Parisian Rockstar Grannie

This sweater & I had a little chat in Forever21. It went something like this:

Me: I know you look like a grandma sweater, or a librarian, or a kindergarden teacher. But I see Coco Chanel in you & I think you have potential. So we're going to work together & we're going to make you cooler than you look at first sight.

Sweater: {silence}

Clearly the sweater was either giving me the "let's do this thing" stare down, or was too choked up to speak. 

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I did not tell the sweater at the time that there would be dancing. One little sweater can only take so much excitement in a day. But when is there NOT dancing?

I paired it with pearls & a top not to make it a little Parisian, plus a flowy top, black pants & chunky metal necklace to make it feel a little tough & not too sweet.

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{Sweater: Forever21, Top: Urban Outfitters, Pants: Loft, Boots: Steve Madden, Jewelery: Nordstrom & borrowed}

Do you have a piece of clothing you're afraid is "too" something? Too mature, grandma, DIY, young? Leave me a comment & I'll think of some things to pair it with to see in a whole new way!

with grace & gumption, Hilary

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