Friday, September 30, 2011

Jeans and Gelato.


During the summer, I unintentionally stocked up on thick cotton sweaters. The kind that you think, yes, I will wear this to the beach! I will wear it hanging out on the porch during summer nights, with shorts and dirty sneakers and maybe a sparkler, some ice cream, tall grass at dusk, that sort of thing, but then you end up wearing it never because the reality of the weather where you (I) live is that it's 92 degrees with a humidity of four-hundred-and-seventy (which looks much more impressive and oppressive if you write it out), so you don't wear the sweaters all summer.

Thankfully, I'm stuck in that weird place season-wise when there is no committing to anything. Wool sweaters are the worst idea (tried it, was miserable) but a nice cotton one will do nicely if it's a bit breezy and there are equal threats of sunshine and rain. I somehow ended up with this sweater in two colors (the other I wore earlier this week to go get lunch in
super casual outfit), but I have no problem admitting that the mustard stripe is, marginally, my favorite. 

Jeans: J. Crew (circa 2008); Sweater: J. Crew (Summer 2011); Shoes: Seychelles by way of Anthropologie; Pin: Vintage, ebay; Bag: Vintage, mom; Glasses: Forever21; Gelato: from my work!




I'm starting to notice that there are also things in my wardrobe that have stuck around for a while. For so long you're growing out of things or destroying them because you're twelve and you run around and spill things and things either don't fit or are unwearable before long. Then, all of the sudden you realize you've had a pair of jeans for four or five years and that suddenly just seems weird. 

I think I've had these since 2007 or 2008? I hardly wear them, although I do really love them, mostly because they require heels. I also feel a bit self conscious on them, I feel like my legs are more on display somehow than in a skirt. Thankfully, I didn't toss them into a bag during one of my Oh My God I Have To Get Rid Of Everything moments, and suddenly flares are resurfacing a bit. 


And of course, where would I be without my little fox friend?

Pictures by John M.

24 comments:

  1. The juxtaposition of our idealization of summer and the harsh realities of humidity and heat is spot on.

    Love this sweater and the jeans. J Crew is looking mighty nice to me these days.

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  2. I love your little fox pin! He looks like he scurried about and somehow poked his face through the fabric of your sweater, like if we turned you around and looked at your shoulder blades we'd see a little tail and hind legs there supporting him.

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  3. i love how you incorporate vintage details into your outfits! that fox pin is the best.

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  4. That mustard yellow looks great on you. I'm secretly jealous of all the brunettes out there that can actually wear that colour & look good. It looks awful on me with my red hair.

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  5. Oh my, oh my, oh my. I love your sweater. I've been on the hunt for a stripe-y autumn-y sweater and yours fits the bill perfectly.

    I feel self conscious in high-waist jeans, too. It's the worst. I found a pair of high-waist vintage Levi's, but I'm apprehensive about wearing them. Must get over it because they are awesome.

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  6. What a sweet little fox pin!

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  7. Cool outfit!!:D Totally love your sweater and the little fox pin's sooo cute!!:D

    Stop by some time:D

    xxx

    Mia's Little Corner

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  8. I know what you mean about feeling like your legs are more on show in jeans than skirts. I am just the same which is weird cos I used to live in jeans!

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  9. Yes, I have the same problem, I have a lot of things but I have othe problem also, my amchair is so small. Beautiful jersey :-)

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  10. I love the mustard stripes too! But I love that pin the most, so so cute.

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  11. High waisted jeans feel oddly naked sometimes I think... Love them though and the mustard sweater is real nice...

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  12. Super simple and lovely - I can just imagine the innocent thoughts of summer knitwear, when it's spring and you honestly believe it's still possible to be chilly...

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  13. Have i told you lately that we LOVE YOU.

    Me and my girlfriend, Charlotte Cutler (curlcrave) die for your blog!

    Is it you who took this amazing photo???

    keep in touch!

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  14. love your cute little fox pin! I'm always on the lookout for anything fox themed- they're my favourite!

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  15. to add to my comment on your most current post, just do with your hands what your doing in that first photo. well, i know ya have an ice cream cone in your hand, but for real, good hand posing haha. sorry.. just had to let ya know.

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  16. those pants are fabulous! this is my first time on your blog - love it.

    xoxo-C

    {www.cait-flightlessbird.blogspot.com}

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    xx
    Inés
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  18. I think this is just the most perfectly perfect little fall outfit! I just love the full leg dark denim and mustard yellow sweater combo. Just lovely!

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  19. Cool outfit and love the lil fox!! Oh sooo cute!!

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