Today’s Attire : Chunky Knits

by jennine on October 16, 2007

the coveted jennine vintage 80's sweaterOver the weekend, I found a chunky 80′s sweater. It’s just really not like anything I see people wearing around… it’s a strange feeling between comfort in the chunkiness of the sweater and vulnerability because it’s not so conventional and I’m not used to oversized shoulders. I have this pared with a long sleeve heather grey t-shirt, wide quilted belt, pencil skirt and booties. I’ve even worn this with a super short jersey mini-skirt, and knee-high boots. A large sweater like this can go with anything snug on the bottom, ie. skinny jeans.

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WendyB October 16, 2007 at 10:42 pm

You look gorgeous and cozy. But now I’m craving one of your old-fashioned smiley photos :-)

discothequechic October 17, 2007 at 7:03 am

It’s gorgeous, a little Giles. And the bigger the shoulders the better…

So did you find it second hand?

jennine October 17, 2007 at 9:13 am

wendy! maybe i will smile!
hehe thanks love… i’ve been a little tired lately, but i’ll try to smile!

discotheque-yes, i did, at my favorite second hand shop, painted bird.

marimello October 17, 2007 at 9:39 am

oh dear, I think we are wearing the same outfit! good thing you live so far away.

an eclectic left of center October 17, 2007 at 4:22 pm

the oversized shouldres thing i understand. i feel the same wearing victorian necks… nobody around here does. Though last time I wore my favourite somebody said they loved it because it was so balls-y.

Jessica October 19, 2007 at 12:33 am

it seems your wardrobe doesn’t match your climate zone…that knit woul do very well in New York

jennine October 19, 2007 at 9:15 am

hahaha…i wish i lived in new york… but no…you are right.. i can only pretend.

Bobble Bee October 22, 2007 at 9:29 pm

Geeeez! You look so stunning in this picture. Your face is gorgeous :)

jennine October 23, 2007 at 2:01 pm

thanks bb! you are so lovely!

Beth October 24, 2007 at 5:43 pm

I love the sweater! I bought a similar 80s sweater in white a couple months ago. It hasn’t been cold enough to wear it yet but I started to get concerned that is was too strange. Seeing you wear one though bolsters me up. Once it’s below 75 degrees I’ll give it a try.

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