So many challenges, so little time! This week our theme for Five Take is patterned knitwear. I took pictures in anticipation for this challenge last week but included an acceptable piece in my 30for30, so I figured I’d combine the two. Guess I’ll save those for later. Feel free to check out last week, if you missed it!
I love knitwear. Which maybe led me to learning to spin yarn and ultimately knit – hrm, something to think about? Lately the trends have ran toward bulky knits which tend to look awkward but more importantly – are impossibly warm to wear. Maybe it is the California weather? Maybe I run hot? Either way, wooly knits don’t really have a place in my wardrobe unless they are scarves. In high school I fell in love with a heathered grey, cotton, cable knit sweater from Lane Bryant. The bonus? It totally fit my “grandma” nickname and I loved it. I pretty much lived in it for a couple of years. I actually found it this summer when going through old boxes and had a moment. Maybe I should find it and wear it… once 30for30 is over, that is.
I’ll be sending my regular camera in for repairs pretty soon, so I figured I ought to get reacquainted with the old one… plus it is a lot easier to carry around. Didn’t take me long to remember how much I loathe the kit lens! I did forget about the whole tripod issue when taking OOTD’s out and about so here are a couple of awkward, hip height photos!
Dress – Old Navy
Cardigan – Rafaella via Ross
Tights – We Love Colors, Scarlet Red
Necklace – Claire’s
Boots – Clarks
Belt – Torrid
This cardigan is definitely one of my favorites. Though I have a tendency to throw it on over a solid dress and call it a day. *cough* I thought this taupey, tan dress would be a good addition to my 30for30 items since I lack neutrals that aren’t black but now I’m not so sure. I have a few ideas but not sure how successful they will be. A dress-up session might be in order. Maybe if I have time next week.
It is just five short weeks until the end of the semester. I’m kind of surprised how quickly it has gone. Not much has changed compared to last year. If anything, time should tick at an agonizing pace because I’m technically doing LESS… Where has the time gone? What has been accomplished?
More importantly – WHY IS CHRISTMAS SO CLOSE!? AHHHHHH!