Friday, January 14, 2011

Limited Utility



Now here are a couple items you've never seen before.The first is the sweater; I've actually owned it since 2005, but it's another one of those items that requires the absolute coldest days to wear. Since it has been bitterly cold here lately (disclaimer: "bitterly" cold to me is anything below 50°F), it's been a great time to pull out some of these little-used items. I guess I should've realized when I bought it, in Denmark, that it might have limited utility in California. Interestingly I bought it specifically to wear with these very shorts and tights, but as far as I know I haven't worn any of these pieces together since that trip.

The tights you've seen before, but they also have a good story. I purchased them at a shop in Iceland after I changed my travel plans and ended up staying far longer in Iceland than I'd intended, and venturing outside of Reyjavík and into areas that were a lot colder than the city. Like the sweater, they don't get a lot of use here because they're 100% merino wool and are dense enough to wear as pants, but on the coldest days of winter they are delightfully cozy.

The boots are fairly new; I got them just before the holidays (I think I averaged about 2 -3 gifts for myself for every one I bought for someone else. Oops.). According to the description, they were designed as a tribute to Rosie The Riveter and are intentionally distressed, with flaws such as missing eyelets and straps that appear to have been torn off and sewn back on. I love the fact that they're black and brown, because they can truly go with anything. The best part is, I snagged them at 6pm.com for 40% off the retail price. And I don't even have to wait for a bitterly cold day to wear them.



Sweater: from a boutique in Copenhagen
Belt: Lazaro
Necklace: Wendy Brandes Little Woolf (for Sister Wolf)
Shorts: Mango
Tights: Cintamani
Argyle socks: Sock Dreams
Boots: Timberland Boot Company

10 comments:

lawyerdoll said...

It's too bad you couldn't wear this earlier... gorgeous outfit! Perfect for a walk in the woods on a cold day.

Cel said...

Those boots are awesome! I've contemplated buying shoes online but I have too hard a time finding shoes I'm comfortable in, or constantly picking the right size, to take the risk. I also love the green of that sweater, what a great colour.

Rad in BK said...

I'm glad the weather allowed you to wear this great outfit. What a beautiful sweater. I dig the brown and black boots too.

WendyB said...

Fabulous sweater. Love the fit. Nice choice in necklaces too. ;-)

Fawn said...

Those boots are amazing!

Magatha-May said...

I love the detail on your sweater. So gorgeous.

Mrs. Fox said...

Oh 6pm.com, how do I love thee? I bought a pair of Doc Marten sneakers a few years back and I still have them. No small feat as I don't drive and the shoes have many, many miles on them. I recently bought a pair of Nine West rain boots there that are awesome. I've also had Timberlands before (I called them my Pirate Boots). Oh boy, I could go on and on about boots and let me say, you have quite the awesome collection. :)

BrieCS said...

I want this entire outfit. Seriously, I love it. That sweater is TO DIE FOR.
I have got to get myself back on sock dreams soon...

Between Laundry Days said...

Them's some badass boots! And holy crap, 100% merino wool tights? I got to get me some of those!!

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Ooh, loving those boots. I can also imagine you mixing them with something floaty for an amazing contrast.