Thursday, February 25, 2016

Tapestry in Winter








I had a sudden and complete desire for a floral tapestry handbag last month and quickly chose this number from the many options on Etsy. Sadly the handle turned out to be a bit cracked and very stiff, but I still think the bag itself is just so pretty! Doesn't get much more granny-chic than a tapestry handbag right?

This olive sweater is from Forever 21 of all places, not the best place to use my purchasing power, but finding cropped sweaters (but not cropped cropped sweaters, vintage length sweaters) is so difficult that when I see them for cheap I pounce. It helped that this vaguely acidic litchen green color is one of my very favorite shades. I bought the same sweater in basic black too, as I feel a gal can never have too many black sweaters. I am however wishing I had a more winter appropriate black pencil skirt as this cotton twill number seems a bit out of place here in winter. Perhaps a black wool pencil skirt project is in order, but as I already have the world's longest list of sewing projects right now, it will have to wait for next fall. I have three dresses, two skirts, and a blouse I want to finish before the middle of March! Yikes! The fabric and notions are ready and waiting, all I need is more time.

It's just lucky I don't have a social life, at least that means I can live in my sewing room for the next few weekends and do my best to knock it all out! How about it, does a looming deadline help or hurt your motivation?

Sweater: Forever 21
Skirt & Jewlery: Made by me (DIY here)
Tights: Hanes
Shoes: Modcloth
Handbag & Belt: Vintage
Sunglasses: Sunglasses Museum (etsy)

8 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the colour of your jumper - regardless of where it came from. The perfect fit works so well with your pencil skirt. Kx

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    1. Thank you! It's a color I can't resist, I adore all mossy/weird green shades!

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  2. Absolutely in love with this outfit. Actually I am absolutely in love with your style... sigh

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    1. Thank you Nora! I adore your's as well, you have so many great dresses! I need to expand my dress collection :)

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  3. Oo those sunglasses! Along with that bag you've accessorised to perfection x

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    1. Thanks Porcelina! The sunglasses are new and I'll be reviewing them and another pair I got from the same seller soon!

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  4. Your necklace looks so lovely against the colour of your jumper. I like the block colours of your clothes against the multi colours in the bag. Great outfit!

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    1. Thank you Kate! I really don't wear this necklace enough so it felt nice to finally pair it with a new ensemble.

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