Monday, February 27, 2012

Recent Find: Cozy Ann Taylor Knit

Sorry for my lack of updates lately...I guess I need to make it a habit of writing on here more regularly if I want to keep my readers coming back! =P Life just gets busy or I'm too tired after work and I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about. I was in Dallas for 2 days of training towards the end of last week and am still pooped from that. Maybe this is just a sign that I'm turning into an old lady.
 
Speaking of old ladies, I recently made a pit stop to the Ann Taylor outlet and got an item that is a new favorite of mine...I lovingly call it my 'grandma sweater' and it's so cozy. 
Ann Taylor chunky cardigan (similar here and here) -- F21 coral colored tee (similar) -- no name boot cut jeans (similar) -- Payless cheetah patent flats (similar) -- thrifted Gap leather belt (similar)
Back view
I adore the color and print of these flats!
Accessories: Lovisa necklace from Australia (similar) -- no name cluster ring (similar)
  
Here are some belated photos from Ping's birthday dinner at Cha Cha Cha!
Birthday dessert
Make a wish!
Girl photo
Random photo but this is one of the best late night eats in my neighborhood...tacos!
  
What is your take on 'grandma' sweaters and how do you motivate yourself to blog on a daily/weekly basis? 

48 comments:

  1. Love the outfit. Ann Taylor sweaters are always the best. The one you bought looks so cozy and comfy.

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  2. I like your Grandma sweater. I motivate myself to blog everyday by carving out time for it and keeping an idea booklet in my purse.

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  3. Hehe I like how you're calling it the Grandma sweater...yet it's definitely too fashionable to be worn by a grandma! My motivation for blogging regularly is to have a successful blog! It's really hard to gain a following if you don't do regular posts...I blog 3 days a week, Monday/Tuesday/Thursday.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  4. karen-- i love your cozy sweater and animal flats! i been looking for flats lately because i don't have any and tim told me i need comfy walking shoes for when i go to NYC. look at the pic of wayne, me and vic. vic is definitely checking out that dessert! nope nope nope, it's my bday and it's all mine! ROFL

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  5. Karen- I'm in the same boat with you. I have so many idea for a blog and never can get it them because life happen hehe. I love the grandma sweater. It looks so warm and cozy. Perfect for a rain day. 

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  6. your sweater looks so cozy! i have no problem with grandma sweaters. they usually have big chunkier patterns that are more attractive than the standard cardis!

    [oomph.]

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  7. I love cozy sweater esecially when I don't feel like doing nothing. Yours looks really cozy!

    I am becoming busy little by little, hoping I'll have time to write a post... Useful or not, it is also fun for me too.

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  8. This was actually my first AT sweater and won't be my last! It's sooo comfy! =)

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  9. hahaha I can kiiiiinda see a grandma wearing it. That is very true, Sharon! I need to think like that more and not let myself be lazy.

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  10. Thanks Ping! Yes get some flats girl! You will be doing A LOT of walking in NYC and up/down stairs in the subway, etc.

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  11. Yeah I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels that way! Thanks so much Ying!

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  12. I think I need more grandma sweaters now. haha Thanks for the comment hun!

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  13. Yeah definitely super cozy! Thanks for the blogging tips!

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  14. I think you did a great job styling this so-called 'grandma' sweater!  It doesn't look old ladyish at all.  Well...I put all of my outfits together 1 month in advance.  My mom comes up 1 weekend a month and we shoot all the outfit photos within 2 days...  yup you read that right.  I think pre-write all of my posts on the weekend.

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  15. Genevieveyoung2000March 4, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    Cute sweater!  Cha Cha Cha is the perfect birthday celebration spot!

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  16. Love the knit sweater and great shoes!!

