The Perfect Knit Sweater for a Weekend in Grand Rapids

Hey everyone! Welcome back! Last weekend I got to go home and visit my parents at their new apartment – yes I said apartment. They sold our childhood home and decided to check out what city life has to offer. I personally think it’s an amazing and brave move to make. Not only can they now walk to restaurants, bars and coffee shops, but selfishly it’s also getting them one step closer to moving to Chicago to be by me 🙂

While I was in Grand Rapids I strolled around my parents new neighborhood with my mom in one of my new favorite sweaters from Wooden Ships. I recently found out about Wooden Ships through Instagram when another blogger posted a picture in one of their sweaters and l fell in love with the Brand!

Wooden Ships is a family-owned and run business that creates high quality casual-chic knit pieces. Also – the supply chain nerd in me loves that everything is made to order – meaning that they don’t have huge warehouse full of sweaters for you to purchase. Each sweater is carefully crafted after you make a purchase! Also shipping is free for any orders over $75! Read more about their amazing journey as a brand on their “About Us” Page!

I am so excited to partner with Wooden Ships today to show you one of their new additions – the Big Sur Crewneck sweater. It’s lightweight, super warm and not itchy at all!  I styled the sweater in two different ways – one for day and one for night/dinner. Let me know which one is your favorite!

Day Look: I love this sweater in a classic fall look with jeans, booties, my favorite round Ray Ban sunglasses and a Longchamp bag.

Night / Dinner Look: I also love this sweater paired with black leather short, black over the knew boots and a black crossbody bag. The scarf also adds a little something if it’s super chilly out!

Outfit Details:

Sweater: Can be found on the Wooden Ships Website (Big Sur CrewNeck): I am wearing a size small/medium! Get 15% of using code “KIRSTEN015”! Everything else is linked below (some with alternate options!)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Robert
    October 16, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    Sounds like a fun weekend with Mom and Dad. Nice outfits.
    Take care

    • Kirsten Elizabeth
      October 17, 2018 / 1:39 pm

      It was! It’s always a blast when I visit you 🙂

  2. Karen Beukema
    October 17, 2018 / 10:59 am

    Just wanted to let you know we did our out west trip a couple of weeks ago and did a couple of things you suggested in Yosemite and visited a couple winery’s in Napa. Great time. Love your blog. Love the sweater too. 😘

    • Kirsten Elizabeth
      October 17, 2018 / 1:39 pm

      You just made my day Karen! Thank you so much for reading my blog and following along with my journeys! I’m glad you had a blast on the West coast!

  3. November 5, 2018 / 2:53 am

    Great look. Love the shoes!

    • Kirsten Elizabeth
      November 5, 2018 / 10:28 am

      Thank you so much!! <3

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