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Faux Fur Sweater | From Chicago to Los Angeles

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Winter feels far away from us in California with temperatures still in the high 90’s into hundreds. Yet, David and I have already started getting in the holiday spirit by getting our fall decor, Christmas tree, and wintery candles ready at home. The only thing we haven’t really been able to do is change up our wardrobes for the season! It’s just been so hot that we’re still in our tees and shorts. When we went to Chicago a few weeks ago, we were able to escape the heat for a bit. Of course, I seized the opportunity to finally wear a chic faux fur sweater, pants, and boots! It was a refreshing change from my usual lightweight summer dresses that I wear out regularly in the desert.

Pinit

Pinit

Pinit

I saw this navy blue sweater on the latest H&M campaign and it was calling my name. With many around the world already sporting faux fur, wool coats, berets, knits, and boots, I just can’t help but feel a bit… conflicted. It’s a battle I can’t win — I absolutely love the summer weather here and don’t want it to go away, but then I have days where I just want it to be cooler so I can change up my outfits. Since my fall/winter stuff is usually in storage for literally 10 months out of the year, it’s hard to justify spending heaps of $$$ on sweaters and coats — despite how tempting it can be.

Luckily, this beauty was priced fairly at $50 USD. I love that it’s a cozy knit sweater with faux fur accents on the sleeves. It looks so luxurious! For a day out exploring downtown Chicago, I wore it with leather pants and grey over the knee boots. I don’t think I’ve worn pants once since moving to Palm Springs, and it’s probably been a good year since I got to wear over the knee boots.

Pinit

Pinit

Pinit

After we got back from Chicago, we made a spontaneous trip to LA. It’s a lot warmer there, but nights do get chilly. Since traffic going back home is terrible until late night, we stayed out and got some night shots in Chinatown. The sweater and skirt combo is a lot more fitting for Southern California. I had been searching for the perfect gold pleated accordion skirt for the longest time and was so happy to find this online exclusive on Forever 21’s website for around $50 (similar here). It comes in a dark silver too. After discovering how great the quality of this gold one was, I wanted to get it! Unfortunately, when I went back to look, it was already sold out in my size. The gold one sold out super quickly in all sizes so I’m really glad I bit the bullet when I did.

As you can tell in the last photo, I had a pretty bad hair day… hehe. Hey, it was a long day. But nothing that a good hat (similar here) can’t fix, right? πŸ˜‰

Do you have a sweater in your closet that seems to go well with anything?

Photos by David Potter

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84 Comments
  • Samantha Mariko
    October 26, 2017

    I love a chic fuzzy sweater like the one you are wearing! That’s great it finally cooled down enough for your to wear it. Your gold skirt kind of looks like mine, love it!
    xo Samantha

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thanks Samantha! I’m obsessed with this skirt haha it’s so fun and festive!

  • Miranda Sterling
    October 26, 2017

    That gold skirt is so pretty! I would love to have one and also I’ll take it in silver too. The sweater looks really cozy and definitely really luxurious with the faux fur sleeves. Love both the looks you created with it!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      I know right? I wish I got it in silver too!

  • Shaine Ivory
    October 27, 2017

    I so love the vibe of the night shots! Your outfit is just perfect, babe!

    xx shaine

  • Elegant Duchess
    October 27, 2017

    wow that gold skirt is fantastic and I love how fluffy that sweater is! Metallics is such a great trend this Fall 2017

    https://www.elegantduchess.com/

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thanks love! That sweater is super warm!

  • Taylor Aube
    October 27, 2017

    This sweater looks so gorgeous with the metallic midi skirt. Such a fabulous look for fall – you look so warm and cute!

  • Paige
    October 27, 2017

    These pictures are incredible! You’re amazing!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  • Shannon
    October 27, 2017

    Both of these looks are so chic and your pictures are stunning!

    Shannon

  • Sara Rogers
    October 27, 2017

    I loose this outfit girl. And hey, your pictures are just magnificent, really like how much life you give that skirt. Always been a fan of H&M too, that just happens to be from Sweden just like me. Have a lovely weekend pretty lady! :*

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thanks honey! I need to go check out H&M again to see what new arrivals they have in time for the holidays!

  • Chloe
    October 27, 2017

    That sweater is so gorgeous! I want a faux fur sweater like this, it looks super warm. LOVE the metallic skirt too, such a statement piece! I just wish the temperatures in Los Angeles would just be a lot lower during the day, hehe! It’s still way to hot!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Hope it’s cooled down in LA since! It’s still super warm in the desert… haha.

