Winter Essentials: Black and Grey

Loft Cardigan and Mossimo Leggings

Loft Cardigan and Mossimo Leggings

Loft Cardigan and Mossimo Leggings

Loft Cardigan and Mossimo Leggings

I know I promised to share with you my first purchase of the New Year from the Loft a while ago. But it has been so cold these past few months, coupled with never-ending snowstorms, that my thyroid-less body has had little enthusiasm for standing outside to shoot outfit posts. But, fearing that this winter will never end, I braved the cold and snow to bring you one of my favorite new looks that has been on repeat more times than I would like to admit.

Right after the New Year debuted I visited the Loft to stock up on some warm weather essentials. I immediately headed to the petite section and spotted a long grey cardigan. I cannot tell you how much I love oversized sweaters and chunky cardigans, so when I saw this beauty, complete with its fleece-like, but still fashionable look, I knew I had to have it. Yes, I completely disregarded the fact that this was one item not being marked down.

Recently, I stopped at Target and made the fatal mistake of spending a few minutes browsing the store. There was a whole section of sweaters, leggings, and long sleeve tees from Mossimo. I snagged an awesome pair of textured leggings that would work for a yoga class, but I found them way too stylish to use solely for that purpose.

Loft Cardigan and Mossimo Leggings

And voilà, this outfit was born! The Mossimo leggings go nicely with riding boots and can actually pass for office wear (if you don’t work in the corporate world). I can’t say enough about this cardigan from the Loft. I have practically been living in it since I purchased it. It’s warm and cozy, and the hood is a great addition. Pair it with leggings as I have for this outfit, or for a more formal look with black pants or a skirt, and this versatile beauty was well worth its price.

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