Back to last Sunday's outfit...
Outfit details: sweater ~ Modcloth (no longer available, but sometimes they bring pieces back);
ribbed tank underneath ~ thrifted; floral pants ~ Walmart;
fleece lined leggings underneath ~ Amazon;
necklace ~ vintage shop in Tucson, AZ; boots ~ thrifted.
There are several aspects about this Modcloth sweater that I love. The color, first of all, because gray is fast becoming my "new black". The angle of the cable knit in front is terrific for my shape; it visually widens my narrow shoulders and narrows my wider hips. Several Modcloth reviewers said the sweater is itchy, and it is at first, but wearing a tank top underneath helped with that, and I think it will become less itchy as it's worn and washed. The most interesting part of this sweater, however, is the back.
The back of the sweater plays peek-a-boo! I love the lace under-layer, and the fact that it covers my backside. This is important when your backside isn't as good at holding up your pants anymore. The joys of middle age! Ha ha!
Because I felt that my necklace needed more length, I added a simple silver chain bracelet as an "extender". I really like how the color of the tank top underneath is pulled out by the color in the necklace chain.
It has been a while since I've dared to put my feet into heels, and I wasn't so sure I wanted to keep wearing these boots after walking around the house before we left for church. My insole inserts helped quite a lot, though, and wearing them for a couple of hours didn't hurt my bum foot too much. However, if I run across a pair of gray boots with a lower heel, I'll happily replace this pair.