Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Comfortable Art by Proenza Schouler

Hello Lovelies! Do you have that one sweatshirt or "hoodie" you always run to when you want to lounge around and relax? I know I do, plenty for that matter. After a long day at work I strip off my clothes and jump into my underground wear for a night of lazing around. Why is it my underground wear you ask? Simply because as comfortable sweatshirts are let's face it, they are not the most flattering article of clothing out there. So they simply stay indoors...behind closed doors where no one can see me in my--for lack of a better word--buminess (yes I just made that word up).

A few weeks back I was streaming the Target website--which by the way is very therapeutic--and came across the Neiman Marcus Collaboration Collection. For a limited time, they were offering 70% off select items from the collection. Of course I couldn't resist, and began to click through to see what items were up for grabs. To my surprise the one item I said I would not wear out in public simply because of what it was ended up in my cart. Yup, it was none other than a sweatshirt, but this version was not like any other sweatshirt I wore in the past. This sweatshirt was a work of art. Proenza Schouler Art.

Okay, okay, I'll admit it. This designer sweatshirt immediately caught my attention. Not just because of the price--though marked down from $29.99 to $9.00 including shipping was not half bad--but the detailing put into it. I have never seen a sweatshirt with an asymmetric hem before which made it very unique, taking this ordinary shirt up a notch.

On top of that, the abstract graphic on the front gives this basic gray shirt more appeal. The movement and color of the print adds interest and the warm, plush terry lining gives it the ultimate feel of comfort.

To see if this sweatshirt was "outdoors approved" I decided to style it up with a white collared blouse and a statement necklace for a casual day at the office.

I have to admit that Proenza Schouler made me a believer that sweatshirts are not just for indoor loungewear anymore. The only problem I have now is maybe feeling a little too comfortable at work. Just have to remember to change out my slippers when I wear this to the office.


  1. I love to wear sweatshirts outdoor:) With a statement necklace, I think it is perfect! Go for it!

  2. This is one of my favorite sweatshirts.. I bought mine for original price :/ but even that was a steal for a Proenza Schouler item. I layer mine as well. Love it!

    xo Tranay!

  3. I love this sweatshirt! Never really considered a "chic" sweatshirt but this may be it. Love the way you layered this!

    xo, Kenya

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