Two Teens And Their Mama: Sweater Surprise

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sweater Surprise


Most of my clothing is fairly basic, and I tend to gravitate towards neutral colors and simple patterns.  The front of this sweater looked like all the other ones on the rack.

But when I turned it around, there was a surprise.



This is a perfect top to transition to fall.  It's a lightweight sweater with a sheer voile panel on the back, which keeps me from getting too warm when the sun makes its afternoon appearance.

The front was very plain, so I spiced it up with this statement necklace.



I spent a little time this weekend watching live streamed runway shows from New York Fashion Week.  As usual, the clothing was artistic and beautifully made.  Badgley Mischka and Jenny Packham's dresses were stunning.  Two trends for Spring 2015 really stood out:

  • While pastels will continue to be popular, many designers showed white on white outfits.  LOTS of white - pants, shirt, jacket, shoes.  
  • We're heading back to the 1970's!  Hemlines are moving down, and midi skirts and bermuda shorts will be popular.  Pants will have a slight flare to them, and....the return of the culotte!  

It will be interesting to see how these designs translate to ready to wear.  I don't have a lot of fond memories of culottes from my childhood, so I doubt I'll be jumping on that trend...

34 comments:

  1. I like this sweater a lot! Culottes, split skirts were back about 6-7 years ago and they just didn't look good on me!

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    1. Honestly, do they look good on anybody? They are comfy, but that's about it.

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  2. Culottes should be called Not-nottes (shaking finger). A big NOT for me too.

    Love the necklace.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Love it - not-nottes. I'm using that from now on.

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  3. I don't think that I'll be jumping on any of those 70's trends! I do love your sweater! The back is such a fun detail!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Jill. I like the bermuda shorts trend, because I look better in that length. The rest, not so much!

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  4. I'm all about that necklace! I will never wear a culotte, though!

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  5. what a cute shirt! Love the pop of surprise. haha, I have heard the word culotte it a LONG time

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    1. Thanks Sarah. It was really fun to wear too.

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  6. Love that sweater and the bright shoes. ;)

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    1. Thanks! The shoes are part of my Tom's obsession collection!

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  7. Love those shoes, but I also love the shirt!

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    1. Shoes are Tom's (one of my many pairs). The sweater is really fun to wear!

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  8. Are culottes, gauchos? My younger self loved my denim "bell ringers!" Thank god for fashion translators like you that keep me closer to "in style!" The blue in your sweater is perfect with your coloring. You and ELLEN seem to have the same coloring...lucky!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, we called them gauchos when I was younger too.

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  9. Love that sweater and the necklace you paired with it. And how cute are you pink flats!
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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  10. Wow, that necklace is beautiful.
    I'm totally impressed with the current sweaters.
    I remember them from childhood as either being flimsy and meaningless, or totally bulky and itchy.

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    1. I'm kind of obsessed with sweaters since I'm always cold. One of the only good things about winter!

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  11. Your outfit looks great. I love the necklace you paired with it!

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  12. That is a really pretty top, Lana! I think the necklace is a wonderful statement piece too. Great pop of color with the shoes!

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    1. I love those shoes too, but I always forget to wear them. Hmm...maybe I need to clean out my closet?

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  13. How fun! I love the back of that sweater! And that is such a pretty necklace too!

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  14. beautiful top!!!! I love statement necklaces and this one is no exception

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    1. I love statement necklaces too. This one is super light weight which is a bonus.

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  15. Love the sweater and necklace! Culottes, wow. I wore them in the 80's with suspenders. And big hair.

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  16. I love the sweater and the shoes - and probably NO culottes for me!

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    1. I'm with you - NO culottes. I might start a protest here on my blog :).

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