Leopard + Stripes

fall outfit weekend with a hat

I don’t know what it is about this sweater, but when I saw it earlier this fall, I was instantly drawn to it. Like, a magnetic force. I mean, I love stripes. I love leopard. And I’m always on the hunt for orange & blue. I tried leaving the store without it, but ended up coming right back and buying it. I couldn’t say no!

It’s perfectly cozy for a whole slew of winter activities. Whether it’s a football or basketball game, or just a weekend brunch, I’m all about the oversized sweaters lately. Winter hibernation, anyone?

sandro sweater stripes leopard

navy blue gucci crossbody bag with tassel zipper pull

cute orange and blue outfit tailgating illni

And on an unrelated and random note, I’ve turned into one of those people. You know, the ones that are constantly complaining about the weather like it’s the only thing they know of to talk about. Yep, guilty as charged. The really pathetic part is that we’ve had the most mild winter in the midwest up until the last few weeks. But man on man, the last few weeks have been a struggle. It’s only been in the 20’s, but it’s felt like the teens. We’ve got a long road ahead and I’m not quite sure how I’m going to make it through.. Yesterday was my first “shoot day” of 2016 and it was so miserable (my phone said it felt like 14 degrees at the time) that I’m not sure how the next four months are going to pan out. I need to think of some creative indoor ideas ASAP!

Walking 10,000 steps outside everyday has been a struggle, too, but I’ve been making myself get outside and get moving. I cringe thinking about the day that I just walk on the treadmill in the gym in my building. I’ll save those never-leave-the-building-days for a blizzard or something.

I have warm coats and I’m always wearing a scarf, gloves, and a beanie. Any other tricks? It’s not like I grew up in a tropical climate by any means, but I’m having a hard time adjusting. Maybe it’s just those first few weeks where everything seems colder than it is… And then you adapt and just kind of become numb? Let’s hope that’s on the horizon!

navy blue hat, striped leopard sweater

navy blue floppy hat, sandro orange blue striped leopard animal print sweater

Get the Look…

Sandro Sweater (on sale!)
Rag & Bone Jeans
American Apparel Hat (identical at J.Crew on sale!)
Gucci Crossbody (similar here for less!)
Indigo Rd Booties

sandro striped leopard oversized sweater

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19 Comments

  1. 1.6.16
    Shannon commented:

    Love this combo!

  2. 1.6.16
    Natali commented:

    You’re looking absolutely gorgeous in this cute and chic outfit! I like your sweater so much that I want to buy the exact same one. 😀

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  3. 1.6.16
    Aline Brodbeck commented:

    Love so much your leopard print, dear.

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  4. 1.6.16
    Megan commented:

    Love, love, love that sweater and how you styled it!

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  5. 1.6.16

    Love the hat!

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  6. 1.6.16
    Emma commented:

    I am absolutely loving the unexpected combo of animal and stripes and the two colors!!
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  7. 1.6.16
    Emily commented:

    Smartwool socks. I wear nothing but smartwool socks in the winter. Sorel boots are incredibly warm as well even if there aren’t piles of snow on the ground. Also a sleeping bag coat is a must at all times. Peacoats are cute and stylish but they are NOT warm. Idc what anyone says. I just thought to myself this morning “this weather isnt so bad if you have a sleeping bag coat” (ie the north face long down feather filled coat that everyone has).

  8. 1.6.16
    Betsy commented:

    Love everything about this sweater! So cute!

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  9. 1.6.16
    Aubrey commented:

    I love that floppy hat! Perfect for winter outfits.

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  10. 1.6.16

    I’m struggling with this sudden cold spell in the Midwest, too. I always forget how miserable it can be! I’ve been investing in some thick socks and heavy scarves to help ease the pain!

  11. 1.6.16
    Elise commented:

    I am right there with you complaining about the weather! Best think to do is dress cute and layer. Love this look! Your sweater is fantastic!

    xx, Elise
    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

  12. 1.6.16
    Dana commented:

    As crazy as this sweater is, I LOVE IT! And I love how you styled it too!

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  13. 1.6.16

    This past week has been freezing!!! I didn’t think I would have to, but it’s time to shop for some new hats & gloves. By the way, this sweater is cute & fun!

    Happy Wednesday Jessica 🙂
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  14. 1.6.16
    Lucy O'Connor commented:

    I love this look! The jumper is so unique & different – it’s adorable! Plus, it looks great dressed down with jeans, booties & that fab crossbody. I was in Chicago for a week during a cold snap & I complained everyday! You’re not alone!

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  15. 1.6.16
    Laura Kathleen commented:

    This sweater is so fun! I love the way the patterns blend together!

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  16. 1.8.16
    Audrey Adair commented:

    You rock this sweater – I love how you styled it. x

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  17. 1.9.16

    Love the sweater- so different and so cute! I’m also lusting over your bag! You look awesome, Jess. I can totally relate about the cold. Not good here in Boston and even though it’s better than last year’s snowmaggedon, I won’t stop complaining! xoxo, Jenna
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  18. 1.15.16
    emily commented:

    this purse is perfect! xo

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