Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sweater Crush

I know I've said it in a previous post, but I love, love (did I mention love?) to shop! When I spot that perfect purse/sweater/pair of shoes the gates of heaven open, and some strange chemical reaction occurs in my brain whereby all willpower is completely dissolved and I Just. Can't. Help. Myself. (Strangely, this is quite similar to the way I react in the vicinity of any product containing chocolate. Hmmm...) If it shines or sparkles, chances are I will pursue it with single-minded intensity. It's a bit like falling in love, however one-sided. Sadly, as it is with some human relationships, my clothing-love is occasionally blind. I really can't  explain just how or why certain items have ended up in my closet. All I know is, I must have loved them once. (Doesn't that make my impulse buying sound sort of sad and romantic? No? Well, I tried!) The other day I came across a fun blog Sugar and Spice featuring a Drab To Fab challenge: take an item of clothing you haven't worn in forever or that isn't a perfect fit and find a way to make it work for you. Love that idea!

What could be more drab than this boring gray sweater? I purchased it at Forever 21 four or five years ago, but the love affair quickly ended as I realized the flared cut and three-quarter length sleeves made me look several inches shorter and several pounds heavier. To the back of the closet it went!


This winter I decided to pull it out and find a way to wear it! I started by rolling up the sleeves to a more flattering length. Then I layered it over a comfy white tee from H&M, added a white scarf, some dangly earrings and a pair of gray boots (Target) over my fave skinny jeans, and...viola! I'm crushing on my old gray sweater all over again.

 

1 comment:

  1. Nicely done!! This sweater looks beautiful on you! I am a follower now, thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog! I look forward to reading more :)

    xo

    MacKensie

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