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Twist Style Fridays: Wafla

Every Friday we feature one of the garments from the magazine in a post about styling. We suggest different ways to wear the garment in question using mock-ups from Polyvore. We encourage readers to tell us what they think about these outfits via our Facebook page or Twitter, and if folks want to make their own outfits, please tweet them at us with the hashtag #twiststyle. You can find all of the Style Friday posts here.


 

 

I'm sitting at a cafe with my friend Shannon, writing to all of you. The last time I was at this particular cafe was the weird anomalous day a few weeks ago when it was 16 degrees (Celsius) in Toronto, and I drank an iced americano on the patio with no jacket on. Today I'm wearing two dresses and tall socks over my tights. It's not colder at this time of year than in the true winter time, but folks' resentment about the cold and tolerance for it seems to be at an all time low. 

 

This my friends, is the time for clothes that are basically very very cute wearable blankets. This is the time for Wafla.

 

 

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You can wear it with the fronts draped open, or pin it at the lapel; the fabric looks great on both sides, I love anything with a waffle texture, but this sweater really takes that basic up a few notches by integrating big graphic cables into the mix. 

 

 

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This yarn also comes in colorways with more variegation, and I wonder how those would look with this lovely texture. 

 

 

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My prescriptions for looking like a put-together person when you just want to be in a blanket fort are these: wear edgy shoes and earrings. Add some lipstick, and everyone will think you're great at being an adult. 

How will you wear Wafla

 

 

 

 

 

Throwback Thursday: Mod Podge

Remember Mod Podge

 

 

full view

 

 

She's a smart tailored jacket with tidy edges! There is something playfully prim about this piece, especially in a bright hue like this one. 

 

 

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The hidden snaps are a really neat closure option, and I am loving this belt. 

 

 

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Twist Style Fridays: Bay Laurel

Every Friday we feature one of the garments from the magazine in a post about styling. We suggest different ways to wear the garment in question using mock-ups from Polyvore. We encourage readers to tell us what they think about these outfits via our Facebook page or Twitter, and if folks want to make their own outfits, please tweet them at us with the hashtag #twiststyle. You can find all of the Style Friday posts here.


 

 

I had a lot of day yesterday, friends. I ripped and restarted a sock I'm taking a stab at designing, I saw a stunning and impactful art show, bought myself a hot pink notebook, and went to a workshop called "trauma survivors in love." Somewhere in there I also ate a hot dog and a lot of grapes and listened to the new episode the West Wing Weekly (the hosts interview Marlee Matlin, who is a genius babe). I also practiced my autoharp, which these days mostly looks like me playing Sea of Love over and over and over and over again. 

 

I had to bust out a lot of wool to get out of the house this morning. I have a few solid sweaters, but right now I want a million. Especially ones that have subtle patterning, long sleeves, and are a good weight for layering, like Bay Laurel. 

 

 

pattern and neckline

 

 

I love the large-scale leaf patterning, and the neckline shape. 

 

 

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Do you want to be a vaguely 90s utilitarian? A grown-up cartoon? A sort of fancy punk? Bay Laurel can do that. 

 

 

How will you wear Bay Laurel

 

 

 

Throwback Thursday: Kent

Seasonal transitions are hard you guys. Toronto has been swinging wildly between temperatures for the last week or so, and the only solution is layers. We need wool to have our backs, literally. 

 

 

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I love the simple shape of the chevron ribbing on the back body, the echo of the ribbing on the front shoulders, the shape of the neckline, and the slight military vibe of the double breasted fronts (a little extra warmth there too). 

 

 

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Think about adding Kent to your cool-weather coping strategies! 

 

 

Twist Style Fridays: Cranston

Every Friday we feature one of the garments from the magazine in a post about styling. We suggest different ways to wear the garment in question using mock-ups from Polyvore. We encourage readers to tell us what they think about these outfits via our Facebook page or Twitter, and if folks want to make their own outfits, please tweet them at us with the hashtag #twiststyle. You can find all of the Style Friday posts here.


 

 

Yesterday, I took my laptop to a local cafe and squinted at my screen in the sun for a few hours. It was the first day when patio sitting was a possibility. I maybe pushed it a little, not wearing a jacket and drinking an iced coffee while sitting there, but oh man, it was glorious while it lasted. Today in Toronto we are back to chilly grey-ness, and I'm back in my woollens. I'm okay with a little more cool weather, I have an almost-finished pullover on the needles that I would be a little sad to put away until the fall. Are you planning your sweater projects for next year already? I know I am. 

 

 

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Is Cranston on your maybe list? It should be. This sweater is a stunner and half. 

 

 

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This cardigan is no wallflower. Let your needles do the talking and make yourself a Cranston. As far as saying is concerned, I say more is more; more gold, more appliqué, and definitely more buckles. 

 

How will you wear Cranston

 

 

 

 

 

 

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