The Mom Sweater

Monday, September 26, 2011
I thrifted this sweater the same day I got my gingham shirt and I officially feel like a grown woman. Let me explain... My mom has TONS of these sweaters in all different colors. I always thought the day I owned one of these thin sweaters was the day I will become my mother. I'm still trying to figure out if this is a good thing or bad thing because she drives me up the wall!!! But I love that crazy lady. P.S. I am also crazy.

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To avoid looking like my mom, I paired boyfriend jeans with the mom sweater, added some glitz and glam (the necklace, duh!), and a pop of color (the belt..). The oxfords remind those around me that I have a grown-up job. This is my version of a mom outfit! What types of clothes remind you of your mom? Leave a link if you've styled and worn it recently!

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I'm wearing H&M sunglasses ($1), JCPenney necklace (free), thrifted Ann Taylor sweater ($6), secondhand Calvin Klein belt ($3), Gap Outlet jeans ($26), Ros Hommerson oxfords ($26), and vintage brown bag ($15).

49 comments :

  1. That sweater looks amazing on you! Now I need to thrift one. 

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  2. Aw, does it count that I'm already a mom so therefore technically already dress as a mom?  I love this sweater on you!  And the oxfords are fantastic!  What a great compliment you have given to your mom!  (we love those)

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  3. ADORABLE! (As usual!) Even if you do dress like your mom...LOL! Those shoes are too cute! Do they have much of a heel on them? I'm always on the lookout for flats or low heels that are cute, as I feel uncomfortable in heels (I'm 5"8)
    Natasha
    A Modest Fashion Blog:
    www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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  4. Well even if it is a mom sweater I love it ;) This outfit is awesome
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  5. My mom actually hates to shop these days...she inherits what my sister and I no longer love (luckily for her we are all more or less the same size!). I hope to inherit my mom's good looks when I get older ;)

    And I would not even think of this as a "mom look" at all; unless you are the most stylish mom on the block!

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  6. I love this! That sweater is beautiful and it looks so snuggly! 

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  7. That necklace pops against the neutral sweater.
    My mom just bought a pink gingham shirt that I've been dying to borrow ...  but I figure it's wrong to use it before she does, so I am impatiently waiting for her to wear it!

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  8. haha my mom wears t-shirts and leggings a lot... we don't have a lot in common fashion-wise haha

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  9. Very cute! 
    xo Jenn

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  10. Looks great! Good job, and it doesn't look like a mom! : )

    Natalie
    www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

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  11. If those are the kinds of sweaters your mom wears, she must have great style! Nothing "mom"-ish about that sweater!
    -Meaganwww.spunkychateau.com

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  12. Lovin' the oh so ultra chic look, Elaine.  :D

    xx Love & Aloha

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  13. i love the sweater!! and the boyfriend jeans are great!

    xo jeanette
    www.simplychicforcheap.wordpress.com

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  14. boyfriend jeans, heeled oxfords, a statement necklace, red and camel.... you are one stylish 'mom'!

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  15. We are all becoming our mothers. It's a slow porgression.  But , hey, we do it with STYLE!

    xoxo, kat

    http://www.kitschbykat.blogspot.com

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  16. Looks like the opposite of mom. Totally cute!

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  17. This sweater is a great color on you. My mother doesn't really have a 'signiture style' but i feel a little like her every time I wear an unbuttoned shirt over a tank-top. A not terribly flattering look that she sports on a regular basis.

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  18. oo that sweater is beautiful! And you styled it really well. loooove.

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  19. You look bad ass, and I suspect your mom is totally cool :)

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  20. I love this color palette (palette said with a French accent, obviously).  The red, camel, black with the bling. Love it!

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  21. I totally love love love this head to toe, those shoes are perfect!
    savannah-joyofliving.blogspot.com

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  22. Cute!  Love the sweater and necklace!

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  23. Awesome outfit, love boyfriend jeans, u look great!

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  24. I wore a pencil skirt with a tucked in shirt the other day.  Nothing fancy, but my mother was always on my case to tuck in my shirt when I was younger.  That look makes me feel like a grown up.

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  25. Jasmine, Transient WithdrawalSeptember 26, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    You look so gorgeous Elaine! My mom has those sweaters too now I'm looking at them in a different way... :)

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  26. Mom's sweater + bf's jeans = fantastic ... the shoes are my fave!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  27. Rachel_at_A_Little_Bit_of_RaySeptember 26, 2011 at 8:23 PM

    My mom wore men's Levis and tees for years!  And she rarely wore a bra.  She started once I started wearing one.  I also taught her how to pluck her eyebrows.  Love her, but we are so different about fashion.  I think you look awesome, love the sweater.

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  28. oh i love this look. it looks so casual! the red belt is awesome too. :)

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  29. The glitz and glam worked.  If that's a mom sweater, you make it look like a celebrity mom.

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  30. LOVE this look. I love that sweater...

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  31. I always think I look exactly like my mom when I wear turtlenecks of any type. She pretty much lives in them from November through March. Under everything, and sometimes even to bed!

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  32. Skirts. She always wears skirts. I do not care much for them other than for going to church. :P

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  33. I am in love with those jeans! Perfectly distressed... you look gorgeous :)

    Aya ♥ StrawberryKoi.com

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  34. My mom wears athletic wear alot even though she didn't go to or isn't going to go to the gym that day. I know it is comfortable and all but it just a pet peeve of mine. 

    Your mom sweater looks great though, I must say. So not mom-like at all!

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  35. You look gorgeous!! I love your sweater. :) And your necklace is fabulous! xx

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  36. Lovely outift. Really curious as to how your mom would wear it, as I am probably closer to your mom's age than yours :) I really wish some one would start a blog on how to style clothes for someone my age :)

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  37. You look anything but Mom-ish! The boyfriend jeans and oxfords totally moderize the look : )

    Cakes
    http://www.cakesandshakes.wordpress.com

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  38. Love that sweater, Elaine. As the weather gets cooler, I crave for comfy sweaters. The beige color looks really nice on you.

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  39. Great look!!
    What clothes remind me of my mom? Ugly comfy shoes!

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  40. Love the look.
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  41. That sweater looks wonderful on you, love the color!

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  42. I love this outfit! I really love these kinds of sweaters because they're just as easy as a T-shirt to put on but they look waaay more impressive.  I'm also really lusting after those shoes...

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  43. Haha, that doesn't look like a Mom sweater at all! At least not on you! Hmm, well my Mom loves cameos and when I was a younger I didn't think anything of them but about 4 or 5 years ago I really started liking them and wearing them all the time. Like  in this post

      Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  44. what does it mean if you're 16 & in love with that sweater?! i'm thinking it's not good...but those sweaters look awesome!

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  45. Elaine! I love the way you rocked that sweater...mom shmom, you look hot! :) I am drooling over that necklace currently. *wipe* wipe* I'm serious! 

    I actually wore a dress recently that reminded me of my moms because I swear she owned something just like it in the 80s (although hers was much longer, my mom is an awesome modest dresser like you!). I kind of have an excuse for trying to dress like my mom though, since she is a former fashion designer. I have been trying to dress like her since I was a kid! :) http://butshoppingmakesmehappy.blogspot.com/2011/09/one-of-kind.html

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  46. I have tons of similar sweaters in different colors, though I wouldn't compare it to my mom's style (her style is much more mature i.e. oldish haha) x

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  47. Love the boyfriend jeans plus statement necklace pairing!

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  48. Any kind of blazer makes me think of my mom. I wish I were brave enough to go that route but I can't bring myself to do it just yet... You make mom clothes look good :)

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