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sweater weather.

I have a secret. I love sweaters but I never wear them outside because I feel too comfortable and it looks like I’m wearing pajamas. It’s probably because I buy a size or two up for extra comfy feels. πŸ˜‰ But, I have a really really fun collection of graphic sweaters that I want to share with you, because they are my friends – the people who design/make them, not the sweaters!

Boba Milk Tea – Design and Happiness

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In typical me status, I met Angel of Design and Happiness at a craft show, I fangirled, and now I own things she makes! πŸ™‚ I want to wear this every time I get boba…

Panda Ice Cream – Design and Happiness

Also from Angel – panda ice cream. πŸ™ƒ I can’t with this.

Cat Dot Moons – Slow Moon Rise

img_9997My friend An Li of Slow Moon Rise designs and screen prints apparel in her Berkeley studio. She also prints T-shirts, tanks, and scarves. This moon cat print is a favorite among my maker friends.

Three Gold Hummingbirds – Slow Moon Rise

Also from An Li – a hummingbird print! Hummingbirds are my spirit animal so this was an obvious purchase! And it’s extra special because my sweater was made to order with my color combo of choice. The hummingbirds usually come in yellow; I got gold! Ooh la la.

Wanderful – Bobo Design Studio

img_9998I met Angie of Bobo Design Studio at SJ Made and I was able to visit her pop-up shop back in January. Angie creates wanderlust inspired apparel and accessories. The Wanderful sweater is super soft and warm, and has a fun boat neck for a little something extra.

Courtesy of the Bay – Courtesy of the Bay

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This was a gift from my friend Joy who knows the maker. I love sporting the Bay Area love!

Heart – Hipline (design circa 2016)

Fun fact, I taught Shimmy Pop at Hipline for a brief moment. How did I have so much energy? Hipline releases limited run Hipline items – tops, bottoms, bottles – sold onsite in the Hipline shop. It’s been a while since I’ve been back, but I can always count on a good sweat sesh and overall good community vibes whenever I visit.

A sweater for every day of the week. Is it sweater weather where you are? Give a shout out to your ‘hood below!

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