When I was younger, seventeen seemed like some weird in-between age. At seventeen, you were so much older than sixteen, and nearly eighteen and an adult; it’s amazing how each age has so much significance when you’re young. It’s like there’s a world of difference between each year. And the number seventeen also makes me think of this song. Which I like, but it’s kind of a downer.
Not a downer: today’s outfit!
I built this whole ensemble around the necklace, which is made of lovely amber beads. You know, I’m normally a girl who goes for high-waisted silhouettes, but this has a lower waist, and I kind of love it. I think I look nicely proportional in this. The blouse is actually a dress, by the way – the same one I wore here. I love remixing. This challenge has been so good for me.
I also want to share that I knit a hat! (Just want to point out here that online sources differ as to whether the past tense of “knit” is “knit” or “knitted;” I’m going with the former.) It’s the very first hat I’ve ever knit, and only my fifth finished piece of knitting. I’ve crocheted since I was sixteen or so, and I taught myself how quite easily, but knitting has been much harder for me to grasp. I’ve picked it up and put it down several times, but about two months ago, I tried again and it started making sense! I really wanted a hat, so I picked what I thought looked like a simple pattern, knit flat and seamed. I modified things a bit, and it ended up turning out way bigger than the pattern hat, but that’s great for me, since I wanted it to be slouchy!
I’m quite pleased with myself. I keep telling Daniel to look at it.
- Dress (as blouse), Libertine for Target
- Vest, Forever XXI
- Skirt, Target
- Necklace, Forever XXI
- Tights, New York & Company
- Boots, Chinese Laundry
- Hat, ME!