Cocooning in Style

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, so does our need for a cozy cocoon — whether it’s where we live or what we wear. And this super soft sweater dress is the perfect balance of elevated comfort without sacrificing style. It definitely gives one a reason to get up and get dressed up, while it’s equally at home for a Zoom call or Netflix binge.

Every part of this outfit exemplifies the relaxed pieces I’m craving these days, especially since they simply feel soooo good to put on. And each is versatile enough to stand the test of time and look on point when we all reach the New Normal.

I have to start with this sweater dress, which is from Jenni Kayne. Love its maxi silhouette and the self belt that can be tied in front or back. A new brand for me, Jenni Kayne is California-inspired design I think you’re destined to fall in love with. I know I did! From neutral-toned textured knits to work-from-home-favorites to the shearling slides fashion editors are swooning over, there are a myriad of must-haves. Not to mention the coziest home decor! Next up for me, this pony hair crossover sandal. (Can you tell I’m dreaming of some serious sunshine…)

You’ve seen this beautifully cozy faux fur jacket here, and it always gets a lot of love whenever I post it. I actually used a gift card to buy it at bankrupt Barneys on the last day they were going to be accepted, so it was a bit of a rushed splurge. But because it’s so easy to dress up or down, it’s now in regular cold weather rotation and will be for years to come.

I stayed in the comfort zone with a reversible beanie (grey to black), ruched leather clutch in winter white, and grey suede booties (note the round heel!). Of course, a mask is mandatory and a gorgeous necklace (designed by Cristina V, a super talented young woman I’ve known since she was a kid!) is the icing on top.

As we anxiously await a full-on COVID vaccine roll-out, it’s not always easy to keep a smile on your face. Or under your mask. But it does feel ever so much better to get dressed and get out, if only for a stroll around your neighborhood. For me, Life’s a Spritz shoot days are always special. Now they are even more so. Stay safe, stay hopeful people!

Dress: Jenni Kayne (also in Oatmeal, Dark Camel, Ivory and Black.) More affordable options include this cable knit dress and this rib knit midi.

Jacket: (Stand Studio, old) Similar here (on sale) and here.

Boots: (Vince, old) Great currently available options here, here and here.

Bag: (Understated Leather, no longer available.) Love this, this and this (two for one!).

Necklace: (Cristina V, one of a kind) But check out her site and indulge!

Mask: Baublebar (great selection!)

Beanie: (Dollar Store gift) Liking this, this and this.

Photos by Kristin Moore-Gantz @artdirectthis. Mural/Graffiti by @splashybee.

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12 thoughts on “Cocooning in Style

  1. This outfit just looks really cosy! The sweater dress is lovely paired with the white teddy coat and clutch! The only dressing up I get to do is to go to the grocery store haha.
    Happy weekend!

  2. You’ve got the art of winter layering down to a science. J’adore your sweater dress, the colour, your faux fur coat, winter accessories and the fab gold accessories you’ve highlighted your outfit with. Have a good week, Xo

  3. Yes, it’s true. It is so difficult sometimes to continuing smiling despite everything. But I agree with you, when you wear your favorite pieces and go out even for a brief walk, everything looks less heavy and more affordable 🙂 Good choices.

    xx Dasynka

    1. Thanks so much, Yvonne. Spring is around the corner, so I will have to put my teddy away soon. But there’s always until next fall!

    1. Thanks so much, Allie. Jenni Kayne was a cozy new discovery for me, and I look forward to sharing more styles. Happy Spring!

    1. Thanks to warmer weather, layering has given way to a less is more approach these days! My teddy coat has been put away until next year, but I’ll be happy to see it in another 6 months or so. Enjoy your Spring, Yvonne!

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