Thursday, July 25, 2013

Inspiration NYFW: Karen Walker winter accessories

"I’m the polished girl next door with a champagne lifestyle on a beer budget."

I'm going to freely admit I have a tendency to become obsessed with things, and when it comes to fashion it often 
results in an idea in my head of, for example, the perfect beanie. I'll think about how I want it to look and trawl through
 physical and online stores looking for the one that fits my idea. More often than not I am left disapointed, either due
 to the fact I can't afford what I want or I simply cannot find it anywhere. A couple of years ago I knitted a chunky scarf
 as a result of this problem and loved it so bought some extra wool with the idea I could make a hat from it. After much
 time passed. I started to fall in love with a beanie idea; rib, cable and pompoms all stemming from photos I had
 seen of the youtuber Zoella and Perrie Edwards from Little Mix in their cozy stylishness. After much searching I gave
 up and found a pattern online to knit one. Two weeks later I now have two new beanies, knitted ones for my mother
 and sister, and bought some wool for another. oops #obsessed

I dont often wear the matching hat and scarf together but I was looking through the NYFW photos a while back and spotted
 this look in the Karen Walker show. Looked kinda familiar and inspired me to style an outfit inspired by the look;
 matching hat and scarf, sunglasses, socks and booties, pinky orange tones, polka dots. But the twist to this being 
its the student budget friendly version consisting of things I already own (a lot of which were on sale at the time!)

scarf - hand knitted  (pattern here)
beanie - hand knitted (pattern here + added pompom)
cardigan - given to me by my Auntie :)
sunglasses - ONCEIT
dress - glassons
aggie boots - Asos



  1. These pics are amazing...I love them so much!
    Nice dress!!!

  2. i love the outfit the accesories are amazing, love the hat!,


  3. You nailed the inspiration perfectly!
    Dang it, stop making me wish it was cold's too early to start wishing for layers already!
    Haha, love the knit scarf and hat :)

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  4. Love the scarf! Perfect inspiration.
    xo Annie
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  5. I cannot believe you knit those!!! It is sooo good! you have such great talent!

  6. Gorgeous beanie & scarf! I love that you took the runway inspiration & made it your own :)

  7. great inspiration and love your version. and, wow, nice job on the scarf!
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  8. Great post and blog, dear! Do you want to follow each other? Just let me know! If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts about my latest look! :)

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  9. Wow, you're so talented at knitting! I tried to knit a scarf once.. it took me months, haha and definitely did not look as cool as yours :P


  10. I'm the same way. It's like once I get hooked, it's either 0% or 100%. You look so warm and cozy!

    Mili from call me, Maeby

  11. Cozy but still super chic. Lovely!


  12. Loved the pictures! Looking very cute with the beannie and scarf! I also liked the dress very much! It's inspiring, I am in a wintery region for 2 months now, and I am going to wear a similar scarf soon :)

  13. I love the inspiration picture and your version of it.Beanie is great

  14. What a cool look!!
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  15. You look amazing! I love your dress. Beautifully styled!

    xox Lara

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  17. I haaaate when that happens?! You dream up something in your head and when you go out to look for it, it doesn't exist. That's where you're lucky because you're so super talented you can make it! I think the cardi drowned you in a sea of gray though, and maybe a different colored sweater or jacket may have been a denim jacket for example. But I do love, love, love the matchy matchy scarf and beanie together.

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  18. You did such a good job channelling the runway look! LOVE IT!


    P.S I can also relate to fashion obsession !! hehe

  19. Oh no, I'm sorry that your bag got a little squished! But at least it's looking dandy now and holy crap, how coool is it?! The colors are so fun and I'm pretty sure that thing could serve as a weapon. ;)

  20. Great Runway to Real Way example!

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