"" FutureLint (I have nothing to wear!): Black and blue. (And gold.)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Black and blue. (And gold.)

I feel like I fell out of the Nutcracker Suite or like I should be going to the Festival of Nations in this get-up. It's that time of year where all I want to do is start dressing for spring... but then I look in my closet and realize there are a bunch of winter sweaters I haven't worn yet this year. So let the sweater parade begin! (This sweater also makes me feel like I belong in a parade.)
Sweater - thrifted Pendleton, hand-felted by me
Dress - Marc by Marc Jacobs
Tights - Target
Shoes - vintage Mason Shoe Co. (from Jabot's Boutique)

Plus I finally remembered to drag my bag of shoes to Alex, the world's finest Ukranian cobbler, so he could repair these shoes. They were deadstock from the 1960s and the glue attaching the soles had dried out so much that the soles were falling off. Now they're like brand new! And Alex was pretty enamored with them! It's always huge to impress a cobbler with your shoes. In my book, anyway.

P.S. People always ask me for hand-felting advice when I post this sweater on the blog. This sweater is the only thing I've felted. It was terrible and huge and boxy when I found it at the thrift store so I decided to try my hand at hand-felting last winter. It turned out perfect but I have no tips or tricks to tell you, other than Google it, then try it? Preferably with something that is too big and isn't a family heirloom or expensive because while this turned out awesome, I was totally prepared for it to be a total disaster and ruin the sweater completely.

12 comments:

Lemondrop Marie said...

I feel the same about a coat parade, I have a ridiculous amount of them.
LOVE that little jacket, it is PRECIOUS on you.

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
Super cute necklace giveaway!

Rebecca said...

You could also be in a marching band!

I've only felted bags, which are harder to mess up than clothes.

Lauren said...

Oh my gee, those shoes are fabulous! and the jacket is incredible! I know nothing about hand felting, so I have no clue what you did to the cardigan, all I know is its beautiful!

Lauren
Sparrow & Urchin

Academichic said...

Wow! Stunning jacket! S.

Ms_SyllyBee said...

this is awesome! love the blue. it reminds me of sgt. pepper! haha

xo
i wander, i wonder

meegiemoo said...

Those shoes are so cute! Got a close-up?

La Historiadora de Moda said...

This outfit is full of win! I so wish I had that jacket!

Terri said...

The sweater/jacket is just beautiful. Had never occurred to me to shop I sweater to deliberately felt...

Megan Mae said...

Adorable shoes and jacket! The only thing I've felted has been on accident. Congrats on getting the shoes spiffed up. I'm thinking the vintage pair I won needs a trip to a cobbler for a little heelcap TLC.

wardrobeexperience said...

adorable outfit....

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Tiffany said...

I'm nominating you to redesign band costumes all across the country. I love this outfit! It is so fun and whimsical.

Orchid Grey said...

this whole look, and yes, those shoes are wonderful!

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