Friday, March 15, 2013

Velveteen Rabbits

It's chunky... it's funky.... it's my Homeless Pigeon Lady from Home Alone 2 sweater. I haven't worn it all winter because it just hasn't gotten cold enough. It's one of those pieces that demands your love. The knit fabric is what would happen if carpet from the 70's and an afro from the 70's had a baby. The sleeves resemble that of a court jester's. It's 3 sizes too big. But despite (because of?) all this, I love it.

I like to think we all have items like this. They're like Velveteen Rabbits. Items that have received so much love they begin to embody a life of their own. Items that anyone else would look over or even assume belonged to a street sleeper. Maybe it's a muumuu, or your favorite stretched out T shirt, or a pair of paint splattered overalls (and not the adorable kind that Leandra wears from The Man Repeller), completely torn up grass stained converse, jeans with so many holes in them you should be ashamed of yourself (but you're not). You can wear them on a casual weekend or a quick trip to the store, sure...but if you love them enough you'll keep on giving them life. Attempting to make a statement with them, or trying to make them look chic or stylish. Sometimes pulling it off... and when you do, well, that's the good shit. Wear those well worn, well loved babies till the cows come home. 

(I'm wearing heart sunglasses in these pictures to represent my undying love for this sweater.)  

This post brought to you by the musical stylings of Dr. Dog. Ugh! They make me feel nostalgic and homesick and cozy and hopeful and dreamy and happy all at the same time. 
{Sweater: Thrifted (similar)}{Turquoise Ring: Beacon's Closet (similar)}
{Black Coated Jeans: Rich and Skinny}{Hat: Gift (similar)}{Boots: Dolly Python}
{Sunglasses: Random Vintage Store Find (similar)}

7 comments:

  1. Love this look- awesome, rocking, vagabond layering skills! Ka-Pow! You look SO cool. Seriously, epic job!

    XOXO! Courtney

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  2. Gosh, you have pulled this look off seamlessly! That sweater is killer... and I'm still trying to figure out how I can rock a Christmas reindeer sweatshirt... (no I'm not)... that bad boy should never see the light of day.. ;)
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  3. This is amazing! I love the look of this photoshoot (:

    www.trendinginfashion.blogspot.com

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  4. I love how true to yourself you are.

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  5. That sweater is seriously AMAZING! I love how you styled it with those chunky necklaces.

    http://fieryfinish.blogspot.com

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  6. AH OMG YES! We all have those pieces..I feel like I have so many! My converse come to mind first. They allllll nasty but I love them<3

    xoxo
    www.PardonMyFashion.com

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