Mix it Up
While Ginger definitely was a shopper and did have expensive taste, she always taught me that it doesn’t take a lot of money to be well-dressed. She enjoyed finding bargains and believed if you were a woman of style, you could even mix in “lower quality” items and still look nice (but never low quality shoes!) Case in point shown in photos: I found this sweater at Revolve and loved the cool symbol (no clue what it means) and the black/tan color combo. It is not a fine fabric, but is lightweight, drapes nicely with slits on the side – it is a junior department label! “Younger Knits” – in the twenty dollar range if I remember correctly. (Haha, not an “investment piece” Peter!)
Here I pair it with camel cordoroys and super comfortable Cordani boots found at Cuoio on Newbury Street. Great outfit to wear out on a Saturday afternoon or for a casual dinner in the evening.
Another great “mix-in” is the Kensie jacket below….found it at an end of season sale and was amazed at the low price. When I asked why it was such a deal, they said it was a junior label. I can’t tell you how many compliments I get on this – people have asked if it’s Burberry – and even better, it is super comfortable and can be worn to work or on the weekend.
Does anyone know what the symbol on my sweater means? I would like to know! For the person that can solve this mystery I will send you a $20 gift card to Revolve. (If you aren’t local I will do an Amex card) Hopefully the message is a good one!
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Lately, Younger’s work has gone in an opposite direction: instead of applying saturated color to the knit surfaces, she paints a bleach solution on knitted silk to discharge areas of color, leaving sweeping calligraphic designs on tunics and scarfs. No two are quite alike; each is as distinct as a monotype. These, too, are evidence of the creative/spiritual juncture; Younger compares the spontaneous designs to meditation—“They’re like a Zen circle,” she says. “Instead of trying to control the pattern, you abandon yourself to what comes. The imperfection is it’s perfection.”
That is so interesting and I am impressed that you know this! I love things with imperfection – much more character. Do you know if the symbol means anything specific? See you Sat!
Love the camel and black combo! And the Kensie jacket–I could use that for spring.