10.19.2009

Cold Shoulder

Darlings I have just come to an extremely important realization…I have nothing to wear. Please forget what you’ve read about my amassment of clothes, and footwear. The truth of the matter is that each and every one of those pieces caters to one season and one season only. The sweaters are only good for when the weather turns chilly; while the t-shirts are of absolutely no use unless it’s burning up. Unfortunately, I am currently straddling a middle ground. Lest I’m interested in embracing sweaty chic, a sweater is completely out of the question; and there’s absolutely nothing seductive about shivering like a newborn fawn, so a tee stands no chance of so much as being considered. I suppose what I truly need is a covering that will keep me warm without making me feel as if I’m suffocating – something stylish and flirty with the ability to adapt to its surroundings in the same fashion as a chameleon. Oui, the accoutrement that I am desperate for at the moment is a shoulder warmer; but not any shoulder warmer will do.

Free People’s Vintage Crochet Shoulder Warmer, aside from having the texture and appearance of a well-loved knit crafted by the hands of a caring grandmother, is an accessory that no girl should have to be without – whether she lives in the sweltering Sahara of Southern California, or the chilly Connecticut climate.

The one-size fits all (don’t you just love when sizing isn’t an issue?) hand-crocheted cozy is a where-with-anything essential that one should never leave home without. The drawstring closure about the neck possesses a very elementary air of sophistication which also serves to add simple adaptability to the piece in the sense that it can be worn poncho-like or cinched into either an eternity or tube scarf – whichever style suits the weather at hand – while the striking availability of colors (watermelon, snow, or ash) make it a cinch for any experienced shopper to find the hue that works for you.

Which color shoulder warmer are you coveting, kittens?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Free People for the pictures.


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56 comments

Stéphanie said...

So fabulous !

meraldia said...

Nothing to wear?!! LOL! That is what I say every single morning!

Jacqueline said...

It was 80 degrees here yesterday in Denver. I love that crochet shoulder warmer. It looks gorgeous! Plus, I love Free People stuff. I think I am going to check it out =)

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Closet Cravings said...

I love this versatile shoulder warmer, and all three colors! I want to wear this cozy warmer and eat some yummy soup. I think the watermelon color is my fave though. I love anything that is one-size fits all - no shopper stress. =)

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Jaime said...

This is a cute piece- I think it may itch me (I have sensitive skin and can't wear mohair), but I really like the idea. :)

PS; I have nothing to wear too, lol!

Leah said...

That's every girls dilemma in the morning... what to wear. That shoulder warmer is so versatile. It can even dress up an outfit.

la petite fashionista said...

wow this is so cool! it's perfect for the fickle cold weather we've been having here in FL!

janettaylor said...

So cozy and practical...

Have a fresh week, Darling!
XoXo

ana said...

I love this!!! specially the color :) That's my problem every morning when I have to go to work... if it's cold in the morning then it turns hot in the afternoon so is always difficult to decide :)

Style, via TIa said...

This is just too cute I really like this.

The Pocket Stylist said...

I am smitten. This shoulder warmer is so fantastic I think I will pick up in the near future. Thank you!

Keith said...

I totally know what you mean. I was looking through my clothes yesterday. I feel like I have nothing to wear. I've got a lot of stuff though.

BTW, I haven't put the post up yet. Make sure you check out my Tuesday post on the Dino Lounge when it's up. I'm giving you an award.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

love this shoulder warmer! so cozy!

Jenn said...

I love Free People's convertible line of clothes...and now scarves! This is super cute. Might have to get it!

Taylor Sterling said...

wow that is really cool!!! I need one! So warm and cozy!

Tights Lover said...

Great post! It can be so hard to find clothes for the in-between weather.

Leila said...

That is such a cool little invention! Great find :)

Jessica said...

I'm working on knitting my own cowl neck sweater right now. I love them they're comfy and fashionable!

Rina said...

oh i love it! will be look for shoulder warmer for myself!!! :))

Couture Carrie said...

