No question that the best gifts are the ones made by hand. My friend Alexandra made me a knit scarf for the holidays. She was very sneaky about it; asking me first, what colors I like to wear around my face. My answer, by the way, is red – always – bright, cherry red! And I have been wearing it ever since. Especially wonderful, since I and most of the country got blasted this week by a wave of arctic air. What did they call it? A Polar Vortex? OMG! A homemade knit scarf, sweater, hat or gloves are always the warmest. My homemade scarf kept the sub-zero temps away from my face and looked oh-so-chic at the same time.
Photos and scarf by Alexandra
My cherry-red handmade scarf
Laurie, in her red and black sleeveless, pleated Italian knit dress. Bella! Photo credit: Connor Smith
Laurie – Bella! Photo credit: Connor Smith
Laurie just returned from her first visit to Rome. Knits were big and Italian flare for fashion hit this casual and relaxed Southern Californian hard. She was so inspired that she bought this red and black pleated Italian knit dress. I will let Laurie tell you in her own words:
“Although we had beautiful, warm sunny weather for most of our visit, fall was in the air. I guess Italians are known for their knits and beautiful displays of knit dresses were everywhere. I noticed that the young women on the streets creatively layered their clothes, including skirts with blouses underneath beautiful knit sweaters or boleros. It’s a treat to wander the streets and see such sophisticated style, especially when I am used to the casual and laid-back look of Southern California: jeans, shorts and t-shirts.” ~ Laurie
Bella, Laurie! When in Rome, do as Laurie does … Continue reading