I know where I’m going to be on December 25th: sweatered up and sitting in a movie theater eating popcorn but not until the actual movie starts. I have a rule about that. No popcorn consumption (not even two kernels) until the previews are over with, the short video about not using your cell phones in the theater is done and the demonstration of Dolby sound was wowed us for the umpteenth time. The opening credits begin, still no popcorn, but when the first scene actually starts rolling, my fingers hit the white, unbuttered popped kernels in the junior size bag and away we go.
Do you think there’s some OCD there? Maybe! But let’s get to the sweaters. There’s no better place for sweaters than in drafty movie theaters. I’m going to suggest you wear a sweater and then wear a longer tunic style sweater over the first one. Let me demonstrate.
In this combo, I’m wearing a cashmere saffron yellow sweater from Grana.com, a company in Hong Kong. They asked me if I’d like to try their product and this is what I chose. I love the color! I just checked the website and I don’t see this color available now. Drat! But take a visit anyway.
What I’ve put over the saffron sweater is a long, covers-my-butt olive green cardigan sweater by Vince. I got this at SAX Consignment in Sonoma. When I’m worried about being cold I like wearing something that is long enough to keep my butt warm. It can make all the difference!
I grabbed my large buffalo plaid scarf to throw over my shoulders. Now I’ve got triple cashmere on me and it should be enough. I’m wearing it with flared Kut from the Cloth jeans in deep indigo. I LOVE the simplicity of this color combo! Saffron yellow, deep olive green, dark blue, and my warm cognac colored Paul Green booties. It’s so calming to me, yet grounding. I think I stand taller in this outfit than in many others. I’m like a tree!
Accessorizing my double sweaters
Of course, I thought this was a perfect opportunity to wear the gold chunky pendant necklace I put together this fall. It contributes to that grounded feeling. The earrings are also grounding. They’re by an artist named Jenny. Her company is Ajna Jewelry Designs. The name for these earrings is Mini-Goddess. Her goal is to make earrings that help women connect to the feminine divine within themselves. Could this be part of what’s making me feel great in this sweater outfit? I would think so!
Jenny follows me on Instagram and reads my blog. She reached out during the fires and said she’d like to gift me a pair of earrings if I’d like. She understands catastrophes. She’s from Florida and was in hurricane recovery. She was so compassionate! I’m happy to show her how great they are on me!
Are you wondering about the book I’m reading in some of these pics? It’s Know Your Style by Alyson Walsh. I’ll be raving about it in an upcoming post. I could bring it with me to the movies and read before the movie starts. I’m someone who likes to get there early. I could reread my highlighted parts!
Second sweater combo coming right up!
If I’m telling the truth, and I am, this next double sweater combo is one I may have worn for days in a row. It’s what I’ve changed into once I got home from work.
I was inspired by a comment from one of you about wearing red and decided to finally purchase something in red. This is a cashmere sweater from Macy’s. It’s by Charter Club. I thought it was going to take energy to wear something red but that hasn’t been the case. Isn’t it crazy the things we come up with sometimes? I truly thought this would be a sweater I’d wear on occasions. Like on Valentine’s Day. Instead, I’m wearing it on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. No problem! No extra energy required!
I wasn’t quite sure I was an embroidered jean person either. See those flowers on my thigh? I thought I was allergic to flowers on the thigh but it turns out I’m not! “Is this silly?” I asked Russ when I purchased them. “No, I don’t think so. They’re cute! Plus, they really fit you well,” he said. He was right about the fit for sure! Wanna take a guess at the brand? Kut from the Cloth! Remember, that’s where my indigo flares are from in the first sweater outfit.
I wasn’t quite sure I could wear these jeans outside of the house. I decided I’d practice wearing jeans that had flowers on the thigh within the confines of my home. I’ll tell you what made me braver: this navy blue swing cardigan. Erin pulled it out of her car one day and said, “Do you want this?” I didn’t want to decide on the spot so she said, “Take it home and try it.” She wore it for awhile but decided it was a little big for her. It was perfect for me!
Isn’t the texture of this cardigan divine? The light from the window is blowing the color out a bit in this closeup. But I swear, those bubbles of knitting actually hold in the heat better than flat knits do. And what is more fun to wear than red and navy blue? Of course, you’re starting to realize that I love lots of color combos. That’s true. Wearing red is a novelty for me. Wearing navy blue is easy for me. So wearing these together gives me all the confidence I need!
Truth be told, the swing cardigan with pockets does cover up the flowers on the thigh. I’m not always as brave as you think I am. But I am getting kind of used to wearing the jeans in public. When you think about it, two parts of this outfit are daring to me because I’ve never done it before: wearing red and wearing flowers on my thighs. The navy blue cardigan says, “That’s okay, Brenda. You’ll be just fine. I’m here for you.” Thank you, Navy Blue!
Sending you love from Sonoma!
Whether you’re watching a screen from a movie theater seat, your couch, or your handheld device, stay warm! And now, I insist you share with us all your favorite flicks, okay? Have you seen any of the newly released movies? I’m hunkering down for some serious screen time and I want it to be worth it!
Jenny, the earring designer, shared some sweet words with me in a recent email and I’m passing them on to you. She said, “I am looking forward to 2018 and new hopeful joyous energy. May your New Year be filled with much prosperity and loads of FUN FUN FUN.”
I’ll sign up for that! Will you too? Hoping you have fun days ahead. Sending you heaps of love!