Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Grandma knits and bag...

Taking outfit photos lately has been a bit of a nightmare. The weather has been awful and since I no longer have uni (sob) I am indoors searching for jobs on the computer which means lots of lazy day outfits!

Anyway, I love the fact that cable knit cardigans and sweaters are all over the shops at the moment. This means I have even more reason to wear my grandma's lovely knits. Who knew that I would be wearing cardigans and jumpers that she knitted for my dad and aunts all those years ago? Money certainly couldn't buy these! She's the same grandma in these Vintage photos I posted not too long ago.
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Tunic (Zara) Cardigan (Handknitted by my grandma) Skirt (H&M) Belt (H&M) Tights (Primark) Shoes (Topshop)
Both the cardi and bag are not strangers to this blog but I do wear this Vivienne Westwood bag a lot when I go out with friends. I've had it since I was 18 and it's definitely starting to look a little frayed around the edges. I should probably take more care when using it now.
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I remember when I went into a Vivienne Westwood store in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong all those years ago. There, my aunts persuaded me not to buy a little black bowling bag with the infamous slogan, "Too fast to live, too young to die" emblazoned on the side. I'm so glad I listened, this one is definitely more classic and chic! It was also bought with the help of my grandma...so a lotta grandma love in this post!
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Hopefully, I'll get to catch up with my grandma and HK relatives next Summer. It sucks that they live on the other side of the world.
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  1. You look super cute! All that soft colors(: I'm glad I have a chance to wear knits & sweaters this Fall; but I'm sure nothing beats wearing something which your loved one had made for you! Your grandma is genius! It's a beautiful cardigan! Anyw you've had that bag for 6 years?! Wow! It still looks as good as new! It's beautiful!

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  2. long cardigans look so good on you! love all the soft muted tones too here, and the meanings behind the cardigan and bag! it's faired so well! good luck with the job hunting!xxx

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  3. ohh, the viv westwood bag is so beautiful! the colour is lovely! loving the handknitted cardigan, very jealous. oh, why can't i know someone that can knit. wait a minute... kristabel! hehe. it's lovely to read when people have a close relationship with their grandparents. me and my mum's mum are always visitng museums, having lunch and doing artwork together :) xx

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  4. Winnie, I want your grandma to knit me a sweater, please. HERS ARE SO AWESOME. My grandma knits too but...they're the typical asian vests, ROFL. They're not even cute for going out, but they're so great for winter. ♥

    I love all the pale neutral colors and layers. So absolutely lovely. ♥ And that purse is AMAZING.

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  5. Give me your bag now! :P I share your love for neutrals and cable knits. Love them. I wish my Paw Paw could knit but shes famous for her Chinese opera instead and from her I learnt to sing! Well not very well anyway. x

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  6. Now *I* want the too fast to live bag!

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  7. Did your grandma really knit that caridgan? It is gorgeous, looks so soft and the cable pattern is lush.

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  8. Looking at your cardi is definitely making me warm (I'm sitting here, dreading going outside!)
    And the bag is definitely a classic.

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  9. Hi there-you look gorgeous, grandmas cardi is so snug and stylish and I love your bag too! xx

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  10. I love that Viv bag!

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  11. oh i adore ur bag ^^ it sucks about the weather its bad where i live too :(

    im excited to go this xmas :3

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  12. Aww, grandmas are the best :) that cardigan looks so cozy! And I love the VW bag :)

    Leia

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  13. aw what a lovely outfit. i love the bag and its extra nice that it has more meaning to it for you x

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  14. I love your cardi! My nana knits and is in the process of making me mittens on string - so much more personal than shop bought! You look great!

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  15. The colours in this outfit are lovely! It's so nice that you've got a story behind your vintage clothes, and I always reckon a little frayed around the edges just makes them that little bit more special!

    Danni
    xxx

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  16. love this outfit and cute bag xxxx

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  17. Quite amazing that the cardi hasn't worn out After all these years it still looks good!
    My mum knits for me as well! Love her and love the knits =)

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  18. I totally empathise with that I miss my family loads. I hope you get to spend time with them soon it sucks to have people you love like the other side of the world, I'd love some sort of teleportation pod in my house XD

    I love you VW bag, I've got a classic black one and I adore it it's my fave <3

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  19. i love big, fat chunky cardis too!!!

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  20. big chunky knits are one of my favorite things about fall!

