Monday, January 7, 2013

Oh So Complicated

[Sweater: Salvation Army; Jeans: Citizens of Humanity (similar); Booties: Report; Ring: Forever 21]

This sweater was one of  my favorite thrifted finds yet. The pattern perplexes me—is it part of  a family crest? Does it have pineapples without the spikes? Deer? Mermaids?

Either way, it's complexity demands simple styling: my favorite jeans and black boots. Following Coco Chanel's advice ("Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.”) was a must here.



All photos by Mikhail Glabets

44 comments:

  1. Sometimes the piece you pay the least is the best you ever have. Reminds me of a top I bought at a factory outlet sale.. I overused the top to the max!

    Drop by and say "Hi!" sometime :)
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY
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  2. Love the sweater! Although equally as perplexed about the pattern. :)

    Morgan
    seemomogo.blogspot.com

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  3. Never feel obliged to tone down a 'complex' print; you can always pair with another print to scare people off! ;)

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  4. I am on a total oversized sweater kick lately and am OBSESSED with this one! You look beyond adorable in it!

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  5. What a cute & cozy sweater - I LOVE it!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  6. I LOVE this sweater, it is so cute and cozy!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  7. Absolutely love that sweater! You're right, the pattern is hard to name, but it's stunning either way. Love that you let the sweater do the talking and kept the rest of your look simple!

    Alexandra xo

    tovogueorbust.com

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  8. Nice sweater!

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  9. Love love love your sweater!
    Such a great buy.

    Check out my blog and hopefully we can follow one another :D

    Kenneillia M.
    http://thestylevow.blogspot.com/

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  10. Haha, I totally see pineapples without tops in there! It is a beautiful sweater and great thrift find :)

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    1. That means a lot coming from you, the Thrifting Queen!

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  11. That is such a great sweater! I just LOVE the pattern!! So chic!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  12. I love this sweater. The pattern is definitely a fun one! You look so cute!

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  13. Great sweater, even better find!

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    xoxo Sarah Beth

    Caring Cowls

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  14. That sweater is an impressive find! I wish I had your luck.

    Jane

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  15. Great find! LOVE the pattern on this sweater!
    xo,
    nancy

    http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com

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  16. Amazing find I see Mermaids in the pattern! <3

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  17. Lovely pictures! Great style!
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  18. Amazing sweater!, i really love it!
    You have a great blog, i'm following you now!, i hope you can follow me too :)
    Kisses!

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  19. beautiful post!!:):)Your blog is so lovely! I'm thinking, if you want, we can follow each other! It would be great!!
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    xoxo Gloria

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  20. Cute outfit ! you look lovely in this sweater, and your pictures are great quality

    wanna follow each other on GFC and Twitter ?

    Kisses
    Hannah
    Elegantesque Blog

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  21. Super cute outfit, you look lovely! I love the braid :)

    With Love From, Michigan
    ♥ ♥

    p.s. following you on GFC now~

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    1. Thanks! A braid is my go-to bad hair day style :)

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  22. Though I myself am a thrifter, it always kills me when someone gets something cool like your sweater, that I want to have, but cannot because there's only one! Jealous!

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  23. oh my goodness, adore this outfit. You look amazing. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. xo

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  24. Great sweater!

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  25. cute sweater!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  26. what a great find at the salvation army! love the sweater!

    & Pretty Things

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  27. so ms. erin...what's your favorite thrift store in the boston area? my local salvation army is getting old and i need some new inspiration!

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  28. Love that sweater!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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