Vintage pink chenille

Fall work outfit with chenille sweater — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Vintage pink H&M chenille sweater — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Fall outfit with navy Charlotte Olympia Kitty flats — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
H&M chenille sweater in vintage pink — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Vintage pink chenille sweater outfit with kitty flats — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I couldn’t even tell you the last time I wore chenille. It’s been decades, I’m pretty sure. It just started trending again this year, right? I haven’t missed an entire season or two of the chenille comeback, have I? I wasn’t even planning on adding a chenille garment to my collection right now—I like weighing my options (sometimes for way too long) before making purchases, plus I’ve gone kind of overboard buying new things recently—but I walked into H&M to donate a bag of ratty clothes and other textiles for recycling and walked out with this sweater.

The crazy part is how much I love this sweater. (The balloon sleeves! *heart eyes*) Usually, after making an impulse purchase, I instantly feel buyer’s remorse. I was actually waiting for it to hit while walking out of the mall, but nope…! I was originally going to save the sweater for apple picking this weekend, but then I remembered that I probably shouldn’t wear a nice, brand new sweater to an orchard full of branches and other spiky/dirty things. I ended up wearing it to work last week with this outfit. I kept the look streamlined with dark wash denim and navy flats (kitties, of course!). The monochrome bottom half kept the focus on this vintage pink sweater.

H&M is revamping their sizing to align more with American brands, so I tried on XS in store since that’s my usual size in American brands. The XS fit, but it was a little more snug than I prefer and the arms were short, so I bought size small. Love it, love it! This beauty will be a staple all fall, winter, and spring.


H&M sweater / exact
Madewell jeans / old; similar
Charlotte Olympia flats c/o Shopbop / exact from SSENSE or similar (last seen here)
Amour Vert earrings / similar from Nordstrom Rack
Le Specs sunglasses / exact style
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in rosé / exact