February 24, 2011

grandpa sweater

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My Grandad always wore the most amazing sweaters. I remember always thinking when we would go visit him "Does he ever wear the same one?!" it seemed like each day there was a new color, new texture, new shape. He loved his sweaters..and it must run in the family, because I have grown quite a fondness for sweaters as well. I don't mind looking like my upper body has gained 50 pounds when a cozy sweater is involved. The term 'frumpy' and 'bulky' get tossed out the window - and even though over sized sweaters do make me look those words, I could care less. Wouldn't you agree? Don't you have those items in your closet that even though you know they might not be the most flattering..you will never give them up because comfort outweighs style with that particular piece of clothing? I saw this sweater when I was at Super Store with my Dad, and though I have never bought anything from 'Joe Fresh' I thought I would give it a try. It was mega long on me, so I cut off the bottom and sewed it up and made it into a crop sweater. Ta da! Perfection. Love love love it.

I had a lovely lunch today with my friend (hi Sarah!) and was so glad to finally catch up with her. You know those moments when you haven't seen someone in years but when you see them again you almost feel like time stood still and you pick up right where you left off? We had so much fun reminiscing about our teenage rebellion. Im thankful for good friends in my life! Hope you are having a wonderful Thursday. Hugs. xo

Sweater - Joe Fresh
Belt - Urban Outfitters
Skirt - Forever 21 (thanks Dani!)
Nude tights - Calvin Klein
Shoes - Spring

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29 comments:

  1. I love that sweater and those shoes! I'm a total sweater girl - don't even mind the "lumpy" look, like you. Also, I know exactly what you're talking about - whenever I see my best friend from high school, I remember exactly why we were BFFs and it's so easy to just revert back to the good times. :]

    You look great, as always!!

    XO Michelle
    http://lockedoutfashion.blogspot.com

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  2. Another wonderful outfit, I always horde oversized jumpers that I get from vintage shops and wear them when I need a cosy day. The collection got a bit too large and I'm having to sell some at the moment though! I love this tan colour with your dark hair, looks great with the skirt too. Good job on the shortening, I'm craving for a crop jumper but it seems so late in the season to invest. Maybe next winter?

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  3. Well i dont think you look bulky with this sweater at all! You look lovely!
    Love visiting your blog. I always feel very inspired by you =)

    xo

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  4. You are just lovely. I'm so glad that you were able to catch up with your friend (Hi Sarah! haha).

    I hope you're having a just-as-wonderful-as-you-are night. xoxo

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  5. loVE a good g'pa sweater! and the skirt and shoes are great, too!

    xo
    i wander, i wonder

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  6. This sweater is amazing! I love this outfit and the beautiful background. Your posts are getting more and more amazing by the day, missy!

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  7. so cute! I'm getting more and more into grandparent sweatahs, thrifted ones are creeping into my closet :)

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  8. So cute, I love that you turned it into a crop sweater! I totally feel the same way about things that are super comfy but not super flattering! You look really good in this sweater though so I wouldn't worry :)

    savannah-joyofliving.blogspot.com

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  9. that sweater looks absolulty perfect on you.
    you are beautiful!!! <3
    have a wonderful friday love..
    xoox

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  10. Comfort > style is pretty much my motto. I love your skirt!

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  11. You've been looking so cozy and cute lately in your outfits. I love this sweater! I can't imagine not being warm and happy in that thing. :)

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  12. You've never bought anything from joe fresh!? That stuffs the best! That sweater is so cute, you could never be a frump!

    Shy

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  13. I think I've already told you this, but I want to go steady with your shoes. the sweater is amazing <3 I personally find styling truly warm things is hard but you make it look so easy!

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  14. Grandpa Sweaters are the best! So comfy and oversized. You rock one well!

    xx
    http://wildheartsblog.com

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  15. that sweater has the perfect chunky cable knit in it, I love it!

    xx

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  16. you look so cute! i really like the text you wrote about your grandpa :)

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  17. I love the sweater! I'm more of a cardigan person, only because I feel really claustrophobic in sweaters haha (I'm weird) but I really love this whole look! Those shoes are so cute though, I need them to add to my collection hehe!

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  18. I think this is a really pretty outfit. I love comfy sweaters like that. I also think it's cool that you use your stylish grandpa as style inspiration. If I did that I'd be walking around in hanes t-shirts and pj pants! lol!

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  19. Love this outfit. :)

    i have so many over-sized jumpers in my wardrobe - some actually passed down from my Grandad. :)

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  20. The color on the mountain behind you is perfection. Your pictures are always so incredible! I love this cozy sweater on you- cute as a button. My grandfather is definite style inspiration too. :) I guess it's from years of working in Manhattan, but he's often dressed like he belongs in some golden age film, and he wears chuck taylors sometimes too, which is the cutest!

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  21. I agree! and the best part is that this sweater not only looks so comfy, but is also very chic! love that you cropped it too ^,^

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  22. Can you stop putting us all to shame with your beautiful photos haha, honestly these are so stunning :) I love your DIY work on your jumper. It's lovely and goes perfectly with your skirt. Hope you have a lovely weekend xxx

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  23. You look fantastic! And I agree, sweaters are the best. I'd rather be bulky and cozy than anything else! <3

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  24. Love the sweater Kate...it looks so cozy! That's the downside of spring, it gets too hot here to wear sweaters at all! I'll have to live through you girls in Canada now I suppose!

    Glad to hear you had fun meeting with your friend...I love catching up after it's been awhile!

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  25. This outfit doesn't look frumpy on you! It looks super cozy! I love that you chopped it off and made it into a cropped sweater! I'm with Amanda--it's not cold enough here to wear such thick sweaters, but I wish it was!

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  26. Fabulous outfit! And, great location, so beautiful! xxxx

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  27. i also have a grandpa sweater and it's my favourite!
    i love your blog girl.
    you are amazing and beautiful in once.
    -x-

    http://blondfreckledgirl.blogspot.com/

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