This beautiful Boden sweater vest was one of the last items I purchased during my recent shopping ban. And I adore it. More and more I am falling in love with Boden and their beautiful, colorful clothes. But they’re so expensive that they’re often out of my price range. However, I’ve found that buying them second-hand on Ebay can work, if you’re willing to be flexible. Once I’m in a better place financially, I plan on buying a lot from this company.
This vest had perfect timing too, because only a few days after I got it in the mail, Florida began experiencing a cold spat (meaning temps in the 40s, which is really cold for us). Nothing like a cozy wool vest to keep you warm when the temps drop.
I wore this for a trip to visit family on the weekend. I wanted to be warm and casual, but not frumpy. Flats are a must for chasing after toddlers.
And here you can see the detail on my Fetching mitts. I knitted these a long time ago and they continue to be excellent at keeping my hands warm on chilly days. I actually don’t own a pair of leather gloves, mostly because I rarely need them. Still, I’d like to change that, when I can find a pretty pair that’s affordable.
Oh, I’ve realized now that canvas does not keep your feet warm. I ended up changing into leather boots later that day to keep my toes from freezing.
Long Sleeve: Gap (garage sale)
Vest: Boden (Ebay)
Shoes: Converse Chuck Taylors
Mitts: Fetching (handknit by me)
Ring: from my mom
Quote: The Homework Machine, by Dan Gutman