I’ve been looking for a sweater dress: something affordable, warm, and modern that could do double duty in some way. I found this little gem at Syzygy, a boutique in Manzanita Oregon. This hooded sweater/coat dress is Horney Toad brand. Fabric is 35% modal, 25% organic cotton, 25% nylon, and 15% angora, so it has a little more drape and a little more warmth that a 100% cotton sweater knit. The dusty purple colored fabric has a smooth finish on the outside but inside it has a terrycloth-loop-thing going on, except for the inner hood which has a smooth lining in an olive color. Details include side pockets, a tulip hem in front, a full front zipper, and shaping darts in the back. I like that I can wear it as a dress in the winter, but as a longer sweater/jacket in the spring and early fall.
The boots are Spire Peak by Merrill. A few years ago I scrimped on other clothes purchases so I could buy a good pair of quality boots. These will last me for years since they are classic and so comfortable I could walk in them all day. These Merrill boots have a thinsulate lining so they are warm as well. Waterproof black leather with inside zip, air cushion support with walking shoe comfort. I purchased them at Nordstrom and they were spendy, but worth it.
I got the fleece-lined leggings here.
If you have clothes ideas, I’d love to hear about them!