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Happy Friday folks!!
The highlights of my week included a pizza-themed manicure, some pretty heavy but helpful professional development training, and getting a TON of mail. I get more mail than the average person probably, because I also send a lot of mail! I recently discovered a supplementary method to getting more mail; buying things on the internet. This week I received the rest of the yarn for my already-in-process Channa sweater (my first WEBS order!), and this pretty amazing (and really inexpensive!!) lipstick in three colors.
The sweater we are looking at this week is a fantastic lipstick color. It's the fiery tomato orange-red of my dreams (and of the sweater I am currently knitting...). It's also seamless and super versatile. Meet Spalle!
The shape is sleek and simple, and the ribs turn shaping into elegant design-lines. I'd probably leave the neckline a little lower, or split it in the front. It's because I am prejudiced against turtlenecks. Blame my sensitive skin, my tendency to overheat, or go ahead and blame Love Actually.
There is a pop culture orange turtleneck that I can't help but think of when I see this sweater, because I grew up watching cartoons in the 80s. So my styling this week is inspired by Velma Dinkley, mystery solving nerd-babe. She's kind of the lady-Jughead of the Scooby'verse. The middle outfit is a straight up homage (with two possible shoe choices). On the right we have something that's a little more "Velma gets contacts and takes up powerlifting", and the left-hand outfit is Velma at 33, on a date with a cute librarian who likes being bossed around.
How will you wear Spalle?