Sweatered Finds

Monday, February 08, 2010
Found this cozy knit sweater at the Provo DI over the weekend. I swear Salt Lake's DI is the worst in Utah!! Anyway, I'm not a big fan of sweaters....or long-sleeves in general. The arm-pit part always feels weird to me! But this sweater fits like a dream! It is knit but a little stretchy. I love the buttons and the blue and white weaving throughout.
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Wearing thrifted Arizona sweater ($5), AA gray t-shirt ($10), thrifted belt ($1), J Brand jeans ($158), and thrifted boots ($8).

I am in a transition-hair phase. My bangs are starting to get too long for me but I can't decide if I want to keep them or grow them out as side-swept bangs... I personally like straight bangs on me because it accentuates my eyes and cheekbones but I am getting bored of them.. And just in case you don't know how I look with side-swept bangs.. here are some examples:  onetwothreefour, fivesix, seveneightnineten.

83 comments :

  1. I like your bangs both ways, but I kind of like the side-swept bangs better :-)

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  2. Love your sweater and boots...such a comfy but pulled together outfit.

    Good luck with your hair decision. I honestly think your hair looks great both ways (sorry I'm no help). :)

    - JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

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  3. great simple yet chic look!! I want those boots!!

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  4. i vote keep the bangs, but at this length... they fact that they're slightly long gives your hairstyle such character!

    xo.
    princesspolitico.blogspot.com

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  5. I personally think that you can rock both looks, but I think you should stick with the straight bangs (your choice, though).

    Maybe to mix things up you could get layers or something? Just a thought!

    http://charmalade.blogspot.com

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  6. Nice sweater, looks very cosy and goes great with that belt and those boots :)

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  7. That sweater looks like it was made for you. I had to smile when you mentioned the feel of arm-pit part of the sweater. I thought I was the only one who felt that way! I've actually given up on sweaters. Plus, I have a thick neck, so they don't look any better than they feel. LOL

    I like the bangs and the longer hair, so I'm no help! =)

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  8. I like both looks on u, So either way what ever you decide, it will look very chic!Very casual and chic outfit! xx

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  9. this sweater looks so cozy and i love it on you! what a great find. :)

    i vote for keeping your straight bangs for now. you look so gorgeous with them and they really flatter your face shape!

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  10. love love love the buttons on the sweater. I am totally a sucker for awesome buttons! As for the hair...I love both ways but if you need a change, just go for it! A girl needs a change every once in a while.

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  11. Nice sweater! :)

    & though as much as I like your sweep bangs, I LOVE your straight ones ^__^

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  12. After perusing the provided evidence and after much consideration, I feel strongly you should for sure keep your bangs straight. Not that you don't look great with side swept bangs - you totally do! But the way your bangs are now gives you such a sophisticated and edgy look not many people can pull off.

    I now step down from my soap box.

    Good luck in your decision. :)

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  13. wow!! awesome sweater find!!! love the color and texture! :D

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  14. Love the sweater, looks so comfy!


    www.sonyasark.blogspot.com

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  15. cute sweater! love the buttons...can't believe those boots are thrifted, what a lucky find! btw, your bangs look great either way, but i know what you mean about them getting boring, i can only handle mine for so long! :)

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  16. Hy, thanks for the comment!

    Let me tell you, sweaters are the best finds these days!!

    kiss

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  17. lovely sweater!
    i have to buy some sweaters because it's very cold here where I live.
    <3

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  18. your sweater looks super cozy, like it gets more comfy over time. and i love your boots!!

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  19. Great sweater!

    P.S.: ♥Please don't forget to join the Gemmerson giveaway!♥

    Good luck!

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  20. Those are the perfect boots!
    I love your blunt bangs!

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  21. Love your sweater and boots.. I think side-swept bangs can be a nice change ^_^

    http://thenovembergirl.blogspot.com

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  22. I say keep the bangs! :) suits you well. You could always clip it back for a change?
    I really love your outfit here.

