Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Chuckin' It Doon....

I know I shouldn't complain. By and large, we have had a wonderful summer here in Scotland. But today, on my day off, no less,  I am contemplating building an arc. It is seriously raining. Chuckin' it doon' as they say over here.

A while back I had written about my having purchased a bright, chartreuse cashmere sweater for days just like this.  This one, remember?

Equipment cashmere sweater
photo Moda Operandi

Well, that sweater arrived, and it was my intention to feature it in a post today, showcasing how easy it is to bring a little sunshine into one's life with just a burst of colour.

But I can't even get outside long enough to take a decent bloomin' photograph.


My burst of colour and me waiting for the rain....not so patiently.....
Equipment cashmere sweater, Seven For All Mankind jeans, Zara heels.

And I have come to the conclusion that it is not going to stop. Possibly ever. So I ran outside to try to get it all in the shot, rather haphazardly I'm afraid, for fear of drowning in my own front garden.


Aaaaaaack!


And of course, the shoes (as above)


What I will say for this sweater is that it is like a security blanket. Warm, soft, and cozy. The cashmere is a lovely quality, and it feels amazing against the skin. Yes, this is a rather simple way of dressing, an oversized, slouchy sweater and some skinny crops underneath, but this is about comfort dressing, and simplicity is exactly what one needs when contemplating her own demise by the gradual watery immersion of the island on which she lives.  Seeing as though I live in Scotland, I imagine you'll be seeing this sweater quite a lot.

I am also thinking about styling this sweater thusly.


Clockwise from bottom left: Equipment sweater, some black and white loafers like these Marc Jacobs loafers,
a fitted white shirt like this Hawes & Curtis shirt,  and some dress shorts like these Ted Baker shorts.


And while the rest of you are undoubtedly still sweltering in the July heat, I would maintain that it is never too early to add a bright piece of cashmere to your cache. Though I realise that not everybody has to deal with apocalyptic weather conditions in July as we do here in Scotland,  I suppose there is always the looming threat of over-zealous air conditioning to consider.


12 comments:

  1. There is no time of year that is wrong for cashmere. That, and bio cotton, will get you through almost anything.:-)

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    1. Yep. As I said to a colleague yesterday, i's never too early in the season for acid green cashmere!

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  2. I love the length and slouch of the sweater.

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  3. I would LOVE to find the equivalent in a cotton or cotton blend. Because even when it rains in Houston in July, it is not cashmere weather!

    The color, the shape, all to swoon for. I love the outfits you've concocted so far to show it off.

    Barb

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    1. Hi Barb! Keep an eyeball on J. Crew, they did tho scolor last year in both their cashmere shop and merino, and I'll bet there will be some cotton versions floating around out there too!

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    2. oops...they did "this colour"....or tho scolor. My hands are faster than my brain.

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    3. Thanks for the tip! I shall indeed keep an eye out for J. Crew. I used to buy Land's End all the time but they quit making cotton v-necks like this.

      Barb

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  4. It has been really hot here in NY but we are supposed to get days of rain starting tomorrow(if it makes you fell better :))
    That color sweater is gorgeous and as per your comment you should definitely try the high-waist again..I love the look!
    Sheree x
    www.itsnotthatdeep.com

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  5. Love the outfit, and your hair is looking so lovely. I also like the version of the outfit with shorts -- would love to see that!

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    1. Me too Donna. The shoes are on their way actually....they were a little hard to find but I managed. The shorts are an ongoing project. I am a bit leery of wool shorts after seeing photos of myself in the 90s wearing shorts, tights, and sandals! WHAT was I thinking!?

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  6. Gorgeous look, love your sweater, nice blog, follow each other?
    http://shana-style.blogspot.com

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  7. Such a chic, chic look! So happy to have found your fabulous blog!

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