2012-08-01

A Sweater and a Silk Scarf

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Sweater? Thrifted Shorts? Siwy, Last Call Sandals? Asos (here, buy them small, the leather stretches)
 Scarf? Thrifted Purse? Tignanello, thrifted

When I thrifted this sweater, it was my intention to keep it ladylike with a full skirt and some pretty pumps. Instead, I went in the opposite direction and wore it with Britney Spears' cast off (and cut-off) shorts from 2003 and some  sloppy hair. Thankfully, the silk scarf tied around my hair keeps things classy.. or at least that is what I am telling myself. If you tell yourself something enough, it becomes true. That's why I have never stopped having daily affirmations that I will still one day be an Olympic gymnast. Age is but a number and besides... I did three pretty solid cartwheels last week...

25 comments :

kenzi said...

I love sweaters & shorts. There was a time when I would have never thought to do that.

Super cute sandals too. I'm gonna have to check those out! :)

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Natasha Fatah said...

You look so cute! I'm always tempted to try the scarf as a headband but I always feel like I'll look like a crazy. :)

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Amanda said...

Ah, gymnastics for you, badminton for me.

I'm under this illusion that because I was top of the class in school, I'll be top of the Olympics.

Nah.

I adore cable knit - this sweater rocks!

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SWF_Terra said...

For some reason, I feel like because I can stand upside down on jungle gym rings that I am a natural gymnast. Totally not true.

Scarves are class. Always. I see women on my buss in torn up velour sweats and a way too small t-shirt. If they have on a head scarf, I think, "Ok. Effort made. Class accomplished." It may be an illusion, but life is all about perception, right?

D said...

Silk scarves have become my new favorite thing recently, my thrift store has been very good to me. Your outfit looks cute and comfortable. Win!

MzB said...

I love your sandals. When you order from Asos do you face large custom fees? I have my eye on a few things but I'm a little reluctant to order. Thanks!

vgill said...

One of the things that I like about this outfit is that it is easy. I think it looks nice. My favorite part is the earrings. I think they are elegant and pretty. You could wear them in a variety of ways.

Consider Me Lovely said...

I love the pairing of a sweater with shorts, and the scarf is a perfect finishing touch1

Krystin Lee said...

loving your blog girly from one CDN to another
xo Krystin
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barefootandvintage said...

i can't pull of the head scarf thing, i don't think. but i try. you're totally an inspiration to me though... duh. kisses.

Ilse said...

Love the scarf Im scared to wear that stuff but i think it looks really good on you? Do you ever worry about that kind Of stuff or do you just go for it?

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newpetite said...

I love this simple chic look!

Jennifer said...

Love the scarf in your hair :)

xo Jennifer

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Alexa said...

this is such a fun outfit <3 love the scarf! you're gorgeous

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The Clothes Maiden said...

Love the headscarf! xo

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Please may I? said...

Great outfit as its both casual and chic all rolled into one.

X x

Christen said...

How in the world is it cool enough to wear a sweater where you are?! You look great though. I'm just not ready for summer to be over!

myedit said...

MzB- My order from Asos was about $75 and I didn't get charged for shipping or brokerage/customs fees. Apparently the brokerage fees are hit or miss... Don't know why I didn't pay for this package and why I got charged $46!!!!! for customs on a pair of sunglasses...:(
I think if the order is under 40 or 50 bucks it is free though... Ha, this doesn't seem helpful. All the best avoiding the fees;)
Christen- not cool enough. I wore this sweater after 7:30. We had to do an airport pickup at 1 am, so I knew I needed the sweater...

Joanne M said...

baha, you so funny;)

Olga said...

This sandals and shorts very beautiful!!! I like this foto!!


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Dawn said...

The sweater is gorgeous on you, but how can you wear it in this heat???? LOL

Jessica Broyles said...

I love this look on you - you have killer legs, girl!

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Ruby Girl said...

adorable headband! xoxo linds {{www.rubygirlblog.com}}

Lisa B said...

Awesome! Love the part about being a gymnast!

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Christine said...

I'm not sure I'm cool enough to wear a scarf like that, but you're making me want to try!
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