Winter Style Staple: Chenille

Winter Style Staple: Chenille | She Sweats DiamondsWhen it comes to winter fashion, wool, velvet, faux fur, cashmere and leather are the go-to fabrics to layer with to keep warm and look stylish at the same time. 

Today, I wanted to talk about a style staple that I’m glad is making a comeback: chenille. I don’t really buy based on trends as I tend to gravitate towards timeless and classic pieces more. However, I don’t mind spending a reasonable amount (under $100) for something super soft and luxurious looking as chenille. 

I was in desperate need for a few new sweaters this winter and thought I’d start with one made of chenille. To me, chenille can look cheap if you don’t pay attention to the cut and color. I personally chose a classic crewcut sweater that I could dress up or casually. And I went with this gorgeous navy blue for that luxe look and feel.

For a mix of “comfort and put together” for church, I styled this sweater (and when I say styled, I’m saying it loosely because it’s not hard to put a sweater and jeans together, ha!) with dark skinny jeans. Grey or black jeans could’ve elevated this look way up, but since I don’t have those colors, I went with a dark wash. Even a dark wash with distressing in the hems would look good too. 

Lastly, I added these beautiful studded booties to complete the look. I loveee these boots!

However, I had to return them.

I’ve been dealing with pain in my feet lately and they were crying after several hours. I think I may have plantar fasciitis and think that’s what has been causing the pain when I wear tennis shoes too. However, I’m not 100% sure. I’m currently working on massaging my feet with a foot roller to see if it’ll help. These booties were barely at three inches so I know it’s me not the shoes.

Anyway, if you’re feet are pain-free, please nab these edgy boots! You’ll thank me later.

They’re so much prettier in person! And just a note, if you plan on wearing thick socks with them, I’d go up half a size to a whole size or they’ll be really tight. Otherwise, thin-ish socks works just fine with these boots! 

Oh and don’t let my smile fool you. There’s a reason why there’s only one photo in this post. The day I shot this outfit was a really, really, really cold day! Add wind on top of that and you only get one photo.

Hey, it’s either let your photographer (or in my case, my bff) freeze to death or you just get one shot in and call it a successful photoshoot, ha! That hot coffee in my hands didn’t even help either!

And that says a lot because I never order hot coffee. It’s cold bean water for this girl all year round!

So, what do you think of the chenille trend?

This trend reemerged in 2017 and looks like it’s still going strong this season! And if you’re into chenille and want to keep warm, this sweater I’m wearing in today’s post has great reviews and is under $50! Too bad I didn’t wait because I got it for under $100! If I were you, I’d grab it before it sells out!


Chenille Sweater (SO soft, comes in 8 colors and on sale!) | Skinny Jeans | Black Booties (priced-matched at 30% off!) | Stud Earrings | Matte Lipstick in Sell Out

Thanksgiving is creeping up on us! I can’t wait to eat all the good food. My mom doesn’t like turkey so I’ll be going out to eat Asian with her. Then I’ll have turkey at night when I get home, ha! I can’t wait for mac n’ cheese, lamb and some mashed potatoes! For dessert, apple pie! What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food?