Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Too Strange?

Sweater: thrifted, Needleworks
Dress: Forever 21
Tights: J. Crew
Shoes: Miss Albright
Bag: thrifted

I felt like starting the new month with something fun and interesting, incorporating a summer dress with a sweater and tights. But I think maybe this is a little too crazy. Then again, I really like all the colors together. But I realize there is some serious pattern and era mixing going on that might not be to everyone’s liking.

I found this sweater at the Pasadena Goodwill last summer. It was unravelled a bit at one shoulder, but I thought the popcorn-stitch design was so pretty and unique. I don’t know how to knit, but I was able to sew the edges of the shoulder together well enough that you can no longer see any damage.

The dress that I’m wearing underneath the sweater is a piece with sentimental value. My friend Natasha and I both bought this dress at the same time years ago on one of the crazy shopping sprees that we used to indulge in when we were younger and more carefree. The empire-waist shift silhouette isn’t the most flattering on me, but I liked the idea of wearing it with this sweater to define my natural waist.

Yes, I stood too close to the fire extinguisher, which would have been funny if this outfit were sexy.


  1. I don't think this is too crazy at all! It made me come over to your blog from chictopia to tell you I love it! :D adorable total pic :) I'm going to post it on my tumblr.

  2. Haha, maybe it's my lack of style- but I saw these pictures and thought, "THIS IS AWESOME." So I really like it and think your proximity to the extinguisher is appropriate.

  3. I LOVE this! The pattern-mixing is perfect! The popcorn detailing ties the tights in, while working with the circular pattern on the skirt! And this is a great silhouette on you :D I'm going to favourite it on chictopia!
    M xo

  4. Thank you for the comments! I'm still not too confident in my pattern mixing "skillz," so I'm so happy that people liked this.

    And Annebeth, thank you so much for posting this on your tumblr. I have been admiring your style since I found you on Chictopia, and I love that you incorporate many thrifted and vintage pieces.



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