WIW: zippers!

This is my first YLF purchase: the Aqua zippered sweater that Angie recommended. I've narrowed down my massive sweater search to this plus two other sweaters that are on their way. I love the size and shape, almost a tunic on me. Great for those days when I feel like nothing fits quite right.  It's so warm, perfect for my Christmas trip to Peoria (inlaws) where the lows were hovering around 0F.

The new Tsubo boots are here, too. The zippers aren't as obvious in these photos but it's fun to have two big exposed zipper items in one outfit. I felt like the zipper trend was over, but in both these pieces I really like it and think it's quite current. The boots are perfect on my short legs, I think. Opinions?

(I think I found a buyer for my previous tall boots, so I'm breaking almost even on this purchase.)

Bonus WIW: my favorite Theyskens blazer now back from the tailor with arms that are the right length! I think this is the same blazer Shevia scored recently. It's a big boxy boyfriend cut with very sharp shoulders, a few years old but I'm sticking with it.

Anyone else being tempted to horrible excess by post-Christmas sales? I'm trying not to give in to the temptation to buy huge, lovely wide leg trousers that are 70% off on shopbop but still far too much.

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  • Mo replied 10 years ago

    You had me at zipper!  Love this.  The black is a great backdrop for your hair.

  • AviaMariah replied 10 years ago

    I love that zipper sweater.  I have already been on line shopping way too much today.  Must stop.  :)

  • Sam replied 10 years ago

    Love everything here, especially the zipper sweater. It looks perfect on you!

  • cciele replied 10 years ago

    The sweater and boots are divine on you -- great fit for both! I think the height of the boot works really well, and the zippers on the sweater are a great, fun detail.

  • replied 10 years ago

    Love the sweater! Are the Tsubos Bacos?

  • LACeleste replied 10 years ago

    You look great in this sweater!

  • merwoman replied 10 years ago

    What gorgeous lines in the sweater - it looks fantastic on you!

  • Greyscale replied 10 years ago

    They're the Tsubo Loe. They're hard to see in the photos but they have a cool moto ish zipper. I can't believe I found boots that are such a good fit for my legs *and* comfortable - highly recommend for other short-legged folks. My calves are muscular, so these might be loose on narrow calves.

  • replied 10 years ago

    Yeah great sweater -- not available anywhere I can find in Canada though! Oh well, I will admire it on you!

  • Deborah replied 10 years ago

    I love exposed zippers! That is such a cool sweater. I hope we see this design in Aus next Winter. Looks great on you.

    And I love your 'suit' look. The jacket looks fantastic and the white under this is the perfect balance.

    Stunning, elegant and with edge.

  • Suz replied 10 years ago

    Brilliant! I love every item and all of them together! Wow. I am SO tempted by those boots! Do I need them? NO. Do I want them? YUP. 

  • Jaime replied 10 years ago

    Yay exposed zippers and double yay on successfully shortening the sleeves on "our" jacket - something I have yet to do but must! Boots and sweater both look like winners to me!

  • CocoLion replied 10 years ago

    Both items are ELEVENS!!!

  • carambola replied 10 years ago

    Oh, I love that sweater! The blazer and boots are fab too. Everything fits and hangs just right.

  • Susie replied 10 years ago

    I love it all! That sweater was one of my favorites on that list and it looks so fab on you. And I am very tempted by those boots for my short legs!

  • Windchime replied 10 years ago

    Oh, I remember that sweater from when Angie recommended it. It looks great on you! I also love your blazer styled with the white shirt. It's simply elegant. You really picked winners with all these items!

  • Greyscale replied 10 years ago

    Shevia, the tailor had to chop the sleeves off above all the buttons, so in the end they feel almost short on me. I think they're fine - I'm just used to too-long sleeves. But I wish I'd asked her to find a way to do it halfway up the buttons or something, or just left it and scrunched the sleeves.

  • replied 10 years ago

    Wow,that sweater is perfect for you! I was tempted when Angie recommended it, glad someone took the plunge!

  • Greyscale replied 10 years ago

    Suz, not to be an enabler, but they're half price on the Tsubo website. They run small (I'm usually a 6.5 and I got a 7 - and I could even have gone up to a 7.5.)

  • catgirl replied 10 years ago

    It took a lot of self control for me not to order this sweater... It looks fantastic on you!!

  • Ariadne replied 10 years ago

    I love all of these outfits to piece.  I'm so jealous of the sweater!  I totally wanted to buy it but it was out of my price range, and now it's sold out.  It looks amazing on you.

  • RunswithDolphins replied 10 years ago

    You look fantastic in that sweater and boot combo.  The proportions are perfect on you. 

  • Scarlet replied 10 years ago

    Beautiful outfits. I have closed my eyes for now to any sales, but I do hope to get out to the stores at least once to pick up some basics hopefully on sale. Since getting back to work post-baby I have already bought up a storm this year, so it's time to slow down.

  • Debra replied 10 years ago

    Two great outfits. You look fabulous in both and I really like the zippered jumper (sweater) :)

  • dianne replied 10 years ago

    I love all of these pieces on you, especially the zipper sweater!

  • Catnip replied 10 years ago

    The sweater looks terrific on you, so does the blazer, and the boots are perfect.  If it's true that you have short legs, it certainly doesn't show here.  Everything works together to make a beautiful, flattering outfit.  I love it!

  • gryffin replied 10 years ago

    Greyscale-  I can not even express how much I like the pieces and your outfits, except to say I would happily steal everything and die happy.  I love your clean, edgy, minimalist style.  The sweater looks fantastic on and I am kicking myself for not buying it.  But I am so happy it's in your wardrobe!!  The boots gorgeous and the jacket, well just TDF.  I really enjoy seeing your outfit posts.  Thanks so much for sharing!!

  • Greyscale replied 10 years ago

    Gryffin, thanks so much for the kind words!

  • shedev replied 10 years ago

    Love the sweater.

  • carter replied 10 years ago

    Love the sweater and boots on you! Great purchases.

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