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  21. Such a lovely cardi! I may have to persuade my granny to take up knitting! That sucks about not being able to see your relatives often, I wish I had some relatives who lived somewhere exotic like Hong Kong but sadly I think the most exotic place I have relatives is Wales haha!
    xx

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  22. you look so cute, i love your hairstyle, it makes me miss my full fringe! and so much bag envy xd

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  23. That bag is just ♥ I need to get my nan knitting!!
    I have tagged you for an award on my blog :) x

    http://jadefungblog.blogspot.com

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  24. I've been looking for the perfect knit cardigan everywhere, I think it's time to see what my nan has ha. The bag is really cute, and it still looks pretty new x

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  25. That cardigan looks super cosy!! Love it and loving your bag, also. :)SarahD

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  26. the title alone makes this post awesome! love the sweater :)

    xo Alison

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  27. Cute cardi! I want a grandma knit too, might have to bribe a random grandma as mine is in HK. :)

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  28. I love all the neutrals you're wearing and that bag is fantastic. Everything looks like a nice mix of cozy and ladylike.

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  29. seriously want those tights. ive been looking EVERYWHERE for my size...:((( they always run 5 cm shorter than what I need. nevertheless, you look great! andyour outfit looks cozy :3

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  30. Awesome outfit! So cool that your grandma made some of the stuff you have now! The sweater is amazing and totally looks like something you'd buy for lots of money at a store. You officially have a cool grandma!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog! Hope to see you again soon!

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  31. you look so pretty in gray! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  32. I loveee your bag and the combo of colours!! who would have thought beige and grey!! two of my fall colours hehe. i love the layering going on there!!!

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  33. Your stockings and skirt are so cute!!!!

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  34. Ah, I'll send you some good weather from here. I miss wearing cold outfits though! And any luck with job hunting?

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  35. Your Grandma is very talented- such a gorgeous cardigan!!

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  36. thanks for comment on my blog darling:)

    i like your grandma cardigan!!!
    the bag is fab

    xx Marina

    new post

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  37. Very cute outfit - love the cardi and the story behind it too. xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  38. your bag is so beautiful! and i love to raid my grandma's wardrobe everytime i go back to china, glad your granny is providing just as much sartorial joy! x

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  39. aaaah why cant i have a grandma that knits such kl things?? to be fair i can knit so maybe i should try instead. the soft colours are very pretty:)
    margief
    x
    www.margieheartsclothes.blogspot.com

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  40. hi darling. such a cute look. i love knits.
    hope you're having a good week
    about the doll- the store owner styled it actually. the skirt is a showpiece from another designer..
    i love polka dotted tights. an item that goes with anything ;)

    take care

    xx

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  41. LOVE your cosy cardi.. who knew these would be such a trend right now!

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  42. I love your tunic and the cardigan, very cool it is handknitted by your Grandma! :)

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  43. SUCH AN ADORABLE OUTFIT.
    i am inlove with ittt.<3

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  44. Your cardi looks so cosy. Amazing to wear something knitted by your Grandma. My Grandma used to knit me lots of cardigans with snowflakes and the like on when I was younger.

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  45. Aaaw man all those knitted treasures I threw out years ago!! So many things I have lived to regret getting rid of. Just goes to show you should definitely hoard EVERYTHING :) I'm not surprised that bag is well-loved, it's gorgeous and I'd be tempted to haul it out at every occasion too! jazzy ♥

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  46. I feel ya on gramma love. My gramma has made me some pleated skirts that are just lovely. :) That cardigan is precious, and I love the soft colors in here! Adorable purse && tights, too, miss! :DD

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  47. The cardigan looks so comfy.

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  48. Lovely outfit, you look so cute and cosy - and it was definitely the right choice with the bag!

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  49. Oh, you look so pretty and cosy! I wish my grandma could knit!

    Love,
    Camila F.

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  50. I love that cardi even more after seeing it in the flesh! I would still need my fake Barbour over the top though, I'm always chilly! That bag is definitely a classic, so cute.

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  51. oh im loving everything knitted right now!

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  52. love the knit grandma crdgan!! n yes! the bag looks chic n classic!!

    xoxo

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  53. Such a good color palette! And tights!

    Love Grace.

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  54. Wow good luck for the job searching ! You look great ! Nice colors of outfit :)

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  55. Your outfit looks so pretty and cosy! I also like your tights :D

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