2010-09-20

Revisit

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Sweater? French Connection, warehouse sale at The Ex
Jeans? Zara
Boots? Charles David, thrifted
Purse? Thrifted

A soft off-white sweater, worn-in jeans and brown boots have been part of my autumn/winter uniform for many years. Back in the day, I never imagined that I would start a fashion blog; that my level of comfort would increase and I would be too busy wearing shine, leopard overload and pleated pants to have time for my old cold weather favourite. But then I saw this perfect slouchy sweater for $25 at the French Connection warehouse sale* and I knew that I needed to revisit the look. This is the fashion blog updated look... the sweater is puddley and the boots are strappy and the purse is fuzzy. And I felt so warm and wonderful that I wore it Friday night and again on Saturday. The sweater might be my most perfect 'soft, off-white sweater' yet... I'm pathetically torn between wanting to wear it everyday and only bringing it out for very special occasions. Haven't decided yet what to do yet... this blog could very well become My Edit on Rewearing a Sweater...either way, air hugs only when I'm wearing this puppy. If I see a make-up stain...somebody gonna get hurt...real bad.

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I'm an easy laugh...corn husk eyebrows...

*For those who asked about the French Connection warehouse sale... it was in the warehouse section at The Ex, behind the madness of people clamouring for $5 stretchy jeans from UB. Past that chaos was a much quieter, fantastic French Connection area. It was good...

42 comments :

The Pretty Pauper said...

I NEED those boots!

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Rebecca said...

Your thrifted items are beautiful! Purse. Gah! the Boots...amazing. But where on earth are there thrift stores with such things? If I were to venture out to "thrift" in my urban town of 1 million, I'd find myself in Goodwill. No kidding.

Sarah said...

ha ha you would be entertained by corn husk eyebrows. I love it. I can't believe you thrifted those boots. Once again full of envy.

myedit said...

I probably thrifted the purse and boots about five years ago... the purse has gotten a lot of love but the boots I only figured out how to wear about a year ago...

Best of Beehive said...

K. So, someone was getting rid of those boots? WHY would someone commit such a crime? The whole outfit works so well. And the field of corn? A perfect fit. Thanks for the inspiration!

Julia said...

Corn and brown boots: I'm in the midwest now, I represent! You look beautiful. I adore this look, and the boots are to die for.

xo

Nadine said...

"Look, Merry! It's Frodo Baggins!" (Sorry, couldn't help myself.)

Love this look - I love a good off-white anything, and that jersey is super-cosy-looking.

(Verification is 'catlegal' . . . )

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

I remember those boots! Those were the boots that are so perfect they make me want to cry.

Lindsey N. said...

You look like you could have stepped off a runway. The whole look is perfect.


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Lauren said...

I've never heard of that comedian but he's hilarious, I watched the whole thing. Very nice jumper by the way...it looks waaay cosy.

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Fashion Butter said...

Gorgeous shots!

Christen said...

I say go for wearing it every day. And I think I need a warm, cuddly, oversized sweater now. Just as I was beginning to think that I have everything I need for fall... You are no good for my wallet. :)

eek said...

Great style, as usual. I don't know how you do it, but you make an oversized, slouchy sweater so glamourous!

Melissa said...

Oh I love it. LOVE. IT. You look so comfortable, casual and chic.

Sally said...

Love the sweater. I'm going CRAZY over those boots, they're so perfect!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

i just LUUURRVE this look! it's so cozy and classic fall-like, i just want to curl up in front of a fire. yum!

briannelee said...

Love this look! I also bought a big comfy sweater this weekend and I can't wait to wear it.

I am having a fashion dilemma. I emailed you ;)

Future Lint said...

Such a great relaxed look and the location is perfect! I especially love those boots!

Between Laundry Days said...

CORN HUSK EYEBROWS!

And this has long been my autumn/winter staple outfit. A quick upgrade from jeans and a t-shirt.

Air hug!

jen lainy said...

Wow I love this sweater too! I have one that I bought at a thrift store last year and it haunts me everyday saying, "Wear me today!" I think we should do a remix of sweater week! People would give us strange looks but I wouldn't care because I would be sooooo comfortable!

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Somehow, somewhere, I need to find a bag like yours. So cute. Love the boots and sweater too.

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I'm jealous that you can wear chunky sweaters right now -- I love how comfortable and chic this outfit looks. I also love the cornfield, and may need to visit the farm park soon to run around in it...:)

Kate said...

Gah, this is so perfectly fall! I love it! That sweater looks so cozy & warm, and the boots are fantastic. Also love the cornfield backdrop... gorgeous!

Half Dressed said...

Nice location! Love the outfit, Nice boots!

L x

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A.Co said...

They had a French Connection warehouse section at THE EX?!?! WHA?! Good score! Sheesh...

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Mandy said...

Adorable classic outfit! I love certain outfits that just never seem to go out of style.

Personal Injury said...

pretty and warm outfit i love it so much

Glitter Scrubs said...

Nice! I came to comment and see Linda did for me! lol. Give a girl a password to change your header and she becomes you! Were you slightly alarmed when it looked like I wrote that I need to see you again? Turns out all those creeper jokes about me hiding outside your window at night were real hahaha. (awkward silence) Nice brow(s) is that in again? I can never keep up

Linda said...

Whoops....
I'm a loser.
It was me that said this Yen...
"Well you've gone and done it missy, you have made a big ol sweater look so freaken sexy. Seriously, I am actually bothered by it, is it hot in here? We should do something again sometime, I miss you like a fat kid misses dinner because he ate too much lunch...now I'm not assuming that only boys are fat kids, but I feel like in this case its a fat boy."

Yikes, Lesley I'm not trying to steal your identity, although I should cause you are all kinds of hot...

Eleanor ~ Shopping The Closet said...

The purse?
To die....
The haphazard way you're wearing the boots?
I swoon...
That fuzzy, amazing sweater?
I would curl into the fetal position under that thing and never come out again.

This is what I love about you ~
You can pull off slouchy,carefree casualness with as much success as you can rock sexy sequins, little dresses and any other "dressed up" looks you wear.
True chic ~ that's you!

Ariadne said...

Pretty!
Lovely pics!!

20 York Street said...

Love this photoshoot! I really have to find that French Connection warehouse!

besos,

20 YORK STREET

theowlsarenotwhattheyseem said...

i adore everything about this outfit! it's relaxed but still stylish and chic. that thrifted purse is SO amazing i can't get over it. ~joelle

Kara said...

I love this look!! It is the essential fall look!! great sweater! and corn of course! :)

xo

Kristin W said...

Oh my gosh! I can't believe you are able to find such wonderful thrifted items! Those Charles David boots are absolutely gorgeous!

andrea k (blonde bedhead) said...

LOVE THIS!!!! I need that sweater and those boots. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jayme said...

I love this setting! And those boots oh my I adore them

Katie said...

Ahhh! This sweater is perfect!

Kyla said...

Those boots are crazy bad ass!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

WTF, blogger?!? How is it that I missed this post?? I love the boots and the sweater!

Miss Scarlet said...

whoa amazing shoes