Sunday, February 3, 2013

What I Wore Sunday: Blanket and Long Johns

by Shannon




I have a secret.


I wore a wool blanket and long johns to Mass today. Well, practically.


We visited friends up north this weekend, where we anticipated very cold, snowy weather. (We left for home immediately after Mass, thus my pictures being in my newly painted guest bedroom.) I decided my Sunday outfit must feature two things: my favorite wool shawl and long johns. For the long johns, I settled on the ever-so-popular Winterize My Summer Wardrobe, which has been trending for the last few weeks on Fine Linen and Purple and with all the ladies who link up. And I did just that by wearing a sweater, shawl and long johns with a long summer skirt.


The wool shawl was required because I missed it so. It had been a year since I'd worn it and left it at my friend's wedding, and she's who we visited this weekend. So I got it back — yay! — and had to wear it immediately. 

I knew I was going to wear it for Mass when I packed for the weekend, but I couldn't exactly remember the colors in it. This outfit photographs a lot cuter than it is in person. You can see in that below pic that the shawl really has nothing to do with the skirt's colors. We'll call the look boho and move on. 



The shawl is basically a wool blanket in disguise, and I wear it a few different ways.


My favorite way to wear it is the middle one above. I often pin a brooch on it, which is my "put a bird on it."


Other than my usual rings and watch, I only wore some jade studs, which were also an heirloom from my grandmother who gave me my favorite piece of jewelry.

Deets: 

Earrings: heirloom
Shawl: TJ Maxx
Sweater: H&M (Aren't those exaggerated poof sleeves the cutest?!)
Watch: Fossil
Skirt: Hand-me-down, White Stag (Is that Walmart? I can't remember.)
Long johns: Cuddl Duds
Boots: Born

We're in the midst of a solid cold snap, so I'm sure you'll see plenty of winter-weather wear at Fine Linen and Purple.


(Correction: My mother has pointed out on my Facebook status for this post that the skirt was a hand-me-down from her. I'll go ahead and add that the long johns also were hers once upon a time.)




20 comments:

  1. "We call it boho and move on..."

    Girl, ERRYDAY. You know I know.

    Anyway, I was going to say that the middle look was my fave too! And since you said it first, I'll echo "Yay for plaid!" I love all of the colors in that shawl.

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    1. "Boho" is the best excuse I know for wearing what you've got. And I could totally see you rocking a shawl.

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  2. OH! I love the long johns. so stinking smart my friend! you look great! I need a fabulously warm scarf like that. all of mine are so thin. looking good!

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    1. Thanks, Mary! It actually is a very thin scarf, but the 100-percent wool makes up for it.

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  3. I also love the puffy shoulders on your shirt! I think we're all wishing we could pull off wearing a wool blanket and long johns in public as stylishly as you do. :)

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    1. Thanks, Jessa! I think we all know you too would look fabulous in long johns and a shawl. Well, that's not a sentence I ever thought I'd type.

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  4. Don't you love hand-me-downs? :) Some of my favorite clothes are rejects of other people. When I saw the title of this post on my Reader, I was afraid you had been sick on Sunday and unable to attend Mass. Ha!

    Referring to the previous post - your accessory collection is amazing. I think I would be overwhelmed at the thought of having so much. You are definitely the type of person to pull that off very well! Cute stuff!

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    1. Thanks, Drina! And, nope, not sick yet! Things around going around though, aren't they?

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  5. Never would have known it was a wool blanket and not a shawl. You are so creative...I really need to learn to think outside of the box a little more when it comes to fashion.

    And I LOVE those earrings!

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    1. Oh, it's a shawl, but it feels like a blanket, thus my love for it. I wear it over my legs at work.

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  6. I am positively jealous of your boots and earrings! I can never seem to find good flat brown boots and my searches for green earrings always ends in a bust!

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    1. You can have the boots! I desperately need a new pair, and I'm on the hunt. You should try DSW.

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  7. Boho fo-sho!! Love that blanket/shawl/wrap fabulousness! Middle is my fav too and I LOVE those sweet jade studs!!

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    1. Thanks, Deme! And I'm going to steal that — boho fo-sho!

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  8. You are THE BEST at WIWS poses. Seriously, love. And those boots are way cute & look super-comfy!

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    1. Eeek, I don't know about that. It only took about 50 shots to get a few that worked. Thanks, though!

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  9. That's hilarious, Shannon! I have a personal favorite, too; it was a red wool Pottery Barn table runner in a past life, then shrunk when I ran it through the wash, and now is my favorite pashmina.

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    1. I need to see that! It sounds amazing.

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  10. That is a great shawl, and I love those poof sleeves! Very Anne Shirley. :)

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    1. Yessss — I loooooove Anne of Green Gables!

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