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Thursday, January 4, 2018

sweater weather

sweater weather: my favorite kind of
weather! who doesn't enjoy soft, thick,
and oversized sweaters? they're perfect for
any occasion, whether layered over a flannel
and leggings, or stylishly paired with a 
dress or blouse at the office. 

i have an immense love obsession for
sweaters; 'you do not need another
grey sweater, megan.' words that are uttered
far too often. in my opinion, one can
never own too many grey (or colorful) sweaters ;)
disclosure: a special thank you to boho chic boutique for graciously providing me the 
sweater worn in today's post. as per usual, all opinions are my own!

sophisticated turtlenecks; cardigans;
fuzzy pullovers; i love them all.
when it comes to sweaters, i have learned
brand (and/or quality of material) is of great
importance. thus, my love for bargain hunting does
not always apply in the sweater department. 
this doesn't mean that all my sweaters are cashmere or
purchased for $100+. no, no. instead, i try
to find quality pieces at local boutiques, 
department stores, or on consignment. 

additionally, when sweater shopping,
i look for two things: is the garment dry-clean 
only? what is the garment made of?
fibers extracted from plants and animals
and made from cotton, wool, linen, or 
silk are going to be of better quality (and
subsequently longer-lasting) than synthetics and
other man-made materials, such as 
acrylic, spandex, and polyester. thus, prior
to hitting the cash register, check
the inner tag of your sweater or garment.
quality over quantity!
this is something i, personally, need to adhere
to. i cannot tell you how many times i've 
purchased an inexpensive sweater, only to wear it
a few times and have it stretch out, pill, and/or
look crummy. this is discouraging and
ultimately a waste of money. the best
way to judge the quality of a sweater is
to touch it. try it on. how does it feel? what
is the density? if it is a knit sweater, upon 
stretching, does it return to its original shape? 
inspect the seems holding the sweater
together, too!

blouse: loft, sweater: c/o boho chic boutique,
jeans: loft, flats: franco sarto (thrifted via seattle goodwill), 
purse: thrifted via seattle goodwill, rings: target

a few weeks ago, i discovered a new
local boutique on instagram (@bohochicboutique2017).
they offer a variety of blouses, sweaters, pants,
and bralettes that are of great quality and at an
even better price point. i feel fortunate for the 
opportunity to collaborate with and support
them here on my blog. the sweater i am wearing
today has been on major repeat as of late. it's incredibly soft
and has maintained its shape (despite many
wearings)—no pilling here, either!

are you familiar with boho chic boutique?
you can shop my sweater on instagram.
cheers to supporting local, small businesses!
xoxo.