Love my sweater? Me too! My lovely and talented mother knit this for me, making it all the more special. If you are a knitter as well and are up for the challenge, I’ve included the link below to the pattern. What I love about this sweater is its versatility. How I wore it in the pictures in this post the front is crossed, but you can uncross it too and wear it as a cardigan. I’ve also wrapped a belt under the infinity-like front and wore it under the illusion of a separate sweater and scarf. This sweater is super warm and is definitely a staple piece in my closet!
Sweater – Setsuko Sweater pattern by Nine Rubies
Polka Dot Jeans – Velvet Heart
Boots – Marc Fisher
Sunglasses – Forever 21(from years ago)
We held a mini photo shoot during Jamie’s visit to Columbus over Memorial Day Weekend! There may or may not have been more giggling than modeling happening while the actual photos were being taken, but that’s okay because it was a total blast!
Jamie’s Wearing: Sandals: Gabe’s | Dress: Target | Sweater: Forever 21
Kate’s Wearing: Sandals: Target | Dress: thrifted (originally from New York and Co.)
Say hello to the little visitors that decided stop by during our What She Wore shoot :)
What Kate Wore:
If you have read our about us section, you will know that I spent a few of years out west. That time made me a true fan of western style, especially classic pearl snap shirts. This classic look is perfect if you want to “dress up”. I’ve seen men wear them with their best pair of jeans and boots to weddings! (I will post more about western weddings soon because they rock!)
As much as I have an appreciation for and dig wearing my western wear while I’m visiting my once home for two years, I may get funny looks decked out in my boots, Wranglers, pearl snaps, and cowboy hat in downtown Columbus. I decided to take a new spin on my western shirt and pair it with purple jeans and my trusty thrifted boots!
Kate’s Wearing: Boots: thrifted (originally Forever 21) | jeans: Bullhead Skinniest | pearl snaps: Levi’s
Have you ever had lived or visited a place that influenced your style?
What Jamie Wore:
Last week in Virginia we had a brief moment of spring just before another snow storm decided to make its way through the area. With a high temp of 70, it was almost too good to be true! Like many people that day, I made the most out of it by spending a good portion of it outside. Not having to wear a sweater or a pair of socks was the highlight of my week. Seriously.
Jamie’s Wearing: flats: steve madden | leggings: target | tunic: nordstrom rack | earrings: icing by claires | bracelet: soft gold studio
Jamie & Kate
So I have a dress that has sentimental value. I bought it years ago as a “going out” dress and wore it to so many fun parties in so many different cities around the world. It is now a lot older and has seen some better days. Don’t get me wrong, if the right occasion calls, I pull it out of the closet for another go-round. But that is happening less and less. Especially now since I am not in college any more and my “going out” nights consist more and more of a of splitting a few appetizers with friends, having a few glasses of wine or a few beers, then calling it a night.
But instead of putting my dress away for good I decided to make it more work appropriate and turn it into a shirt!
Here is my dress before:
(My college days and this dress. Left/Lady Gaga party; right/trying to be cool)
Here is the dress transformed into my work outfit I wore today!
The key is in high-waisted skirts that create an A-line. Not only do they create a flattering shape on pretty much anyone, but also they create the illusion that your dress is really a shirt. I have a few high-waisted skirts that I wear different with dresses.
I’ve done this for years and often get complements on my outfit. Sometimes, the dress and skirt pair so well together people ask where I got my dress! They are surprised to hear that it is not a dress, rather two separate pieces.
Here is another example of a dress as a shirt.
What do you think? Do you ever wear a dress as a shirt or another piece of clothing in a new and new way? Let’s inspire each other!
What Kate Wore:
I was channeling my inner Mad Men style today.
kate’s wearing: skirt:hypnotik / feather top:Walter Baker / sweater:handmade by my mama / sunglasses:Forever21 (from a few years ago)
What Jamie Wore:
I think I was channeling more of a “librarian goes on a safari ride” style. Oh yes, that’s totally it.
jamie’s wearing: dress: target / sweater: target / sunglasses: five below