Levi’s Wedgie Icon jeans (made with American Cone denim in China) | Levi’s 501 style on sale at Amazon
Petit Bateau long sleeve crew neck (made in France) | mine was secondhand via SLOWRE
Lauren Manoogian Alpaca Capote Coat (made in Peru) | purchased partially with credits at Garmentory*
Nike Free Sneakers
Rag & Bone pilot nylon backpack
What I wore yesterday. It was cold and rainy here, and I only had to run a few errands (Costco…Ugh), so warmth and comfort was key. I still haven’t worn this sweater a lot – it’s pretty warm – but now that I’ve eased into it, I’m definitely looking forward to wearing it more often. I did wash it once, and have worn it twice before yesterday, and in that time, it seems to have softened up a bit and is much less itchy on my neck than it was initially. In fact, I didn’t think it was itchy at all yesterday. So, I’m really glad I didn’t give up on it as quickly as I wanted to at first.
here’s a nearly identical coat/sweater via the Peruvian collection, and it comes in different sizes
And now, I’m exploring more ways to add alpaca to my wardrobe; it’s a more sustainable fiber than cashmere or wool. I do already have an alpaca pullover by Zady, but have been thinking about a beanie/hat. Incidentally, my mother knitted a shawl/wrap for my sister out of an alpaca/wool blend and asked me what I wanted her to knit me, so, maybe a hat? Any of you knitters out there have recommendations for a pattern and yarn? Where to find ideas and buy?
The last picture, you see what’s beneath it all – what I’m trying to “hide” if you will. One of the reasons I love these jeans is that they are pretty flattering to my backside, but along with that, they accentuate my hips/saddlebags and increasingly noticeable tummy, and thick thighs. So, I usually wear something long with them to cover my backside. I’m working on that, and trying to get more comfortable with wearing the cropped styles I love with these jeans, even my leather jacket maybe – which I have yet to wear.
*if you sign up at Garmentory via my referral link you’ll receive a $20 account credit and so will I