Velma’s Turtleneck Sweater

I had been looking for a new sweater for fall and winter: something soft, warm, and oversized for maximum coziness. Machine washable too, if possible (because: baby). I took Calvin out with me for my sweater quest and I tried on many close-but-not-quite options. Ah, until I found this one in mustard yellow. Flattering shape! Great color! Throw it in the wash! On sale for $35!

I was feeling pretty cute when I put it on the next morning. I wore a silk top beneath with its shirttail hem peeking out, my favorite cropped skinny pants, patent oxfords, and of course, my glasses. I even had time to put a little makeup on before heading out to walk the kids to school. Look out, world! Stylish mom, comin’ through!

Velma's Turtleneck Sweater is Lookin' Good

So then I realized, about halfway there, who I looked like. Jinkies.

  1. Duckworth Glasses, Warby Parker

  2. Slim Cropped Pants, Gap

  3. ‘Rancher’ Silk Pocket Top, Nordstrom

  4. Relaxed Turtleneck Sweater, Loft

  5. Dune London Laboux Patent Oxfords, Zappos

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  • Cassidy
    October 15, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    The patent oxford trend amuses me so much…I have complained about my “man shoes” through 10 years of military service. :p I think all my male colleagues would mock me incessantly if tried to put together a stylish outfit with my military corframs. Then again, they don’t “get” pixie cuts or leather fringe, so I shouldn’t weight their opinion so much!

  • AnnW
    October 15, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    I had to google “jinkies!” So what, I don’t think it’s that obvious. In ten years or so, I’m going to dress like Iris Apfel. I’ve already bought some really big turquoise beads on One Kings Lane. It’s nice to be able to walk to school. I loved it when I was little.. I’d like to congratulate you on your consistency. You and Miss Mustard Seed were the first blogs I started reading around the time you won the porch contest and I’m still with you. Your grammar and syntax is impeccable and your photos top drawer. I love reading a really grown up blog, not one about how to make a table cloth from a worn out sheet. I’m waiting for your book.
    The best picture ever was your husband sitting on the basement toilet!

  • Lesley
    October 15, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Same thing happened to me a few years ago.. Had donned my favorite burnt orange sweater and was wearing my glasses while working. I happened to pass by a mirror and was like, Velma!

  • Stacy Hofman
    October 15, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    You say it like it is a bad thing! Velma and Miss Piggy are my style icons. LOVE IT! Smart girls always go for cute and comfortable.
    Glad you found your maximum coziness sweater. xo

  • Tanja
    October 16, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Way better to look like Velma than Amy Farrah Fowler. ;-)
    Anyway, cute outfit! Love those shoes and I’ve been eyeing a similar pullover at Boden’s.

  • Danielle
    October 16, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    No shame in dressing like Velma! Do you remember how the rest of them dressed? Fred and that ascot, er, I guess he was the only strange one to my childhood self. Anyway, I love your outfit!

  • Carrie S.
    October 20, 2015 at 10:16 am

    I am so going to wear this outfit. Also, I’d rather be Velma than Daphne ;)

  • Lauren
    October 20, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Love the sweater, but can you throw it in the dryer? I hate the whole “reshape, dry flat” rigmarole. Thanks!

  • Yvonne
    December 23, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    I was accidentally dressed exactly like Olive Oyl. Fashion icons forever.

  • Anton
    October 4, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    I like Velma’s turtleneck…the higher she bends her turtleneck the sexier it will look …wow. So high up….