  • Kathryn
    October 27, 2017

    It definitely looks like a luxurious sweater, especially with the rest of the neutral outfit. Such a good look! I remember feeling the same way when I lived in CA, wishing the weather would cool down so I could wear some fall outfits. Hope you have a great weekend, lady!

    Kathryn β€’ simplykk.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thanks Kathryn! I am waiting for it to cool down some in Palm Springs too! Still sporting my summer looks… haha.

  • Morgan of Traveling Trendy
    October 27, 2017

    Yasss I am SO feeling that sweater! Seriously so cute. I’m a sucker for Faux Fur anything, especially when it starts to get chilly out!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Me too! Faux fur makes every look so much more chic!

  • Whit
    October 27, 2017

    Love the OTK boots! You look absolutely stunning girl!

    Britt+Whit

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thanks Whit! It’s the only pair that fits my skinny legs that I’ve found so far so I am pretty happy with them too.

  • Eliseht
    October 27, 2017

    I know this post is about the sweater but those boots are to die for. I love them.

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Aww thanks babe! I love these boots too and plan on getting a pair in black too since they fit so well!

  • Lavenda Memory
    October 27, 2017

    Girl you’re photos are insanely good and I’m obsessed with your style!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thanks Lavenda! You’re the sweetest! xo

  • That sweater must make everything looks so fab, love the outfits!

  • Christine Kong
    October 27, 2017

    Wow, all of these fall photos are getting me into the spirit of the holiday season too. It’s been so hot in SoCal I’m beginning to think we won’t have a fall afterall and go straight to winter. I am all about faux fur so I love the cozy sweater and jacket you are sporting in this post. The leather coated pants and OTK boots are such a fab look in Chicago. I’ve been looking for a metallic pleated skirt like this and it’s sold out everywhere so you are darn lucky to have snagged one for yourself that fits your itty bitty frame! You look stunning in all these photos and love the night shots since they aren’t typically what you do. Hopefully we are in for some cooler temps soon! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thanks Christine! That gold metallic skirt is definitely a steal and I’m hoping they will restock it in both colors because I am dying to get one in silver!

  • Gracie
    October 27, 2017

    I love anything fur and this one from H & M makes it even more lovable because of the price. It looks great with your gold skirt. Beautiful.

    Xxgracie

    snappedbygracie.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thanks Gracie! Faux fur is life this time of year! xxx

  • Bitter Chocosb
    October 27, 2017

    wow…that sweater! of course the skirt too..amazing combination

  • Atsuna
    October 28, 2017

    Aww you shot in Chinatown in LA? I think your hair looks still good in that last photo.. πŸ˜› It’s like effortlessly chic boho hair!! Totally suits you.

    BLOG | YOUTUBE | INSTAGRAM

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      I did! My bf and I were there for half a day basically and had some time to kill so we decided to try for some night shots. Thanks girl! xxx

  • Stephanie
    October 28, 2017

    Can we just take a second to appreciate the beauty of these photos? I’m in love! The dark, moody vibe is amazing! Both outfits are incredible – and I never would’ve thought your hair was looking bad – you always look like a goddess to me!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thanks Stephanie! You always know the right things to say to make me smile! xxx

  • Mariann yip
    October 28, 2017

    I own a faux fur jacket and love it because it’s such a statement piece and once you wear it, you don’t really have to put too much details into your actual outfit. Loving all the pictures and you captured Chicago really well!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      I totally agree with you babe! Whenever I’m lazy and don’t want to accessorize too much I just throw on something with faux fur. It’s just too bad that it’s still scorching hot out here in the desert and it’s almost December. So hard to believe!

  • Jennifer
    October 28, 2017

    Your outfit is stunning! I wish it was cooler over here in Cali! Great post. πŸ™‚

    http://andmanymoreblog.blogspot.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Tell me about it babe! It’s still in the high 80’s – 90’s out here in Palm Springs. I’m ready for it to cool down some too!

  • Carmen
    October 29, 2017

    Oh dear this is amazing! I love this whole shooting and how you turned this look into something so magical <3
    This faux fur sweater is AMAZING btw πŸ™‚
    xx, Carmen – http://carmitive.com

  • Candace
    October 29, 2017

    I actually just bought a few sweaters from H&M! They were warm, yet thin enough to still bear the TX heat we’ve been experiencing lately. What a lovely faux fur jacket you’re wearing too. I could definitely use one myself πŸ™‚

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thanks Candace! I’m glad you were able to score a few sweaters you love from H&M recently too!

