Monday, June 1, 2015

A Folk Sweatshirt

I'm just thinking about starting a new "all summer challenge". We will probably live in Hawaii in September, and when you are moving from a four season state in a solid-summer-all-year-round state you need to find what you actually wear the most. Since the new residence has limited  space I definitely need to cut the amount of my clothes. So this "all summer challenge" will be really hard for me, because I love to keep my old clothes in case I'd like to wear them again one day .
So I planned to start this challenge on June 1, but our weather  today is not very much like summer - it's raining and only 54 degrees...but I started this challenge anyway.



In contrast to the gloomy weather today, I wore a pair of white jeans and a sweatshirt with the Belarussian National Pattern. I'm a native of Belarus, so when I saw this sweatshirt on a Chinese retail site I wanted to buy it as reminder of my homeland. I also though it's really hard to wear a real folk piece in modern life but a folk sweatshirt could be totally wearable, so I purchased it in November and expected to receive the order before Christmas. I waited and waited, and waited  for a couple of months and didn't hear from the seller at all. Next I wrote a letter to cancel the order and totally forget about this purchase.. Suddenly last week I received this sweatshirt, so it took 7 months to get this item.












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4 comments:

Katie D said...

Love the pink! I think it's definitely a good way to dress for the cooler weather by you, yet still be appropriate for spring!

-Katie
http://hellokatiegirl.blogspot.com/

Straight A Style said...

I love the pattern on that top! How fun that it reminds you of home. Your pink is such a fun contrast to the white. Moving to such a different climate will be a challenge clothing wise. I's sure you are up for it!

Amy Ann
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Garaytreasures said...

What a lovely sweat shirt and look Alena and wow what a move you are making!
Rachel xo
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Jessica Jannenga said...

Ahhh Hawaii. Love the pink touches, even when it may be rainy out, pink seems to cheer me up. Love the embroidered detail on your top as well!


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