Friday Frocks: Sweater Dressing

By |October 25th, 2013|Friday Frocks|

To me, there is no better thing than being able to look pulled together while feeling as if you are lounging in your oldest holiest sweats.  The perfect way to achieve this style nirvana is by acquiring a sweater dress… or many of them.  Be it cashmere, merino wool, or cotton blend, sweater dresses come in all shapes, colors, and patterns making it quite possible to wear one each and every day of the week.  Perfectly suited for a day at the office or a weekend brunch with friends, this knit number is as versatile as it is comfortable.  With tights, over the knee boots, and a leather jacket, no one will ever accuse you of being frumpy.

knit dresses1. 360 SWEATER Zana Sweater Dress, 2. Remain Intarsia Knit Sweater Dress, 3. kensie Stripe Cotton Blend Sweater, 4. Tess Giberson Intarsia Collage Sweater Dress, 5. Matthew Williamson Knitted Sweater Dress, 6. Jonathan Simkhai Pixel Sweater Dress, 7. Tibi Intarsia Cotton and Modal Dress, 8.Temperley London Honeycomb Dress, 9. French Connection Stripe Sweater Dress, 10. Maison Martin Margiela Paneled Wool Sweater Dress




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Real People, Real Style: Pure Parfet-tion

By |May 3rd, 2009|Real People Real Style|

This California girl is a real natural beauty (and another east coast transplant).  Her eclectic style is the epitome of east meets west.



Name: Katie Parfet

Wearing: vintage black party dress, vintage Cole Haan lace up boots, J. Crew grey cardigan, vintage black Coach shoulder bag

Occupation: Ambassador of Sole, TOMS Shoes

Hometown: Pelham, New York

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and your bag was only big enough for 3 items, what would they be? cherry chapstick (because I’m addicted), the perfect pair of jean cut-offs, and a good fashion magazine… I mean book.

Favorite beauty product: Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer. Any day  now I’m going to learn to apply makeup…

Style icon: My grandmother.

This summer I can’t wait to wear: TOMS Shoes Cordones line (Hipper TOMS, with laces!)

Style tip for all the fashion degenerates: If you’re showing major leg, cover up on top and vice versa.

Best Splurge (it was worth every penny): Pauric Sweeney black overnight purse. Great for an everyday computer tote or airport carry-on.

Trend you’d like to see die: Orange spray tans ruin even the prettiest of outfits.

Currently coveting: an unfussy floral dress that won’t wrinkle in my suitcase.  Looking forward to scooping one up in New York next weekend.

Fun fact: it’s my birthday!

Biggest personal fashion flop: wearing leggings more days than not this winter.

Tisk tisk on the leggings, Katie lady, but we’ll let it slide.  We love that you put your heart and “sole” into your style.