Sweater: Hand-knit Francis Revisited, using Ultra Alpaca (summer 2012)
Jeans: Torrid (summer 2012)
Shoes: Wanted, via ModCloth (spring 2012)
Earrings: Optimystical Studios, at GeekGirlCon (summer 2012)
Necklace: gift from parents (Christmas 2012)
This past Saturday, I took the train up to NYC to attend an event put on by Epic Win Burlesque. This show’s theme? Musicals! I’d been to shows several times before, but getting to NYC is a little more difficult since I moved to DC from Philadelphia. With the temperatures turning chilly again, and with a 4+ hour one-way trip, I wanted to wear something warm, cozy, and comfortable, but still chic enough for date night.
Above is a perfectly safe-for-work snapshot I grabbed at the show. Did you ever think you’d see a seriously sexy burlesque version of Tennessee William’s The Glass Menagerie? Yeah, me neither.
This alpaca-blend sweater is wonderfully warm, and is the best-fitting garment I have knit so far. I love the cowl neck, even though it doesn’t always look great on me. I needed something to break up the heaviness of my bust, so I added this chunky green necklace my parents gave me this past Christmas. The little earrings go well without being absolutely matchy-match.
My original plan for this outfit included my knee high boots, but I knew I’d be walking around quite a bit. I tried a few different comfy walking shoes, and settled on these brogues. (They really do feel so much with the gel heel cups!) Because I also like the look of no socks with oxfords, I followed Angie’s lead of pairing my shoes with nude knee-high socks.