Thursday, October 27, 2011

No Offense to the Dromedaries of the World

No offense to the dromedaries of the world, but I’ve realized that camel is not for me.  It makes me look washed out and sad.  But caramel, caramel is a color that makes me happy.  I mean, look how happy I am in this caramel sweater:



I thrifted it last weekend with my friend, Alex, and can you believe that she was skeptical when I pulled it from the racks?  I know it looks like a plain brown sweater, but it’s not.  It’s caramel and I plan on wearing the heck out of it this fall and winter.  Starting today, where I paired the sweater (Land’s End, thrifted) with a cream crocheted skirt (vintage, thrifted), black tights, black booties (Nine West via Piperlime) and a black silk tie (Brooks Brothers, thrifted).

Today’s Takeaway?  Camel = sad but caramel = happy.  And, of course, a jaunty bow never hurts.

Also, because today is Thursday and I like parties, I’ve linked up over at Spunky Chateau for the Thursday’s Are for Thrifter’s Link Party.  Stop by and join the fun!

Gracey

P.S. Here is a close-up of the knit of the skirt just in case you were curious:


22 comments:

  1. Cute outfit! Your caramel and black look very chic together. And that crocheted skirt is pretty awesome.

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  2. Love the crochet skirt. What a great find!

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  3. Wow! You're like the queen of thrifting between the sweater, the crocheted skirt and the tie! Awesome finds.

    I can't do camel either, so maybe I need to check out some caramel...

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  4. caramel is my favorite too, I like the little bow and the pretty crochet skirt. Lovely outfit.

    mongs, mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  5. Love the detail on the skirt! And yes my dear, you are shinning in that color! Love it on you..

    All the best, ~Angel

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  6. That skirt!! LOVE! You look adorable. How did you tie that scarf? I must learn!

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  7. Love the black and caramel combo, and that skirt is so lovely!
    Thanks for adding the Thursdays are for Thrifters link, I am definitely going to add myself there too =)

    http://frugalbiggirl.blogspot.com/

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  8. I really like dromedaries. You've reminded me of my childhood mini obsession with them. I used to think they were SWELL! like SWELLER than bactrian camels!

    enough nonsense, on to more important things! That is just such a cute skirt! and I love the combo with the caramel sweater!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  9. I'm sure the dromedaries will forgive you, but what about the bactrians?

    I'm amazed how much your skirt looks like the overskirt of a wedding dress I was unpacking today - lovely!

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  10. this is such a beautiful outfit on you.. you really pull it off well... nice neutrals and the fit is really flattering on you!! love the blouse bow tie!! xoxo J

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  11. The detailing on that skirt is just beautiful- what a great thrifting find!
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com.

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  12. I love your skirt! It's beautiful. Caramel lattes make me happy (had one this morning, so as soon as I read caramel, that's what came to mind)!

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  13. I have that same feeling about camel vs. caramel. Camel bad (on me), caramel just fine. & you look great. I love that skirt.

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  14. That jaunty bow is the most darling thing. It has inspired me to wear more scarves this coming week. >_>

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  15. I absolutely adore that sweater! What a great color! Thanks for linking up!
    -Meagan
    www.spunkychateau.com

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  16. I GOT THE MEMO...I am wearing the same color sweater today! lol This caramel color is amazing on you. This entire outfit is the bomb.org!! LOVE IT ALL! Kiah

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  17. What a great outfit and love the bow blouse!

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  18. LOVE the cream crochet skirt!!

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  19. I really love this look. The colors, the bow and that skirt is so gorgeous.

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  20. Jaunty bow indeed! Somehow I end up being ten times more attracted to a color if the name is food-related. Brown? Meh. Caramel? I'm there! I may have mentioned this before, because I'm obsessed. Which is why my sweater today isn't burnt orange, it's pumpkin.

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  21. hahaha, camels! I love this neutral look! That vintage skirt is a gem and how you topped the new thrifted sweater off with that black silk tie? SO CUTE! I am inspired and will surely copy :)

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