OOTD: Statement Sleeves

I didn’t think I was getting on board with the ruffled sleeve trend — until I tried this powder blue merino sweater dress on…

Sunglasses: J. Crew | Coat: Club Monaco | Dress: Club Monaco | Bag: Free People
Tights: Hue | Pumps: J. Crew Factory | Necklaces: Free People | Watch: Apple
photos: Bekka Palmer

I’m not going to pretend like ruffly sleeves are a trend with years of staying power, but there are worse things in this world than having a gorgeous, warm, fine-gauge merino sweater dress in your closet, right? It’s warm enough to end winter on a pretty note and breathable enough to fight off those early Spring chills. This coat is one of the nicest plaid coats I’ve ever owned, it’s on sale too, and while being ‘blue’ in winter is kind of ironic, this tone mix actually makes me quite happy.

The wind was at times uncooperative and bone-chilling the day we shot these photos at Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park in Brooklyn, and the coat kept me quite warm the whole time. That’s a total win! I hope to have this in my closet for many years to come.

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  1. February 17, 2017 / 9:53 am

    I love the ruffle sleeve trend! It is so cute! Love these blues!

    • February 17, 2017 / 3:07 pm

      Me too! It's a little more ruffle than I was prepared for, but once I tried on the dress (and let's be honest, saw other people wearing it) I am now ready to embrace it. πŸ˜‰

  2. Nam
    February 17, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    Wow!!! Roxy u look so chic and lovely . Love the dress and coat??Who better knows fashion than u πŸ™‚ the only thing I have is the pink Apple Watch from the above list. He he he. OOTD post is amazing. Thanks Roxy.

    Wanted to add one thing. Yesterday I got Anthro's home catalog. The collection is absolutely amazing. Anthro has changed in a good sense for its home collection. I have a few pieces in my house which I bought to accentuate my home decoration but when I saw the catalog this time I felt like having almost everything. Love them

  3. LaurenS
    February 17, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    Love this whole look, but especially that gorgeous coat!

    • February 17, 2017 / 3:10 pm

      Yes yes!! I am so enthralled with this coat, it's warm and lovely and the pattern placement is perfect.

  4. Elizabeth
    February 17, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    How short is this dress? I'm 5'7″ and worry this would verge on inappropriate!

  5. February 17, 2017 / 11:08 am

    Apple Watch twins! My work gave them out for Hanukkah/Christmas. Thank goodness I have smart tech people around me with them to help figure this thing out, LOL. It's somewhat intuitive, and somewhat not. But I love how it's inspiring me for my active life…I'm coming back from a broken foot and injured spine, and have about 40 lbs to lose to get back to my normal weight.

    Hooray on the home catalog!! I didn't get one, but I'll have to swing by Anthro to pick one up because I'd looooove to do my apartment with some of their pieces. (I'm not sure how my BF would feel about that, but, well….) πŸ˜‰

    • Nam
      February 17, 2017 / 4:42 pm

      Yessss!!!! To Apple Watch. It was a gift from my hubby. Men loves tech as everyone knows already and loves giving gifts that way too he he he. I hear u Roxy. I'm sorry you are still in pain πŸ™ ive been there so I know how sad annoying and painful it is to be in a chronic pain. I hoe u achieve ur weight loss target soon πŸ™‚

      Oh my!!! Home items are very pretty and has touch of infact a coupon pieces are mid century modern so I hope ur BF likes it. My hubby did. Some tables have glass and gold accents so looks so rich and posh πŸ™‚

  6. Anthropolitan
    February 17, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    Very cute combo! The blue in the dress really brings out the light blue in the plaid and brightens the outfit.

    And I hope you're back to feeling 100% soon.

  7. Jess
    February 17, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    Good to know about the catalog, I hope I can get one in the mail soon. I'm looking for some new dΓ©cor to spruce things up a little for Springtime.

    • Nam
      February 18, 2017 / 1:58 am

      I love the catalog Jess. Lovely items. As I mentioned before they have a couple of mid century modern furniture with glass and gold accents. Absolutely love them. It was refreshing to see Anthro bringing pretty things ??

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