Thursday, October 27, 2011

blanket








Outfit Details:
blanket sweater - postlapsaria
spotted shirt - local boutique
black t-shirt - Forever 21
denim shorts - H&M
tights - Foot Traffic
Seychelles Theory boots - c/o Seychelles
bag - c/o Coach
necklace - Forever 21

I originally bought a bolt of this fabric for completely different intentions, but it sat in my office so long that I forgot what those intentions were. Instead, I made a short-sleeve blanket sweater for layering. I made it in three colors: red, as seen here, grey and white plaid and an oatmeal pattern. I have a mild allergy to wool but my neck must have developed some sort of tolerance, because this didn't seem to bother me. Believe me when I say that no one is more anxious than I am to get my site back up; we had some setbacks that delayed the relaunch quite a bit but everything seems to be back on track! I'm setting up a photo shoot with a lovely friend of mine and a photographer I've worked with before; I'm pretty excited about that.

As for this little sweater - I've decided to make them to order, since they take up quite a bit of room on the rack and it's already full. I'm thinking of doing a pre-sale on these (still have to photograph the other two options) and a few one of a kinds I have on hand, if there's any interest. What do you think?



86 comments:

  1. Totally interested in the blanket sweater! Provided it fits my budget :)

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  2. same here! blanket sweater looks so cozy!

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  3. oooh, I love that sweater, can't imagine anything better in cool weather

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  4. :O that sweater is amazing! I'm curious to see what the oatmeal one looks like!

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  5. really looking forward to your relaunch!

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  6. I love love love the 3rd picture!! it's soo cute :)

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  7. Oh Keiko, you're too beautiful. Love this look so much. It seems like so many of the blogs I follow are California girls, it's nice to see inspiration for warm-but-stylish fall clothes from someone else who lives in a place where seasons change. I need to find myself some more east coast bloggers to follow!

    xo
    ZK
    www.glitter-and-ink.blogspot.com

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  8. Love the blanket sweater, I haven't seen one of those in years :)

    www.mythriftychic.blogspot.com

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  9. Amazing combo, so preppy! LOOOVED the red cape and the dalmatian shirt!


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  10. Good match of patterns.

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  11. Such a gorgeous coat!!! I saw one just like it in a charity shop near me the other day, was so tempted to buy it... Oh goodness now you're making me regret my choice! Lovely post Keiko. I just love your blog :) Kisses and smiles from England.xo http://hannahalehandra.blogspot.com

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  12. I love the nails and matching coat! Very cute post. Have a wonderful day!

    XX Hilary
    http://thehippinista.blogspot.com/

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  13. I'm definitely interested in ordering one! It's darling.

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  14. This is a little bit like ladybug meets picnic chic, so cute! Love the self-made blanket knit.

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  15. You always look so stylish!
    Red made you look more powerful :-)


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  16. I love your blanket jacket. So warm and comfy!

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  17. that blanket sweater looks so soft and warm.. :)
    love the red pop of color! and i love that it matches your nails!

    grace
    http://www.blog.graceniu.net

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  18. Great winter sweater! I am interested and can't wait to see the rest of your work! I'm pretty sure I will go out of my budget once your site is launched.

    XOXO
    Shels

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  19. Love the red blanket sweater - would definitely be interested in purchasing! Bring it to market please!

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  20. I love the sweater and would be interested in purchasing...

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  21. depending on the cost, I would definitely be interested in either the white and black plaid or the oatmeal.

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  22. i totally dig it, and perfect for the cold weather ahead. layering is so key in the northeast winter.

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  23. ahh red just looks SOO GOOD on you! :)

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  24. I want one!! Would totally buy that.

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  25. LOVE the necklace! It is such a nice detail to add to the printed top and sweater! <3

    Amanda
    LYLIFclothing

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  26. i would totally buy one if it fit my budget!

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  27. You look really lovely. I'm really excited about the relaunch of Postlapsaria and would definitely buy one of these beauts.

    Can't wait to see what you dress as for Halloween, by the way. I love your previous choices-- Mary Poppins!!!

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  28. Oh yes, that sweater is amazing! I'd buy it if I could afford it.
    Also, so crafty how you made that sweater/drape. Aha, it compliments your outfit so well and looks so cozy! I love this look :)

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  29. wow I love this sweater! It's so cool your nails match the colour scheme ^^

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  30. Love the blanket sweater! I would totally buy one (or I might have to try to make one myself).

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  31. I LOVE this blanket sweater. It looks so warm and comfortable!

