Hooded sweater/jacket dress

purple coat/dressI’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.

If you have clothes ideas, I’d love to hear about them!

One response to “Hooded sweater/jacket dress

  1. Cute! Merrill is known for comfort, great boots!

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