J.Crew coat (now on sale!) //J.Crew arrows sweater (now on sale!) // J.Crew plaid oxford (now on sale!) // Paige denim // Steve Madden booties // Longchamp tote // Burberry watch // David Yurman cuff // Jawbone UP24
My family is extremely surgical when it comes to gifting. Each year about a month before Christmas, my parents ask me to e-mail them a detailed list of items I want, which honestly works out great because then everyone's happy - they don't have to waste their time and I end up with items that I love. But sometimes they surprise me with great presents I'd never to think to ask for, and oftentimes those end up being my favorite gifts. This year, my mom bought me the dishes that I asked for for my first apartment (which I'm moving into in May, eek!)but then surprised me with a 10-piece AlClad pots and pans set which I couldn't be more excited about (or more grateful).
Similarly, this sweater was one of those surprise pieces from my dad. When people ask me where I got it and I tell them that my dad bought it for me at J.Crew, they're shocked - one of my coworkers went so far as to say she would never trust her father to pick out clothes for her. But, what can I say, my dad's got some serious style.
This jeans/sweater/booties combo has become my standard class-to-work look, mainly because it's so easy. In the snow (which, let's be honest, makes my campus absolutely drop-dead beautiful) my trusty J.Crew coat(also a gift from my dad!) has become completely necessary.