WIW: fluid sweater and bootcut jeans

I'm so excited to finally wear the bootcut jeans I got during Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. They languished for a while, awaiting hemming. (I really procrastinate on hemming and other alterations. I'd rather sew a whole garment from scratch than alter something!) Today is perfect for them: a day off and cool but dry, sunny weather.

The outfit, worn for a day off:
Bootcut jeans (Hudson, Beth baby bootcut); wine ("dark tulip") high-low wool sweater with a patterned weave (Eileen Fisher) over black and red bias plaid t-shirt (made by me); black belt with ornate silver buckle (Bed Stu); taupe nubuck booties (Paul Green, Jano); brown and gray wool coat (made by me); taupe shoulder bag (Aunts & Uncles). Also new teal and amethyst specs.

Suggestions and thoughts are welcome! Thanks for looking.

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15 Comments

  • Sharon replied 3 years ago

    This is great. The boot cuts look fab on you, and I just love the sliver of plaid peeking out at the neckline. That coat is beautiful. You are very clever to make such a lovely thing. 

  • Astrid replied 3 years ago

    The bootcuts look great on you! Lovely outfit.

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Thank you, Sharon and Astrid!

  • Lyn D. replied 3 years ago

    Ditto Sharon!
    I adore your plaid under the sweater :)
    Your new glasses look and sound great too!

  • Tania replied 3 years ago

    Wow! The jeans look great, I love the plaid peeking out, and I am in awe at your sewing.

  • replied 3 years ago

    Great cut on the jeans for you - really lovely. And wow, do I ever like the idea of a plaid t under a sweater!! What a great idea .  Fantastic outfit:)

  • Jenava replied 3 years ago

    Love this look on you!  The taupe booties with the jeans are so stylish, and I love that wine color...I'm so glad it's Fall so we can break out all our plum and wine colored clothing.  (-:

    The hi-lo silhouette with the jeans is very good, and I like the peak of plaid.

  • Suz replied 3 years ago

    So rich! That colour is wonderful on you, and what a treat to get to wear the boot cuts. 

  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    Fantastic and the top is a wonderful color on you!

  • Beth Ann replied 3 years ago

    First:  Love the coat -- the shape allows for layering underneath, and the pleat in the back is fab!  Sigh.

    I also think layering a plaid top to peak out from the sweater is brilliant --- and warmer!

  • ElleH replied 3 years ago

    I love this look on you. The sweater fit is fabulously fluid & the coat too. 

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    You wear bootcuts just as well as skinnys...fabulously. I love the peek of plaid and the coat! What a wonderful shape and length.

  • Neel replied 3 years ago

    Your legs look miles long!! Beautiful layering and fun coat too! YLF!

  • Daniela replied 3 years ago

    Cute cute cute cute! I am amazed at your sewing and design skills. Very inspirational, thank you for sharing.

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Thanks, everyone! I was thinking of trying a cowl-neck blouse under the sweater, but I pulled out this t-shirt because I didn't want to mess around with trying out the blouse this morning. Glad it worked!

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