The Choker Sweater

Sweater weather. It’s never something I’ve looked forward to.

I’ll always prefer summer clothes, but I’m actually enjoying this season’s knits and their details. Like this choker sweater from Sammydress. The choker looks cool, and it’s also super cozy. It’s essentially a built-in scarf that never gets in the way. And I love the zippers on the sleeves.

Somehow, I’ve made peace with the approaching winter. I’ll forever be a summer girl, but I’ve learned to appreciate winter in my own way. I’ve tried ice skating, skiing, snowboarding and other winter activities but they’re just not for me. I have a low cold tolerance so it’s best for me to stay indoors.

To me, winter is all about embracing those lazy days you don’t have time for in the summer. Appreciating your home. Cuddles, hot beverages, books, binge watching TV shows or having movie marathons. And snacks. Lots of snacks.

These photos were actually taken at Syd’s (the photographer) place, but they inspired me to spend my lazy winter days in a sweater. Usually at home I’ll throw on a sweatshirt or just a robe if I’m cold, but there’s something about lounging in a sweater. I felt like a model in a luxury knitwear campaign. Btw, doesn’t Syd have an amazing view?

It’s amazing how clothing can affect us, even at home. Because winter’s also the perfect time to start on all those projects that you’ve been putting aside. Redecorating your home, learning a new language, starting a website, whatever it may be. I’ve learned that the winter blues can be avoided if you create your own sanctuary from them – and if you dress against them.

Thanks for reading! How do you like to spend your winter days?

[ PS: There are still 8 days to enter my handmade ringΒ giveaway! ]

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Photos by Syd Hyder

SWEATER: SAMMYDRESS | SKIRT: TOPSHOP

Women’s Black Knit Oversized Sweater, Black Mini Skirt on Lookastic: Black Knit Oversized Sweater, Black Mini Skirt

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40 Comments

    1. Maria 21/11/2016 at 17:41

      Thanks Alice xx

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  1. Jessi Malay 21/11/2016 at 13:42

    Love this sweater! I actually have a similar one in beige! The zipper detail on the elbows is my favorite because it makes the sweater so much more edgy πŸ™‚ Have a great week girl!

    XO Jessi,
    http://www.mywhitet.com/ootd-recap-2/

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    1. Maria 21/11/2016 at 17:41

      Thanks Jessi! It is a great feature πŸ™‚ xx

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    1. Maria 21/11/2016 at 17:41

      Thanks Melis, it is super cozy x

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  2. Neguine 21/11/2016 at 19:12

    Oh girl…. We already had that conversation. I am DREADING winter, and crying hard. But oh well, oh well. Can i just tell you how sexy you look in this post? Damn legs you girl! And I enjoy reading you so much, it makes me feel like I am drinking a cup of coffee next to you. And its amazing. Love you always!!!

    http://www.persianbrunette.com

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    1. Maria 22/11/2016 at 19:47

      I have some coworkers from Ontario and they’re laughing at us because we’re starting to complain about the cold … not all of us are so tough! Aw thanks babe! I hope we someday can drink coffee together xx

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    1. Maria 22/11/2016 at 19:47

      Thank you! It’s actually the photographer’s home, way better lighting than in mine haha x

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    1. Maria 22/11/2016 at 19:47

      Thanks Paola xx

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    1. Maria 22/11/2016 at 19:48

      Haha every time I wear a black top and skirt people think it’s a dress, but I guess that’s good because it would look new with pants. Thanks Dora xx

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    1. Maria 23/11/2016 at 18:05

      Thanks Sharon xx

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    1. Maria 23/11/2016 at 18:05

      Thanks Paola, you too x

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  3. Batsheva 23/11/2016 at 16:34

    I actually have never seen such a sweater– it s such an interesting concept–almost avant garde. Although, with the choker craze that is going on as of recent, an item such as a choker sweater almost seems predetermined. I love the look however; it is so simple, yet unique in such a way that it still stands out.

    https://cynicalduchess.blogspot.com

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    1. Maria 23/11/2016 at 18:06

      Thank you Batsheva! I hope the choker craze sticks around, they’re the only necklaces I seem to be really attached to.

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  4. Christina Gliati 24/11/2016 at 09:00

    I love the sweater! I love winter and not summer (well, each has its beauty but I prefer winter). I can’t say I do something special these days , the best is that I prepare myself for Christmas. Many kisses!

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    1. Maria 24/11/2016 at 18:07

      Thanks Christina! Hope you have a great Christmas x

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  5. Elise 24/11/2016 at 14:04

    I prefer summer too, in Winter I just like to go into hibernation.
    I love the jumper, I have a similar one too in nude/beige.

    http://www.zekalin.com

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    1. Maria 24/11/2016 at 18:07

      Yeah, it’s the perfect weather for staying in bed all day. Thank you! x

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    1. Maria 24/11/2016 at 18:08

      Thanks Nevena x

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  6. Mara Calli 26/11/2016 at 10:55

    Love this, and it’s such a coincidence, I just ordered one too! Can’t wait to get it and style it, although I’m sure it’s not going to look as flawless as yours <3

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    1. Maria 26/11/2016 at 12:46

      Thank you! Aw I’m sure you’ll look amazing in it too, I hope you enjoy yours x

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    1. Maria 27/11/2016 at 18:00

      Thanks Edita! Right back at you x

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  7. adele miner 27/11/2016 at 14:31

    Love this, you look so cosy! Your posts are my favourite! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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    1. Maria 27/11/2016 at 18:01

      Aw thank you! x

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    1. Maria 28/11/2016 at 17:20

      Thanks! It’s actually a sweater and skirt πŸ™‚

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  8. Angelica 30/11/2016 at 09:28

    I love the sweater! I’ve been looking for one like this! Glad I found your blog!

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    1. Maria 30/11/2016 at 20:06

      Thank you! Glad I could help you πŸ™‚

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  9. Nataliya 07/12/2016 at 14:05

    I really don’t mind the cold weather (I’m one of those weirdos that likes the winter) so I’m all about this sweater you’re wearing!! I like the excuse to wear layers and really cozy items. This sweater looks like the coziest thing in the universe. AND omg you look so stunning in these pics!!!
    xo
    N
    Style Tomes ||ST on IG

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    1. Maria 07/12/2016 at 19:28

      I just have the cold tolerance of a tropical fish haha, otherwise I probably wouldn’t mind it so much. Thank you! xx

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