Friday, November 9, 2012

It Got Cold, I Overreacted



Apparently the Oregon Weather Gods got tired of fellow Oregon blogger, Stacey, and I writing about our recent great weather, because it got cold last night.  And, as I always do when it first gets cold, I overreacted:



Did I really need both the sweater coat and a flannel scarf layered over the chambray tunic and jeggings?  Maybe not.  But, as I said, when the weather drops about 20 degrees in three days, I have a tendency to overreact. 

Also, this is the same DIY scarf I wore on Monday, and in Monday’s comments, the Menopausal Super Model asked how I made it.  The answer?  Crookedly.  Actually, that’s not entirely true.  In spite of the fact that I can’t draw, cut or sew a straight line (I have SLD, or Straight Line Disorder (it’s totally a real thing)) I still managed to do okay with this scarf by following the lines of the plaid for cutting.  It is sewn a little bit crooked though because my left arm is still weak and I can’t guide fabric in a straight line even when I don’t have the excuse of a broken elbow.

The good news is that it’s an infinity scarf and wrapped around my neck you can’t tell it’s crooked, which is why I knew this was the project for me.  I got the idea from the lovely Franziska at Franishh, who used this tutorial.  I used the same tutorial and it was really easy, especially if you don’t worry about your lines being straight.

Yep, looks straight(ish) to me!

Happy Friday, All!

Gracey


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Similar sweater coat
CJ by Cookie Johnson python print leggings
MIA “Roam” boots (on sale now at Piperlime)
Similar chambray tunic
Similar flannel scarf

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33 comments:

  1. I just stumbled across your blog and I love the name! I'm also pretty tall (5'11") so I totally understand! I love your sweater coat and scarf, they're so great for the cool weather we're having on the west coast now!

    xo jen

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  2. i think i have that same disorder...it's good to know there is a name for it! i wonder if there is a support group in my area. i love your layering, and i would do the same thing. in fact, i do! and your scarf is great!

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  3. Aww, lovely and cosy! And totally your and Stacey's own faults, I'm sure! Your python-print jeggings are happiness.

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  4. That is such a cute casual outfit.

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  5. Better to overreact that freeze, since you can always remove layers, right? You got a really nice casual look out of it, anyway!

    I never worry about straight lines, and an infinity scarf is probably the last place I would look for them. I love that plaid; I've been looking for a perfect plaid scarf of my own, and now I think maybe I should just make one, since yours looks so great.

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  6. Even the scarfs that are available in retail are often sewn crookedly (is that a word?) so I am sure you are probably being a bit critical of yourself. It looks marvelous!

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  7. My clothes rarely suit the climate. Infinity scarves are fun. I think I like your blog most for your personality which shows through so brightly. You make me smile every time I come here.

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  8. Who needs straight lines anyway? You look great, cosy and layered and chic and beautiful! Great job on the scarf too. xxx

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  9. Ooh, love the idea of a DIY infinity scarf! Once the semester is done I might have to take out my sewing machine again and make one of these ... :)
    You look so cozy in that sweater coat. :)

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  10. I did the same thing when I stuck my hand outside the window this morning to check the temperature (yep, that's really what I do) - I piled on the layers. And I definitely didn't need all of them.

    I bet we are being punished for gloating about the warm weather :)

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  11. Hi, I just found your blog and I'm very excited about it. I think this is the first blog I've seen that deals with us tall and curvy women. Thank you so much for doing this. I'm 5'11 and pear shaped (size 14 on bottom, 12 on top). I plan on reading the entire blog :-)

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  12. love your blog!! :D great boots here dear! :D

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  13. You look cozy, like all you need is a good book and a fire :) With our weather alternating in the high 40s/low 50s to the low 70s next week, I never have time to figure it out or overreact. If anything, I have a delayed reaction, and am wearing the wrong clothes for the weather :P

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  14. You look lovely! Adore your scarf!
    Following you on GFC and Bloglovin!

    Kisses, Lucy:)

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  15. I think straight(ish) will do for me any day, hehe. I like how the scarf looks against the tunic and sweater. I can't believe how quickly it went from awesome temperature to "hey, I can see my breath!" At least this means I had a great excuse to thrift two awesome sweaters and (probably) many more. (:

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  16. I would say I do the same thing, but our weather goes from 80 to 40 and back within a span of days. I make a habit of walking out the door before officially deciding on what to wear. I absolutely adore your scarf!

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  17. haha most people overreact on the first day the weather cools down. I remember when it dropped below 60 in NYC and everyone had their winter coats on... and I was in a cardigan and scarf. But you look super cozy! That's an outfit I'd probably wear for a plane ride because I'm always cold on a plane!

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  18. I love that you made one too! I think the best part (besides the flannel infinity scarf part, which is pretty awesome) is that no one has one like us! Also the fact that no one can see our shotty sewing skills is always a plus!

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  19. Thanks for the tutorial on the scarf!!
    You look adoarable all over-reacting and bundled up!!

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  20. The scarf is fabulous, straight-shmaight! Doesn't matter in the least. I love the combination of the plaid, chambray, and camel color wool. Very cool!! P.s. I know that over-reacting reflex so well. I'm always sweating by mid-day.

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  21. Man, I've been cold everyday this week, so I think your outfit looks PERFECT! Stay warm!

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  22. Your DIY scarf is so cute! If its cold, I think its great you layer up to keep warm!

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  23. I'm totally stealing SLD. And if you were closer, I would steal the scarf too!

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  24. love your blog you have a gorgeous smile!

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  25. It is a really cute scarf, and I do the same thing when the temps suddenly plummet.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  26. So pretty! We really love this look<3

    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

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  27. I didn't realize you had made that scarf that goes with practically everything. Love the colors in this outfit gracey and wow on making it. Going to play words with you now. Dawn suitcase vignettes

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  28. I love your scarf! I can't cut or sew in a straight line.. :/ I even bought xmas wrapping paper this year with grid lines on it but my brain just ignores them. I want your booots!!!

    xo

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  29. love that scarf! Anything plaid this season is a win in my book!

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  30. Haha, I dress up way to much for cold weather too. Results in me sweating like mad on the bus and then I need to take all those layers off :p x

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  31. I don't see any sweat so you could have fooled me into thinking, it's cold over there, and she has really managed to dress appropriately! You look lovely in this layered outfit, and the scarf is great, with the red parts echoing your lipstick.

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  32. Oh well done with the scarf, it looks really good. And lovely bright lipstick matching the scarf too. I am a bundler - in coldish weather, I pack on the layers, often an overreaction but I just hate to be cold :-(

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