11/12/2009

MORE Stylish Knitted Boots

Wendy Knit bootie in black, can be worn pulled up (shown), or folded down. Sizes 7, 8, 8.5, and 9 are still available. These boots are gorgeous.



For the more cost conscious, these Jessica Simpson knitted boots can be worn the same way, and have a nice cut out detail on the shoe. Available now in sizes 6-11.

11/11/2009

Dressing Dark

Find this knitted dress by Alice + Olivia at She boutique.
You can add a colorful ring, or handbag for interest.
For a more understated look, omit the ripped tights,
and put on a pair of sleek, elegant, closed toed pumps.

Every lady wants to make a fashion statement. If you must dress "goth", shop here, or try to find designs similar to these, for a less expensive price. The great thing about wearing a lot of black is the fact that you can add any color to it. I love how knitwear is so popular and designed so beautifully now. You really cannot go wrong in adding a piece, such as this, to your wardrobe.

11/08/2009

Gifts to get Started On

kpixie carries some of the most beautiful yarns I have seen on the web, and they are always having great sales from 20%-60% off, including kits. Cool feature: you can shop by garment type or yarn color if you scroll down on the bottom of their website. Click on the little boxes!

calypso lace jacket Loop-d-Loop Moss

This cardigan (i call most garments a "cardigan" if it hangs over the shoulders easily and especially if it has no buttons) is so boho grandma chic to me ;) but I really love it. It's very eye catching. It looks old fashioned but very wearable, and would be so cozy on Christmas morning, or around the fireplace. It is knit in a DK weight yarn called "Moss" (see link below the image), 85% extra fine merino wool, 15% nylon blend and is available in 9 different colors. You will find this pattern in the Loop-d-Loop pattern book by Teva Durham , Volume 2.



Stitch Diva - Endless Knitted Cardi Shawl pattern

This beautiful piece is one of the most versitile knitted cardigan/shawls you will have in your closet. The best thing about it is that it is at an easy level of knitting, which means most people will be able to accomplish this project with little to no problems at all. When I saw this I thought "...wow, I could really wear that for so many occasions."

Flannel - A Perfectly Soft Layer

What the hell is flannel and why would anyone ever want to wear it? When I hear the word "flannel," the first thing that comes to mind is a plaid flannel button down shirt from the 90s. However it is so much more than that, and is so comfortable.

"Flannel is a soft woven fabric, of various fineness. It usually doesn't have a nap, and instead gains its softness through the loosely spun yarn it is woven from. It is commonly used to make clothing, bed sheets, and sleepwear." (source)


Hermes Fall 2009 Ready to Wear collection.

The pants in this image are made of flannel. Check out this entire collection on Style.com (see the link above, under the image). There are some glorious knitted sweaters and stunning leather skirts and dresses. The colors of the leather (of course Hermes is a well known name for luxurious leather goods) are divinely earthy and look soft, supple, and flowing on the body.

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