    Rose

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  23. Hey!! Great new header!! Love your sweater!! xoxoxoxo

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  24. nice sweater dear :) I lyk ur belt!!!!!!!!!

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  25. I'd pick that sweater too! I love the color and the buttons.I'm always cold and so long sweaters help me survive winter cold.

    As for the bangs, I'd say keep it that way, you can always trim it if it grows longer. It highlights your gorgeous cheek bones. :)

    By the way, you deserved the HiFashion award that I gave you. So sorry that I haven't informed you sooner about it, got busy with other things. :)

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  26. You look so comfy, and cozy while still looking slim and chic- a completely winning combination. I love your straight bangs btw!

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  27. The sweater is perfect on you - it accentuates your shape nicely. And you look gorgeous with your bangs both ways, so I'm no help at all.

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  28. That is one verty cute sweater :) I am a huge fan of your straight bangs (That sounds so weird, I'm from England we don't say bangs :S lol) but that may be because I can't have straight bangs, glasses plus straight bangs does not work!!

    SE x

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  29. I like your bangs as they are. Maybe just cut them a little so you can see and we son´t miss you cute eyes. I like sweaters on you. You look warm and cozy.


    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

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  30. My vote is for straight bangs! Even though you totally rock the side-swept look as well, that's how good you have it, plenty of options!!

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  31. Oh I like such sweaters very much. they are comfy and warm and they match to everything ;)

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  32. Such a simple, pared-down outfit but SO chic.

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  33. Honey, you could shave your head and look beautiful. Plus, if you did that, no one would call you cute! ;)

    On a more serious note, I can't believe you found those boots at a thrift store. Even though I thrift daily, I rarely find great boots. Good score!

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  34. I love this sweater on you!!! Finding a perfect fitting sweater is hard. Usually sweaters are to big in places you don't want them to be.

    I like the straight bangs on you the best.

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  35. hey, i read ur comment and i just had to ask. r u pinoy? hehe. ^^

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  36. I think you look great with the side swept bangs. That's what I would go for. =]

    bridget-frances.blogspot.com

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  37. I love the sweater and those boots are so fabulous! On the bangs subject, you are beautiful both ways but straight looks so dramatic on you!

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  38. this is my FAVOURITE of your outfits I've seen since I started following you: great colours...so complementary!

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  39. Love the neckline on the sweater and that it's not too long on the hips. Tough call on the bangs. You look just as good in the side swept style pics.

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  40. I dunno, the Cedar DI hasn't ever done me any good. I hear there's some really good ones up in your area, though.

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  41. p.s. i tagged you on my site!

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  42. Very pretty color on the sweater!
    I think you look great with straight bangs, but I know what you mean about getting sick of them. I've had my straight bangs for about 4 years. Once in a while I will sweep them to the side of pin them back, but for my face, straight is best.

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  43. I love that sweater and those brown boots!

    Also, I really want to thank you for your feedback on my body image post. It was hard for me to be honest like that, and I truly appreciate what you had to say and I found it very helpful! Thank you!

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  44. Love love LOVE those boots! I am love the bold, blunt bangs. I say keep them as long as they are in style. You can always get away with side swept bangs!

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  45. I think you look great with both styles of bangs--I think I agree with Christen (above). Not many people can pull off the straight-across heavy fringe and you totally can. If I could, I would!!! I just have to say that you are a thrifting queen! Great finds.

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  46. That's a cozy sweater. I kind of like the sideswept look, but it's all about what YOU want to do.

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  47. I love this look-- you rock the black with brown combo. The sweater looks like a perfect fit, too.

    Personally I think the straight-across bang is the way to go. Your face has plenty of gently sloping angles/lines, the straight-across bang can balance that out and add a little structure.

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  48. I really really love your straight-across bangs. You have the perfect hair for it!

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  49. Have you ever tried growing your bangs/hair out and parting it to the side? It might look cute! I LOVE the sweater, and the jeans look great!

