“Bright like green”

I knit this sweater last year, but recently I’ve been struggling with how to style it because it always looks a bit slouchy and casual.  But this was the weekend, so a little bit casual was okay.  For this outfit, I layered a long-sleeve green tee underneath, and folded up the cuffs over the sleeves of the sweater.  Because the colors are so similar, it looks more like one piece.  I decided to wear a green necklace to keep with the theme, and then threw in a bright yellow purse for a little extra color.

This outfit was really soft and comfortable, and it was perfect for getting things done around the house, as well as spending time with the family.  The only problem I had was that the elbows of the sweater kept getting stretched out, but I think a fresh wash and blocking should fix that.  For non-knitters out there, blocking is when you shape a damp knitted garment and pin it into place to make it stay that way.  Usually I only block garments the first time I wash them, but sometimes it helps to do it again.

I’ve got an interesting trick for how I made these cuffed sleeves work.  Initially, I didn’t like how the inside seams were showing when the tee was cuffed.  But then I realized that the cuffs were the only part showing, so I turned the layering tee inside out, so that the right side of the garment would show when the sleeves were cuffed.  It might sound a bit odd, but it worked in this case.

I am so in love with this vintage purse I got on Etsy recently.  I’ve never had a frame purse before, and I love how easy it is to snap it open to pull something out, and then snap it closed again.  And I love that it’s roomy enough inside to hold all of my everyday items.

I also used this outfit to premiere my latest Etsy purchase, these gorgeous earrings!  I’ve been loving the look of long, silver feather earrings, but I wanted something that was a bit more modern and less organic.  I wanted them to be long, but not too long, and to have a good bit of movement.  These fit the bill perfectly, and I love them!

I love that almost every accessory in this outfit is from Etsy.  What has been your favorite Etsy purchase?

Sweater: Handknit by me
Long sleeve tee: Gap (thrifted)
Jeans: Express
Boots: Dansko Nena (eBay)
Purse: Advintagous
Necklace: Pixisette
Bangles: Jill Popowich
Earrings: Wear-thou

Quote: One, by Kathryn Otoshi


About Diana

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8 Responses to “Bright like green”

  1. Oh, man! I love that bright yellow vintage purse! It looks like it is the perfect size.


  2. Danielle says:

    Great color combo!


  3. TheRealMe says:

    Green is my absoulte favorite color in the world and I love this sweater. The yellow bag pops with it.

    Great outfit. You did a good job on the sweater.


  4. Amy says:

    There is that purse I love again! It goes great with this outfit- love the color green on you.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  5. Kelly says:

    Ha! Great idea to turn the shirt inside out


  6. Kayla says:

    I can’t believe you knitted that sweater! It looks amazing, and frankly I love the idea of turning a shirt inside out. I often pull my sleeves around the cuff of an outer layer to add some color. Great idea!


  7. Suz says:

    Wow, I am so impressed that you knitted that sweater! I’ve never heard of blocking…does that work with any knitted material or only, say, wool? I have a few acrylic sweaters that get bent out of shape easily.


  8. jo says:

    Great outfit. My arms are short and sleeves are inevitably long on me – I love the inside out t-shirt trick!! Brilliant!


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