Arpi helped Pranati quickly dress up for a coffee date with hubby in SFO. Pranati fell in love with this argyle patterned sweater dress (from JC Penny). The vertical buttons by the front side seam is a nice quirky detail. The 3/4 sleeve and thigh high length of the dress gives enough warmth and exposes enough skin for a cool December afternoon in SFO. Arpi suggested to ditch the leggings and instead wear calf length socks with the black calf high boots (from Macy’s). Pranati is wearing handcrafted brass earrings from Odisha, India, to compliment the olive yellow (or chartreuse) colored diamonds in her dress. The bracelet is from American Eagle, yet goes perfectly with the earrings. Her makeup is light and lip color is flirty satin pink (Impassioned by Mac).
A snippet on Argyle patterns: are traced back to 17th century Scotland when the novel patterns were used for kilts and belted plaids. Argyle was the first design made with intarsia technique. This pattern was not adapted in fashion by rest of the western world, namely Great Britain and the US, until after the first World War. Along with houndstooth and plaid (or tartan pattern), argyle has now become a popular pattern seen not only in knitwear but also in printed woven fabric, and not limited to winter weight fabrics.