear it as a backpack and find it comfortable.  Rough & Tumble is a woman-owned business in Maine;  everything is made here in the US and they do accept returns and exchanges.  I love a trendy designer bag as much as the next gal, but this is the kind of bag I'll be using for years to come.

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9 Comments

  1. The Adored Life
    February 11, 2016 / 10:40 pm

    Okay, you are GETTING it in this outfit. Just wanted to say that. Carry on.

    The Adored Life

  2. February 11, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    Okay…there you go with that fabulous silver footwear again….I’m still waiting on mine to be delivered! Thanks to you, I’m going to do a blog series on them when it gets a little warmer!! jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  3. crtfly
    February 11, 2016 / 11:24 am

    I think you look fantastic.
    Where you live and the kind of office you work in, this outfit might not be appropriate. But where I live, in a semi-rural, forested area, this look with hiking boots or leather lace-up shoes is perfect for most of the offices around here.
    Chris

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