2008-08-11

A Monster Only I Could Love

Sometimes I really don't know how to explain my choices. This monstrosity of a sweater caught my eye last night, and I rushed back to the store today hoping that it would still be there. Of course it was still there! Who else would buy this thing? That said, I'm very much in love with the crazy prints and frayed edges. The styling for this particular photo is a bit lacking, but I'm sure I can pull of something more interesting as I work the sweater in with the rest of my wardrobe.


22 comments:

fashionaddict said...

I just discovered your blog, and am really enjoying how you put your outfits together (and wonderfully photographed they are).

And I can totally understand this sweater, it's one of those "so bad it's good" things. It looks comfortable too.

etoilee8 said...

Sometimes my best friend will buy something from a thrift store which will leave me shaking my head in a confused manner. I'm pretty sure, I've left her in the exact same state. That's why we're cool. We (you included) don't need anyone's approval to rock it. Rock your horrible 80's sweater proudly, dear. (PS- Somehow, you manage to make it work)

etoilee8 said...

Oh and also, I put the finished product from the Obama freelance gig on my blog. It's actually kind of funny, especially since the last part was unscripted.

star anise said...

I'm really impressed with how you pair pieces together and your sense of style. It just looks so effortless, yet chic.

Rumi said...

I love to take on "ugly" pieces like this and try to make them work so I completely understand you! The sweater is SWEET. The scarf looks so natural with it that it almost looks like part of the sweater.

maryjane said...

I love the scarf and sweater combo. Looks great. Where did you get the sweater from?

EX BUDDHA said...

you wear them with magic! Enjoying your blog, actually I linked it to mine already..

jo said...

i think i'm in love! it's great that you paired it with that checkered scarf too - it's print on print but somehow it tones the sweater down a little. awesome!

Aurore said...

There's something, especially about our dressing, which you CAN NOT explain to others... This sweater is really strange, remember me when I was 3, but you wear it very well!!

hollyshambles.x said...

i just discovered your blog, and i have to say i LOVE the way you dress! you even make this sweater work :) x

girl on the wing said...

It looks especially great with the scarf - the more patterns going on the better!

Cherryred said...

I love this, it is stunning!
Thanks for logging, I love reading it ♥

Ana Banana said...

that is such a great sweater!!!

Jesse said...

Is it horrible that I don't think this is "ugly awesome", but just awesome?

Good find!

Anthea said...

It looks great! I am obsessed with skinny belts and I think they really tie a look together. I love the fringed scarf. Check out look book who just did a post about it :)

http://my-lookbook.blogspot.com/2008/08/cheap-vs-steep-scarflike-you-knowthe.html

Marina Hermanovna said...

lovesit. period.

Misha said...

It is indeed a monster. But every monster needs a home and there's no doubt this is the best home it could ever get. You work it so well, I'm so jelous I almost hateyou. A love/hate thing going on here. You pull everything off :)

i think thats hauttte said...

you pulled off your sweater really really well :]

Lady Melbourne said...

One of the best respresentations of 'ethnic' chic I have seen all year. 10 out of 10, gold star, top of the class for you!
I can't wear this look, I envy you because you make it look so effortless. Love it.
LM
x

WendyB said...

It looks great on you.

my empty closet said...

i love the mix of prints! the fact that it's a nit sweater kind of just makes things work. and the belt has really nice detailing on it. you were good to get back and snatch that thing up! someone else may never have spotted its potential.

SOS! said...

Deffo working it! You look fabulous!