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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Layered up

Do you ever buy a piece and think "Oh my god, this would be so cool to wear with OTHER THING IN MY CLOSET!" and then not actually wear the two things together for like a year?

No, just me?

Well, this is one such outfit. I thought the open knit of the sweater would look so awesome over the print of this dress, and tried it out when I brought the sweater home last fall. But this is the first time they were ever together out in public.

Worth the wait, or just a wash?

The Rundown
Dress Avon Leader of the Rack - Sweater Loft Thrifted - Station Bag Coach Thrifted - Sandals Onex Joan2 - Necklace Banana Republic via Giveaway - Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box

37 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh I like!!! :D Definitely not a wash :)
I tried to do that today, I wanted to wear my new purple button down with my bright red sweater...but it looked HORRIBLE so I had to go for Plan B...I was very sad XD
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Frannie Pantz said...

Um, I do that too. Or I will think of the perfect outfit in my head and then not get around to wearing it forever. I def do not think this is a wash--definite win! I love this sweater. It is so subtly sexy. And I love the print of the dress and how it just baaaaarely shows through the sweater. Well done.

Veronica said...

I love this outfit! funny thing is that I have been wanting to do the exact same thing forever!!! hopefully I will remember to do it soon!!!
~Veronica

Gray Skies said...

I think it's a great combo! I bet the sweater would also be fun layered over a really bright top.

SassyUptownChic said...

Lyddie, these two pieces were made in heaven girl! They were meant for one another! Shall they never separate! HAHAHA I LOVE IT GIRL! It's gorgeous! Loving that tassel necklace too! LOVELY!!! :)
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skippysays said...

Definitely worth the wait :) Great combo!!
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Jodi said...

I love this idea.. putting the see thru sweater over a great print.. thats why I blog.. to get ideas like these brilliant ones!!
worth the wait. sometimes its all about timing!!
xox J

Courtney Erin said...

I don't think it's a wash at all! I like the combo of knit and print and the way the print shows through just a bit is quite neat. And it's a great fall color palette.

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Wendy said...

Fabulous outfit and yip, do that often. Usually completely forget by the time I get home what I initially thought the item would pair well with ... love the bag too :-)

Meesh said...

Ha, I do the same thing, but usually it turns out to be for the best, as the two items won't have paired well in reality anyway! Looks like you didn't have such troubles, though. I *love* this top and dress together. Great silhouette.

DaniellaBella said...

It's like an awesome optical illusion!

Rhianne said...

ha, I do that all the time. I love your skirt

Sian said...

I do that too! It's like I think that once I've worn that outfit I can't wear it again so I save it until a day when I'm stuck but it never comes!!
I love this look, I think the sweater looks really good over the dress and your bag is so cute!
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Ki said...

Definitely worth the wait - you look great! :)

Qhule said...

Yep I do that too. You look AMAZING in this outfit,,,love the skirt:)))
xoxo

Style Journey said...

Definitely worth the wait! The two look great paired together. This gave me an idea too. I have a sweater similar to this and never knew how to style it. I just thought it was pretty, lol! Thanks for the inspiration!

Heather

Mochachocolata Rita said...

lovee the print! sometimes i do buy things planning to layer it over something else too!

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

This totally happens to me too! All the time in fact. It was definitely worth the wait, both items look great together!

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Claire said...

loving that sweater over the dress. you're so good at putting together layers! and that necklace is super cute. how great you won it in a giveaway!!!

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Yes the sweater looks great over the dress!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Ashley said...

Yeah, I do that a lot. Oops. It's okay, though. I think it was worth the wait. I'm LOVING the sweater.

P.S. I'm jealous that your trees still have leaves on them.

Amber Blue Bird said...

Im going with worth the wait. Yes definitely worth the wait.

Rebecca said...

I do the same thing, and I think the outfit turned out well.

Krystal said...

that purse is perfection. pursefection?

Bre said...

I do do that but I usually go home and it looks bad together. Cute layering and very fall so I say worth the wait.
Cheers,
Bre

TaraMixandMatch said...

This is pretty and works so well!

Gracey said...

Definitely not just you. I have lists of items I intend to wear together and then don't get around to.

This was worth the wait though, for sure. Great combination.

kileen said...

beautiful outfit! and i try to come up with at least 3 outfits in my head before buying anything. some of them never make it as actual outfits, lol.

and i'm totally in love with the tassel necklace!

cute & little

Victoria said...

Wonderful top! You look great! xx

rlutz said...

That outfit totally work for you...love how you can subtly see the pattern of the dress. I bought a vest this afternoon just on the fact that I want to wear it over a leopard shirt on Saturday!

StyleIDnet said...

Worth the wait. Love it. Your dress reminds me of the Pucci prints. looks gorgeous with the top.

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Clara Turbay said...

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Alex Elizabeth said...

I like it! That necklace is totally perfect for the outfit too. I feel like we're almost bag twins hahaha. Thanks for the shoutout!

Nnenna said...

I love your sweater- the open knit is so pretty! I don't do exactly that, haha, but I do tend to leave new items in my closet unworn for months and months!

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Kristin said...

How lucky are you to have won that fabulous necklace? : )

Marie said...

Definitely worth the wait!:D

I like the combination and I think that's the perfect bag for the outfit.:D

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coco said...

I love the close-up shot of your outfit. The black open-weave with the print in the back creates a stained glass effect. Love the necklace too! Perfect styling!