The weather here is ripe for knitwear and I must say I'm pleased! Winter is something in which I don't particularly thrive, but a lovely Autumn day where the sun still shines is just my cup of tea. I love knitwear and this cool/warm combo in the weather suits it perfectly. I'm not freezing and hunkered down by my space heater. I'm also not a sweaty kid if I choose to wear a cardigan. I need to bask in this gorgeous weather now because in just a couple of weeks the temperatures won't be so kind.
The day we took these photos was just such a primo day and I decided to don something more casual and playful, so that the hubs and I could enjoy a more relaxed outing. What can be more comfy than jeans and a knit cardi! I purchased this super cute 1960s cardigan from Rust Belt Threads during a sale in early September. Cherry red, white stripes, crocheted neckline, and a sweet little pansy embroidered on the chest! Such a retro classic! The fit is spot on though, so no cupcakes for me today...okay maybe just one.
The cardigan is a cropped style, but luckily, a bit on the longer side of cropped which made it an option for me to wear jeans. I love these jeans, but they are modern and not quite as high of a waist. I very much need and prefer a high waist on pants and I would love to get a pair of vintage blue jeans or a reproduction style some day, but for now, these will do. For modern, they are a higher waist than most and are easily the nicest pair of jeans I've ever owned. My sister gave them to me as a 30th birthday gift from Anthropologie and I've worn no other jeans since.
My jeans are a cropped skinny style, which made them perfect to roll into cuffs so that I could show off the newest addition to my shoe closet! Aren't they beauties?! I have had wondrous luck with finding shoes on Ebay recently. I think it's because shoes are much harder to buy online without trying them on and people have such an exact size requirement where clothing has a range. It has worked out in my favor though because there is a better chance I can find a pair in my price range when there isn't a hoard of bidders.
This particular pair is a style I've wanted to try for a while. They are 1940s platform pinup shoes with a high ankle strap. I couldn't previously justify paying for a pair like this to try because they didn't seem danceable (which tends to sway the vote). However, I snatched up this pair for $20, so no justification needed! They have such pretty detailing too. They're in a classic deep navy with triangular cut-outs on the toes and strappy detailing on the back. There was only a slight tear on the back but I got that patched up at a shoe repair for $7, so no worries there. I must say, these are tremendously more comfortable and stable than I would have expected too!
I'm wearing two pieces of jewelry (well three, technically). My happy little earrings are 1950s/60s clip on daisies in red, white, and blue that I picked up at the local flea market. My two bracelets are coming soon to my shop and are ridiculously cute! They are made with the tiniest of tiny antique buttons with double sided sporting intaglios hand painted under glass. One bracelet has an itty bitty golfer in mid swing on one side and a French bulldog on the other. The second bracelet has a black Scotty dog on one side and an Irish wolfhound on the reverse.
Cardigan: 1960s knit from Rust Belt Threads
Jeans: Gift from my sister, Anthropologie
Shoes: 1940s navy platforms, Ebay
Earrings: 1950s/60s clip on daisies, local flea market
Bracelets: Coming soon to my shop ChatterBlossom
This Thursday will be my very first fashion link-up and the theme is plaid! Get any of your vintage or modern plaid outfits ready and come back for some fun on Thursday, Nov. 7th!!
Last Week's Sunday Snag: