Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Sweet Sweater and the Braided Hairs


When the ever so sweet and photographically talented Liz left me a comment about a thrifted sweater that didn’t work out for her (she thought I might like it), I had no idea what a perfect little sweater would soon be making its way across the country to me.

When the cardboard box showed up at my door last week, I opened it with the same sense of anticipation that I do all such packages (this sort of thing never gets old :). Well, let’s just say boy was she right about me liking it because, in fact, it was love at first sight and I immediately began wishing for cooler weather the moment I took it out of the box!


braided hairs

A few days later I got my wish, just before all this rainy day business started, we had one day that was just perfectly overcast but not cold enough to need a jacket. Perfect lil’ sweater weather!


Being inspired by equal parts photos of this nature that I keep seeing pop up everywhere and equal parts the fact that my hair was overdue for a washing, I decided to play around with some braids and this was what I came up with.

It was one of those hair-dos where I was just kind of wingin it. Sadly, I’d probably have a tough time trying to replicate it, so I’m glad I at least got some pics.



My favorite things about the sweater are the sleeves and the fair isle detailing, which made me think of something Fiona from The Secret of Roan Inish might have worn. I’ve been in love with this little girl’s wardrobe ever since Kater reminded me of the film in this post.

(Movie stills via All This Happiness)

31 comments:

Diane said...

Perfect day for a perfect sweater. The braids are the icing!

tracy mitchell said...

pretty pretty pretty! i want braids!

Tammie said...

the colors in the sweater match your skirt so perfectly. i love it when that happens. and the hair is lovely...oh, its all just amazing.

anabela / fieldguided said...

Beautiful braids! I wish I could do that but I'm so clumsy with my hair.

alli magee said...

swear to goodness, I hung out with the girl from that movie when I was a kid!

cute braids miss missa

muchlove said...

That sweater is beautiful. I love the sleeves. It's a very sweater day here too :)

Milla said...

first of all Alli, really? Second of all, Missa you look so dahling.

Diana said...

oh i love love that sweater!! i vowed to stay away from my thrift stores after no cute finds but for something like this, worth it!

Alexa said...

Those sleeves!! So sweet.

jeannine said...

Very sweet,demure look

Chelsea Ling said...

Pretty pretty braids!! I wish I could braid my own hair

Frugalchick said...

I love this whole look.

elena-lu said...

you were totally meant to have it, its so perfect! and those braids are lovely lovely!!

Oranges And Apples said...

Its so pretty, as are your braids!

tracy mitchell said...

p.s. i tagged you today. (sorry). it's a fun one! :)

Hannah said...

You matched it so well with the skirt, and I love the oatmeal shade of the jumper. I've been playing around with braids recently too and it should work because I have such long hair but I think I'm just useless :)

Still going to keep an eye out for a silk too but it may take a few weeks on my end because I'm heading back to university this weekend. I'll only be there 2 weeks tops though so as soon as I get back I'll be out thrifting again :D

Caroline said...

Seriously, how do you always get involved in the most amazing thrift swaps? Delightful.

Manja said...

Oh my goodness, the sleeves of that sweater are SO awesome! I hope I will someday run across something similar cool!
Your hair looks so beautiful! Did it take you long to style it this way? I am fairly untalented when it comes to nice hairdos, haha

Emily said...

Yay! Oh, you look so lovely and springy! I've just spent upwards of twenty minutes perusing all your finds, and I am so grateful that Luis posted a link to here on FB! What a great way to catch up!

Diana said...

i had an ambush giveaway and you won!!

Hippie Frou Frou said...

Lovely braids, the flower addition is super cute too.

jess s//

andrea said...

So pretty!! What a sweet package!

Meaghan Kelly said...

oh your hair looks absolutely perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

polaris said...

That sweater was absolutely made for that skirt. Perfect! And your hair looks great! Beautiful braids. Just beautiful.

erinleighheart said...

those braids are great :)

Karima said...

that sweater is so you! i LOVE what you did with your hair too...

Liz said...

It looks lovely on you. I'm so happy it has a good home!
xxx Liz

Ashlee said...

i love braids.
so sweet.
and fun to experiment with different with.

Parapluie said...

Oh, the sweater looks lovely!

lina said...

helloo!
nice sweater! i love it:D

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