Winter 10x10 — Outfit 9

Winter 10x10: Black seed stitch sweater, grey skinny jeans, black ankle boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Everlane black seed stitch sweater + Madewell grey skinny jeans — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Black sweater, cuffed grey skinny jeans, black ankle boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Black Sam Edelman Petty ankle boots with grey cuffed skinny jeans — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

There's only one more outfit to share after this one; thank goodness! It's not that I ran out of steam when it came to putting together the outfits since I thought of most of them prior to the start of my 10x10, but after a while I just wanted to wear different clothes. I think it definitely helped to do the challenge when I was away from most of my closet. I wasn't tempted by everything else I own. It also helped a lot to put together the looks ahead of time so I could just pick out a complete outfit each day without thinking much about it. The hard part for me right now is getting these posts up every day. My blog isn't my full-time job, so it's basically taken up every one of my evenings for the past two weeks and I'm ready for a break. ;)

Anyway, back to the outfit! I don't have much to say about this one. It's pretty basic: another rendition of my winter uniform. I actually didn't leave the house at all on this day, so I spent the day in socks instead of shoes. I did, however, manage to get some work done. Everyone who works from home says to get dressed for productivity, so I did that instead of defaulting to my loungewear for the day. I didn't mind so much because this outfit is almost as comfortable as a sweatshirt and sweats, haha.

My favorite element of this look is the small cuff on my jeans. I normally would have tucked the hems under an inch, but I decided to try folding them out and I'm obsessed with the look. The outfit is pretty dark between the black sweater, dark grey skinny jeans, and black ankle boots, so the cuff adds a nice, light contrast. It adds just enough interest to an otherwise pretty uninteresting outfit.


I fell in love with this sweater from Everlane and received it for my birthday a little over two years ago. At the time, I didn't realize how bad of an idea it was to own a black sweater with three cats that are mostly white. I seem to always have a stray cat hair (or, you know, 15) on me! That said, I love this cotton-cashmere seed stitch sweater. It's an excellent basic sweater in a relatively timeless, comfortably loose fit. At first I wasn't sure if my usual XS was the right size in this sweater since the sleeves are a tad short on my long arms, but now I'm a fan. The slim fit makes it easy to tuck. This exact sweater (in other colors) is still available in Everlane's Limited Product Collection, but I've also found a few more similar options.

1) Cotton-wool Teddie sweater by J.Crew Factory ($60, on sale for $36) / Crewneck. Cotton, wool, nylon blend. (Other colorways also available.)

2) Seam detail high/low sweater by Halogen ($59) / Seam detail down the front. Crewneck. Available in regular and petite sizes. (Other colorways also available.)

3) Christine pullover sweater by Eddie Bauer ($60, on sale for $24) / Seam detail down front. Side slits. Cotton/nylon blend. Available in regular, petite, and tall sizes. (Other colorways also available.)

4) Supima cotton 3/4 sleeve sweater by Land's End ($49, on sale for $25) / Crewneck. 3/4-length sleeves with buttons at the cuffs. Available in regular, petite, tall, and plus sizes. (Other colorways also available.)

5) Cotton cashmere wide ribbed sweater by Uniqlo ($30) / Boatneck. Ribbed style. (Other colorways also available.)


Everlane sweater / exact (unavailable in black); similar options above
Madewell jeans / unavailable; similar (high rise)
Sam Edelman boots / exact (on sale!)
Kate Spade earrings / similar

P.S. If you're new to Everlane, please consider making an account with my referral link prior to making your first purchase. My cat Rosie destroyed my new sweater hoodie and I'm trying to save up some credit to repurchase it. Ahhh, cats...