Sunday, February 26, 2017

Cobalt Blue Sweater and Pants

I had forgotten about my cobalt blue sweater and pants for a while and recently “found” them again. Since I hadn’t worn them for a while, I decided to wear them together.

Blue Outfit 1 
It was a dry and not-too-cold day, and I added my black vest to break up the blue a bit.

Blue Outfit 2
The blue sweater is cashmere, and I picked it up a few seasons ago at Costco. I don’t regularly buy clothes at Costco, but I’m really happy with the quality as it’s been washed numerous times and is still holding up very well. Many years ago I bought a pink cashmere sweater also at Costco, and I wore it for many years. I was so sad when I had to finally throw it away… A new cashmere sweater is on my wish list for next year. The end of the season is a good time to invest in a timeless cashmere sweater as they are often deeply reduced yet don’t go out of style. Here are some sweaters that have caught my eye*:


Blue Outfit 3

I wore the outfit when we visited a new, small, casual yet tasty Korean restaurant - Bob Korean BBQ in the Strawberry Park shopping center in San Jose. The menu is quite small, but the dishes are prepared well. Some reviewers on Yelp complained that there is no grilling at the table (which is customary in many Korea restaurants), and it’s definitely not the kind of Korean restaurant with grills at each table or many side dishes. But for a casual, informal lunch or dinner, it’s a nice place to visit, and the prices are reasonable.

Bob Korean Restaurant

Questions: Have you forgotten about any items in your closet lately? Do you like cashmere sweaters? 



Be well,
Andrea


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43 comments:

  1. That is a great combination, black and cobalt blue. Korean food is something I only discovered recently, back in December, I didn''t know they usually grill at the table. The retaurant were we where didn't , but I loved the food!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! I can't believe I had forgotten about the sweater until now... And, yes, many Korean restaurants have grills at the table and bring you the marinated meats, etc.

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  2. I think the vest is a perfect way to break up the blue for this outfit, Andrea!!
    We've never been to a Korean restaurant...it's fun to hear about where you go in your outfits!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Jodie! For the first six or so years of this blog I shared a lot of our family outings, and I like that I'm getting back to it a little bit... Sharing an outfit and what we did when I wore it feels like me. :-)

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  3. I love cobalt blue! The restaurant sounds good; I'll have to check it out!

    Mary

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    1. Thanks, Mary! You should check out the restaurant!

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  4. Colbalt blue is one of my favorite colors on you!

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    1. Thanks dear Andrea! Have a great week!

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  5. You're so right - now is the perfect time to pick up a cashmere sweater on sale! Love these blues on you and thanks for linking, xox

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    1. Thanks, Patti! I'm very tempted to pick up a new cashmere sweater. I know I'll have it for years...

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  6. I love blue and black and it's nice to see different shades of blue besides navy look so well with black. I discovered some boots recently in my closet that I had forgotten about. It was fun pulling those out and styling them with some of my outfits.

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    1. Thanks, Celia. Isn't "finding" things in your closet the best!?

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  7. Love the cobalt blue sweater, Andrea! Very chic and perfect for a day outside! The vest is great too esp if you're in need for some extra warmth!
    Happy Monday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  8. Cobalt blue and black really work so well together Andrea. I love this casual look on you and think I maybe ought to try to feature some more casual pieces more often. I'm a big fan of cashmere and have just recently managed to shrink my favourite pink polo neck. I used a special handwash cycle but it must have been too fierce. So I'll be on the look-out for a new one in the sales.

    Wishing you a lovely week x
    Anna

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    1. Washing cashmere always makes me a bit nervous... Luckily, this one washes well. Sorry about your pink one! Hope you'll find a replacement!

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  9. That color is so beautiful on you Andrea and its perfect for that kind of weather. I got a similar cashmere sweater when visiting Edinburgh a couple of years ago. There is nothing better. Have a lovely week. Sabina

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    1. Thanks, Sabina! Cashmere is a great material...

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  10. I wish we had a good Korean restaurant nearby! I love Korean cuisine! That blue sweater is gorgeous on you!

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    1. We are lucky that we have several good Korean restaurants not too far away...

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  11. Cobalt blue and black look great together! I forget about items in my closet all the time, but it's nice when I rediscover them! I feel I have something new to wear!

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    1. Thanks, Amy! And, yes, it's exciting when you find a forgotten item in your closet!

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  12. I looooove cashmere.....and I do have forgotten items in my closet! Last year's summer clothes are in the attic and I'm sure when I eventually get them out, I will "rediscover" things I had forgotten. I hope so!
    Cobalt blue is such an optimistic color I always think....and looks great on you!

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    1. Thanks, Gail!

      And, yes, it's exciting to bring out a new season's wardrobe and rediscover forgotten items.

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  13. Very stylish Andrea, lovely colour. I've never owned a cashmere jumper, but maybe I should get one for next winter! Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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    1. It's a great time to pick up one up!

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  14. I love a good cashmere sweater! You look lovely in blue!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  15. I love these colours on you, Andrea. Great thing you did by wearing
    a black vest to break them. I see what you mean about funding some in the closet, I believe it happened to me too few times. Too many clothes, yeh?

    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thanks, Anna!

      And, yes, one wonders how one can "forget" about things... I definitely have way more clothes than I "need" despite the fact that I bought very little last year and sorted through most of what I own...

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  16. Finding buried treasure in your closet is such a treat. I discovered a blouse yesterday in the inner recesses of my dark, dim closet. It would help so much if we had better lighting in there!!
    Your pants are such a pretty blue. Now that you have found them, hope you will enjoy wearing them often.

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    1. Yes, finding things in your closet is fun! I have very little closet space, which makes it easy for things to get "lost"...

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  17. I always look at Costco's clothes! I really like their active wear because you can usually get name brands for great prices (I have some Adidas crops from there that are nice) and even their generic brand tops are good. I'll have to see about getting cashmere there next time I'm in the states! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!
    -Kristin
    countdowntofridayblog.com

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    1. I also got some great Kirkland brand workout pants at Costco about 7 years ago. They are still one of my favorite pairs, despite having been washed a million times...

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  18. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Cozy weekend look. Isn't that too warm for California?

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    1. Actually, this outfit wouldn't be warm enough for the weather we've been having right now... It's been in the upper 30s in the mornings with highs in the 50s. Now, for those (like you) living in truly cold climates that's probably "warm," but for me that means my heaviest coat... ;-)

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  19. One of my favourite shades of Blue Andrea. Another great look! Thank you for linking up xx
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  20. Andrea, I love the cobalt and black paired together! It creates such a rich contrast. In fact, I do have a pair of cobalt Gap pants that I thrifted last year that I have forgotten about! I guess I need to pull those out this spring. And yum to Korean food! I have been a huge Vietnamese food kick lately! Thanks for linking up with me On the Edge!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Glad I reminded you of your cobalt blue pants! :-)

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  21. I have always wondered about the cashmere sweaters at Costco. I will invest in a couple next Winter. And thanks for reminding me to wear my own cobalt pants, too. Love black
    +blue together, especially for Winter. Nice put-together casual look. =)

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