Outfit Post: I’m the Proud Owner of a Green Sweater

The new sweater parade continues! It’s a two-part parade! I bought this green 60s sweater (it doesn’t have a tag, but I assume it is 60s based off the style) at Jet Rag for $14 as well as the polka-dot long-sleeve shirt underneath. I LOVE this sweater and the button-down. I love them together. I wore this outfit on Thursday and again on Saturday because I just can’t help myself. The only bad part is that I don’t really have any good pants to wear, so I wore jeggings. Gross.

Check out that cute little polka-dot collar peeking out!

Paired with my cool 60’s clip-on earrings. They’re the best, I can’t even feel them when they’re on.

Drinking looks stupid.

It was raining yesterday and this hat really came in handy – my roommate bought it for me! In her words, she saw it and thought “Only Erika could pull this off” so she got it for me. How sweet. And it’s fun to have someone else describe your style.

Here’s me attempting to give you a more complete look at the outfit (I was wearing Converse, as well) but this photo also works in case you were thinking, “Why is she so anti-jeggings? They seem cool.” See? They are not cool.

This is my “sophisticated” pose.

So there you go.

Sweater – Jet Rag – $14

Button-down – Jet Rag – $12

Fucking jeggings – Target – $10?

Hat – Target – my roommate

Earrings – Etsy – $7

Watch –  Target – $10 (I know it’s not vintagey, but I like this watch. Analog is too hard for my tiny brain to comprehend).

New Sweater and Pin Curl Waves

I bought a new sweater at Jet Rag yesterday – my previous number of sweaters was zero! Unless you’re counting my leopard cardigan from Target, which you’re not. So my new sweater I wore today is waist-length, orange and white like a Creamsicle, and according to the Vintage Fashion Guild the Bobbie Brooks tag is from the late 50s-early 60s.

I also finally attempted pincurl waves – up til now I’d been using Super Kawaii Mama’s pin curl method, which doesn’t involve any brushing and really results in curls. But I’m nothing if not adventurous so today I tried brushing out my pin curl set into waves. I am of several opinions – I like curly hair on me better, probably because I have curly hair naturally so I like it on me, and brushing it out is more work and results in more frizz and I don’t have the tenacity to bother with hair frizz anymore. BECAUSE I ONLY DO FUN STUFF NOW.

TWINS! I figured out that I photograph myself standing next to my mirror instead of in front of it I don’t have to clean my room. I gots priorities.

Pushed the hair back so you can really get a load of this fucking sweet-ass sweater.

The only picture in which you can see the whole skirt – I bought it at Jet Rag for $12 and though my mom thought upon seeing it that it was 80s, I’m pretty sure it’s earlier based off of the hand-sewn hem (and side buttons). Unfortunately it doesn’t have any tags.

Check out the color on that sweater. I think this cost me $15? Pretty sweet deal, bros. P.S. German pride! It’s not weird anymore. And I was born there, I’m not a geneology freak. Though I AM an Elvis freak. What a lovely face.

Do you know why people used to photograph in black and white? Because it’s the cure for bad lighting. That was the problem – Old-Timey people had color photos, but terrible lighting. And here I am, all these years later, with the same problem. How does my hair look? Pretty goddamn wavy, huh? I think my hair might be too long for this style, really. And my ends didn’t look great. I’m not sure how they’re supposed to look. Ugh, I tried, you guys. Get off my back. I’M DOING MY BEST, EVERYONE.

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I took this picture of the back later – I think that looks like pretty legit pincurl waves, especially since I did not try that hard to make my set even (I have a lot of hair, it’s too much work to be precise). So let’s put this one in the WIN column.