June 15, 2010

Summer knit witch

Sometimes, when faced with that empty title bar at the start of a new post, I just sit here at a loss for quite a long time until finally the most retarded words flow through my fingertips and into internet eternity. And we're off!

Ok but seriously, I'm very excited about these rather dull, boring garments. This is the outfit of the summer so far:


The main feature here is the skirt. Isn't it the perfect length? Well, yes. It is. I bought it a few weeks ago at Blacklist. It's my favorite kind of silk: it's not entirely smooth, and you can see horizontal thread lines across the fabric. It's also extremely lightweight. Perhaps there is a proper word for this silk? It has a metal zipper, and is generally well-constructed, but with no tags. I'm pretty sure it's handmade judging by the interior finishing and stitching.


Anyhow, I love it, so I've been wearing it a lot with this flimsy crop top I acquired last summer. With the DIY ankle boots.


So that's my new skirt that I love a lot... but admittedly this is a snoozefest of an outfit. I ended up in the right place at the right time however, wearing this top and skirt, and stumbled upon this amazing secondhand Paul & Joe sweater for something like $13. I spotted it on the hanger and knew it was coming home with me. A rare moment. Here comes a whole lot of photos!




The knit is just so good.


Hem


Sleeve


And yes, I did eventually put it on. The greenish gray (chalkboard?) color is quite nice.




Mm, this sweater feels like the 90s in the best way possible.






I hope you enjoy these garments despite my lackluster modeling performance. In place of me working out an amazing look, I wanted to make you feel like you could almost touch this dream sweater. Too bad it's a little warm for knits these days. Seems like I am constantly longing for the next season to come.

4 comments:

Mariel said...

i really like this outfit...even if it's not "summery" and colorful. and those ankle boots are so awesome! one of the best DIY posts i've read. also, i can totally relate to the 1st sentence on this post.

Cory said...

That knobbly, striated silk is definitely raw silk. It hasn't had the sericin removed like fully processed silk so the texture is a lot different, one of my favorite fabrics for sure. I have some that's really crisp like crepe paper and some that's incredibly soft and drapes smoothly. I'm really jealous of that barely existent sweater!

gerald said...

I believe that silk is shantung. I loved that skirt on you! The length IS perfect, and it just had the best shape. I love that I can see your tattoo through that knit, and the color is just perfect for you.

Hard Liquor, Soft Holes said...

so perfectly 90s. fantastic. my sister had a dkny one super similar to that that she wore to death from 1997-1999.