I used to try to still look "professional" on casual Fridays, but I've totally given up and now I just go for comfort with a side of cute.

I bought this sweater with the intention of selling it in my Etsy shop, but as is so often the case, I didn't inspect it very well before I bought it, and it's really in too poor of shape for me to list. The top button (as you can see here) is kind of wonky, another button is missing, and there are a few holes.

These shoes are another example of my (early) poor buying skills. I thought they were deadstock vintage, but on closer inspection I was embarrassed to realize that they were, in fact, just a brand-new pair of old lady shoes.

I had the hardest time styling these shoes for a while. I kept trying to wear them with skirts, but I felt like it looked frumpy on me. Then I had an "aha!" moment where I realized I could sort of treat them like Doc Martens and wear them with pants. Hooray!

I call this look "the Irish setter." I make this face all the time in photos and all I can think of is a noble hound waiting patiently for its owner to come home.

Fair Isle cardigan: Vintage, thrifted
Yellow long-sleeved T: Old Navy, thrifted
Skinny jeans: Old Navy, thrifted
Blue oxfords: Softsoles, thrifted
Total cost to me: About $15

As promised, here are a few links to enter this week's giveaway, which features a handknit kerchief and matching fingerless mitts made by yours truly. Details about the knitted goods are here, as well as more ways to enter. Giveaway closes at midnight tonight, and a winner will be announced tomorrow. Have a great weekend!

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  1. The sweater and shoes look perfectly lovely in pictures! I love a good fair isle-esque sweater.

    1. Oh, the shoes are fine ... Just not vintage!


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