wrap it up

Kent and I went to the Nebraska Crossing Outlets last Saturday. While it was sunny and relatively warm (low 60s), the wind was absolutely brutal. I was wearing a long-sleeved cardigan, but somehow I was still freezing. Our first stop was the Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, which normally isn't my style scene, but it never hurts to take a little look, right? Just as we were on our way out (empty-handed), I spotted a lonely sales rack shoved away in the corner of the store. A fun pattern on a warm-looking black sweater caught my eye. Upon further inspection, I discovered it was a wrap sweater. Ah yes, the ubiquitous wrap sweater. We've seen it in many different shapes and styles. It can be longer (think those duster sweaters popular in the early-mid 2000s) or shorter (I've seen cropped versions -- à la a ballet dancer's uniform -- pop up lately). While length is important to consider when choosing a wrap sweater, also pay close attention to color, print and texture. I scooped this one up because it's short-sleeved, which means I can layer long-sleeved Ts underneath, and it's SO warm and cozy. Perfect for fending off those lingering winter winds!

We took Highway 6 back to Lincoln and while stopping at a gas station in Ashland, I thought it'd be fun to take some outfit pics near this old bank that's on the National Register of Historic Places.

Wrap sweater: Polo Ralph Lauren

Cardigan: American Apparel (similar)

Jeans: Gap (similar)

Boots: Zara

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban (similar)

Bracelet: Vintage