You’ve heard me gripe about Houston’s schizophrenic weather before and how temperatures can soar into dizzily hot levels, even during Winter. In truth, I don’t get many opportunities to wear anything thick since sweater weather doesn’t happen all that often in the South. However, that has not been the case over the last week or so.
Thank you lord.
From now until the middle of next week (insert groan), I’ll have my pick of the fuzzy, the shaggy and the furry which I love. Today was a little on the warmer side so it wasn’t quite the moment to go full tilt bundled up (Asian dumplings don’t do too well in that department seeing how we’re very often too vertically challenged to pull off as many layers, unless, of course, you’re Chriselle, jelly) so I went with a token touch of faux fur.
It’s a grandfather cardigan.
Point of trivia – the cardigan was named after James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, a British Army Major General who led the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War. It is modelled after the knitted wool waistcoat that British officers supposedly wore during the war. The legend of the event and the fame that Brudenell achieved after the war apparently led to the rise of the garment’s popularity. My thanks, your Lordship.
Back to the cardigan. It’s in a dark, moody broody shade of Umber which I adore particularly with that glorious mane of faux fur as a collar.
Although nice and cool, it wasn’t sufficiently nippy to not bare my legs so I kept it simple with a short, strapless jersey dress.
Which was the perfect foil for epic snakeskin boots (thank you, husband).
Speaking of husbands, mine has completely forgotten what I’ve asked for as a Christmas gift and has been subtly (and not so subtly) trying to wrangle it out of me again. I think I’ll let him sweat just a wee bit longer. It’s loads of fun watching him.
Sometimes, my hair looks good. Most times, it’s an act of rebellion in follicle form.
And then there was Horton. A gorgeous vintage pachyderm statement piece from Razza.
Truly a collectible.
Is it colder where you are?
p/s photos by Eve
pp/s I’ve added the items I want for Christmas to my Amazon wish list so husband, if you’re reading this, you know where to look (don’t you just love me?)
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I love your style and that necklace so beautiful, Stopping by to say thank you for joining the linkup party:)
Thank you so much for hosting the party, Trina. It’s wonderful having platforms such as yours to meet with fellow bloggers. Blogging can be quite lonely so link-up parties are a great way to socialise without having to get all dressed up and paint the town red (although the latter is lovely too every now and again GRIN) xoxo
Love reading your writing Sheela, It is a bit cooler, but hasnt dipped below 50 degrees, I just wear what I want! I love the faux fur, and those boots are awesome, I would look like a baby taking her first steps if i tried to walk in them! THe elephant pendant is so cool, one of a kind!
Thanks for linking up to Turning Heads Tuesday!
Thank you 🙂 I love to write, it’s what I do for a living outside of the blog actually. I’m actually a little uneasy because it would appear that temperatures here are going up starting tomorrow and I so loathe that. Sigh. My husband loves it warm and I love it cold. Once the children have all moved away to start their own families, we’re going to have to locate a happy medium 🙂
You’re so tall that you don’t need the height help like I do LOL I’m just so used to wearing booties that anything else makes me wobble and teeter over and, well, fall. I can’t do anything less than 4.5″ anymore. I feel funny. My elephant necklace is actually vintage, from Luke Razza, and before my skin condition, I used to collect all his pieces. This one here is a personal fave xoxo
Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great outfit. Great statement necklace
Hey Nicole, I was trying to leave a comment in your No Nonsense Tights review but couldn’t find where I was supposed to do that so I thought I’d write it here 🙂 whilst I appreciate all the good points about tights in general, I thought your pairing of that plaid grey/pink cape with the palest of dove grey coat underneath was just beautiful. There’s something quite timeless yet very fresh about putting pink with grey together. I thought you looked lovely.
Love that history of the cardigan! If he’d been lord of vee-neck we’d have some confusion : > You look fabulous, I love the color in your hair. xox
Hahahahaha how right you are, Patti 🙂 I love unearthing little nuggets of trivia like that. Makes for a much more interesting read than a mere outfit post xoxo
I enjoy this fashion story you told, from the faux fur collar cardigan to that vintage pendant. Yes, fashion has its history and it’s part of our life. Thank you for sharing it with us Sheela.
Yes, and its that very foundation of fashion which makes it endure. Thank YOU for visiting, Vivienne, I hope all is well with you and yours xoxo
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Just love your style! Such a great cardigan, sexy boots and Ahhhmazing necklace!!!
Thank you for linking up last week with My Refined Style!!! See you next month and Happy Holidays!! xo
Thanks SO much!!! I’m a big fan of easy dressing 🙂 xoxo
Love this look on you! Lucky for me, I don’t need to bundle up much in California because I end up looking like a giant marshmallow.
Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!
I love the cozy cardigan and the unique statement necklace. Thanks for adding your stylish point of view to the My Refined Style Linkup!