Monday, November 22, 2010

Shrug Week

Ok, so there is Shark Week, and then there is Shrug Week.  I am in love with shrugs, boleros, or any other cropped typed of top.  I have a few, and will try and style them this week.  They just happen to work for me.  I think because an empire waist is so flattering on me and this makes a great topper.  They are even more important to me in the summer to hide the bingo arms....


bolero/shrug~J Peterman catalog
ethnic tunic~Marshall's
jeggings~Madewell

Details~The shrug or bolero ( I think the difference between them is in the amount of fabric on the bodice.  A shrug just covers the shoulders and a bolero has material in the front) is 100%wool, and is a marled brown.  It fits perfectly, and is NOT itchy.  It's about 10 years old, (J. Peterman has been out of business for a long time) and still has not pilled!  I love ethnic prints--I don't tire of them as they have a certain character.  My jeggings and my shooties--such a staple--who would've  thought?


Oh, and just check out these earrings!  They are Indian fabric covering half-moon wood covered disks.  They are so light and they show up in my hair--a problem for me lately.  AND they have a different fabric on the reverse side!  They were a museum purchase last week--don't they have the best little gifts?  (a little reminder for Christmas gifts...)


Peabody Essex Museum $24.

Any other bolero/shrug fans out there? 

11 comments:

  1. First time I hear the expresion: bingo arams, hehehhe. You are funny.
    Un abrazo.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  2. Paula, I love these earrings and the reminder about museum shops is a good one...I have not been by there in a long time! I love to here gift giving ideas so bring them on! I also really like your printed top..you put this together really well.

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  3. Great outfit. Knew I'd like seeing more of that dress/tunic!

    Oooo, and think about trying that long-sleeve shirt & leggings under your crocheted tunic.

    I'm a huge shrug fan in the summer, especially with a tank dress or maxi. Hadn't thought of doing one over a long sleeve shirt. Great idea.

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  4. I love the ethnic patterned tunic paired with those fun earrings. (how cool that they are lightweight)
    Shrugs don't work on my body type but this looks great on you!

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  5. I'm just starting to grow self-conscious about my upper arms. I was snooping around on Peruvian connection late last night and found a great leather bolero on sale. Way out of the price range just now, but I began to involuntarily drool. The earrings are a great find!

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  6. Very cute
    Reminds me of something Gretchen would come up with on this season of Project Runway

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  7. I LOVE the earrings!!! All these colors are great on you! I just can't pull off a shrug for some reason. Looks really good on you though! ~Serene

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  8. I love your tunic and the earrings! Beautiful and I like the ethnic vibe. I have just been going over your posts and I have to say your style is really, truly remarkable and you do look good in everything!
    Wonderful blog!

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  9. Ha! Shrug/Shark week made me chuckle. I agree 100 percent with your statement about not tiring of ethnic prints as easily as others. I do love floral prints, but I can get bored with them after a while. But, give me a good graffic, bold ethnic print (or a tartan/plaid of any stripe, shape, size, color) and I'm happy for life.

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  10. Sacramento~alas, they happen....as much as I try..
    Over50~you are welcome and thank you!
    Still, I was thinkig of you when I put it on...and you are right..I may try it under the crotchet number!
    Lisa, I thought shrugs would work on anyone..why doesn't it work on you?
    Terri~me too--its just the texture of the skin..and I love Perucvian connection but prices are just too dear....another blogger was talking about it the other day...
    silvergirl~I was a mondo fan myself, but I did like Gretchen's stuff too!
    Serene~my other friend said the same thing..I wonder why?
    Thanks colleen! Hope you come back!
    Vanessa~I think we come from the same mold...

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  11. hi again- I think it's a "small body" thing...just looks wrong :)

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