Monday, January 11, 2016

bundling knitwear



so far this winter (granted, winter is still relatively young, officially speaking), there have not been many occasions on which to layer on the knitwear, the woollen knitwear. in fact, this day presented only the second occasion this winter on which to layer on the knitwear ... and to layer it on thick. looking back to last autumn/winter, by the time we were at the same place where we are at now, swaddling up was de rigueuer, if one's survival was considered fashionable. so, last autumn/winter, by now, most everyone, myself included, was tired of woollen layers. this year, by contrast, bundling up in layers and layers of wool is still new and exciting. my hope is that this feeling lasts ... at least to the official end of winter.

i am wearing the alpen top, the tokyo hat (with an added flower pin) and the pieces skirt by kaliyana. my woollen layers are rundholz black label. i am wearing the onion boot (closed collection) by trippen.

11 comments:

Sue said...

Oh you look so wonderfully warm and cosy. That hat is adorable. Keep warm and stay happy!!

Jessica said...

Love the proportions of this assemblage. I had been thinking that you seemed less warmly dressed this winter than in previous years. Here, I am glad if it's cool enough for any wool at all, or one slightly cosy layer.

Karen Taylor said...

Gorgeous hat, among all the other gorgeousness. I have to say I blame my new obsession with Rundholz on you :-D
As it isn't available in New Zealand and I find myself in Sydney for a couple days I am searching the net for Rundholz stockists in central Sydney CBD (Broadway Ultimo for any Australian's on your blog). How we love Rundholz.

Rfmsf said...

I follow your blog and love what you wear.
Here in wales, uk I get some strange looks because I like unusual clothes. Do you find the same?

wardrobetales said...

thanks, sue. i wore this hat last winter, without the flower pin. i must say that i like the hat so much more with the flower pin. what a difference a small change can make!

wardrobetales said...

thanks, jessica. this winter for me is turning out to be a roller coaster ride as far as weather is concerned. i suppose it allows for a lot of variety in wardrobe. but it also feels like being in transition all the time ... not a state i am particularly fond of.

wardrobetales said...

sooo sorry, karen. i am glad you found a source in sydney! as i was reading your comment, i was trying to recall who turned me into a rundholz addict. (and a rundholz addict i am, particularly this autumn/winter. i recently made a second online purchase. i can't seem to get my hands on enough rundholz in the red or wine colour!)

wardrobetales said...

thanks, rfmsf. do i get strange looks because of how i dress? yes. i have even encountered people who have been so bold as to make nasty comments about me loud enough so as to be sure that i would overhear them. sad but true. i just carry on.

Karen Taylor said...

Hi, agree with you regarding rfmsf's question as I too have had people say they don't like something, or why am I wearing a raincoat inside (when the style is a raincoat for example but the fabric is light like tissue so made to be worn like a shirt etc.). After the first initial moment of surprise (it comes out of nowhere, one minute you are at work talking about the photocopier next minute they have segued into 'I don't like that' about your clothes lol), I find myself having an Ally McBeal moment and hearing a voice inside my head that is remarking on 1. their rudeness as 2. I would never do that to anyone, each to their own and all power to you sister wear what makes you happy and then 3. I shift into bemused mode as to what they are saying about why they don't like something. I mean, 'pbbbtttt!!!'

To add to that I believe that anyone can pull off anything if they own their look. How many times do you hear people comment on others clothes 'wow they look great.. That really suits them.. I could never wear that but it looks great on them etc.'. And why does it look great? The same reason you or any one of us who love your blog pull off our unique look. I used to think 'fake it till you make it' in terms of feeling confident wearing different clothes and now I find people expect it of me, enjoy what I wear and say 'that really suits you etc' so I find I just enjoy the ride every single day now. That's why it's fun to follow blogs like yours so we can share thoughts and idea's about clothing as expression :->

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

I found you through Pao. This look is everything I could possible want. I made a Frankenstein sweater last year in January that is reminiscent in feeling, but this silhouette is so fabulous. I haven't heard of your resources and look forward to checking them out. I really look forward to seeing what you do in hot weather, my nemesis. xoxo

wardrobetales said...

jean: i simply adore the phrase "frankenstein sweater"! it really appeals to the lover of gothic literature in me. for the record: being a layer-er, hot weather is my nemesis too!