Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Cozying up with a Vintage Sweater

The weather here is absolutely gorgeous today...but it was pretty chilly earlier in the week, and I know many of you up in the Northern Hemisphere are very chilly so I thought I'd cozy up with one of my favorite vintage sweaters in this post:
Delia's jeans - gifted by Mom via Uptown Cheapskate
Inhabit long sleeve top - FC ($18)
Vintage DonnKenny 70s sweater - FC@MJ ($12)
Vintage Dex boots - FC ($24)
Anthropologie purse - Xmas gift from Mom
Vintage belt - STA ($5); necklace - FC 

About my outfit:  I found this sweater last year and fell in love.  It is a little big on me, so often times I will belt it.  This creates some waist definition so my petite frame doesn't get swallowed up and lost in translation.  It also keeps the sweater closed since it doesn't have a clasp or any buttons (possibly it had a corresponding belt many years ago...who knows).  I kept everything pretty fitted underneath to balance out the proportions.  My boots tie in the red in the sweater and I just wore my navy top as a "neutral" while tying in the blue in the sweater.

I would like to say an early Happy Birthday to my Mom.  Her birthday is tomorrow and I'm so excited because we are going to meet in Raleigh tomorrow for a little lunch and shopping date!  The BF is tagging along, but we are hoping he will catch a movie while we take care of business :)  I've always been thankful for what my Mom was able to hold on to, but keeping this blog let's me really see all the amazing vintage treasures I've been so lucky to have handed down to me, as well as many new pieces that have been given as gifts.  So, I'd just like to take this time to say:  I love you, Mom!!!


P.S.  The Best Form of Flattery: 3rd edition: Late Afternoon is up so stop by, check it out, and link-up your own inspired look!  The link is open until Sunday so you still have plenty of time :)  If you can't make it this week, check out the inspiration for next, and hopefully see you then!  Thank you to all who have participated in past and current editions, it's been so much fun for me and I hope it has been fun and inspirational for you guys too - I really love seeing your looks, so keep them coming!!

8 comments:

Style Journey said...

This look is one of my favorite fall outfits! A big oversized comfy sweater, skinny jeans and boots :) Can't get any better than that!

Happy B-Day to your mom. Have fun shopping tomorrow! Heather

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

That sweater is fabulous and your styling is just perfect. And I can't believe how versatile those red boots are. You're making me think I need to get some.

Happy Birthday to your Mom!

Laura said...

Amanda I am so in love with this sweater it's not even funny! Great find, and love how you put it together! Happy Birthday to your Mom! xoxo

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SassyUptownChic said...

Happy Birthday to your mom and have a great time tomorrow! Love your sweater and those red boots. Too cute! :D
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Mongs said...

the sweater is lovely,you fabulous in this outfit, the red boots are stunning. A very chic and feminine fall outfit!

mongs
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Pop Champagne said...

lovely stripe cardigan! it's loose yet so fitting on you, chic!

The Closet Shopper said...

Happy birthday Amanda's Mama!

This sweater is really special. I totes love it! (I know, I said totes)
But it's that belt that has me in total jealous mode. I really love it.

xo,
Tracy

Juggling Chic said...

I love this sweater! I just wore my red boots on Friday!

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