I took one look at Anne's 52 Pick-me-up prompt for this week, layers, and thought, "now there's a look I can rock!"
When I was a kid I hated dressing in layers. But I think that's because my mom's version of "dressing in layers" translated to "way too many clothes" on me. By the time I had the coat on top of the long sleeve sweater, which was on top of the long sleeve shirt, I far too warm and thoroughly incapacitated, like a pipsqueak version of the Michelin tire man. And when I got too hot, which I always did, and started stripping off layers, I'd have all this extra clothing to carry around and keep track of. Nope! As soon as I had autonomy over my own outfits I was all about one thickness of clothing with a coat over top if absolutely necessary.
And then I discovered the short over long version of layering. Suddenly, with the addition of a long sleeve T my summer shirts and dresses became my winter shirts and dresses!
With this outfit I took it one step further adding a sleeveless sweater to the pile and giving the whole outfit a bit of everyday steampunk that I love.
Topped it all off with a wonderful old hat up-cycled by me with embroidered ribbon and a metal flower more steampunk.) Linking to The Style Crone's wonderful Hat Attack!
I got these fantastic, apparently new Clarks boots at Goodwill last year. They are by far one of my favorite/best finds.
In other news, I had a meeting with my publisher and got the go ahead for a new book of knitting patterns. I can't really tell you anything about it at this point other than it will include a range of projects from sweaters to scarves and hats, and maybe even an afghan, and it will be so much fun! It also means I now have a LOT of work to do. I'll post little sneak peeks as I can.