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The Big Lebowski Sweater

 

The Big Lebowski (source)

The Big Lebowski (source)

The dude abides.

My Big Lebowski Sweater

My Big Lebowski Sweater

This is what I call my “Big Lebowski Sweater.”  This is how you survive the polar vortex,  in a Big Lebowski Sweater.  I may have spring weather now but this is what I wore all winter long to battle the chill both here in Nor Cal and in Pennsylvania.  What makes a Big Lebowski sweater?  Generous in size, like a coat, thick and patterned!  Everything you need to ward of the cold.

My Big Lebowski Sweater

My Big Lebowski Sweater

Accessorized with Shoedazzle and Brighton

Accessorized with Shoedazzle and Brighton

I picked mine up at a local boutique but there are ton’s of “Big Lebowski” type sweaters on trend this season, and now is a great time to get them at a great price!  Just wear it with slim items underneath like a bra cami from Express and leggings.  Then finish it off with boots (like mine from Shoedazzle) and some silver jewelry, like mine with Aztec flair from Brighton. (and my favorite wrap watch, Time For Style watch from mark.)

A Big Lebowski Type Sweater To Survive Winter

A Big Lebowski Type Sweater To Survive Winter

Perfectly Patterned

Perfectly Patterned

Wear it with boots and leggings!

Wear it with boots and leggings!

Even if you’re stuck at home cuddle up in a “Big Lebowski” sweater with slippers instead of boots, pop some popcorn and rent The Big Lebowski!  The movie is an all time favorite hilarious classic, it can make a February day worth it.  Or you can play the Big Lebowski drinking game, take a drink every time the word “dude” or “man” is said.  That’ll make an interesting night!

Winter must have:  A Big Lebowski Sweater

Winter must have: A Big Lebowski Sweater

The Big Lebowski: Are you employed, sir? 
The Dude: Employed? 
The Big Lebowski: You don’t go out looking for a job dressed like that? On a weekday? 
The Dude: Is this a… what day is this? 
The Big Lebowski: Well, I do work sir, so if you don’t mind… 
The Dude: I do mind, the Dude minds. This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand, man.

 

The OG Lebowski Sweater

The OG Lebowski Sweater

 

 

Week O’ Nautical – Day 3 Boho Nautical

Next up on Week O’Nautical is another look that’s not your stereotypical nautical look but incorporates pieces in the right color family and functionally nautical.

Boho Nautical Look

Boho Nautical Look

Def on the casual side with the rouched t-shirt dress from Express, gifted to me by the fab sis-in-law for Christmas (I would say brother but you know Steph picked it out).  Love this style because it works year round with the 3/4 sleeve and t-shirt material.  Also killer because it works for so many occasions, dressed up for work or thrown over a bathing suit as a cover up… etc…  If you don’t own a t-shirt dress GET ONE!  It’s a wardrobe must have.

My other wardrobe must have is a silk scarf.  To go with the casual boho vibe I have it tied as a headband with the knot tied toward the side of my head with one end longer than the other so you can pull it forward to make more of an impact.  This scarf is from my days moonlighting at Brooks Brothers, they have the best silk scarfs!  This outfit could easily be transformed by tying the scarf as a belt low on the hips or right under the bust tied in the back and thick like a cummerbund, or again tied in the back but all the way open so it kinda looks like a tube top… the options are endless.  I always have a constant scarf inspiration from Rachel McAdams in Wedding Crashers when they go out on the boat and she has her scarf wrapped around her head.  I love that look but just not on me, maybe one day…

Wedding Crashers Inspiration

Wedding Crashers Inspiration

Sorry for the crappy picture, I had to screen cap a really poor quality you tube video.  I love her full nautical look here.  Still waiting to recreate it with an open stitch sweater and linen pants all in white… on a boat… one day, one day…

Boho Nautical Accessories

Boho Nautical Accessories

You know what’s been missing from my previous posts… shoes!  Given how much of a shoe-a-holic I am, kinda surprising.  Since we’re on the topic of wardrobe must haves, gold wedges are another one of my picks.  These ones are from Nine West and I’ve worn them to DEATH!  They go with EVERYTHING!  Can dress them up for a summer night out or run errands in them in shorts and a tank or take them to the beach/lake/pool for a little glam or when you know you’ll be transitioning from lounging.  Make sure they’re comfortable and easy to walk in, really that’s what a wedge is all about.  (PS. you like my nautical toes?  You know my nails will have their own post)

What really makes this look boho, is of course, my Bohemian Style Bag from mark.  I’ve been obsessed with this since it launched!  It has that uber cool style that everyone who is anyone has been carrying but its priced perfectly at $38.  Plus it holds EVERYTHING!  It’s great for commuting back and forth to work.  I’ve even used it as beach bag and it still looked cool.  The color surprisingly goes with more than you think, yes even black.

And let’s round things out with my super fun jewelry, the statement making hoops are mark. too, part of the heat wave duo set.  My go to instant summer ring is the mark. Pretty Stellar Ring and then of course we have the Borrowed From The Boys watch yet again.  This time I paired it with a white bangle from Express and a thin gold bangle from Brighton.

Boho’s not my typical style so this is my take on it…