Friday, February 7, 2014

New Recipe for Cookie Monster

Cardigan (Steinmart); Teal suede boots (; Bag (Brahmin); Necklace (Pretty Woman - see it styled another way here); Hat (Gordmans); Ribbon and Flower trim on Hat (Hobby Lobby); Pants (Focus 2000, Steinmart); Turtleneck (Target); Watch (Skagen, Nordstrom)
Despite the title and the fact that it's Girl Scout Cookie season (mmmm...Thin Mints), this post has nothing to do with cookies.  

I always refer to this sweater as the "Cookie Monster Cardigan."  Though it's teal rather than royal, the fuzzy trim reminds me of the iconic blue Sesame Street character.  I bought it primarily because it matched my teal suede boots (which I love, love, love) and I've historically styled it with the boots and black pants.  But, when I came across this gorgeous teal and chocolate printed grosgrain ribbon at Hobby Lobby, I was inspired to pair the sweater with dark brown pants and a coordinating turtleneck.  I used the ribbon (and a clip on chocolate brown wool flower) to dress up the teal wool cloche I found on clearance for nine dollars at Gordmans and, viola, a new look for the Cookie Monster.

What other colors would you pair with teal? 
Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!


  1. I love navy with teal. Brown is a basic in my closet so naturally I think what you did is fabulous. So happy to see a new post from you.


  2. Hi Trish. Navy with teal is a great idea. I love navy with true greens, but haven't tried it with teal. Thanks for the suggestion - I have some playing in my closet to do, and love an excuse to wear my teal boots with something else!

  3. Jody, Love the color combination AND the faux fur. Last season, I divested myself of two faux fur vests: a) because they took a lot of space in my closet and b) because they didn't feel like "me." Seeing this outfit made me sort of wish I'd kept at least one of the two, just for variety. You look toasty warm and yet super bright with the pop of teal. I sometimes wear camel with teal, but I guess that's a no brainer, really. Miss you and hope we bump into each other sometime this month.

  4. Crystal, I actually just picked up my first faux fur vest this winter (soon to be featured in a post)! I used to loathe faux fur, and I felt even less charitable toward faux leather, but innovation in fabrics (and I suppose my own evolving taste) have really changed my opinion over the past two years. I'd never attempt to pass faux fur off as real (and I wouldn't want to) - I think a supersoft faux fur looks sort of posh but lighthearted and fun at the same time.