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! ]






Photos by Syd Hyder


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

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  • alice

    Love reading this.

    Alice Cerea

    • Maria

      Thanks Alice xx

  • Jessi Malay

    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,

    • Maria

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

  • Melis

    so in love with that sweater, you look so cozy!

    xx Melis

    • Maria

      Thanks Melis, it is super cozy x

  • Neguine

    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!!!

    • Maria

      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

  • Amy

    Love this cozy sweater! And your home is beautiful – what a view!!

    xx, Amy

    • Maria

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

  • Paola Lauretano

    So cozy!!! I love your sweater Maria!
    Kisses, Paola.


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    • Maria

      Thanks Paola xx

  • Dora Toubanaki

    Oh I thought it was a dress at first and fell for it! I love it as a sweater too! Great way to style it!
    This chair tho <3

    • Maria

      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

  • Sharon Wu

    Love that sweater on you babe! You look so fab! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week xoxo, sharon

    • Maria

      Thanks Sharon xx

  • Paola Lauretano

    Happy Wed Maria!
    Kisses, Paola.


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    • Maria

      Thanks Paola, you too x

  • Batsheva

    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.

    • Maria

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

  • Christina Gliati

    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!

    • Maria

      Thanks Christina! Hope you have a great Christmas x

  • Elise

    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.

    • Maria

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

  • Nevena Krstic

    Lovely outfit! πŸ™‚ xx

    • Maria

      Thanks Nevena x

  • Paola Lauretano

    Happy friday Maria!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  • Mara Calli

    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

    • Maria

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

  • Edita

    SUCH a hottie – WOW! Loved since I saw it on Insta!


    • Maria

      Thanks Edita! Right back at you x

  • adele miner

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

    • Maria

      Aw thank you! x

  • Beckerman Girls

    Just lovin’ your choker dress! IT’s the PERFECT holiday dress! LOVE that its a sweater! AMAZING!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

    • Maria

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

  • Angelica

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

    • Maria

      Thank you! Glad I could help you πŸ™‚

  • Nataliya

    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!!!
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    • Maria

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

  • saim

    Great sweater looking so pretty..