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  17. I love those leopard print flats!  I don't think you look like an old lady at all  :)

    xx

    Jen

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  18. That knit is gorgeous!  A total closet staple, can't wait to see how else you style it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such thoughtful comments, hope you’ll be back to see my latest designs!

    xo-JuliePeace. Love. LOL!Haute Khuuture.com

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  19. Thanks Bessie! I'm glad I made it look more young. haha Oh wow that's crazy that you can put together outfits so ahead of time...I'm super indecisive so that probably wouldn't work for me. =P It's an idea to ponder though...

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  20. Thanks Gen! I know...love Cha Cha Cha for their sangria! The food prices have gone up though. Boooo!

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  21. Thanks for visiting and for the lovely comment! =)

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  22. Aww thanks Jen! I have been wearing those flats non-stop lately!

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  23. Thanks Julie! No problem...the photos on your blog are great and can't wait to see more of your designs for sure!

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  24. love that sweater, great knit, also the pink looks stunning on you.

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  25. Wow, I can't believe you got those cute cheetah flats from Payless!  I want a pair!  And a patent finish makes 'em easy to clean.

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  26. I love your leopard flats! I've been looking for one with a mary jane style, but no luck yet! I'm glad that your sweater was comfortable because usually sweater from AT itches me like crazy!!! I wouldn't reccommend you to force yourself to blog a specific days because that will turn out as a task instead of something you love to do! Plus, i think you are doing a great job already since I tend to visit your blog!

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  27. love the necklace! super cute!

    xx

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  28. great look! love the leopard print flats and those tacos look so gooood!

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  29. Karen - you should never feel like you have to apologize for stepping away from the blog every now and then :-)  We all know how hard it is!
    And I love a good grandma sweater!!  I have a few that are like wearing a blanket...and I love it (especially when I lived in Portland and it was rainy and depressing outside...a grandma sweater was perfect!) LOL!
    XO - Marion

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  30. Oh! It does look so cozy!

    Yay for Ping's birthday pics! I see she got her FP dress! :)

    I definitely feel like you lately regarding lack of posting!  Just post whenever you have the time! Make sure you just keep enjoying it rather than it becoming a chore. :) And I agree with Marionberry...you don't need to apologize! :)

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  31. Thanks Megan! Coral pink is one of my fave colors! 

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  32. Yeah I love Payless for cheap but stylish shoes! 

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  33. Thank you! Tacos are delicious..actually had them for lunch today. =P

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  34. I know I know...I think after I get a new computer I might be more inclined to post when all my pictures can be uploaded somewhere since I'm still using a beater computer now. haha Grandma sweaters are the best for rainy/cold weather...it's been like that in SF lately too!

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  35. Yes Ping did get the dress she wanted! Thanks for the encouragement Michelle! 

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  36. DylanainwonderlandMarch 14, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    Great color mix!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  37. I love your leapard shoes and the pink top!
    great style,

    Love,PurePreciousPerfection.blogspot.com

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  38. Thanks for visiting and for the comment! =)

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  39.  I just discovered your blog and I think is lovely! Would you like to be friends and follow each other?
    xoxo,
    Fashionhypnotised girl

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  40.  

    Wonderful! So beautiful! I like it very much. Thank you for sharing
    it. And our fashionable and cheap Abercrombie and Fitch clothes are also great,
    too.


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  41. Love the look of g'ma sweaters with something more fitting and refined...the tight/loose mix makes the perfect pairing for urban chic luxe looks!  Love that bright tee underneath...springtastic Karen!

    Thanks for visiting and leaving awesome comments, hope to see you back soon!
    xo-JuliePeace. Love. LOL!Haute Khuuture.com

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  42. Thanks for the comment! What is the link to your blog?

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  43. Aww thanks Julie! You are too sweet! I love pairing tight and loose clothing together. =)

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  44. Cha Cha Cha's is the best! I lovee their food and sangria! I wear a lot of grandma sweaters to work. So much that my nerdy male techie coworkers always notice!

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  45. LOL glad you love Cha Cha Cha too! Are in you SF too? Grandma sweaters are so comfy!

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