this sweater literally belonged to my grandfather

My mother bought it for him. She got it back when he died, and now it lives with me. It makes me sweat when the mercury climbs over 30 F, so it’s for the coldest days only.

old man I

The jewelry makes it pleasantly bohemian.

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old man V

Essence of rockabilly.

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My roommate’s hula hoop.


The problem with this outfit is that it’s very much a standalone. A hat, a scarf, or more than minimal jewelry shifts the focus from the statement pieces and distracts the eye. It’s nice for such a cold day, but it really needs some workshopping.

Sweater: Handed down from Grandpa Pants & Jewelry: Christmas Boots: Handed down from Mom

For Lisle.