Saturday, March 7, 2009

Striped Sweaters.

For the past few weeks I've been trying to recreate this girl's outfit from The Sartorialist.


(I think this might actually be the most perfect outfit in the history of clothing.)

There was even a striped sweater at H&M that was the right sort of slouchy, unkempt sort, with stripes that I had been eyeing for weeks. But, as I'm trying to save money and not spend too much unnecessarily, I left it there after every visit. Then, I saw Alexa Chung on Garance Dore wearing said sweater, and I turned green with envy:



Then, a few days ago John and I went to H&M and the aforementioned most perfect sweater was on SALE! I grabbed it, after hemming and hawing about the difference between small and medium (I went with medium), here it is in all its inspired glory:





It is, in fact, everything I hoped it would be!

42 comments:

  1. Ah, it's amazing!

    I adore the layering in this outfit..I can never seem to find any of those type of pieces. :/

    <3

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  2. I love that sweater and in fact I think I have also seem it in H&M. haha. Anywho, your outfit is gorgeous.

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  3. Now you're making me green with envy! I've saw that sweater during my last visit to H&M and kept on going back to it while I was in the store. But I didn't have much money to spend so I just left it. Gosh darn it. Oh well, I can just live vicariously through you because you just look lovely in it!

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  4. Amazing! I love how you've not gone for a complete copy but made it your own. With H&M. Fit as.

    Xxxc

    http://clothestohealabrokenheart.blogspot.com/

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  5. I cannot get over that Alexa Chung outfit. It's so perfectly put together. Now I want to get that sweater, too...and your shoes.

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  6. ahhh! i love it! the brown oxford heels really cinch it for me.

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  7. The layering on the original is just perfection and you've imitated it beautifully, I love the slip, it looks so wonderful and soft!
    My favourite thing is that beautiful pair of shoes. I want them!

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  8. I loved both of the original pictures, but I love yours even more. Wonderfully cute!

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  9. it looks great! even better that it's on sale!

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  10. I just adore your whole outfit! I can never say no to stripes :)

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  11. this is lovely! alexa chung should stop making me spend money!

    wher are your shoes from?

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  12. everything is just right!!!

    gorgeous, love the shoes too

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  13. Thank you everyone <3333333

    Katrina: The shoes are from Nine West--they are called 'Kimball' but --I bought them for insanely cheap when my store closed! They're nice, although a bit high for regular wear!

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  14. Oh it's the cutest! Why can I never find pretty lacy slips? :(
    Stripes are so awesome.

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  15. This is so perfect, you look like a dream! So nice to have you back with outfits!! :-)

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  16. Oh daaahling, you look mahvelous as always :D You inspire me in the ways of layering!

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  17. you look SOOO lovely, i love those shoes, i have them too but in grey.

    alicexinwonderland.blogspot.com

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  18. i totally agree about the girl on the Sartorialist. She is just perfect!

    And your outfit is sweet. I think the cardigan would fit better with a skirt in a beige hue

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  19. I like yours. So much so I'm going to try to recreate it ;D

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  20. layering rulzzzz! :) sweater is lovely...

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  21. The outfit is so lovely! I absolutely love the layering, I'm always trying to find pretty vintage slips but the only ones around here seem to be scratchy ones from the 1990s.

    And I love the cardigan, so pretty! x

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  22. I love this! I bought the sweater on sale yesterday, definitely inspired by Alexa too, but when I got it home I realized that I really love it! It has such a different fit to it . . . I love how you layered it over the slips!

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  23. I love this outfit, especially your shoes :)

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  24. You loo wonderful, I love your white dress.

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  25. Hello, How can one get in touch with you to inquire about a product review for a jewelry store?

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  26. Ice Girl: You can drop my a line at my e-mail: katiebat [at] gmail.com

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  27. you look gorgeous!!! i love your take on this! xo

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  28. oh.. those are great photoshoot!
    your blog is so cool, you know?!
    please visit back mine then, you are invited. ;)
    <3

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  29. I love your inspiration and your version--especially your shoes!

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  30. Awesome - you look great and I love how you are inspired. I'm the same way.

    You were obviously meant to have that sweater :)

    x0x0 Lusty

    www.ontheblogbandwagon.blogspot.com

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  31. sweet underskirt action. i really want to get one too, for those annoying wooly skirts that keep riding up my tights. hate tugging! want pretty lace instead.

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  32. Adorable! Now I need a striped sweater asap! xxxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  33. I love your outfit, especially the shoes!

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  34. I bought this sweater about a month ago and LOVE it! I really adore the way you put this outfit together!

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  35. wow! What a wonderful outfit!

    Everything about it is perfect, I love the layering of the slip underneath. The perfect finishing touch!

    Ayesha

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  36. Darling! Don't you just love when you wait it out and it all works in your favor. Wear it with PRIDE!
    PS - I'm new to your blog and I'm loving it!

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  37. I am so into stripes right now too - especially in navy/cream. That same photo of Alexa and dream about that sweater. Nice find!
    I got this striped tee from TopShop this week: http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=19551&storeId=12556&categoryId=42387&parent_category_rn=42385&productId=1119468&langId=-1

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  38. just dropping in say i like your style. your blog's on my voyeur list :)

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