Friday, January 27, 2012

Sweater style


This is the first time I've worn this sweater dress even though I've owned it for about five months. What I didn't realize when buying it in the sweltering August heat was that in the middle of winter, I would not appreciate the fact that the sleeves are only 3/4 length. I can only wear it on those in-between days where it's kind of cold, but not so cold that I need some extra fabric on my forearms.

This sweater vest is another piece of clothing I've been neglecting. I found it at an estate sale about four years ago during a phase where I was trying to make my wardrobe really "interesting," and I thought a men's sweater vest would do just that. Only recently, though, have I had any luck in styling it well. Despite my propensity for wearing men's shirts in different ways, apparently I have trouble styling grandpa vests.


Red sweater dress: Fred Meyer
Brown men's sweater vest: estate sale
Brown boots: Jessica Simpson from Macy's
Brown earrings: church craft fair
Gold necklace: Dress Barn
Brown belt: thrifted from Goodwill
Brown tights: Forever 21

4 comments:

  1. grandpa vests can be tough, but i like how you've mixed knits, and i totally agree on sweater dresses without sufficient arm coverings... who are they trying to kid, why would i want cold arms?

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  2. I've been drawn to grandpa vests while thrifting lately, but just can't figure out the styling. You've done well though.

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  3. You look sooooo great my dear!!! Lovely sweater <3

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  4. I sometimes so that too ... Buy something and not think more ahead. But I actually like the dress! It has a beautiful colour :) x

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