Blue aran sweater & white denim

Peak Performance down waistcoat (similar) // Vintage Hermes scarf (love this)
Selfmade aran sweater (Dale Garn yarn + pattern)
Rebecca Minkoff orange handbag // Gina Tricot white jeans (similar)
New Balance 420 trainers // HM olive leather gloves

As I’ve mentioned before, I have recently refound my love of making things by hand. One of the things that kick-started this new era, was going through my half-finished knitting projects and finding this aran sweater, less two sleeves.

Though the passing of time had made the yarn for the sleeves go walkabout, a quick trip to the Dale Garn factory outlet with my mum got me sorted out (and naturally, I found the missing skeins of yarn last week…). Both my mum and I have worked there (she in production, I as marketing manager), but only mum gets the senior discount.

It was so much fun knittin again! And this project went fast as the wind, as the Freestyle superwash wool yarn is really thick and knits on big needles!

The sleeves even have some dog love in them, as I was dog-sitting my mum’s sheltie Nelly while finishing the sweater, and she’s always shedding. I just hope people don’t have an allergic reaction to me…

Anyway, back to the outfit. This day I played it really causal – it was sunny, but cold outside, so a sweater and down waistcoat was a safe bet. It was also safe to wear white jeans and, reminding me of warm summer days, this immediately put me in a good mood.

I finally got to wear my new vintage Hermes scarf as well, which I bought in Antibes. After quite some research, I tracked down a vintage store in Antibes, and after multiple visits I finally found it open for business. It was a real treasure trove and I became the happy owner of this gorgeous silk scarf, in addition to a couple of other treats.

Off I go to the grocery store, then, before I have a heat stroke! Ooops, better leave the camera remote at home…