March 21, 2011

magic of mohair




I never used to like mohair fabric. In fact, I despised it. I have a vivid picture in my mind of one of my teachers from Elementary school wearing a mohair sweater to class and I wanted to rip it off of her and throw it into a shredder, blender, or toilet. Okay, I am being a drama queen. I didn't hate it that much...but I didn't like it by any means. Then a epiphany happened (as they do) and I started to grow a fondness of mohair. The Angora Goat who produces the hair that is turned into the silky textile called 'mohair' and I became friends. Seeing it come alive in runway shows and street style photographs, I thought I would give it a chance. Yes its itchy, hot, animal-like and not always practical...but I had fun wearing it!

Did you have a good weekend? I drank a lot of coffee, ate too much sushi, and caught up with girlfriends. Oh, and ate half a box of ice cream by myself while watching Glee season one. It just doesn't get any classier than that my friends. xo

Top - Vintage Giorgi Armani
Necklace - Thrifted
Dress - c/o Plum
Belt - Urban Outfitters
Booties - Forever 21





  1. Hattitude Artistic Style Blog

    ha! i watched glee season one as well! but i am missing the second half to the season! double rats!

    i am on to watching nurse jackie. you a fan?

    talk soon wild child

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  2. I've been so behind on reading blogs lately, so I just caught up on several pages of your posts, and can i just say, you have been killing it lately! i love that you're updating every day now because all of your outfits are perfect. and YOU are gorgeous. you inspire me so much! i could keep talking about how wonderful you are, but i'm starting to feel creepy. so just know that i think you are absolutely lovely in every way! <3

  3. It's so silly how our tastes change so much from when we're children--and I'm talking in food too. It's a beautiful sweater. It's not itchy at all?

    <3 Lea

  4. So cute Kate!!!! You weren't kidding when you said you were obsessed with this dress. I love the sweater layered over it!:) GLEEEEEEEEEE! I'm a proud gleek:)

  5. Your weekends sounds like a dream! You look gorgeous miss Kate. I'm glad you made ammends with mohair to make this outfit possible! xo

  6. I love the mohair on you! It looks good with florals :) Your weekend sounds lovely! I wish I were there eating the other half of the ice cream with you! <3

  7. cayuuute. i like the sweater layered over the dress and how you can see the tinniest little bit sticking out at the sleeves

  8. I didn't even know that mohair was a real word. I only know it from the "Bennie and the Jets" song. And there are just a MILLION ways people sing that song so I just figured it was a made up weird...hahaha (Silly me for doubting the Elton John..)

    I'm glad you had a great weekend! Food, Friends, and catching up with shows will always equal to a fantastic weekend.

    Love the red flower dress and the mohair sweater does add some wonderful texture. and AGAIN I love the color of your lipstick!! =)

    -Erin (

  9. Aww the dress is lovely and the mohair jumper is great. I know what you mean, I think I used to find them well, too hairy really but it does grow on you! x

  10. Love the peek of that adorable dress! Oh, and your weekend sounds exactly like mine, except switch Glee for "Hot In Cleveland" - I know, I wasn't expecting to get into it at all, but it was streamable on Netflix, sooooo...I went for it.

  11. I think that it's looks great on you. I used to have an aversion to mohair as well. Mostly because it felt so itchy against my sensitive skin.
    My Heart Blogged

  12. She's got electric boots, a mohair suit - you know I read it in a magaazaaiiine. oohhooohhh.

    Seriously though who wears a suit made entirely of mohair? Your sweater, though, that is a different story. I love it paired with this dress! I can't wear any kind wool because it makes me want to itch my skin off - I'm jealous of your wool-wearing abilities! Lookin' good Kate!

    love love love ya!

    xo Robyn

  13. Love that dress! Yea, someone else eats cartons of ice cream too quickly.
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  14. Ha soo fuzzy. I like Mohair specifically for the soft feel! Ha! You look darling!

  15. you look stunning as per usual! I am loving your bright lips!! Great outfit, I always enjoy reading your description :)

    Tania xx

  16. YUM! Ice cream + Glee + Sushi = way too much happiness! :) :)
    <3 leigh

  17. Haha I'm not even sure I've seen a mohair shirt. It looks fuzzy and soft yet itchy at the same time. Is that possible?! It looks really cute over that dress, though. Those boots are still my fave!

  18. super cute! is it itchy at all?? i love your skirt!


  19. You look really sweet in this but I still retain my aversion to mohair its too warm for me. Your photos are always so pretty.

  20. oooh so pretty! i love your shoes. i tried them on at forever 21, but they felt super uncomfortable on me for some reason! they go with everything you pair them with, though. fabulous!

    i also really love your necklace. it's so delicate and pretty!


  21. oh! i love this. i almost bought a skirt this weekend in this similar pattern. I also have mixed feelings about mohair but this look is great and the necklace is amazing!

    i wander, i wonder

  22. Ooooh, I love mohair! And I love reading what you always makes me smile. Haha, I love how rash you were as a child, wanting to throw your teachers sweater in the toilet haha.

    Have a great week Kate!

  23. What a beautiful necklace! I have some itchy sweaters that I put up with wearing too because it's easy to layer under them! Lovely colors too :)

  24. Ummmm. isn't mohair warm?

    I purchased a pair of mohair socks (made locally, yay!), and they kept my feet really, really warm! I adore the sweater.



  25. I've never owned anything mohair before. The sweater looks amazing on you though. I especially love how you wore it over your dress. Super cute. xo

  26. i lovelovelove this outfit on you kate!!

    Charlotte xxx

  27. This is an adorable outfit - my first time stopping by your blog, and I love! So very nice to meet ya!

  28. you look a bit like America Ferrarah (obviously not when she's playing Ugly Betty more like when she's herself or Carmen from the Sisterhood) very pretty.

  29. This is a darling outfit, you've put those pieces together beautifully.


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