Friday, February 12, 2010

I Had This Dream I Was Flying...

Sweater: Vintage, thrifted, $3 // Jeans: Almost Famous via TJMaxx, $18 // Hat: H&M, $15 // Boots: Courtesy of BC Footwear

I totally forgot about this picture I took last weekend featuring my thrifted batwing sweater. I'm not crazy about the way I styled it. It's kind of a tricky piece. Next time, I'm thinking something sleeker like skinny black pants, heels and a big necklace. Any ideas?

42 comments:

teri seaglass said...

This is one ABSOLUTELY one of my favorites from your blog! The lines are so fun and interesting to look at. I think black skinnies and heels are perfect, but since you have lots going on on top, maybe add a necklace thats colorful but not too detailed? Like solid colored, but bright. LOVE IT!!

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Mascara or Motoroil said...

That is a totally awesome top!

Sarah Yvonne said...

I love batwing shirts! I think the way you styled it is good for being casual! Great hat.

Maybe skinny black pants? Something shiny, not denim.

- Sarah Yvonne

Kyla said...

I think this looks so cool! It's got the broken-down French vibe to it. And this picture is perfect!

Miss Soggy Smog said...

(you're a tease... i thought we were going to get to see new hair! :) )

♥Lola said...

Love it! Would definitely look good with black pants :)

Lexie said...

i'm not sure if i would pair a necklace with it because the sweater is such a statement itself, but i think it would look great with black leggings/skinny pants!

Charmalade said...

This is the perfect pose to go with the shirt! Though I agree, perhaps having simpler pieces with this shirt would make it stand out more. I'd think maybe a statement necklace would take away from the striking pattern of the shirt.

Love the bowler, too!

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Lea's Suitcase said...

YES for Bat Wings my fav and very flattering on :)

origami said...

Wow, that sweater is great! I wish I could pull something like that off, but sadly I wouldn't look half as good as you do.

I would go with the skinny black pants, and a pair of heals in a nice pop of color. But maybe no to the big necklace because it might compete too much with the detail of the sweater? Maybe an interesting hat or hair accessory instead would do the trick.

Dolly Daydream said...

I love the way you styled it you look like a French-y chick with your red beret there. I love, love, love the batwing sweater!

From Dolly
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Little Ocean Annie said...

What a great find! I think it would look awesome with a high waisted black skirt, tights, and booties!

Inés said...

You are beatiful,i like the outfit,one kiss from spain

Emma said...

I would stick to black and white methinks. Best-hat-ever, maybe even better in black to go with this sweater, and cropped black skinny jeans like claivintge and dancing shoes, no, two tone b&w brogues. Admittedly I don't know a lot about the elements of style, but to me you look like you're going to break into an impromptu dance like Thompson, Astaire or Hepburn in Funny Face, I don't know why I have this vision but I like it! I have a fabulous batwing sweater too which I think you'd suit more than me!

MELISSA Z. said...

Awesome sweater and cool jeans! And the little red hat is an amazing detail!

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Marie said...

I actually like it with those jeans ( my favorite by the way) but it would look like with a pencil skirt or some black pants like you said. Great look!

Carmen said...

I love the sweater and like how you put this outfit together.

Carmen.xx.

mila said...

That is one pretty awesome sweater. Ohhh yea!:)

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missDTM said...

love this sweater! a pencil skirt might be a nice way to dress this shirt up a lot...or leggings/black pants with some chunky heels.

shybiker said...

Amazing sweater! And only $3?! You have such a good eye.

As you and others propose, the sweater could be presented better with skinny black pants and heels. The ripped jeans detract from the sweater's allure. Let the sweater be the centerpiece of an outfit.

I agree with commentors who suggest black shoes, no necklace and no more color. A sweater this dramatic should be preserved with a unified black-and-white color-scheme.

A necklace would also be distracting. If you want to accessorize, consider something like white bracelets or, if you're really adventuresome, a thick white/silver anklet.

Girl from the North Country said...

That sweater is amazing I love how you styled it here! However I do like your idea of skinny black jeans and heels too though, very cute!

Trishna said...

Hi there, the sweater is so eccentric yet so beautiful and I absolutely adore your red hat. Everyday I search for new looks from you on my dashboard. Keep the good work going.

Love from Toronto.

Trishna

Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

i actually like how you styled this... the sweater is so structured in a way, with the straight lines..it's good to break the look with those denim...

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

Hannah said...

I agree with other people. I like the outfit the way it is! love the contrast between the ripped jeans and the precise lines on top.

tastymoog said...

love the red hat. i vote for trying with a black pencil skirt and chunky booties.

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

awesome pic, I love it!

Laura Gerencser said...

I'm not so sure about the hat, but I love the rest of the outfit!! I think it looks great!:)

Erin said...

what a great photo. that sweater is an awesome find!

Camilla said...

I would style this with black super skinny trousers and some serious black heels. I love it!
Great blog- following you! xxx

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I love the sweater! It's adorable. I love how you paired it with jeans, but I think it could also go great with black pants. :)

Sarah said...

What an awesome sweater!!! I love how you styled it with the hat! I would love to see it with some black skinny pants as you mentioned, and some black t-strap flats!

Emily Kennedy said...

I really like how you styled it. The ripped up jeans make it look more casual, less dressy. That's a good thing. Dressed up it might look stuffy.

Anna said...

Keep the boots, wear a mini (black, red, another dark solid), and some thick white tights.

zenstylelady said...

I want to take the bang plunge but dont have the nerve. Im 46 and do tons of yoga, I think your haircut is darling! Can we see the outfit with skinny black jeans? I agree no necklace!

Little Gray Pixel said...

I love this outfit. I'd like to see your dressier version, but I'd steer away from a necklace because I think it'd compete too much. Some bracelets, perhaps?

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

Why can't I ever find jeans like that at TJ Maxx-
Lovely outfit!

Have a great weekend!

Kelly

Grace M said...

Black skinny jeans would be a great fit. I think I'd skip the necklace, since the top seems to be the focus and is a statement in itself. I'd go with chunky red heels!

DMKG said...

That is so fabulous! I would wear it with cropped black skinny pants, a heart pendant and red flats.
~Dana
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Chasing Davies said...

What about a bold, bright pencil skirt with heels?

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Clare said...

Oh. my. god. I ADORE THIS SOOOOOOO much. So much. Holy crap!

stylefyles said...

dude i think this outfit is seriously rad. loving the beret, and how it fits with your hair. And that shirt is seriously killer. I think it looks great with the torn jeans and boots.....loving it!

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Cool sweater!! Nice pic too :)

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