I’m a geek at heart. I love math, science and imaginary numbers. So no surprise that I think elbow patches are so cool and I’ve always wanted some. Especially those that come on tweed jackets. I’ve always been tempted to cut the elbows off my jackets and sewing patches onto them. I love customizing my clothes, though I really can’t be trusted with scissors. When I was about 5, I loved cutting diamond-shaped holes in my pajamas. AND my sister’s. She allowed it because she was only 3 (and easily corrupted by her oh-so-angelic big sister). It was like an amazing discovery for me because cutting a triangle out of material that was folded in half, gives you a diamond!
I thought it was pure genius. It’s in a girl’s nature to love diamonds, what can I say. Also in a math geek’s nature to love practical geometry. I got into A LOT trouble eventually when mom did the laundry. But not before I got through quite a few pajamas and made her chase me around the room. She should thank me for keeping her in shape.
But I digress. Trust me, elbow patches look fantastic.
“Fashion advice coming from a geek, I think not!”
Ok I probably deserved that.
But I was real ecstatic to find a sheer black cardigan the other day. With (you guessed it) elbow patches!
You can buy the cardigan at Veromoda. I got it last week so I’m sure you’ll still be able to find it in store. The sleeves are really long! The scarf is more of a turquoise green in real life. But it really doesn’t photograph well because it looks bright blue!
And if you look really carefully, you can see the pockets are lined with a brown suede material. I love suede, it’s uber soft!
I’ve worn this Zara top a million times. I hardly wear lipgloss because they’re so sticky and it makes me feel uncomfortable when I’m eating (something I spend a lot of time doing) but I thought this shade was fantastic. This particular nude shade is just right for me – not too pink, not too beige. Au naturale. Get it from Clinique! I got it for free but I’d likely buy it when it’s finished. It’s brilliant because it stays on but doesn’t make you feel like your lips are glued shut.
I can’t remember where I bought the necklace from. Topshop maybe? It REALLY bugs me how the third dangly feather on the right of the pendant is not a dark silver grey like the other two. I didn’t notice it when I bought it. Does it bother you too or am I just being a little obsessive compulsive? I desperately want to paint it in.
And I can’t forget to show you my elbow patches!
Are they great or what? They’re made of soft brown suede. So lovely to touch that I could go around rubbing my elbows all day.
Funny thing is, now that I have my very own outfit with elbow patches, I see everybody wearing them everywhere. I wonder if I’m a bit out of the loop and it’s actually (can it be?) in fashion for spring. I never keep up with the trends. I should probably start paying attention.
I wore this to visit a museum. It was only appropriate *grin*.
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