Friday, January 29, 2010

WRAPPED UP IN AWESOME

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Remember that new vintage sweater I mentioned earlier in the week?  Well, here she is.  Isn't she awesome?  I've been searching for a sweater exactly like this for some time now and I mentioned it to the owner of our local vintage shop and she said she had something like that at the seamstress.  So, I asked her to hold it for me, and once I saw it, I took it on the spot.  I didn't even try it on.  It's perfect!  So, I immediately styled it up and set this outfit aside for today.  And I'll be honest - I'm totally going to wear it tomorrow, too.  But instead of shorts, a skirt - and instead of a turtleneck, a deep V tee or maybe an oxford.

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The tights were actually much darker than they photographed.  But, now they're in the garbage, because I ripped a hole in the back of them - most likely on a kitchen chair this morning.  It's the first pair of tights I've ruined in a long, long time, so I can't be too upset about it.

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I got a lot of inquiries about this painting yesterday, and I think it deserves its own post.  So, check back this weekend for the full scoop.

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Once again, it was way cold today.  So, indoor pictures it is.  Although, funny story - I got up the this morning and immediately went for a run.  I had to go someplace and just figured I'd run there.   I knew it was cold, but I was thinking it was in the 20's.  Well ... it wasn't until I got home and was perusing Facebook over breakfast that I noticed a weather related status message from a local friend.  I couldn't believe what it said, but after confirming the status with weather.com, I realized that it was actually only 10*F, but "felt like" -3*.  Oops ... that explained the fiery red of my skin when I got home.  But ... I survived!

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Sweater: The Rage and Bone vintage, store credit - Turtleneck: Kohl's, $2 
Jean shorts: Thrifted & DIYed, $4 - Boots: Target, $35

25 comments:

  1. The sweater is awesome!!! I have been searching for a vintage oversized sweater similar to yours for awhile.

    Love the colors so much

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  2. ALL of these pics are SO cute!!
    I love the sweater and Love that you call it a her.
    :)

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  3. That is such a great sweater!! :D You're so lucky, I can never find nice sweaters in thrift shops.

    http://playingdressupwithkellie.blogspot.com/

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  4. I've seen so many awesome oversized cardigan sweaters like this lately on blogs. Love them all - what a great find!

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  5. I love the combination of short shorts and boots! really cool! x

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  6. Great sweater! And I LOVE the whole shorts with tights trend.

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  7. That sweater is amazing. It looks wonderful on you!

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  8. Wow, that really is a wonderful sweater!! I'm so glad she had something for you!

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  9. love the sweater...and what a cute pup!

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  10. That sweater is just gorgeous! What a great find. And I love these indoor pictures - especially since Iggy is guest starring in the background :)

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  11. I have been searching everywhere for a sweater just like that for ages! You look amazing - so cozy but stylish!

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  12. You're adorable. I love the sweater. I've been looking for one too.

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  13. cute sweater! great finds!

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  14. That sweater has a beautiful print -- and what's even better is how happy you look in it!

    -- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

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  15. that sweater is indeed perfect. it seems to be the thing i am always looking for in my closet in the morning but sadly don't own yet.
    can't wait to hear about the painting--it is truly rad.

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  16. Love love love that sweater! Great find!!! The whole outfit works! :)

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  17. That sweater is amazing! Congrats on scoring it at a local shop!

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  18. WOW, your sweater's print is fantastic! Well-styled, too, I might add :)

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  19. Hells yes, wrapped in awesome! This sweater is the most amazing thing ever! I am jealous. You look so happy in these pictures!

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  20. hehe, I love how happy you look in the first picture! That sweater looks so snuggly, and has such great colours.

    I'm totally in love with your look below too, the colours are wonderful and I really love that top.

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  21. That sweater is such a great find. I also love the shorts/tights combo. I've been nervous about trying but you make it work. I'm inspired to finally try...well, maybe when the temperature hits 30.

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  22. Oh my goodness - that cardigan is just AMAZING!!

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