Clothed with Grace: Stripes and Elbow Patches

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Stripes and Elbow Patches

Today I'm happily wearing my elbow patch sweater again. I love how this outfit came together, it was by accident, really. I had another skirt in mind, and when I tried it on, I looked horrific. Whomp, whomp. I'd originally thought this skirt was more summery (it's linen) but when you pair it with tights and a sweater, it suddenly looks wintery. Sweet! 

Also, I picked out a Chi flat iron for a Christmas present and "may" have opened it early to see if it was all it's cracked up to be.  It. Is.  I'm pretty sure it's only going to be good hair days from this day on. : )








Sweater: J.Crew Factory (Christmas gift from Mom) same
Button Down: AE $3 (via Plato's Closet) similar
Skirt: Loft (c/o Chippmunk) cute option
Necklace: Stella and Dot same
Bracelets:  Chimera, Moxie , Renegade Stella and Dot
Tights: Target 
Boots: Wanted $29 (via eBay) almost exact / same in black
Bag: Coach

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13 comments:

  1. What's not to love about that Sweater? Seriously: elbow patches, Navy, Bright Green, Fun back, Colorblocking. It is so so pretty. I love how those Bracelets and that Necklace really go with everything you wear. I too layered a Plaid Button-down under another top, today. Great minds think alike.

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  2. You crack me up... I would have done exactly the same thing!!

    I just bought an Instyler and I'm loving it. I have really thick hair and it cut my straightening time in half AND it keeps my hair from going completely flat :-)

    ~Cheryl
    http://snaps-of-ginger.blogspot.com/

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  3. This is so cute! You really can't tell that the skirt is linen. If anything it looks like a heavy brocade with the sweater and tights.

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  4. Love the plaid and pop of green! You can't go wrong with elbow patches either! And I got a chi a few years ago and absolutely love it. They are definitely worth it, especially for girls like me with wavy/curly hair!

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  5. The elbow patches are such an adorable detail on the sweater! I couldn't live without my flat iron :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Necklace Giveaway!

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  6. love elbow patches! and those booties are my favorite!

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  7. You look great! I love this. I've actually been wondering about my striped chambray/linen blend skirt that I wore during my 30x30 and if it would work in the winter. Seeing yours, I think it might!

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  8. I need to get myself a sweater with elbow patches. :-)

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  9. I love the elbow patches! You look so pretty. I had a chi flat iron years ago and it was one of my favorites (my aunt made me give mine to her, long story). Enjoy yours!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  10. Great job on the styling here
    Love how this look came out
    Brett

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  11. That elbow patch sweater is the cutest!!

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  12. I hate it when the outfit in my head does not translate to real life - but things worked out in the end - cute look!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  13. Cute, Ginny! I'm such a sucker for elbow patches, but I don't have any in my closet right now!! I am going to have to find something with elbow patches asap :)

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