Category Archives: sweaters

The Mock Neck

I’m rooting for the mock neck. The little turtleneck that could. I first started thinking about it because I saw it worn in the trailer for Love & Mercy. Then I saw Felicity Jones wear one as Jane Hawking in The Theory of Everything. There is something about where it hits on the neck that makes it like nothing else.  #oddinagoodway

vintage mock neck images

To find sources for these individual images, go to my turtleneck Pinterest board by clicking on the collage above.

If you Google around you will find that that there are a few designers that are making updated mock turtlenecks. Everlane is making one that looks pretty cool. But of course you know I need to go secondhand when I can. I just got the vintage mock neck pictured below on Etsy for 29.99. I love the color and the zipper back. I think it will fit nicely in my librarian chic wardrobe.

Vintage Mock Neck

Images via Ghost Vintage Clothing on Etsy. Click on the image above to be taken to her Etsy shop.

xo jam

split hem sweaters


I’m digging the exaggerated split hem trend.  It makes me want to buy a second hand sweater and cut up the hem. I would carefully hand sew the edges to keep them from unraveling, of course.  I think it would make the sweater lay nicer on the hip.  And with a soft long sleeve tee underneath it would be warm, comfy and stylish.

Images. via Fringe Association / Tess Giberson / Suno / Derek Lam / Vintage Virtu on Etsy

all you magazine

All You magazine. Issue 10, October 18, 2013. Page 13.

All You magazine. Issue 10, October 18, 2013. Page 13.

My sweater blanket was featured in the October issue of All You magazine.  I like the fine print at the bottom of the page — “This idea comes from Jennifer Moore in Kittery, Maine, who blogs about sustainable style at”  That’s better than a stick in your eye.  xo jam

sweater skirt

I realize that it is almost time to put away my winter clothing, but before I do I have to first mention that this winter I discovered the sweater skirt.  I bought a second-hand sweater skirt similar to #5 pictured above.  I think I paid $16 dollars for it at the Wear House in downtown Portsmouth.  I wear it with fleece tights and my clog boots.  It is the most comfortable outfit I have. I want to wear it everyday.  I’m tempted to try to make a sweater skirt from second hand sweaters. I don’t like wearing anything that looks too crafty.  I do appreciate the maternity skirt(#3) made by Handmade Pretties on Etsy.  I’m too hippy to wear something like this but it would look great on a girl with a dancer’s body.  The green skirt (#1)  is a hand knit project from the Winter 2010 Interweave Knits magazine.  You could probably get a copy from your local library.  The persimmon skirt (#2) is by Anthropologie.  The pleated oatmeal sweater dress (#4) is by Tibi. Love + Love. xo