Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Lonely Boy


It's the warmest it's been in months (not like that's saying much, though) and it appears I'm finally ready to make the transition from mom jeans into MOM SHORTS!  I know a lot of people are really anti-shorts-with-tights, but I don't really consider it a taboo. Shorts make my legs look long and I'm not ready for bare legs yet, so rules be damned!

The best part of this outfit is hands down the massive, hole-y, grunge as fuck mohair cardigan that I bought while in Baltimore (I should probably write about that, huh?). It looks exactly like the nubbly cardigan Kurt Cobain wore for Nirvana's MTV Unplugged show in 1993. How many times have I posted this image as inspiring my style? Probably countless.

Anyways, the mohair on my cardigan is so long and stringy that one adorably clueless boy at work asked if my cardigan was made out of sloth hair. Sloths! It was a joke but I think he was kind of spot on.


I think it looks especially awesome with my vintage Nirvana 'Come as You Are' shirt, which was the kindliest gift from Elizabeth of White Lightning.


The purpose of this post is to tell you that mohair, sloths and Nirvana are awesome. This is a FASHION BLOG after all.

33 comments:

mouse said...

i really like tights with shorts. and sloths.

Hannah said...

That is one damn awesome sweater. Sloth hair!!

And I like tights with shorts. The comfort of tights + comfort of shorts = win. Rules be damned!

Laura said...

yeahhh! love your style! and i like tights with shorts! I think it looks kinda rock n roll/ grungy.

alexandra said...

i'm not a fan of tights with shorts, but you look nice, lovely sweater

Girl With A Pearl Earring said...

Ah, tights and shorts, been rocking that look since I was five. It's a surprise I haven't gotten sick of it. I don't know I just love it too much. Outfit is absolutely perfect for a cloudy day like those in Seattle. :D

Peacock's Hat said...

I like how your blond ends look against the rest of your hair in the milkmaid braid. And there is nothing more I love than a band tee shirt and a massive comfy cardi.

Celia Bow said...

I really love your sloth Kurt cobain sweater

Anonymous said...

i've pretty much worn shorts and tights every day for the past 3 spring/autumn/winters ... nothing wrong there! i love the sloth similarities, i too have jumped straight on the sloth bandwagon

Ria said...

I love this post haha. It's totally channeling the sloth and Kurt. Is that a braid in your hair (at the top of your head) in the first shot, I love that too.

The Awkward Indie Girl said...

I would make like a sloth and snuggle up in that cardigan all day long.

Meagan said...

sloths are magic. they match your sweater quite nicely.

nicole said...

who the hell is anti-shorts-with-tights? shorts with tights are the best over unshaven legs

Anonymous said...

Sooooo...ever planning to inform us about baltimore? Just curious. It is my hometown, after all. I desperately hope you visited hamden. And if so, avenue antiques.

meagan said...

that cardigan is SO slothlike, in the very best possible way. loveeee the color degrades and the way you've styled it with shorts+tights. and whoever says shorts+tights is NAGL frankly, can go to hell.

Angie Bitchface said...

that is the best cardigan I've ever seen in my life!

why do people think shorts and tights are a taboo? in my experience most people seem to think it's sexy...at least on me, haha.

Jenny said...

I seriously approve of everything this post includes.b

Peps said...

I used to have same kind of cardigan when I was about 13! It was actually my mom's and she was quite unhappy when I cut two holes for my thumbs like KC did... :D

Hvit said...

Mohair cardigans are AMAZING. I love them. A lot. And shorts and tights are FINE, it's like skirts and tights but, er, shorts. Basically.

Nice boots too! (Woooo sloths!)

Betsy-May said...

Love your shirt so much!

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Madeline Quaint said...

Hehe, that sloth! :D

Love the mom shorts and shorts with tights are the best... Luckily I've never heard that's supposed to be a fashion mistake. Not that I care about what is considered a fashion mistake. :)

Michelle said...

Oh man I wanna stroke your Mohair, does that come out wrong?

And also, links to The Weird and Wonderful Life of Mark E Smith

http://www.veoh.com/watch/v3290453XMRNccFw

A nice lil documentary from BBC 4 :)

Anonymous said...

denim shorts go with everythang and all year round wohoo!
i've got negative comments about the tights with shorts combo couple o times but i could'nt care less.

rachel said...

Mohair cardigans are the best, I always feel like I can just wear it with everything! Also, I love the two toned hair with the milk maid braids.

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Amy Kocur said...

When/why were you in Baltimore? Also, I agree with the thumbs up for shorts/tights. xo

Diana(Dina) said...

Love the outfit! I really like your blog, so I'm a new follower =)

Bee said...

Great Post!



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Justalazymorning said...

such a cute post!!
xoxo

edgeindustrialphotography said...

a Kurt channelling outfit
obviously doesn't get any better(!)

Carla said...

Loving the contrast of the heidi braids :)

ardena rosa said...

oh wow! how did i not find your blog sooner?? your mohair-sloth-nirvana comparison is about the funniest thing i've read on a fashion blog in a while!

xo
ardena
la vie en ardena rose

Fifi said...

This outfit rocks

Lookin' grungy

- Fifi

ZombieLace said...

I didn't get the memo that shorts and tights aren't cool!! I am so not in the fashion loop :( Love your sloth sweater!

Sean said...

looooooove.