It’s a Turtleneck…But it Doesn’t Have Sleeves

Yes, I know. A sweater without sleeves seems like quite the conundrum. But, trust me, this is the perfect fall and winter piece. It’s great for 65 degree days where you leave the house with a jacket but heat up quickly in the sun. With skinny black pants and heels, it’s a great option for a cold night out because you look cozy for winter but you aren’t dying the minute you’re in a crowded, hot bar.
The knit isn’t so thick that you feel itchy and suffocated (oh and believe me, it’s not a thick knit…I tried to wear it out without a bra and realized halfway through the evening that I was basically X rated), but it still has that chunky look. Plus, it’s under $40 right now and also comes in dark gray. You need this in your closet for fall.

Another thing you need? The cult classic lip color, Clinique Black Honey. It’s what I’m wearing in these pictures and it’s the color I can’t wait to pull out every fall and winter.


Madewell Sleeveless TurtleneckJ.Crew EarringsVera Bradley Crossbody Bag
Everlane Loafers – Jeans {similar here and here} – SunglassesLip Color


So this sleeveless turtleneck, I’ve had it on nonstop since I bought it. It’s a substantial knit that’s done in a super flattering shape. The way the arms cut in is perfect for showing off your shoulders, and the chunky turtleneck looks so chic with hair up. I didn’t tuck it in for these photos, but I’ve found it’s most flattering half tucked into a pair of high waisted pants.

I’ve worn it for dinner with colleagues, brunch with family, happy hour with a girl friend…you name it, this turtleneck has worked for every occasion. I also love this light tan paired with white jeans for an early fall look.


These photos were taken a few weeks ago at the National Arboretum while on the hunt for fall leaves. As you can see, the leaves were underwhelming, and I’m not sure I’d use the National Arboretum for another blog shoot — actually I am sure, I wouldn’t — but, I did discover that it’s an amazing hidden retreat in DC. I’ve heard of people taking walks there for years, but had never ventured out there myself. You can guarantee I’ll be back on a nice day for a stroll and some fresh air.

Photos by Kimberly Graydon


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