My mother is an avid knitter and on her last visit here she knitted me this wrap/poncho.
This winter I wanted to get a pair of off white cords. I would not wear white jeans in the winter but cords are another story. Btw, I was looking through my recent posts and I realized that I wear cords a lot. There is something about the texture of cords that make them super appealing when it is colder. I was for long partial to J.Crew matchstick cords, but this year I discovered that their midrise toothpicks fit me even better. This was a surprise to me, because when I tried toothpicks in the past, they were a disaster: too short and too wide in the hips, while giving me a muffin top and cutting off the circulation to my calves.
|Midrise toothpick cords|
These are size 28. I am in between 27 and 28 in most denim. I wear 27 in J.Crew matchsticks, both jeans and cords, but these fit me perfectly in 28. The length is also perfect, right down to my ankles. There are super soft and extremely comfortable. I like the higher rise and the fit in the rear.
The color is called sea salt, which would make me think they would have gray undertones, but that's not the case. They are definitely more 'creamy', which I prefer.
Here, you can see the pattern of the poncho better. I love this color combination, it just soothes my soul.
I loved how this outfit turned out and I got quite a few compliments. The cords would also be great with a longer camel/gray/blush/charcoal sweater. I am on the lookout for a perfect slouchy turtleneck to wear with them when it gets even colder, do you have any tips?
That's all folks!
Do you wear cords? Do you own J.Crew matchsticks or toothpicks?
Do you knit or have somebody knit for you?
Please share, It would be no fun without you!!!