I finally took my Polo Ralph Lauren winter sweater out for a spin.
the Polo Ralph Lauren nordic cardigan sweater
I eyed this cozy cardigan during the Black Friday sale last year, though I did not pull the trigger until the post-holiday sale. I love that it is not some bastardized synthetic blend. (Yeah, I see you acrylic and polyamide and I am not buying what you are selling. Literally or figuratively.) The colors on this sweater are festive without going overboard on the holiday vibes. This is ideal because it makes for a sweater that can be worn all winter versus exclusively pre-Christmas.
I am wearing a size extra large, though I definitely should have sized down. Regardless, being able to wrap it and belt it makes for versatile sizing.
the J.Crew tissue turtleneck
The J.Crew tissue turtleneck is a mainstay style from the retailer. I have had at least three of them, though I gave away the blush pink and grey stripe ones. The fabric is a light knit, not so thin that a camisole is necessary, both of which makes it a great base layer.
I am wearing a size large.
the Gap Factory bootcut corduroy pants
I think I bought these on markdown for less than thirty dollars circa the first autumn of the pandemic. As a pair of corduroys with a 37 inch inseam, they are a highly coveted pair of pants and ones I do not wear as often as I should.
I planned to wear a pair of black bootcut denim on the plane rides back to the states at the end of January, however I am concerned the low rise of the denim might not be all that comfortable. These cords offer a higher rise and the slightest bit of stretch. Perhaps they are the best candidate for the job. #staytuned
I am wearing a size 32 tall.
cardigan sweater: Polo Ralph Lauren (similar) • turtleneck: J.Crew • corduroy pants: Gap Factory • flats: Sarah Flint ($50 off any regularly priced pairs with code SARAHFLINT-BALU) • sunglasses: Ray Ban • purse: Chanel • earrings: J.Crew • watch: Cartier (also here)