the fisherman’s sweater

On February 3, 2014 by theseventhsphinx

A sweater and jeans makes an excellent uniform for warmer winter days.

I can’t remember if I’ve yet mentioned wanting to knit a sweater. Well, I do. An Irish fisherman style cable-knit sweater along these lines (for I want a green one).

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love leather and knit textures together

Oh, and I got a floppy wool hat. I sometimes think such hats look silly when the hair is tucked underneath, without any tendrils escaping or anything [I can’t really have the kinds of tendrils I mean. Alas, it is not my lot to have long, faintly curling wispy tendrils. Though I can fake it.], but…I go back and forth.

IMG_1130This is the scarf I knit a few years ago. Light and flexible, forgot I had it for a while. A closet review is definitely in order. What is the use of excellent, carefully chosen belongings if you cannot remember that you have them?

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Carraig Donn sweater (thrifted, a men’s small and properly cozy), Express leggings, Eric Michael boots, wool hat from Chicwish, Pratt & Hart leather mittens, 9mm studs from Pearls of Joy, Mulberry bag. On the lips, Revlon lipstick in Black Cherry (I couldn’t find it so I got another). On the cheeks, Chanel cream blush in Fantastic.

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autumn layering

On November 26, 2013 by theseventhsphinx

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This is the leather jacket I mentioned. It has some quilted detailing on the shoulders and back, and an appealing abundance of zippers. And finally it is cold enough to wear it. Here I am again with the drab olive color I like so well.

Cargo leather jacket from AllSaints, Old Navy vest (which is quite warm), Zara scarf, Express jeans (thrifted), Eric Michael boots, Mulberry Roxanne bag (thrifted), Spektre sunglasses.

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dumb tripod shadow

Loving the colors in this scarf. Zara is so on point this season.

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denim + denim

On October 19, 2013 by theseventhsphinx

Nothing goes with denim quite like…

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…more denim.

I also like denim and pink together. This pearl rope is the last of the pieces I borrowed from Lilia’s Treasures Etsy shop (you can see the other pieces here and here), pink drops with beautiful luster.

[More thoughts on pearls here. I am an enthusiast.]

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Tying a knot like this is my favorite way to wear a rope right now.

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Here’s a better look at the Breil Milano watch I’m wearing a lot at the moment. I’m wearing it in a few other places but it’s been difficult to see. It is massive, which was what I was going for – that appeal of borrowing masculine elements. It’s almost comically oversized, and my wrist isn’t especially small. I like…basically everything about it.

IMG_8353Denim shirt from cloth & stone (via Marshall’s), Rich & Skinny (I know: terrible brand name. But they were $5, and they’re fitted but still kind of slouchy, with really big back pockets, like I like…) jeans (thrifted), python buckle belt* (eBay), Breil Milano watch (eBay), Eric Michael Laguna boots, necklace from Lilia’s Treasures. On the lips: Lancôme Rouge in Love lipstick in Fiery Attitude.

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Really liking the look of a bold lip and an essentially bare face (more importantly, bare eyes). Here I’ve just haphazardly bashed some bronzer on and skipped blush altogether, which look I also like.

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 This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own. Featured pearls are on loan from Lilia’s Treasures.