Monday, November 21, 2011

all wrapped up in a giant scarf


I've had this dress sitting in my closet for a while. When I thrifted it, I had the intention of shortening it...which I finally got to last night. Annnd, I cut it way shorter than I had wanted (I am not a measuring/pinning/careful in anyway type of person so I thought I'll just cut just below this button - well I actually cut it below a much higher button). I mean, it's definitely still wearable...but a longer hemline would still have been super cute and probably more versatile in the work and family occasions category. Ah, well. It's a quality dress - not the cheap denim-like material that many denim dresses are made out of today - it's real and heavy - where a dress of today might be too light for a brisk day like today, this one is just fine.

I knitted this scarf last winter and it has proved to be an indispensable accessory this season. I used big needles and super thick yarn to make the chunky knit.











dress - thrifted ; shoes - Candie's ; scarf - DIY'd ; tights - Target ; purse - vintage Coach ; jewelry - vintage ; hairpiece - DIY'd

49 comments:

Mary Lou said...

oh i love your hair like this, you look like an ancient greek godess!!! and the scarf is amazing too, also your tights! beautiful look!
love and kiss,mary

Cosmia, Inflammatory Knit said...

Such a pretty outfit! I love the red tights. And the dress is cute with that hemline! I'm knitting a chunky scarf right now too... nothing more satisfying ;)

Chelle Lynn said...

Your scarf is super cute, I wish I knew how to knit...maybe I can learn over the winter break. :)

Larissa said...

I absolutely adore everything about this outfit, especially your headband! The tights make it pop and your scarf looks so comfy and snuggly! (makes me super excited for a scarf I ordered a couple weeks ago via etsy :D)

The Jones said...

Don't you love wearing red tights? They are some of my favs, I just always feel so cute :) This dress is really darling and vintagey--you just always have the best vintage. I made a scarf like that and got so addicted I wear it every day!

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Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

Such a great look, love the many ways you snuggle it~


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patrycja2407 said...

wonderful shoes <3 :)
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Me, Myself and I said...

Love the combination of those red tights with the light blue dress. Thanks for your comment on my blog, would love if you could follow!

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BROKEN.WHIMSY said...

This outfit is so very chic and I agree with Mary, your hair looks all sorts of lovely here =) The red tights and grey pumps combo is absolutely killer! ^_^

Eeli

chillairandperfume said...

Thanks so much for you comment on my blog. I'm glad I found yours now. I'll definitely be adding it to my daily reads :)

I love this outfit, especially the dress. I need a good denim dress!

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sammycx said...

nice outfit :) that scarf looks cosy :)

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Hogger and Co. said...

The tights, the dress, your hair and those shoes!! Great outfit!

Aida said...

I just love your look!! Perfect for a casual cold day! And the scarf is so cozy!!


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caise said...

I love your hairstyle! you look so beautiful :-)

Sam said...

Your style is so unique! Loving it, you know how to rock a pair of red tights hun!

Golden Toooth said...

What a beautiful outfit! You have a very interesting blog. I really enjoyed:)

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Style Sud-Est said...

Hi there thank you for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment!
I like your blog Indy, very cute, sweet and i love the way you put outfits together, you have exquisite taste Indy! I will follow you

Ariane xxxx

emily.mcintyre said...

Oh, I love your scarf! Also, great hair style. I enjoy the headband against your dark hair.

Hope your day is as enjoyable as mine has been--it's cold and misty here in Kansas City, wonderful bracing weather!

Emily
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xoxo said...

great scarf, it's so long!
I love the red tights BTW :D
Xoxo

when BABI speaks said...

I like your headpiece, looks like real berries. so cute!


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Julia Topaz said...

LOVE THIS
This is such a wonderful outfit!

Emmy said...

I actually like the length of the dress...so cute, and so is that scarf:)

I V Y said...

you are so lovely and have amazing legs! love that scarf! so think and warm!

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Kassi said...

I am kind of excited to start breaking out my colored tights. I love this outfit and especially love that scarf you knitted. I love how thick it is! :)

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Kassi said...

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Skinny Moonstick said...

You knitted the scarf!!! That's a fantastic talent. I absolutely love the fact that your dress is thrifted (heart it) and adore the brick-color tights with grey pumps! Yay, new inspiration! Thank you.
Good luck!

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Teddi said...

that dress isn't very short to me, at all. it looks very nice with your red hued tights, & your warm knitted scarf. indy your hair is divine. i think you should show us how you created the style, & hair piece. <3 it!

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Loving the rust colored tights with the taupe heels. Great hair style too.
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Monica said...

Hi!! Thanks for visit my blog!!I like yours and I follow you!! I Hope you'll be my follower too!! kiss

Borjana said...

So gorgeous!Love the scarf;) And your hair is beautiful!
xx
B.

The New Girl In Town said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog!
Cute dress:)

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This really really is a Wonderful outfit! Following your blog
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mrs potts said...

what a lovely scarf, it's so cozy :) kisses from spain dear

PAPS said...

Love the red tights with the denim.
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ftashion said...

Ooo, I love so much details of your outfit! The knit scarf is just fantastic and I love vintage coach purses!

Ash :o)
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Pop Champagne said...

really cozy and chic outfit you have, I love your tights!

Carolina Costas said...

Love the pics, the scarf is so cute :)

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Dorien said...

I love those colour tights dear, they brighten up this whole outfit!
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Agnes Deer said...

The dress looks perfectly well, I tend to like shorter things really. I love the scarf you knit, so chunky and warm. I love knitting but haven't knit anything this winter.

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wardrobeexperience said...

love those red tights... i'm not too much into big scarfs...but yours is cute.

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ZombieLace said...

I hate when I accidentally cut my clothes too short! But this length actually looks so cute. And I am so with you on loving big scarves. SO COZY!! Thanks for the visit to my blog xoxoxo

Anna G said...

I love the headband. The outfit is so cute for fall. I love those large knit scarves.

Hannah said...

I am the say way when it comes to altering my clothes, if it gets too complicated, then I just won't wear it! haha
I can see how the length might be an issue, but it could also be a style challenge! It might be fun to try to dress around the shortness of it.

The outfit you created around it today is fabulous! It's got all the right Fall colors in it. Your handmade scarf looks like the perfect touch for cold weather.

Seamos Realistics said...

Thx for ur comment! :)

By the way I LOVE ur look!100% to copy it!

I was watching some of ur post and...u have a new follower ;)

xoxo

marama said...

You look beautiful. Love your tights and your bag =)

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Adele said...

Hey Indy! Thanks for stopping by to see me :) Love how snuggly that scarf looks! Would love to have you as a follower & I'm happy to follow back xoxo
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Angel Garcia said...

wow that is a big scarf! Haha but I love it and want one like that.. I love the touch of color with the tights.. Really brings out the outfit..

All the best, ~Angel

Veronica Popoiacu said...

so great this look

Bria said...

you. are. gorgeous! your hair in this post is so amazing! and i'm so jealous of that scarf. lovely lovely. i did the same thing to a dress i just got a goodwill. cut it WAY too short. i have to wear another skirt under it, AND TIGHTS. haha. but ah well. you can't win em all. especially when it comes to a sewing machine +brittany.

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