Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Marianne: Packing Light

Here's a little secret: I went on a whirlwind trip to New York a couple of weekends back, to attend the New York Food & Wine Festival. I know! How could I have kept this from you! Well, I had a last second freak out that one of our 29 whole readers would see that I was gone and come rob me. I have issues.

But more importantly, what did I wear? Well, as mentioned, this was an incredibly quick trip, and I did not want to take more than a small carry on. So my clothes needed to pull double duty. Once again, I harkened back to this post and decided that I needed ole' Gwennie's uniform. Enter the trenchcoat (the fall version of her peacoat, I've decided):
And hello to the gorgeous Maritime Hotel! I loved that place. Anyway, under the trench...
You guessed it, sweater dress, ponte leggings, and flat black boots. A word about these selections. In my search for the Perfect Sweater Dress, I started out at Target and let me just say OMG HELL NO. Just. No. I then girded my loins and went across the street to Loft. And y'all? Loft makes clothes for grown women.

Not only is this sweater dress supremely comfortable, it looks just as good as it does here with leopard flats, black tights, and a wide belt. Which you'll have to take my word on, because I didn't take any more pictures. Loser!
Okay, I took one more picture, with my phone. I have to give these leggings a huge thumbs up. They are pricey, yes, but I got them for 40% off. And they are so thick and sturdy that they feel like actual PANTS, not glorified tights like some leggings. And while I'm sure I wouldn't know about this, you can't even see cellulite through them. They are good.
sweater dress: Loft

ponte leggings: Loft
boots: J. Crew (similar here)
trench: Banana Republic
bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs old-style Faridah


  1. I am scarred by my horrible memories of sweater dresses in high school, but that one looks really good on you, so maybe I'll have to try them again.

    But don't you DARE try on and look cute in stirrup pants 'cause I'll just have to draw the line right there! LOL!

  2. I might have to make a trip to LOFT -- I'm dying for a sweater dress or two. It's a struggle, because I'm super sensitive to itchy materials.

  3. MQ - if you ever spy a stirrup pant even adjacent to my body, you can just go ahead and have me sent away.

    Jessica, I'm pretty sensitive, too, and this particular dress didn't bother me one bit.

  4. Love the sweater dress.

    I could spend all winter in sweater dresses if I could find enough of them in different colours.