More trouser pants and my 1000th post!

I told you I wasn’t done with these pants. These definitely have a more appealing look when worn with a loose sweater that covers the high waist and exaggerated hip area. Not to mention, the rust with navy blue is a new favorite color combination of mine. A big statement necklace and some high heels dress it up for work. Oh, and this is my 1,000th post by the way. So, that’s kind of cool.
Pendleton Wool sweater (Via the Ohio Knitting Mills); Sears pants; Candies via Kohl’s pumps; BR necklace; J.Crew bracelet

American aesthetic

This is actually one of my favorite outfits of the whole 30 for 30…so far! I love the way that boxy, menswear-inspired silhouettes look on a feminine figure, and I tried to contrast that with the pony tail and big earrings. I feel like the wide-leg pants with the blazer and crew neck sweater epitomizes looking sharp but leisurely—the traditional American aesthetic achieved by designers like Ralph Lauren, Derek Lam, and Tory Burch. This is also just a fancy way of saying that I can wear jeans to work if I want to.
Thrifted Evan Piccone wool blazer and Ann Taylor shoes ($5); Pendleton wool sweater; Gap jeans; H&M earrings; Ray Ban wayfarers

Woolly mammoth

I am a third of the way through the 30 for 30 challenge (it’s day 10), and I am glad that I put my Pendleton wool sweater in the rotation. It is one of the warmest sweaters I own. It’s a vintage, American-made piece so you know the quality is good. I picked it up at the Ohio Knitting Mills pop-up shop, which has been extended to February 20th. It has been so cold this week, I actually wish I was a woolly mammoth with it’s warm fur. Damn ice age! I resorted to layering. The striped shirt seemed like a natural pairing for this rust-color sweater. I feel like the top part of this outfit is very casual and the bottoms are all business, but the flare legs allow for a little leeway in that department. A lot has been discussed about the 70s being back in style so I piled on the gold jewelry including this cool vintage cloisonné cuff from the boy and one of my new Margaret Elizabeth rings that I won from a Matchbook giveaway. The 24k gold vermeil is so pretty and shiny and I love the clear quartz. What I love most about her jewelry is that she uses fine materials, but the pieces wont break the bank. She is definitely a jewelery designer worth checking out.
Pendleton wool sweater; Old Navy t-shirt; The Limited pants; Nine West shoes; J.Crew necklace; H&M earrings; Vintage cloisonné cuff; Margaret Elizabeth ring

Pendleton wool sweater

Most of the sweaters that I saw at the Ohio Knitting Mills Pop-Up Shop featured elaborate patterns and/or bright colors. While I appreciate these vintage designs, I prefer a more classic, simple style, which is why I had to get this Pendleton wool sweater. With the theme of American made in my head, I was crazy about the crew neck. And although you can’t tell by the photos, the color is a very unique rust. I love the way the color looks with this classic navy skirt. For something American made, vintage, 100% wool, and never before worn it is actually a good deal for $48. I wouldn’t be surprised if these sweaters sold out rather quickly as it is a classic and versatile piece for anyone’s wardrobe. It would make a great Christmas gift for the Sartorialist in your life.
Pendleton wool sweater (via the Ohio Knitting Mills Pop-Up Shop); Gap skirt (on sale for $9); Loft tights; Vintage Ann Taylor shoes; J.Crew necklace
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