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Dec312012

Outfit of the Day: Sweaters and Sparkles

A house party can be a little tricky to dress for. Is it super casual? Would a simple shift be too much or too little? I decided to dress up a sweater with sequins or conversely, to dress down sequins with a sweater. My favorite sweater right now would have to be the French Hen Sweater by J. Crew. It has elements of sophistication and whimsy and is perfect for the Christmas season. Unfortunately, my dad stuck my sweater in the hot dryer and now it's shrunken! :( any tips on how to resurrect my favorite garment?

My outfit:

Top: J Crew French Hen Sweater

Skirt: JC Penney Decree Sequin Bodycon Skirt (here)

Stockings: Express Metallic Back Seam Tights

Jacket: Express Minus-The-Leather Asymmetrical Jacket

Boots: Stuart Weitzman 50/50 Knee High Boot

And an advanced Happy New Year!

Love,

Kim

Reader Comments (7)

Hi Kim,
hand wash your sweater in cold and then lie it out flat to dry. You can give it a bit of a stretch to try and regain some length while it is still wet. It won't be perfect but you should be able to get some length out of it. This sweater should forever be hand washed and flat dried from this point forward. Washing machine agitation shrinks garments just as much as a dryer. Good luck!
Michelle
ps-happy new year!

December 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I will definitely do that Michelle ! Thank you so much for the tips. :)

December 31, 2012 | Registered CommenterKim

Lovely outfit for a house party :)

Hope you have a very happy new year and you manage to un-shrink your top! :)

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December 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMica

hi there,
Love your outfit and really want your weitzman boots. I have really small calves and I have very hard time finding boots to fit my calves. Where did you get your boots? I can't find anything on 50/50 knee high boots. I only see the OTK one.

thank you so much!!! susan
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January 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersusan

What an adorable sweater. Way to sparkle it up with the skirt.

January 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGirlie Blogger

Hi Susan,

I purchased this in Saks 5th in store early last year. Unfortunately I do not see them anymore.

I saw a pair on eBay not too long ago, or maybe you can try calling Saks?

Best of luck!

January 2, 2013 | Registered CommenterKim

Thank you Mica and Girlie Blogger! :)

January 2, 2013 | Registered CommenterKim

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