The Panties, The Partner, and The Profit | Fisher's Sweater and Floral Midi
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Top: Tradlands (also similar and affordable here) || Bottoms: Aritzia Wilfred Terre Skirt (old, bought on Poshmark. Similar here)|| Accessories: Angela Roi bag, Kate Spade necklace (old, similar here)|| Shoes: Sézane High Gabriella boots
One thing that Brian and I have been doing since early in our relationship is get season tickets to see plays at the local DC Shakespeare theater. We went to see the next play of the current season called The Panties, The Partner, and the Profit, a three act play that was absolutely hilarious! We’re currently on our third season (and we’ll have been together for three years officially in February) but one thing I still have trouble with is how to dress up for it. The Shakespeare Theater isn’t like the Kennedy Center in that it’s not the most “dress to the nines” kind of place but we still treat theater nights like date nights so I don’t want to just go in jeans (although lots of other attendees do wear jeans). Finding a good date night casual look is always fun. I settled on this fisher’s sweater from Tradlands (a really awesome ethical company) with this lovely tulle skirt I got from Poshmark, originally from Aritzia!
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I first saw this sweater on Style Bee’s blog (she’s an ethical and minimalist blogger whose style is absolutely amazing!). I looked up fishermen’s sweaters and found out that historically they were called Aran Sweaters and they originited from Ireland. I also found this great description of them from Irish Indeed
The Aran sweater is a style of sweater that takes its name from the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. This type of sweater is more commonly referred to as a fisherman sweater. A typical fisherman's sweater is a bulky garment with cable patterns on the chest. These types of fisherman or Aran sweaters are usually cream in color. The original Irish fisherman sweaters were made of wool that retained lanolin, making them water-resistant. The fisherman sweaters were usually knit by the fisherman’s wives. Historians agree that Aran sweaters were probably produced starting in the early 1900s, even if the garments were modeled on centuries-old patterns or styles. Vogue magazine featured the fisherman’s sweaters in the 1950s and that marked their entry into the US clothing market. Some stitch patterns in the Aran sweaters have a traditional interpretation. For example, an Irish fisherman’s sweater that contains a honeycomb is meant to symbolize a hard-working bee. The cable, an integral part of the fisherman's daily life, points to a wish for safety and good luck when fishing, just as the diamond is a nod toward of success, wealth, and treasure. The basket stitch on an Irish fisherman’s sweater represents the fisherman's basket, a hope for a plentiful catch.
Tradlands has currently marked this sweater down for sale AND if you use the code SALE20 you can get 20% off. If you’re in the market for a great fisher (or Aran) sweater at at various other price points, here are some other great options.
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Floral Chiffon Midi Skirt
I’ve always loved Aritzia’s Wilfred Terre skirts for their really flattering pleats and midi length. I stopped shopping at Aritzia though because I didn’t find their manufacturing processes to be very transparent and to me, that seems dodgy. Plus, I’m on a shopping ban. I bought this skirt anyway from Poshmark (so essentially second-hand) so as not to contribute to the manufacturing and I bought it before January. Loophole: exploited! I really do love the soft pleated chiffon with the gorgeous flowers. The darker color makes this skirt very appropriate for the colder months as well.