Favorite Holiday Sweaters

Favorite Holiday Sweaters

It’s officially the holiday season!  Over the weekend, I finally stored away my sandals, shorts, linen pieces, tank tops and summer skirts and dresses. With the weather forecast predicting rain and seasonal temperatures for awhile, I am confident those 80 degree days won’t return until spring.

Cool weather means coats, boots, scarves, gloves and sweaters. How I love sweaters! Doesn’t it seem like all styles of sweaters are trending right now? From oversized boyfriend sweaters to cowl necks to cropped sweaters and just about everything in between. Sweaters are the thing these days.

For the holidays – whether for a Christmas party or just feeling festive while running errands – I like to wear sweaters with a little sparkle. The key word is little. We all know how holiday sweaters can get a little out of hand sometimes!

Stella Caraksi came out with two holiday sweater styles this season, ideal for this time of year but subtle enough to wear any time a sweater suits the weather.

The Sublime Sweater is sleeveless and can be worn with arms bare or with a top or sweater layered underneath.


I went for an edgy look and wore faux leather leggings and black pumps with my Sublime Sweater. I chose the Nickel color, a charcoal gray shade. It is too cool for sleeveless right now, so I wore a cotton turtleneck from C & C California underneath. I accessorized with a Jewels of the Vineyard Black Regaliz Bracelet (on sale now, use code WOMENINBUSINESS for 30% off!).


The Sublime Sweater is a modern and chic take on a traditional poncho but shorter in length, hitting just below the waist rather than below the hips.

My favorite part is the textured knit across the shoulder area and chest in front and in back. The soft bouclé is accented with tiny little sequins, giving it just the right amount of sparkle.


I also like the way the hemline of the Sublime Sweater is a couple inches longer in the back. I love asymmetrical pieces these days. They add such interest!


The Sublime Sweater is made of Tencel, cotton, cashmere and wool. And it’s hand washable! It also comes in Pebble, a light gray color.


Using the same boucle knit dotted with tiny sequins, Stella also designed the Stella Carakasi Aspiration Sweater.


The Aspiration Sweater offers an A-line shape, dramatic high-low hem and dolman sleeves. It’s made with the same super-soft fabrics as the Sublime Sweater.


I wore the Aspirations Sweater with Gap Always Skinny jeans and Gap loafers at a friends’ luxury vacation rental here in Sonoma Valley that my husband and I sometimes enjoy for a few hours when it’s not occupied.


The cuffs are my favorite. Long, almost to the elbow, they add the right amount of delicate holiday sparkle to any outfit!

Remember that you get 10% your first regular-priced order with Stella Carakasi. If you’ve been wanting to try this beautifully unique and high-quality line of clothing, now is the time!


Since we are on the subject of sparkle, let’s toast to the start of the holiday season with some sparkling wine – from Sonoma Wine Country, of course! Cheers!


Do you have a holiday sweater you like to wear this time of year?

Does it sparkle?

Don’t forget about my Women in Business: Holiday Gift Guide. Some of the coupons are expiring this week and you won’t want to miss out. There are some fantastic deals waiting to be had!

The next Women in Business: Holiday Gift Guide will be up Friday. Be sure to check back to see who is featured and find out what they are offering readers of The Rich Life!


There is another reason I have sweaters on the mind lately. How I Wear My: Sweater is later this week. You have until the end of day on Tuesday, December 2nd, to submit your photo and a description of your outfit. Please send in photos that are at least 600 pix wide for best resolution to howiwearmy@yahoo.com.

The post will be live early Thursday morning! Jill of Everything Just So and I look forward to seeing how you wear your sweater!


Make it a rich day!



Disclosure: I was given both the Sublime Sweater and the Aspiration Sweater by the lovely people at Stella Carakasi in exchange for promotion. I was also given the Black Regaliz Bracelet by Jewels of the Vineyard. All opinions expressed here, as always, are my own. 


  1. November 30, 2014 / 1:21 pm

    I love all the outfits you put together. Everything is so modern yet classic. You will get a lot of use out of your beautiful sweaters. Peace! Cheryl

  2. November 30, 2014 / 2:43 pm

    The sparkles are so gorgeous near your (already gorgeous) face, A! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xox.

  3. November 30, 2014 / 2:45 pm

    You could call me the Cashmere Queen – I have at least 20 of those. Now for Ugly Christmas Sweaters – I’ve collected 4 so far. Wearing my “cute” Christmas sweater in my Vis Monday post.


  4. November 30, 2014 / 2:50 pm

    Both are beautiful Adrienne and look great on you…I love the sleeve detail on the last one!

  5. November 30, 2014 / 4:32 pm

    First one is my favourite (I’m very partial to a bit of sparkle and glitter…lol). I love the whole look, leggings and all. 🙂

  6. November 30, 2014 / 5:08 pm

    What beautiful sweaters and I love how you styled the first one with the leather leggings! So hot for the holidays!
    Dawn Lucy

  7. Porcelina
    December 1, 2014 / 12:36 am

    That first look is understated sexiness with the faux leather leggings, really lovely! You work the oversized jumper look well. P x

  8. Kathy
    December 1, 2014 / 5:20 am

    Very nice sweaters, sparkly and festive, but not overwhelmingly so.

  9. December 1, 2014 / 6:07 am

    I love that first outfit! Your legs look a million miles long. Stunning.

    Both sweaters have lovely details.


  10. December 1, 2014 / 6:18 am

    In my humble opinion you should wear leather leggings every day!!! You look awesome!

  11. Marcie
    December 1, 2014 / 10:26 am

    Dang girl. Pulling off those leather leggings like nobodys business!!!!

  12. December 1, 2014 / 10:38 am

    Both sweaters are wonderful and love the way you styled them both.. With leather leggings it’s a great date night look and with the jeans a fabulous Mom on the Go look… Showing the versatility is perfect.

  13. December 1, 2014 / 11:09 am

    two fabulous sweaters, I love the cuffs on the grey sweater, it may be my favourite. But the black with the leggings.. is pretty great as well

  14. Linda Salazar
    December 2, 2014 / 7:37 am

    Wow you are really rocking those leggings!! I said to my husband that maybe I should get a pair and he replied “well you won’t be going out in them without me”! Pretty sweaters too, perfect for the holidays!

    One question…do you get warm wearing the leggings? It doesn’t take much these days for me to get overheated!


  15. December 3, 2014 / 10:53 am

    Adrienne you look great in both colors but I that black set is perfection. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

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