Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Leather Cocoon


I hope everyone is enjoying their Wednesday so far! It was very cold this morning, so I was incredibly happy to be covered up with extra layers.
Today I am just playing with simple layering pieces. This is the only grey chunky sweater in my closet, so far, and I’ve been reaching for it continuously. And what better way to layer than to pair it with my favorite leather jacket. 
Having lived in New England all my life, I’ve learned that keeping my hands and upper body warm can lessen the chilly frostbites. That's why layering is so important. Currently I have 4 layers on, so I am nice and toasty.
One of my favorite winter pieces are knitwear, but it’s hard to wear thick sweaters without feeling like a mammoth. To negate that I experimented by slimming down the look with a nifty leather jacket. I consider this my cocoon look, a sanctuary of warmth and style. I really like the well-draped look of the sweater combined with the slim-fitted silhouette of the leather jacket - cozy and chic at the same time =)


[Outfit]
Leather Jacket & Boots :: Jessica Simpson via Macy's
Sweater :: Gap
Jeggings :: Macy's
Bag :: LV Speedy
Thanks for reading!

61 comments:

  1. This is one great jacket dear :)
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  2. Hi Thu!
    you look great! that jacket is beautiful... and i love the way you styled your hair!
    have a lovely day!
    XX jannine

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  3. OMG! I love your purse and top, fabulous!!! New post on cancer <3 http://whatnicolewears.blogspot.com/2012/01/guest-post-treat-cancer-through-fashion.html (Guest post really) :)

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  4. You look so warm and cozy in your layers! I really need to get myself a bomber jacket. :)

    -Sharon

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  5. You look pretty! I love your bag!

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  6. Great jacket, like the furry collar!

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  7. Loving that bag, lady ;)

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  8. Really nice leather jacket :)
    Love it.

    Lovely greetz.

    xoxo
    Ina

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  9. you look so cute! love the leather jacket and that bag is just amazing!

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  10. I need a black leather jacket like no one's business. So fab!

    xx
    Lynsey
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  11. I love your bag!! It's really nice!!

    kisses

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  12. I am loving that bag! I don't know how you do it in that kind of weather. When it gets below 50 here I start freaking out!~

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  13. You definitely look cosy and warm! Loving the "cocoon" look hehe. I hope we can stay in Summer for a while before the winter comes :)

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  14. Love the leather jacket and the sweater...great combo!

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  15. loove this outfit, love your jacket you look gorg. :)

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  16. thank you for the comment, I love the bag! :)

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  17. Very beautiful look, I really like it. That leather jacket is gorgeous! :) xoxo

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  18. Gorgeous leather jacket! Looks stunning on you! :)

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  19. layering is fun, but yeah, I don't want to look like a woolly mammoth with a sweater-- the leather jacket is a nice touch, Thu! Keep warm!

    ♥ laura
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  20. Lovely jacket, I like it so much!
    XOXO
    Ylenia
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  21. Great tip for keeping a slim looking figure while still staying cozy in a chunky knit. I tend to shy away from them because my curvy hips paired with a thick sweater end up making my waist disappear altogether. Love the trick with the cropped leather jacket!

    xoxo,
    annie

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  22. I love knits for the winter time! So warm & cozy.
    Even with 4 layers on today.. I couldn't layer anything on my legs and practically froze outside! I wish I was over where you are! It looks warm, haha

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  23. i love the outfit. perfect for cold weather, but still sexy! :) love it.

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  24. thank you for the comment lovey x want to follow each other?

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    x

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  25. i like the pairing of the textures you've done here; the sweater and edgy motorjacket :D you look great! keep in touch <3

    -Joyce
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  26. the jacket looks great!
    i usually avoid leather jacket in winter but layering with cozy sweather totally works. :)

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  27. You look very chic. This is my first time seeing a white LV Speedy. This is a must have for summer...if it's still available.

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  28. i really like the way the sweater works with your fave leather coat! hope you get some sunshine soon. :)

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  29. I love love your LV bag...your leather jacket looks really cute! Is is still available at Macy's?
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  30. I love chunky knitwear! It looks great with the jacket ^^

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  31. I´m a sucker for a great leather jacket, and yours looks fantastic! Plus, I really love your bag, so stylish :)

    xx Ivana

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  32. you always have such gorgeous outfits, thu! and oh man, i love your bag! :D

    <3, Mimi
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  33. Thank you so much for your sweet comment!! Of course I follow you back!
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  34. i simply love your look and that leather jacket is fab...
    do visit my blog also and if you like it we can follow each other.. :)

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  35. Hey dear! Great jacket, it´s beautiful!
    Kisses

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  36. LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit. I might give it a try - pairing a chunky knit with leather jacket and skinnies.

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  37. I love this outfit and you look cozy :D love the chunky sweater and jacket combo :D

    Xoxo

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  38. you look lovely, great cordigan....
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  39. i love your sweater and bag. you look great! :D

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  40. Thu, I want that jacket! The collar on it is amazing. Love how you layered everything. Great outfit! :)
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  41. Great outfit! Love your leather jacket!

    GTBB,
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  42. this is a great leather jacket...i want to buy one too so badly!!!

    a kiss from the
    cocobloggers

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  43. i love huge knit sweaters and layering, but the problem i have is that i layer so much that it's hard for me to put my arms in my jacket afterwards!

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  44. Looking great as always. I love the cute little leather jacket =)

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  45. i love knit sweaters during the winter time, too. i hate that "i'm big" feeling... and i usually wear something that makes me leaner and layer, like you. :) great coordination. :)

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  46. This is really cute. That jacket is perfect over a knit sweater, love the idea too I definitely bundle up under my layers in the winter.

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  47. LV just looks fab with anything. Love the outfit (as usual) ;)

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