The Turtleneck

photos by: lisa chiu

So. I gave in and finally tried out this turtleneck trend. I don’t think I’ve worn a turtleneck of any kind since high school, but I’ve been loving them this season! This Madewell sweater dress is one of the coziest things I own, and it’s a piece I can wear both to work and on the weekend. I pushed up the sleeves and layered a striped shirt underneath the dress just to break up the oatmeal-y color of the dress a bit.

Also, for all of my fellow D.C. bloggers out there: you should totally join me at Blogger Scene tomorrow night at The Gryphon! Blogger Scene was the very first D.C. blogging event I attended when I moved here back in the summer of 2013, and it’s been one of my favorite events ever since! I’ve met some of my blogging besties through these events and have learned a lot. And guess what? I’m speaking on the panel this time! Grab a drink, bring your business cards, and let’s chat about how you can grow your blog in 2015! Grab your tickets and get more info.

dress: madewell (on sale!) // shirt: similar

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  1. Ellen wrote:

    I love the idea of layering the striped tee under the sweater dress. It definitely makes it more special. I couldn’t believe that the turtleneck trend came back, but I’m kind of glad that it did.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

    Posted 1.21.15 Reply
  2. I love your layering too! I would have never thought to add the striped long sleeve underneath!

    Posted 1.21.15 Reply
  3. Mali wrote:

    Love that sweater dress! I think the cowlneck-type turtlenecks are totally more doable than the tight-to-the-neck style. The stripes are just the right touch!

    Posted 1.21.15 Reply
  4. Love the dress!

    Liz @

    Posted 1.21.15 Reply
  5. Dora wrote:

    I really love this look – super simple, clean and chic. That dress looks amazing on you.


    Posted 1.21.15 Reply
  6. I love the layering! wouldn’t have thought of stripes!

    Posted 1.22.15 Reply
  7. I felt the same hesitation towards turtlenecks (except the last time I wore one was as a child with the nightmarish struggles of getting it on and off without suffocating). So when my roommate made me try one on I was surprised how much I loved the look! Also, you were great on the panel!! Awesome meeting you 🙂

    Posted 1.23.15 Reply
  8. Lix Hewett wrote:

    I got a turtleneck sweater in the same vein as this one a few years ago, and while I loved the look and it was super warm, it felt suffocating. I love this look though! And that bag!

    Posted 1.23.15 Reply
  9. Ashliegh wrote:

    Love this sweater dress with the striped shirt underneath! From the sounds of the press the event received, it sounds like the Blogger Scene event went really well!

    Posted 1.25.15 Reply
  10. Katherine wrote:

    I love how you layered this! I didn’t think it was possible, but turtlenecks really did get a chic makeover this season. I’m obsessed with the ones I got from J.Crew!

    xo, |

    Posted 1.27.15 Reply
  11. Ruthie Ridley wrote:

    Such a pretty dress!! Love this!! xo

    Posted 2.23.16 Reply