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thrifted blazer – handmade sweater – crewcuts chambray shirt – canvas chinos – galleria

ah, the elusive seventh outfit. worn on a day when the heater was broken at work. so i piled on as many layers as possible to stay warm. and it mostly worked!

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14/15

14/15

14/15

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.

14/15

coming soon to ifandany blog:
-the final outfits of this remix!
-including: the one that got away!
-knitting!
-probably kitty pics?


22/30

22/30

j. crew cardigan thrifted belt forever21 skirt that used to be a dress bertie’s thrifted

i did actually wear the cardigan backwards for a few hours, but the back of the neck rises up a little bit, and it was touching my throat, and i could only deal with that for a few hours. i really don’t like things touching my throat. we all have things, right? anybody else with me? i think i only own one turtleneck for this reason. i still like the idea of a the backwards cardigan, though, so i might give it another shot with a different cardigan?

i’m surprised it took this long for this skirt to make it into the rotation. i love jersey skirts in the summer. like several other skirts i own, this one used to be a dress. a dress that let a little more of my business out into the world than i am generally comfortable with. but i loved the calico pattern. so i chopped off the very (very very) low cut bodice, which also effectively lowered the hemline, and voila! super comfy jersey skirt!


11/30

11/30

j crew seafoam cardigan, belt old navy thrifted grey tank canvas rust cords target wedges

note the first: this outfit was inspired by this pin (which seems to have come from design seeds), because i wouldn’t think of this color combination on my own, honestly.

note the second: i don’t think this was a successful outfit. these two pictures are very kind to this outfit, but it never really gelled. i was always pulling at something or tucking something else. i still like the inspiration source, though. so it might be worth revisiting at another time.

12/30

12/30

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target thrifted grey henley tee, thrifted maxi thrifted navy woven belt indigo by clarks sandals marshall fields paisley scarf for work

is weird that i feel taller in a maxi skirt? like it might actually make me feel as tall as wearing my ridiculously tall wedges from the previous outfit? this outfit was super way more comfortable. and flattering, i think.

two outfits not enough to sate your outfit cravings? check out rebecca, ness, and tara!


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j crew seafoam cardigan target striped tee pink thrifted jeans unisa thrifted orange huaraches

things i am already in danger of over-exposing: jeans (haha! as if that’s a surprise) and my seafoam cardigan. my hair was very confused by the water in our hotel, and as a result, i am very confused about the state of my hair.

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i found the continuous shooting function on my camera this weekend and had a grand ole time with it. it’s a fantastic way to document some of the pretty views on a road trip. this is always one of my favorite drive by views in northern wisconsin.

8/30

8/30

forever 21 mustard sweater thrifted cowboy belt j crew black skirt unisa thrifted orange huaraches

outfit inspired by this pin from this time tomorrow (hey! she’s wearing her cardigan backwards! that’s totally a trick i’ve been hiding up my sleeve for later in the remix! well the cat’s out of the bag now! mixed metaphors: my *speciality*!)

i finally got to make a recipe i’ve been eying for quite some time now! broccoli parmesan fritters! with barbeque chicken. it was delish!

broccoli parmesan fritters & barbeque chicken

psst- i made myself a banner last night (oooh, fancy!), so if you’re reading through an e-mail, or bloglovin, or whatever, come to the homepage and check it out!

double psst- see what these ladies have been doing with the remix: rebecca, ness, and tara.


and… we’re off!

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(i don’t know what’s up with my ‘tude here.)

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j. crew seafoam jackie cardigan, widdle elephant necklace target thrifted grey henley tee, and probably these earrings pink thrifted jeans unisa thrifted stamped orange huaraches

try not to be too jealous of the finger-crocheted bracelet that my colleague put about 15 seconds of effort into for me today (including tying it onto my wrist).

these shoes are nearing the end of their shoe life. i’m a little concerned, because i love the spice they add to any outfit. i’ve already had them resoled. where do you find replacement tomato-red stamped leather huaraches?

i was so busy trying to pick items for this remix this weekend that i never put a thought into what my first outfit should be. so i went for comfort this morning. turns out it was a good idea, as i ended up cleaning out a storage closet at work today!

check out my lovely fellow remixers: rebecca, ness, and tara. now if you’ll excuse me, there’s a novel that’s already stolen several of my leisure hours today, and i’m quite eager to relinquish a few more.


FO: my mysterious oceanic soul

FO: my mysterious oceanic soul <–ravelry project page

pattern: raglan seamless sweater by elizabeth zimmermann from knitting workshop. though it’s also published in the opinionated knitter, which i also own. so it was a pretty arbitrary decision.
yarn: berroco ultra alpaca fine in turquoise mix, around 2.5 skeins, or 1100ish yards.
needles: US size 2’s, or 2.75 mms

FO: my mysterious oceanic soul

other details: since the pattern is really more of a… recipe, or loose equation, it’s very easy to modify it in almost any way. i chose three quarter length sleeves and a v-neck. i meant for the v-neck to be a little more plunging, but it can be hard to tell where it’s gonna end up. i split the knitting for the neckline about an inch or two above where i connected the sleeves, if that helps anyone. i did some shaping to bring it in for my waist, since i fall firmly into the category popularly known as ‘pear-shaped’, but i didn’t add any bust shaping.

FO: my mysterious oceanic soul

ah, this sweater… it only took me two years to complete it! that’s a fairly inaccurate view of it, though.

i have a problem where i will fall in love with a knit, and forge ahead into making it without ever stopping to think if the finished product would suit me. do any of you guys do that? or impulse purchase something aesthetically pleasing only to bring it home and think ‘apple green corduroy pea-coat, you have no place in my wardrobe!’ (true story) anyways, that is the origin story of this sweater. i saw the plain and simple pullover by veera and thought ‘cute!’, and cast on. it wasn’t until i’d already swatched, done loads and loads of math, and knit up a skeins worth of body that i thought, ‘wait! is this something i can see myself wearing?’ and the answer was, of course ‘no.’ i desire sleeves more than a voluminous neck for my warmth needs. and the shaping of this would make me feel frumpy in my body type. i’ll leave it to the lithe types.

so it got shelved for around a year and a half while i mulled over what to do about it, before finally settling on the seamless raglan sweater.

FO: my mysterious oceanic soul

the sweater has been done for several weeks now, but we’ve also been in the middle of the hottest summer on record for several weeks (classic eliza- cut my hair short in the winter, grow it out in the summer, finish woolly sweaters in july and silky camisoles in february. i’m nothing if not contrary. i always desire ice cream around the first snow, too.), but in the last week it has finally dipped to a reasonable temperature outside,so i was able to take FO shots without being hospitalized for heat stroke! whew.



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