Saturday, August 20, 2011

How to Wear a Nebula

Image from Beata at Hedgehog Fibers 
I knit Mama, I Saw the Stars Tonight (pattern Abalone) about a year ago. I adore it. As you can see in project page photos (first link, they are so terrible I'd rather not post them here), I stole the styling from the designer (at right). That's how I ALWAYS wear it. It's the styling I'd always like to wear. But, I must try to push myself out of comfort and into improvement, as kiki so nicely put it, and find a sort of new way to wear it.

Now, mind you, I have no money to improve my wardrobe until September or even October, so I have to work with what I've got. Tell me what you think of this:

So it's not really that different, but it's a start. I hope. The top is from Avon, the jeans from Aeropostale (like all my jeans), and the necklace is an heirloom from my mother that I wear all the time.

Damn! This is tough! I've already got an outfit (and a better lit backdrop) in mind for next month, though, so it can only go up from here. If you'd like to show me how you wear your knits or tell me how to wear mine, let me know in the comments section with a link or suggestion. I'd love to see your style!


  1. Awww, you can wear whatever you like with one! Almost any shirt works!

  2. good start! i love the abalone pattern, but i've always been worried that it wouldn't suit my body type...

    my best source of inspiration is pinterest... it's great for organizing my thoughts for style, and taking notes on subs i'd make. i think my 30 for 30 would have been a lot more boring without it. let me know if you'd like an invite?

  3. I think that looks gorgeous! I actually held off on knitting that sweater b/c I wasn't sure how to wear it, but yours looks awesome!


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