Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Layer up week fashion challenge: Long over long

Today's challenge was to put long layers over another long item.

Vest: Knit by me
Tunic: Lüt Boutique in Vancouver
Skirt: Anthropologie
Boots: Fluevog Presence | Intuit

I went with a grey palate and put a long knit vest over a tunic over a long flowy jersey skirt.

I really need to take these pictures earlier in the day before I become a wrinkled mess. Sitting at a desk most of the day means wrinkly shirt almost immediately.

This vest is knit out of a wool/alpaca blend so it's very warm. Almost too warm for a day inside.

I took this to show the back of the vest but I see that the skirt is dragging on the ground. It got soaking wet on the bus ride home tonight.

My favourite part of this vest is how the collar meets at the back in a point. Clever design. (It's a Berocco/Norah Gaughan pattern)

In other news, our city transit is going on strike tomorrow - should be an interesting commute tomorrow. I have a ride with a friend of a friend but I'm predicting we end up sitting in traffic for ages. Living in a small city, that will be a strange thing.

The next two clothing challenges involve layering things under jackets. This may be difficult for me since I really hate wearing suit jackets. I guess that's why it's called a "challenge".


  1. Love the swooshy skirt and cardigan. I love details like the ones on the cardigan. It makes items that much more special.

  2. I wish I could see the shoes better (pointy! ooh!).

    I love the long drapey skirt - so pretty - and I am boggled that you knit that vest. Well done. The point at the back of the neck is perfect.

  3. I love your skirt! So swooshy. And the color is divine.