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  32. I love this, and I can't wait to see your store.
    Hannah
    http://alittleburdtoldme.blogspot.com

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  33. Loving the polka dots :)

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  34. fantastic!
    ...and so strange...I was sketching something very very similar last week...but alas I have no talents with the sewing machine, so I was thinking I'd have to go hunting at goodwill (and then find a good tailor). Thank goodness...Keiko saves the day! I would love to order these in many colors! So excited for you to post these :)

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  35. Hi Keiko,

    I love this outfit! I LOVE the sheer dotted top with the necklace. Plus, the blanket sweater is such an expected pairing! The nails are the perfect finish (and a little vampire-like for Halloween!) I would have swapped the denim shorts with a gray or black pencil skirt for an office outfit. Thanks for sharing this outfit!!

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  36. love the blanket sweater idea and look!

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  37. The sweater blanket is so awesome. I'm just not sure I could rock it like you do. I can't wait to see the other colors and patterns. I might just have to get myself one after all. :D
    XOXO

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  38. Love the sweater....and the plaid and prints mixed!!!
    Best of luck....I bet they will sell like hotcakes:)

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  39. The blanket sweater is amazing! The cut and colour just rocks!

    Ash :o)
    ftashion

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  40. i can't believe you made that little blanket sweater. so amazing

    Kait xo
    kaitgirl.blogspot.com

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  41. i would definitely order one of these blanket sweaters! it looks so warm!

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  42. eeep! I love this sweater-blankety thing so muuuuch! They look so cozy and chic. Do it! :D

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  43. I'd love a blanket sweater, provided I can afford one. Excellent idea, just in time for chilly weather.

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  44. i love the blanket sweater!!!!!!!!!!!! one question though, how much wool content does your fabric have?

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  45. Wow, this sweater is amazing, can't believe you did it! I'm also in love with your necklace :)
    Life is a romantic poem

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  46. i love the idea of a blanket sweater! i like drapey woollen things, like capes as well, to me they epitomise laid-back glamour..

    cute nails too! reminds me of ladybirds :)

    Katie x

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  47. Really cute patter mixing!

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  48. Love this look! I love how you combined different patterns, definitely something I've been seeing on the runways this season.

    -Jani
    www.funfashionfit.com
    www.foottraffic.com

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  49. Um, yes please. They look so cozy AND classy. :)

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  50. gorgeous sweater!
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  51. um. love this. inspiring!

    cat

    www.catgotdressed.blogspot.com

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  52. This makes me want to take up sewing again, love it!

    xoxo, Femke On the Button

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  54. Such a lovely outfit!

    http://fashionflirtblog.blogspot.com/

    kisses, Jasmin

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  55. The blanket sweater looks so cozy and comfy...just the perfect outfit you need on a chilly day (like here today :<)

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  56. you always have the cutest coats, sweaters & capes! I want them all :)

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  57. Love the look of this- perfect for cold English days! I think I'd struggle to pick which colour, but would love to know how much it is.

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  58. Love love reading your blog!! Since I read your getting ready to relaunch your site, any hopes of you creating some plus size items? Maybe to order?

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  59. That blanket sweater is fly as hell, girl!

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  60. beautiful jacket
    xx
    lilithfashion.blogspot.com

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  61. I'm just stopping by new blogs today and thought id say hello. We should be receiving some snow today in the Lancaster Pennsylvania area which will be the first time since 1972 that it has snowed this early in fall. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon Pennsylvania.

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  62. very interesting shoes:)


    greet :)

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  63. Love that blanket jacket. I want.

    Rachael

    p.s. only one more day to enter the giveaway on my blog :)

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  64. Wow, you really are inspiring!
    Glad I found your blog:)
    Im new follower.

    Have a great Sunday!
    Best wishes

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  65. Hi I loved your blog, you are beautiful and super stylish, I also have a blog then you pass it to the look, as I am going to be a chubby this issue .. palta always kiss and success!

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  66. Love the blanket sweater you made! I wish there was autumn and winter in SG!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  67. Beautiful outfit, I love your blanket sweater and your manicure. I would definitely be interested in one!

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  68. This blanket sweater is amazing. You talented lady. You look gorgeous xxx

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  69. Love it. Gotta get one before it gets too cold!

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  70. So jealous of that blanket jacket! looks amazing contrasted with the spotted top!


    Lily @ llymlrs//etcllymlrs

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  71. Gorgeous! I am very tempted to try to make a similar one, I love the strong pattern and the short sleeve length makes it not overwhelming.

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  72. Love your mani! The red and black half-moons look amazing.

    Sorcha x
    Bonfire Brunette

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  73. Love the sweater :) If I have the extra cash, I'd definitely order it! It looks like fall wardrobe perfection.

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  74. Love your blanket sweater! Hope I can check it out on your site soon...

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  75. Love love love the sweater! It's perfection. (And we have the same necklace!)

    xx Kara
    Sprinkles in Springs

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