I have a confession to make: I’m in love with layers.
I remember my very first diary. It had teddy bears on the cover accompanied with the words “Bear Song.” In it I bared my soul. Pages and pages riddled with my cutesy juvenile penmanship declaring my schoolgirl crushes, bemoaning the trials and tribulations of friendships, worrying about good grades and other #13yearoldproblems. To prevent prying eyes from stumbling upon my innermost thoughts and feelings, my diary was secured by a lock. I wore the key around my neck and close to my heart for safekeeping.
It is silly to believe that flimsy little lock could really keep my secrets secure. If anyone wanted to break into my diary, a hairpin or strong yank on the lock would do it. While I no longer have use for a diary, I have discovered an alternate use for that lock. I found these diary locks for dirt-cheap by the handful, and re-purposed them into something wearable. 1 chain + 1 skeleton key + multiple locks = 1 fabulous innuendo laden necklace. A statement piece for sure, it makes a great addition to my layered autumn outfit.
Multiple layers begs the question, how to mix and match? The answer is to stay awash with neutrals of navy, grey, tan, and taupe – a color palette that is perfect for the season.
My dad’s wool cardigan vest coupled with my cotton knit cardigan provided just the right amount of warmth I needed with minimal bulk. I recently wore this outfit to brunch on a cool overcast morning. By the afternoon, the sun had broken through the clouds, and my body temperature was 98 degrees and rising. Luckily, all I had to do was peel back my layers like an onion to keep my cool.
It is safe to say I’ve got this layered look on lockdown. But with so many locks and just one ill-fitting skeleton key, what should I do?
Wait, I have an idea. Call a locksmith!
vintage sweater vest (similar) / BDG cardigan (similar) / BDG moto jeans (similar) / Alternative tee (similar) / Hinge oxfords / vintage necklace (similar)
You look lovely dear I love your lock necklace the design is so unique and spectacular! xo~ Lena
Thank you! It’s my favorite statement necklace so far!
I think I had a similar diary, fobby phrases and all! While the lock was similarly flimsy, I don’t think my diary was really that fascinating that anyone would go through the trouble of breaking it just to read it. 🙂
Well neither was mine. I even had code names for the boys I liked – that’s how paranoid I was, haha.
Me too! Love layering and great post, darling!! 😘😘
Thank you! I think it should be autumn all year!
I am too~!! I love layers~!! This look is perfection!
Thank you! ^_^
I love your dad’s wool cardigan vest. So chic ! I like the way you dress. ❤
It’s quickly become my favorite layering piece. Thank you for your kind words! I’m glad to have you as a reader! =)
Love this look! and your writing style is just….impeccable!!! *reads more and more*
Aw, that means a lot coming from a journalist! ^_^ Thank you, and glad you enjoy my blog. =)