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Friday miscellany: sweater vests, the French bob & more

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A few weeks ago, I decided that I need a sweater vest or two in my wardrobe. It’s a perfect layer to wear under a jacket or cardigan on those in-between days (when it’s too warm for a full sweater, but too cool for a tee).

The sweater vest quest

I’ve probably tried on close to a dozen, but only recently found one that ticks all of the boxes. I didn’t want anything cabled, bulky or patterned, or longer than high hip length. And I didn’t want my bra or bra straps visible.

This “ReCashmere” vest above from Everlane has a neat v-neck, high cut armholes, and soft, not bulky fabric. It’s not too long, either. I’m usually an XS in Everlane sweaters, but I think this style runs small, so sized up to the Small. (I went with the orangey “Kumquat” color which is almost sold out.)

If you don’t mind a crewneck style, and a slightly deeper arm hole, this one is a close second. It’s offered in 4 colors, and the fabric is wool-free. It runs true-to-size, I went with the Small in the oatmeal color.

Considering the French bob…

Now that I’ve completely grown out my gray hair, I’ve been letting it get a bit longer and am trying to decide what to do for my next cut. At the moment, the shaggy layers are feeling a bit…ragged? and I’ve been thinking about trying a version of the French bob.

My hair is very fine, so probably just-below-earlobe length is as long as I’ll want to go, and will probably need to keep a little bit of layering at the crown. I’ve had bobs in the past, but always tended to blow them straight, which ultimately felt a little too frumpy and conservative. I do have some natural wave in my hair, which is more apparent when I air dry.

The key, I think is to keep it natural and a little bit messy. I’ll still need to let some of the layers grow out a little more to achieve the look. Anyhow, I have a couple of weeks before my next cut to noodle it a bit more.

Have you changed your hairstyle in recent months?

This & that…

It’s been one of those busy weeks, nothing major, just a lot of incidental and unexpected projects that pull me off routine. Rather than stress out, I gave myself a little flexibility with scheduling blog posts this week. If you subscribe, you’ll get an email notification the next morning after any new post goes “live,” so you won’t miss a thing.

I’ve been putting together my travel wardrobe for our upcoming road trip; will be sharing soon!

In case you missed it…

5 French style lessons for a smaller-but-better wardrobe

A simple fall outfit in ivory & camel

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