i am super not the person who goes outside sun bathing in an attempt to brown my skin. (sidenote: i just typed skein instead of skin. i like what this says about my priorities) but i am the person who gets mildly grumpy when the sun bouncing off of my palest of flesh completely blinds viewers and creates blown out areas on pictures. what is happening to my feet?
that having been said, i have been trying to apply sun screen a lot more frequently this year. i can see where my first wrinkles will be, and i’m okay with that. but there’s no reason to speed that process along, am i right?
carlyn striped sweater, j. crew pants – target shoes
most of this outfit came from my very favorite clothing source: carlyn’s closet!
thrifted cream cardigan, plaid shirt, belt – j. crew green chinos – lands end sandals
i love this blouse. i’m not sure i’ve ever documented it before (awww, fail), but i’ve owned it for like eight years. i thrifted it wayyyy back in the day with a few other blouses that did not stand the test of time. but this blouse is one of my favorite saturated blues with just the teensiest bit of green, plaid, a-line, super comfortable and work appropriate. perfect!
what in your wardrobe has treated you this well?
thrifted old navy button down, ann taylor blazer, j crew skirt, ray ban wannabe sunglasses
not so thrifted j crew belt, target shoes, handmade necklace
i haven’t been great about grabbing documentation of my outfits recently. but it’s been so beautiful out, and i ended up being inadvertently fancy, i thought i’d better get some pics. i got excited when i realized that my major outfit elements were all thrifted, too! it’s harder to get thrifted shoes in, for some reason. there’s so much kitty hair on my black blazer…
i’m starting to feel an itch to do a remix…. anyone interested?
hand-me-overs target cardigan & jeans – thrifted old navy button down – handmade necklace – forever21 yellow sneaks
i mentioned that i’ve been making jewelry? i’ve been wearing it pretty much non-stop since i made it.
thrifted shawl – handmade sweater – hand-me-down pleated skirt – topshop green tights – target shoes
were you getting sick of outfit pictures in my kitchen? ‘cuz i kind of was. so this time they are in a pharmacy! which i would’ve felt weirder about, except we were like the only people there…
i thought i’d try the sweater tuck. i actually tried this with my grey sweater first, but it was too bulky, and this skirt is too fitted. so i swapped to my thinner sweater, and i really like it! this sweater has plenty of drape, so it has a slightly blouse-y effect.
coming soon to ifandany blog:
-the final outfits of this remix!
-including: the one that got away!
-probably kitty pics?
i love my booooots! the people i talk to on a daily basis are getting sick of hearing about it, so i’ll tell you folks. they are so warm! so comfy! so cute! i hope to have these for many decades to come. i bought some boots about four years ago in the hopes that they would last me a long time… they started falling apart during year two. so i have been on the lookout for my (hopefully) forever boots for a few years, and when i saw these shearling lined darlings, i fell in love. i also love this outfit. it’s my favorite palette, and i’m warm* and comfy and i feel cute. oh, wait, that’s basically what i just said about my boots. well, it’s true. whatcha gonna do?
* for the record, i’ve got wool blend tights under the leggings which is the most amazing insulator. cold in the winter? skip the bunchy long johns, go for wool blend tights. free advice from me!
thrifted grey herringbone coat – target cardigan & leggings – forever21 button down & tote – j. crew super tall grey socks – l.l. bean bean boots – handmade london fog cowl (handmade by me), & sierpinski’s beanie (by chronographia)
let’s talk about this cowl for a minute, shall we?
london fog cowl <–ravelry project page
pattern: stockholm cowl, by the talented julie of knitted bliss
yarn: actually is from a thrifted j. crew sweater that i pulled apart for yarn. it’s 100% lambswool, pretty close to dk weight, nice and soft, but also quite crisp, which is something i llllove in a yarn. yay for recycled yarn!
needles: US size 9 (5.5mm)
notes: i used a cable cast-on, my go-to cast-on (how many times have i talked this up? have i converted you yet? it’s really stable, has quite a bit of elasticity, you don’t have to eyeball how much yarn it will take and then either end up three stitches short or having a flippin’ yard of yarn hanging out at the end.) and ez’s sewn bind-off (again, strong, flexible, provides an attractive complement to the cable cast-on). this was the knit that i carried around with me throughout our trip to england, and then for a month or so after returning. i love this cowl. but it was always intended for someone else (merry xmas, mimi!), and my other stockholm cowl got gifted away as well, sooo…. i might have to make a third? oh well. worse things have happened!
do you have any knitting techniques that you are as passionate about? what should i keep my mind open to when i get a chance?