Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Silk, Wool & Silk-Lined Wool



Taking some of the awesome advice I received from yesterday’s post, I decided to forgo the jeans today and wear some warmer fabrics.  Specifically, silk, wool and silk-lined wool:


 
Instead of a cotton sweater, I wore a silk blouse (Jones New York via Goodwill) layered under a silk-lined wool jacket (vintage via Goodwill).  And, in lieu of jeans, I wore a sweater skirt (vintage via Goodwill) layered over bloomers and tights (Assets via Target) which were in turn layered over merino wool footless tights (Hue).  I also added wool socks, ankle boots (Nine West “Darsy”) and a belt (thrifted via Goodwill).

And, for the most part, it worked.  My feet are still cold, but I think that’s kind of their thing.  My torso is definitely warmer with the layers of silk and wool than with yesterday’s cotton sweater, even though it was a pretty dense knit.  I think I may also be warmer because of the pattern mixing going on; few things warm the cockles of my heart like pattern mixing:


Thank you all again for the tips on staying warm, with a special shout out to Secret Squirrel and her Nan; I tried the silk scarf layered under a knit scarf this morning and it was brilliant!

Happy Tuesday, All!

Gracey

32 comments:

  1. I am *so* pleased to hear that! :-)

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  2. 1.Black, white and red is one of my favorite color combinations, and you are rocking it!
    2.I think people should use "cockles" in everyday conversation waaay more often than they do.
    3.I didn't know merino footless tights were a thing! When my shopping ban is up, I must find myself a pair!

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  3. Yay! Sweater skirts are the best!

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  4. The pop of red is AWESOME on you. Great pattern mixing too. I'm finding it hard to stay stylish and warm at the same time these days so thanks for the inspiration!

    Blessings!
    www.beautyandbows.com

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  5. Oooh, I shall have to try a silk scarf under a knit scarf myself. My feet are always cold too, even with woollen hiking socks on, tall girl problems I think. You look divine, I love the whole outfit, but especially the skirt. x

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  6. You look so chic and elegant, no one would guess this outfit is designed with warmth in mind! Love the houndstooth mixing and that skirt is a beauty.
    Glad you feel a little less chilly, Gracey, apart from the toes! xxxxx

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  7. Lovely mix of patterns and wearing red makes you feel warmer, right? :)

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  8. Love these prints! And so classic with the red skirt.

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  9. Now *that* is some pattern mixing, and the red skirt is totally brilliant with it. Animal fibres for the win, when it comes to staying warm, and high on the list of reasons why I strongly dislike acrylic knits; they just don't keep me warm.

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  10. LOVE this mix. The skirt is incredible. Wool is usually my secret to staying warm. I busted out the leg warmers today though.

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  11. Fantastic red knit skirt, Gracey! Such a modern classic.

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  12. Love the houndstooth on houndstooth. It's totals working for you and for me!

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  13. I am absolutely loving this look!!
    The red and black combo is so chic and the pattern double up is brilliant
    Brett

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  14. LOVE this look, Gracey! The red skirt is amazing, and I (of course) LOOOOOOVE the houndstooth.

    xo,
    Terry

    http://terrys-two-cents.blogspot.com

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  15. Your double houndstooth knocks me over with its fabulousness! Awesome pleats, round buckle, and booties too, all of it does my cockles good. :) I am happy you were warmer too!

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  16. This outfit looks like you spent 300.00 bucks!

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  17. that is a lot of layering - ohhh these damn cold winters!
    Love the double houndstooth!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  18. That red skirt rocks. For serious. I'm having trouble adjusting to all the layers I need after being in Mexico for ten days, haha. Ohh, Oregon.

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  19. You look amazing! I love love love that skirt!!!

    xo

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  20. Great outfit! The skirt is lovely and the unexpected pattern mixing is excellent!

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  21. Love the combo of houndstooth and red! I need more houndstooth in my wardrobe.

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  22. great ideas for staying warm! need to try that silk and wool trick! Definitely love your pattern mixing as well. Looks awesome and just a little psycedelic! :)

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  23. nice houndstooth ensemble! gracey, i think you played with proportion well. i also like the black and white with the red. :)

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  24. You look tres chic. Elegant. Stunning. And mostly warm :)

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  25. LOVING your layered prints! Totally inspired me to do this in a future outfit!

    xox

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  26. Yes yes yes! Houndstooth on houndstooth with red under? Barkingly brilliant, G-dog!

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  27. Hey, nice skirt !!!
    Great colour :)


    Maybe we could follow each other :) ?
    If you follow just leave me a comment bellow last post and I'll follow back :)

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  28. Love this! Houndstooth is a favorite print of mine--I'm wearing it tomorrow! Love the double houndstooth with the red skirt. You look fantastic!

    Jordan
    http://jordansvintagekitchen.blogspot.com

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  29. Wow, you look so lovely! And happy! I really like your outfit :)
    You asked for a translate button on my blog, i have one now, take a look!

    Hugs, betinadanielsen.blogspot.com

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  30. I love this outfit!!!! I'm glad you were warmer and probably happier too.

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