Something Old





Last weekend I visited my grandmother's cabin and she gave me a few pieces from her collection. This granny square sweater was handmade by my great grandmother, Lula. I love the colorful style, but the sentimental value is even better! It's a statement piece so I wore it with black skinny jeans and camel heels by Jessica Simpson Collection. I'm can't wait to take a photo with the pink samsonite luggage she let me bring home next! I'm definitely packing that on my honeymoon. Happy Weekend! Elsie 

  • Love the jeans, Elsie…can I ask where they’re from? They look SUPER long with those cuffs, and I have the hardest time finding pants long enough for me! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Much love,
    Lesley xo

  • that is stinking adorable!!!! i love all the colors and good call with pairing it with blacks/grays. looks great–especially with those shoes ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lesley, the jeans are jessica simpson from Dillards. they’re regular length, but i am 5’4″ sin they’re long on me! They’re the best fitting jeggings i’ve ever owned. XO.

  • Wow. That sweater would be so hard to pull-off, and you look fabulous! Those shoes are to-die-for.

  • That is SUCH A FUN SWEATER!!! I really do thoroughly enjoy finding fantastic vintage grandma sweaters.

    I also have some classic sweaters my grandmother & my great aunt have knitted as well; it’s really great feeling when you wear something made with such love & skill.

    Plus, that chosen color scheme is sweet!


  • love it ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m pretty sure that my grandma had/has? a blanket that looks like this. So it makes me pretty happy ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I love getting clothes from my grandma. There always so much better than regular clothes. :]
    I love the granny squares and all of those bright colors!! Cutecutecute. xx

  • Love it!!! This would make an equally adorable blanket, which is exactly what I need for our bed ๐Ÿ™‚

    Looks great, especially with jeggings!!

  • Lucky girl. I can remember playing dress-up with my grandma’s dresses. We wore them so hard we put holes in them. We grew up and the dresses disappeared. =( If I remember them correctly, now-a-days those dresses would be in my closet for daily wear.

    Bold, & beautiful Miss Elsie.

  • woah. pretty sure those pictures of you and the pink luggage are going to make it on a suitcase sunday post!! <3 haha can't wait!

    p.s. love the story behind the sweater. I am allll about it!

    love, polly ๐Ÿ˜€

  • I’m not always in love with crocheted pieces, but this is super cute! You look great!

  • That sweater is so fuun and bright and on a gloomy day like today it’s definitely needed! Love those shoes, but i think i’ve mentioned that before…your hair looks so pretty too! Have a lovely afternoon!

  • i wish we got jessica simpson merchandise here in sa. you often feature items on your blog, and everything looks so fab. it’s no wonder she does so well.

  • Seriously…that sweater is the best, and the fact that it matriarchal and passed down in your family…well that is something really special. You look gorgeous as always! Hearts, janna lynn

  • Oh, don’t use vintage luggage on plane rides! We took a gorgeous vintage suitcase to London this summer. It was in mint condition before we left, and it was treated so poorly by the airline staff that it now pops open quite often and the lock won’t fasten!

    Be careful!

  • Hi Elsie,

    This is sooo sweet, I think such a sweater will be definitely on my to do list for my next projects. And by the way: It looks fantastic on you!

    Love, Doris

  • You look simply adorable! I remember such jackets in the old magazines I used to read when I was a girl. Seriously, wearing it now makes you look bright, authentic, and very personalized! Great job on this one!


  • Too fun! this outfit is the cutest =) And I love the sentiment behind the cardi

    <3 Sarah

  • That is so special that you have this, I have my great-grandmother and grandmother’s jewelry and I treasure it!

  • That is gorgeous! Really suits you, your own technicolor dream coat! I’m just learning to knit and crochet and I love this so much I want to make one. My Nan has agreed to help me, so it’s a project for both of us. Thank for the inspiration.

  • i am an avid crocheter itching for a new project and your sweater has totally inspired me to make a granny square cardigan.. lets see if i can pull this off. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Just lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ My grandmother has a ton of blankets she knitted to look like that and they’re my favorite.

  • I have so many old patterns think I will drag them out,the 60’s really weren’t that long ago, when u look at the big picture ๐Ÿ™‚

  • The hair! Love your hair!!!
    Do a post about how you wear your hair different everytime. I especially love this one. I wanna learn to wear my hair big…

  • my friend just bought some vintage pink samsonite luggage!!!! it’s beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ love your sweater….

  • the colors in that sweater are amazing! and i love that it’s precious and not thrifted. heirlooms are so neat.


  • Lol “a few pieces from her collection” AKA old stuff!? You sound pretentious sometimes. And look kind of ridiculous.

  • I am envious of your ability to wear tall shoes. I would totally fall over ๐Ÿ™‚ My grammy has lots of blankets in that pattern. I should ask to see her old closet, I’m sure she has plenty of finds!

  • shut the front door! I literally pinned a granny square sweater the day before you posted this. Great minds think alike, eh?

  • Question: how do you get your face to be so flawless/perfect? Seriously, what make up are you using? Or skincare… or whatever… =)

  • damn, granny squares never looked so good! you are rockin that sweater elsie! go on with your amazing self!


  • Oh my word. Who would have thought? Certainly not me. We have a grandma blanket very similar – with a plethora of ugly colors. And it is huge. 30 sweaters worth. And we have 362 quilts made by my husband’s gma. Please come over.

  • This reminds me so much of a blanket my great grandmother made!
    Also, you’re really making me want to dye my hair that colour.

  • That granny square sweater is really beautiful!! And it looks super comfortable. I wanna make one to pass it down to my grandchildren! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Oh dear goodness the granny square cardigan!! That is amazing! Love your shoes too, fabulous ๐Ÿ™‚

  • i love that sweater! my grandma used to knit me blankets that looked just like that!

    Steffys Pros and Cons

  • speaking of samsonite luggage. I got a neat old set from my husbands grandmother but it is a dull brown. I wanted to spruce it up. Did you change the color of yours and if not do you have any suggestions on how to jazz one up?

  • I adore granny squares! This cardigan is amazing! And how wonderful that it has a family story behind it…


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