Love the post title and piece, darling! I believe I need a snood this winter!

xoxox,
CC

Elizabeth Marie said...

Love it, I can't wait til the sahara cools off over here! Definitely going to check this out, I heart me some Free People.

Psychology! Fabulous! :)

tricia said...

I COMPLETELY agree with you on the having nothing to wear!! This always happens to me every Fall and I never learn.lol. I too am usually stuck with clothes that are either too warm, or not warm enough for the cool Fall days. Thanks for posting this! I had no idea that something like this existed, now that I do I will have to seriously look into purchasing one.

My Fashion Frenzy said...

OMG! LOVES!!!

nookie said...

I would try the "ash one"...I have the same feeling sometimes and then I realize that I need to clean my closet:)

The Blonde Duck said...

If only I didn't live in the land of cacti...

Kristin said...

Oh Free People. I can't even begin to count how much money I want to throw at you right now!

Emily said...

oh how I want this so bad, it is so versatile and looks oh so cozy!

All Women Stalker said...

Being versatile is just as good as having size as a non-issue. Haha. Great find.

-meream

Dina's Days said...

Get outta town! That thing is so cool! I especially love it as a tube scarf, and that red...just wonderful!

stylista said...

That is so cool! I love how stylish and practical it is at the same time. Check out my blog at http://allthingsvogue.blogspot.com

Gabbi said...

I know the feeling! I find myself digging through drawers for things from last years fall wear :) I also adore the versatility of this piece! I want...

Stephanie said...

Oh, this is fabulous. I love this. Where I live it is between the 50's and 70's right now so you don't know what to wear, so this is a great accessory to wear. :)

Marian said...

a girl can never have enough things to wear! ;o)
or at least it feels so!

xx
marian

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

Ah, I was freezing in class today how perfect!
XOXOX
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

atelier said...

gray, I am all about gray at the moment!

Meg said...

I love it worn in the poncho style. I would choose ash.

Nicole Marie said...

cutage!!

Lemondrop Marie said...

I just bought a handmade pine green one on etsy! Love these.

D. Marie said...

What a great piece and a great idea! I LOVE THE FALL! Cute coats, scarfs...love them all. Happy Fall.

E said...

Oh I love a good multitasking piece :-)

Fashionista said...

i love the poncho look....verytre chic...fab post

Couture Cookie said...

One size fits all is just my cup of tea. I did pick up something similar to this shoulder warmer recently, and trust me, I won't go anywhere inside of my apartment without having it wrapped around me. Thank you for (unknowingly) assuring me I am still very stylish.... :)

Savvy Gal said...

what a great piece.

The Anthology said...

Now that is versatility!

* Kelsey

Julia said...

wow a sholder warmer is such a cool idea! I really want one now. It looks so warm and cozy. Hope you find something to wear!

xoxo

www.fashioneye.typepad.com

Sherin said...

What a great piece of clothing!!! It'll be so perfect for the kind of weather we're having right now.

diamondsinchampagne said...

Ohhh what a great idea!

heartofpearl ♡ said...

how versatile! looks great for a scarf i like that!:) x

Miss Neira said...

I love versatile things like this! want it!

beckyxoxo said...

wow i want them ! haha . wish we have fall and winter here :(

the NEO-traditionalist said...

So brilliant! I love it worn as a scarf. I have to have one...sigh.
XX Kate

miriam said...

very stylish, E!!

will have to check out that giveaway too. one can never have too many totes!

Little Red said...

So versatile! I love that you can wear it as a sweater or scarf. Pieces that can do double-duty are always perfect to have. Plus, you really can't beat that price at $48!

michelle_ said...

this is such an innovative idea . a scarf and a top togther .
up to know, all i know is that people like to tie big hermes scarves in different ways in order to create a top.. but this one so much better !

J. said...

Oh I love the shoulder warmer! What a great idea! I'd like it in several colors to tell you the truth...

daisychain said...

I want one, the ash colour is amazing!

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