I stole this outfit idea from a mannequin. I was at J.Crew Factory exchanging a size and saw this waffle knit sweater paired with white jeans. I loved how it looked and thought an olive jacket and Panama hat could be added to the mix, too. I can see this sweater getting tons of use for many years to come!
Sweater: J.Crew Factory, $31
Jacket: Gap, $ 52 (similar, similar, similar, similar, vest)
Jeans: Gap, $30 (similar, similar, similar)
Flats: J.Crew Factory, $48
Purse: Karen Millen, gift (similar, similar)
Hat: J.Crew Factory, $17
Necklaces: My Stella & Dot 1, 2, 3
Approx. dates: Jeans are 5 years ago. Purse is 3 years ago. Jacket is 2 years ago. Hat and shoes are recent. Sweater is new.
Also, I wanted to share an update on my Alaska shopping post. You guys gave so many helpful tips (thank you!), so I switched things up from my original plan and wound up buying these 3 items:
1. North Face waterproof jacket - It's got a hood, it's a fun neon yellow color and it's lightweight. I'm told it rains constantly in Alaska so this will give me the protection I need. Waterproof jackets were $200 dollars at the North Face outlet, and Zappos seemed to have the best prices (about $90), so I ordered this exact one.
2. North Face fleece - Instead of a wool short coat, I went for something even warmer. This fleece fits under my waterproof jacket to form the perfect multi-layer coat (I got a fleece one size smaller than the waterproof jacket). I found it for less at the outlet (about $80) so I bought it there instead.
3. Waterproof Adidas shoes - At your suggestion, I ditched the idea of getting little rain boots and went for something more sturdy. These may look like sneakers but they are waterproof and designed for hiking rough terrain. I bought the ones on the left and JJ got the ones on the right!
Thanks again for all your awesome suggestions!! I hope these finds are helpful for you too!