"At least try to act cool"

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.

Coat: Target
Long Sleeve: Gap (garage sale)
Vest: Boden (Ebay)
Jeans: Express
Shoes: Converse Chuck Taylors
Scarf: Kohls
Bag: Timbuk2
Mitts: Fetching (handknit by me)
Ring: from my mom

Quote: The Homework Machine, by Dan Gutman

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About Diana

Style maven, knitter, crafter, seamstress, one who does not walk the beaten path.
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22 Responses to "At least try to act cool"

  1. Clare says:

    Oh, this outfit is so perfect! The Chucks are great in that color, and I love how you made that gorgeous Boden vest more casual for your family outing.

    Stay warm! I hope all your oranges don’t freeze; I sure like my Florida OJ up here in Chicago!

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  2. Stefka says:

    Fantastic vest! (When your photo popped up on screen I actually said “wow!”) I find myself gravitating towards brighter colors and combinations so much more than even a year ago. I’ve also been visually enjoying the inspirations of Boden outfits, and will check out e-bay options like you suggest!

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  3. Oh, that vest is just adorable! You have also made me miss canvas tennies, but they just can’t hold up in the cold and snow.

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  4. Denise says:

    Cute outfit- great gloves and you look good in hi-tops!

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  5. Sally says:

    OK, jealous a little. I’ve been lusting after a Boden sweater vest for ages, and that one is FANTASTIC!!

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  6. gina says:

    Love the sweater vest! I love the blue top that you paired it with and the brown chucks. Such a fun colorful look.

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  7. Audi says:

    Oh, that vest is just adorable! What a great way to brighten up a wintery day. I love the mitts — I knitted the Dashing version for my BF, and they’ve become a winter staple for him.

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  8. Danielle says:

    That is the coolest vest I’ve ever seen!!!!!! 🙂

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  9. gail says:

    love your bag with this outfit. and your whole outfit rocks!

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  10. Struggler says:

    I’m a huge Boden fan but I agree, they’re certainly not cheap. I take comfort that they often do free shipping & returns offers, so at least I can try something a little risky and then send it back.

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  11. ShopKim says:

    That vest is so cool and I love how you’ve worn it! The color combination is a great one.

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  12. Real Me says:

    I think my pc ate my comment. If not, just toss this one.

    You look great! I really love the sweater.

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  13. Converse really do NOT keep your feet warm at all. And yet, I can’t stop wearing them every day. What is wrong with me??? lol

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  14. Goober says:

    Boden! I love everything in their catalog, their prices I don’t love.

    I adore your vest – so freaking cute!

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  15. EmilyCC says:

    I LOVE the colors in this outfit.

    And, I keep popping over to the Boden website, but also find it too pricey. Thanks for the Ebay suggestion!

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  16. bluerose says:

    Gorgeous vest. Knitted dots! And thanks for the comment.

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  17. Emily says:

    Can you say ADORABLE???? What a great look!

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  18. Anusha says:

    I *heart* that vest! How beautiful for a cold day. 🙂

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  19. alliedow says:

    I love it!!! Amazing, and i love that vest. Wonderful…. let’s talk about how I’m going to Ireland in May. I need your help!!!

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  20. Rose @ fromsneakerstostilettos says:

    I love that sweater vest! How cute and original!!

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  21. katrina says:

    boden rocks. they have fun geometric prints — like your vest. love the combination with your baby blue sweater and your brown kicks. really cute.

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  22. Jenn says:

    Love, love, love that vest! Great look.

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