Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sweater Girls

There is something about a girl in a sweater that is ineffably sexy and demure at the same time. My grandmother (known to me as Nana) Lillian Callender was a young woman at the height of the "sweater girl" era. She was so adorable.

I would give anything to have her poise and beauty. She never lost it. I would also kill for that sweater she is wearing! She told me once that it was a lovely light peach colour. I am sure it looked fantastic with her hair. She would dye her blonde hair a rich auburn colour that went with her blue eyes so beautifully.

Sweater Girl
  • Cashmere Sweater- Goodwill, Victorville
  • Skirt- Max Azria Outlet, remix
  • Tights- Anthropologie, remix
  • Shoes- Not Rated via
  • Necklace- Made by me from beads from Joann's

I tried to capture the spirit of what my Nana would have worn in this outfit. It was also a chance to wear my new sweater that I got at Goodwill for a mere pittance. Only $5.99 for cashmere! The necklace was also a bargain. I made it from about 5 packages of pearl beads that were on sale for 89 cents. Sweet deal!

While I miss my Nana, I still have her pictures to look at and I still hear her voice in my head. She is an inspiration to me.



  1. Love the port-a-potty in the background

  2. Yep, you have to have a place to go when you are out on a protest line! LOL! You can't see the sheriff's cars and the little lean-to shelter with it's fire that we have there for inclement weather. The protest is manned 24 hours a day 7 days a week. I was there that day for a 4 hour shift with my husband.

  3. Ohhh, cashemere for under $6- what a steal! What lovely Nana memories- I have never had much sweater girl confidence, you're rockin' it.

    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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  4. Your nana was beautiful, and clearly, you take after her. Charming look.

  5. Thank you grrl. I think my cousin Stacey looks just like Nana. My little granddaughter Chloe has a bit of her looks too and quite a bit of her spunk!

  6. Peldyn, that is the most beautiful photo! She was amazing! And I too would love to have that sweater! ~Collette

    P.S. Following you on Twitter now!


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