Perfect Cardigan

COS wool cashmere cardigan / T BY ALEXANDER WANG classic T-shirt / BLANK DENIM vegan leather leggings / SUPERGA sneakers / GIVENCHY Antigona duffel

COS wool cashmere cardigan / T BY ALEXANDER WANG classic T-shirt / BLANK DENIM vegan leather leggings / SUPERGA sneakers / GIVENCHY Antigona duffel

I haven't been this in love with an individual clothing item for a long time. The moment this COS cardigan arrived in the mail, I put it on ... and then I didn't take it off for three days. Seriously.

Thumbholes on the cuffs are just one of a million reasons why I j'adore this knit so much. It also happens to be the perfect length (past the butt — so crucial), the perfect color (dark gray with the faintest hint of purple) and ridiculously soft (wool plus cashmere, hello).

Expect to see a lot of this cardigan on the blog in coming months.

Currently Coveting

ISABEL MARANT ÉTOILE raya raglan pullover / S & S Schutz Amisha slip-on sneakers / DANIEL WELLINGTON classic Sheffield lady watch / BAGGU basic tote / ADIDAS Stan Smith shoes / ZARA houndstooth wool coat / WOMAN BY COMMON PROJECTS slide sandals

ISABEL MARANT ÉTOILE raya raglan pullover / S & S Schutz Amisha slip-on sneakers / DANIEL WELLINGTON classic Sheffield lady watch / BAGGU basic tote / ADIDAS Stan Smith shoes / ZARA houndstooth wool coat / WOMAN BY COMMON PROJECTS slide sandals

I've learned the hard way that it's never a good idea to bar myself from shopping altogether. It's better to treat myself to the occasional piece every now and then or else, wracked with lust after several weeks of self-inflicted deprivation, I'll inevitably go on buying binges and spend way more than is necessary.

Like last week, for example (damn all those Columbus Day sales). Unfortunately, that means that the several items still on my wish list will be even further out of reach for awhile (see above, le sigh).

White Blazer

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ZARA oversized white blazer / JCREW silk cami / GAP jeggings / ZARA suede ankle boots (similar here and here) / GIVENCHY obsedia cross body bag

ZARA oversized white blazer / JCREW silk cami / GAP jeggings / ZARA suede ankle boots (similar here and here/ GIVENCHY obsedia cross body bag

I was eyeing this white blazer for some time before I finally gave in. I had my reservations: 1) I wasn't sure if it would be worth the price tag, and 2) I can never for the life of me keep my whites clean. I find stains on my white clothes within hours of wearing them no matter how careful I am (does this happen to anyone else or am I just exceptionally sloppy?!). 

For now though, while the blazer is still pristine, I'm so glad I decided to bite the bullet – I'm in love with the oversized fit and the interesting texture. I've convinced that boyfriend blazers are like ankle boots – you can never have too many of them.