The Grandma Sweater by Melissa

Monday, September 19, 2011
Okay so what I am trying to get to is the story of this sweater. Several months ago I met up with my grandma for an event and she showed up in this exact sweater. I told my fashionista grandma that she was looking pretty fabulous and I loved her sweater so much I would wear it. She took me seriously and I ended up with a late birthday present- my first piece ever from Chicos hanging in my closet. Never thought I would have Chicos in my closet in my twenties.

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I took it on as a challenge. To make it a me piece I cinched it up with this gold belt to give it a little shape. A find from the former wardrobe of my great-grandmother.


...and we are off! Still working on those action poses. So what stories do you have in your closet?

23 comments :

  1. Grandma sweaters are my absolute favorite for fall! I like your neutral palette!

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  2. I love that sweater!:)
    -Tori
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  3. I really like the sweater! It is very Chanel meets Anthro or whatev -- I like its personality. 

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  4. I love this sweater (and the way you styled it)! You've got me contemplating buying it myself to dress up jeans!

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  5. You never know what you're going to end up with. And you look lovely in that "Grandma" sweater! I scored a cape at Newport News last season! 

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  6. Okay from Chico's or not- That sweater is FABULOUS!!!! Your grandma has some seriously great taste & the way you styled it makes it so fun & youthful. Big thanks to Grandma for that one :)

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  7. It's amazing what you can find in the "Grandma department" sometimes!  I have a pencil wrap skirt (unusual, I know) that I found at a thrift store...it's from Coldwater Creek of years ago...it's this gorgeous oriental/turkish looking print in these fabulous rust, russet, tawny-gold, and ebony shades.  I just hemmed it a little, sized it down, and proudly wear it one of my favourite closet staples.

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  8. I love the texture of the sweater!

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  9. Totally beautiful and feminine Melissa! That sweater is the cutest ever, and the shoes are so so divine!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  10. totally eye-catchy and intriguing! I'd love to have these in my closet!



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  11. Grandma sweaters are not so bad. I have a few of them.

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  12. that sweater is fab, i love it! the gold belt adds a nice touch!

    xo jeanette
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  13. how about a brightly colored skirt to make the outfit really pop? I love your shoes!

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  14. That's a really great cardigan though, such cute details. You wear it wonderfully.

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  15. Loving the sweater!

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  16. Love how you wore it with the gold belt. The sweater is really cute :) x

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  17. Love the suggestion! I'll have to try it out!

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  18. I guess I should have let Grandma buy me one after all!  You look fabulous!!

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  19. that is SO not a grandma sweater...i love it!! so feminine & ruffly.

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  20. I LOVE this sweater! It's perfect, and exactly my style!

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  21. Thank you!. K. Love your style. They layout of your blog is so cute! 3rd gluten free? Do you have celiacs? I have my bachelors in nutrition so I am kinda fascinated with that stuff. I think that is so cool! It's hard to be gluten free. Go you.

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  22. I loooooved your shoes.... please tell me which brand/ plz plz plz!!!!!

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