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Waters Wears: Quince & Co. Striped Shell Stitch Infinity Scarf

I wore this outfit as my husband and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary on a very, very cold night. It features my finished scarf using Quince & Co. Finch in glacier and chanterelle, which I am so happy with. The yarn is a lovely, soft, squishy wool, and an infinity scarf is still a favorite of mine.

As for the hat, I crocheted that as well several years ago. Beret style used to be a favorite of mine, but I honestly don’t wear it really at all now. I wound up pulling this one from my closet while I was looking for a hat that worked with this outfit colorwise. I originally wanted a beanie style, but this worked.

By the way, I love this skirt. I got it from my sister-in-law’s grandmother after a closet clean out. I love the paisley pattern, the colors, and the fact that it has a bit of form which makes it a bit of statement piece. I’ve worn it before for holiday parties, and tend to pair it with a tighter fitting top to balance out its flare.

Waters Wears: Keeping Warm

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An original goal with this blog was to share outfits that 1) I really liked and 2) included something I’d made or mended. Since I started in spring, not exactly keen crochet time, this led to me coming up with outfits that included things I’d made, and pushed me to make some of the ideas I’d had for a while, such as a few necklaces, rings, bracelets. I tried really hard to have at least one outfit up each week, which left me teetering on the line of whether I was forcing these outfits just so I’d have something to post or really sharing outfits I loved. I think I was somewhere in the middle with that, and it wasn’t necessarily all a bad thing; it did force me to create and wear more of the things I’d made.

I thought, however, that when fall and winter came around, having outfits that fit my criteria would be easier, since the weather lends itself to crochet hats, scarves, gloves, etc. But in reality, winter for me is all about layers for keeping warm, and even though a lot of what I wear includes crochet hats, scarves, and gloves, the outfits aren’t necessarily anything particularly cool, and are also pretty repetitive.

I do love layering, though, and sweaters and warm socks, and these are the reality of what I wear lately. So I’ve decided to do a little series of sorts. We’ll call it, “Keeping Warm.” I think I’ll share an outfit of the day and maybe also a little on what I’m doing or thinking that day.

This picture was taken after I’d been out with my husband. This is a typical winter, survive-the-cold outfit for me, although if I’m staying at home for the day I tend to wear comfy sweatpants or nice lounge pants instead of the jeans.

Hopefully this’ll be a fun little collection of pictures/journal entries of sorts by the end.

Sweater: old, gifted
Thermal: old, Decree
Jeans: old, Forever 21
Socks: Kirkland
Hat: made by me

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