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  50. that sweater is indeed awesome, and the color is oh-so-flattering on you.
    i love the sideswept bangs! i am so jealous of those who look great in bangs, so i will live vicariously through you.

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  51. The sweater looks so cozy and chic. I love the straight-across bangs, but I completely relate to getting bored with the same look. I'm currently debating whether or not to get mine trimmed or start to let them grow out again.

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  52. love your sweater! i've just passed you an award

    Missy
    For everything about fashion:
    http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

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  54. i'm going to go for bangs, they frame your face really well :)

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  55. you are SO SWEET! thanks so much for stopping by me and genny's blog so frequently. i like your stright bangs a lot because they look so great on you, but i'd support anything you do with your hair, haha. aside from being dreamily comfy, that sweater is such a cute color, too. btw- i posted a link to your blog on my last blog. i hope you don't mind.
    http://steampunkdolls.blogspot.com

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  56. That looks SO COMFY and reminds me of Fall. I love Fall!

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  57. love the sweater,you look very well and relax :-)

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  58. this sweater looks so adorable elaine. it's so chic. you look fab!

    xx,
    betz
    http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

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  59. looks very comfy...you have some great pictures

    can we lnk exchange?

    come check out the first ever fashion blog from a guys POV, let He know what you think

    fashionbyhe.blogspot.com

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  60. CONGRATULATIONS! I gave you an award on my blog. Come check it out.

    -The Trendy Fashionista
    http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

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  61. Love the sweater! :)

    And I like your straight bangs, but I might be slightly biased since I have the exact same haircut! :)

    http://playingdressupwithkellie.blogspot.com/

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  62. I love your sweater, seems so cozy and comfy!

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  63. ur sweater looks cozy! i love the buttons, too. i think u look great with bangs:D

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  64. I think you will look gorge either way! i love the boots, they strangely had the same ones at the DI by my house! The one in centerville isn't that bad I have found some pretty great finds there!

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  65. The armpit part? Ha. That's so cute. I also don't like sweaters, but it may just be the shopping for sweaters part - so boring and too practical.

    My vote is for bangs - it gives you a very high fashion look, that's edgey but sophisticated ...(but you would look beautiful either way.)

    ShopTOLive.ca

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  66. Those are thrifted boots? You're kidding me right? hahaha! I love it.

    Regarding the bangs, the straight bangs is your trademark. I think you should keep it. xoxo

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  67. awesome di finds! i LOVE those boots.
    and i actually think i like the sideswept bangs better on you. they're really chic. although you definitely pull off either look, for sure.

    -adrien

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  68. I think you look great both ways. It was a hard
    decision, but I think you should keep your straight bangs.
    Good luck, love your new boots!

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  69. love the new sweater! it's such a great color. I like your bangs both ways, and the great thing about both ways is that it's not terribly difficult to switch between the two to get some variety.

    Hmm... I think I just succeeded in convincing myself to get bangs again. =)

    -Megan

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  70. Love this look! And personally, I think you have a face that would look great with your bangs either way :)

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  71. cute sweater! it's hard to find comfy sweaters that aren't too bulky/warm, I hate it when I end up roasting in a sweater

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  72. you looked pretty in all those photos with your side-swept bangs. but you know, i prefer your bangs straight and i love the way they accentuate your beautiful eyes.

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  73. I think you look wonderful with your bangs either way, but I love that you can pull off heavier, straight-across bangs. Not very many people can, and it really does suit you well.

    Your boots are fantastic! Major footwear envy here... :)

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  74. love that sweater! i think you look great with both bangs style, it's just the side-swept ones make you look more matured ;) xoxo

    rainbowinthegloomysky.blogspot.com

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  75. I like the buttons on your sweater. Plus it looks warm.

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  76. this is so cute!!! i'm getting to that same point with my bangs...at least you can always cut them again;)

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  77. i like the bangs both ways. looking cute in that sweater. you make everything look so chic e.

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