Skirt: Lane Bryant (fall 2008)
Shirt: Target (summer 2010)
Vest: hand-knit, myself (fall 2010)
Earrings: Lane Bryant (summer 2009)
Tights: Lane Bryant (fall 2011)
Shoes: Aerosoles (winter 2003)
This sweater vest is the first garment that I knit for myself. Before this, I’d knit scarves and shawls and shrugs and hats and gloves, but no clothing pieces. For the annual trip to the NY Sheep & Wool festival in Rhinebeck, my knitting group chooses a “house color”, and we each knit something to wear in that color. The 2010 color was blue, and I made myself a Cherry Bomb from Big Girl Knits with KnitPicks Comfy.
I do not like this outfit as much as I did when I first left the house yesterday. By the time I got into the office, I was sure I’d made a mistake pairing the tights with it. The blouse and vest together are simply adorable, but the bottoms are too dark. Perhaps next time I’ll go with something bright and colorful, not dark and patterned.
Above is a pretty good shot of some of the vest. These are also the largest hoop earrings I own! Sometimes I like to be a little bold. These are very round and big, but yet still classy enough to wear to work, and not be all Jersey Shore.
The pattern on the tights is super cute, but again, I think I would like them better with another outfit. I’ve got a few more ideas in mind, so you probably won’t see the last of these tights, even though I’ve already got a run! I was pulling them on when my nail caught the side. Luckily, I remembered an old trick my mother taught me when dealing with runs in stockings: clear nail polish. I grabbed my bottle, threw on a coat over the run, and continued my day. Worked like a charm.