  • Kendra
    October 30, 2017

    You are gorgeous and so is this sweater! I love how you styled it too. I live in south Ga and it’s never cold enough for fur! πŸ™

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thanks Kendra! To be honest, it’s too hot for faux fur out here in the desert right now too but at night it does cool down some πŸ™‚

  • Rachel Vogt
    October 30, 2017

    Such a cute faux fur sweater babe, love how you styled in both outfits. Oh and amazing night shoot.
    @rachelvogttrends
    http://rachelvogttrends.com/

  • Thomas Falkenstedt
    October 30, 2017

    Well, the first time obviously hasn’t happened to me yet as I apparently spend far too little time in H&M and Forever21, but after seeing how luxurious and elegant your outfit is with minimum input of money I need to re-evaluate my way of thinking and stepping in there a bit more often for sure! And glad you got to experience my London/Stockholm weather up there in Chicago, if only briefly, haha. πŸ™‚
    Thomas xx

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Hahaha thanks Thomas! I rarely used to shop at H&M but recently started to because it’s one of the decent places to find things quickly out here in the desert. Shopping options out here are pretty sad LOL

  • Courtney Andrews
    October 31, 2017

    This sweater is so fun and I love how you styled it! You look fab!C

  • Bryanna
    October 31, 2017

    Oh my goodness, these shots are absolutely stunning! I actually have a gift card to H&M and you have convinced me to go snag that faux fur jacket right up! I love how you showed two different ways to style it, and I’m obsessed with that gold skirt. Such a great piece for the holiday season!

    XOXO Bryanna | Coming in Clutch

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thanks honey! This sweater would be beautiful on you! xo

  • Gita
    October 31, 2017

    That sweater look uber luxe and I’m loving the combo oft he sweater and metallic skirt. So gorgeous!

  • Kathryn
    November 3, 2017

    That gold pleated accordion skirt is gorgeous! You styled it perfectly!!!

  • Kathryn
    November 3, 2017

    That gold pleated accordion skirt is gorgeous! Your style is OH so chic!

  • Barbiegirl06
    November 3, 2017

    Beautiful post and outfit! πŸ™‚

    https://barbiegirl06.wordpress.com

  • Jessi Malay
    November 4, 2017

    Love that fuzzy sweater babe!! So perfect with a pair of thigh highs πŸ™‚ H&M has some great picks for fall!! <3

    XO, Jessi
    https://www.mywhitet.com/baby-shower-gift-guide/

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thanks Jessi! You’re so right — H&M has some pretty stylish and affordable finds this time of year. I can’t wait to head back and see what new things I like!

  • Jessica
    November 5, 2017

    Lovely sweater you got there dear, paired it perfectly with those over-the-knee boots. Really fab look. Also, your photos are amazing!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • Jo
    November 5, 2017

    Oh my goodness I’m so in love with your faux fur sweater! What a fab piece for fall! You look absolutely gorgeous in these shots.

    xo, Jo

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thanks Jo! Glad you like the sweater too!

  • marcy
    November 6, 2017

    OMG babe love all this pictures you look amazing and you guys should shoot more at night loving it!! i love both looks and this sweater its a keeper definitely would love one too.

    xoxo
    Marcy

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thanks babe! I know right? I wish we shot more frequently when we lived in LA because there aren’t many great spots to shoot at night here in the desert. I guess I will just have to go back to LA more frequently to get shots like this! Thanks darling!

  • Sushmitha Gururaj
    November 7, 2017

    Loved the two ways you styled that luxe sweater! That pleated skirt and that hat combo is my fave, though!
    xx Su
    http://www.missminussized.com

  • Debbie Savage
    November 9, 2017

    I am loving this entire outfit! So, gorgeous! xo

  • Cindy Elena
    November 10, 2017

    I’m in love with those night shots. The way you styled that sweater with the skirt is just GORGEOUS!

    xo | Cindy Elena
    http://www.boringclothes.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thanks Cindy! Hoping to go back to LA soon to get more night shots hehe πŸ™‚ Missing the city lights out here in the desert!

  • Jenn Hanft
    November 12, 2017

    OMG you were able to get both of these pieces for only $50?! They look so lux! You certainly grabbed the best deals hehe. I think this is one of my favorite outfits – the faux fur sweater and the gold pleated skirt! Always killing it hehe and these night time shots are so lovely! I’m always used to daytime shots. You might have inspired me to try a night shoot for myself hehe πŸ™‚

    With love, Jenn
    https://jubilantdose.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thanks Jenn! I rarely go out at night and I’m happy that the one time I did, we were able to get some cool shots! I think you would too and I’d love to see them if you do try a night shoot πŸ™‚

  • Bethany Thomson
    November 16, 2017

    I saw this sweater yesterday on H&M’s site and I immediately fell in love with it! Looks cozy and chick! Love your outfit with the golden skirt!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Ahhh did you get it?! It’s so chic and warm. Can’t wait to wear it more in winter!

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