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 Thrifted sweater/hat/bracelet, Gap jeans, Steve Madden Boots, French Connection bag

I wasn't going to buy this sweater, but my mom ended up snagging it at the last minute and getting it for me. (Thanks, mom!). That was 3 weeks ago.

I brought it home, sat it in the corner of the bedroom for one week, and finally found it while cleaning throwing everything into the closet. I washed it and hung it out to dry, which took almost 2 full weeks. I am an impatient person - I can't even wait 2 minutes for a microwavable enchilada to cook, let alone 2 weeks to wear a new sweater. Now that I've washed the stranger off of it, that sweater is never touching water again - deodorant and perfume will be the closest it gets to clean.

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69 comments:

Daily Jenn said...

Haha, I have a thrifted sweater that always takes days to dry - it's so annoying! Let's just say it only gets washed when it really, really needs it.

Thank goodness for moms! That is a really awesome sweater - I am so glad she got it for you! Also, how cute is that hat. What a lovely autumn look :)

haight hippy said...

really wonderful, the colour suits you so much and I like how you paired it with that beanie :)

Ki said...

This sweater is fabulous - I love the length and the colour really suits you :-)

Tara_St said...

I have clothes that just take so much effort to wash. My dry clean only things see the dry cleaner maybe every 6 months. That sweater is gorgeous and was totally worth the wait.
Tara
Penniless Socialite

Joyce said...

hahha 2 weeks to clean and dry? how about dry cleaning it? although that takes effort to drive to and from...

joyce@
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Rebecca Lately said...

That is one awesome thrifty find!

Maiken M said...

haha, I hope you're not going to wear that sweater too often then :P my sweaters are almost dry already when coming out of the washing machine btw..
anyway, I think it's the perfect wintery outfit. really cute!

Maiken,
Maikeni blogi - part of me

Belated Bloomer said...

By not washing the sweater, you can save the earth by saving water too! Haha! Kidding aside, you look very cute in the autumn-themed sweater!

Abi
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MerelyMarie said...

Wow...2 weeks! What kind of fabric is it???
Your sweater story reminds me of my recent sweater thrift find. It took about 2 days to dry.

Cute & cozy look!

Feathers & Freckles said...

Nooo dry cleaning is my worst enemy! I refuse! :D

Feathers & Freckles said...

It's just a thick cotton. I shouldn't fully blame the sweater... I dried it out on our patio and kept forgetting to flip it over so one side stayed damp. Then it got really dewy one morning and the process started allll over again. Oops ;)

Feathers & Freckles said...

Definitely not! And that's awesome that your sweaters are almost dry - I guess our washer's spin cycle is crappy or something because when I pulled this one out it felt like 30 pounds of soaked dog hair!! :D

Olga Zgonnik said...

loving outfit, love the sweater and the color is perfect for fall :)

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Typhanie Stewart said...

Really nice sweater... Your hair looks great!

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Estherina's World said...

Love the color of the sweater!

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Beth Kondrick said...

What a great sweater! I'd be impatient to wear it if it was me!

I love your bag, I'm sure I've told you that before when you carry that one, but I really like it!

Marci said...

Not washing clothes while wearing a beret, eh? Too easy of a cultural stereotype, that is. Seriously, though, the sweater looks amazing, like you could burrow in and make the most comfortable nest of an outfit out of it. Definitely a good find!

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

Washed the stranger off of it! HA. And TWO weeks? Holy crap. Of course it is never going to touch water again.

Sharon S said...

2 weeks, yikes! I wouldn't have the patience to wait that long either. You look adorable in the hat...love this cozy winter look.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Kim A. said...

your mom is a good woman! hahaha megan, i LOVE that sweater and your hat girl! hand it over when you're tired of it. hahaha you look beautiful! have a great week :)

Pjmscloset said...

Great sweater - the colour looks amazing with your complexion. (I know cause I have the same one!!)

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jugglingchic said...

Awesome sweater!!!!

Terry S. said...

LOVE that sweater.

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Terry

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Pia J said...

PS. I am now your newest follower.
Love your style.

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Shea Sayers said...

Haha, I'm pretty much the opposite of patient too. That's a great sweater, I think it was worth the wait!

Kate, Perpetual Student's Wife said...

That's a seriously amazing oversized sweater. Every time I try to thrift something in that vein, it looks less rumpled-chic and oversized-glam and more dumpy-with-excessive-armpit-fabric. Kudos to your momma. Good eye. And worth the wait, for sure.
I'll also commiserate about the impatience thing. I've eaten so much cold-in-the-center pasta it's obscene and I once hand-washed an acrylic sweater which shrunk to the size of a toddler... if I'd thrown it out on day 2 like I was inclined to do, I wouldn't have seen it magically stretch back out on day 6.

still being [Molly] said...

LOVE this sweater - amazing thrift find. seriously. it looks so comfy!

JennaStevie said...

This sweater is so gorgeous, the perfect colour and oversized fit!! I can't believe it took 2 weeks to dry...that's wild, yeah don't ever wash it again
xJennaD

Tashia @HipsandHangers said...

Great sweater. I don't know what to call that color (camel?), but I love it. It took two weeks to dry? That's nutso!

Feathers & Freckles said...

In person it's definitely a puke green color. That's not a very pretty description, but I don't know how else to explain it ;)

Frannie Pantz said...

"Now that I've washed the stranger off of it"--LMAO! Well put. I am very impatient as well, I don't know that I would've been able to wait very long, but the wait was worth it. This is a great color on you and I love the hat as well. I think I have that same sweater actually (also thrifted) in this like cadet blue color--what brand is it?

Katie@Mydarlingday said...

Looks so cozy, love it!

abucco10 said...

I'm so glad your mom bought this for you! It's really so cute, and perfect for fall days when you want to feel extra cozy.

Alyssa
The Glossy Life

dancingwithashley said...

"washed the stranger off of it" !!!! Love the sweater...it was worth the 2 weeks to wash!

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Hannah @ The Braided Bandit said...

First of all, this sweater color looks AMAZING on you with your hair color! So nice your mom ended up getting it for you! I totally feel you with the sweater drying. I have been buying a lot for my vintage Etsy shop, and my room is COVERED in hanging drying sweaters at all times, UGH!
Hope you have a great holiday!
xo Hannah
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Katherine said...

I love a good cableknit :) Looks great on you :)

Annie said...

It would make me SO antsy to have a new sweater and not be able to wear it too! Plus, it would annoy me that it had to sit out in plain sight drying for so long, haha. You look super cute & cozy though, so it was definitely worth the wait :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

New Petite said...

Love the sweater and it compliments your hair! Love it!

Corinne said...

Love that awesome jumper! I'm an impatient person too. To the extent that I probably wouldn't have bothered washing it. Gross I know ;)

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workitChristine said...

adorable as always! Hats seem to suit you well.

I can't beleive it took two weeks to dry! it had better at least be extra warm!
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Rachel said...

"Washed the stranger off of it"- haha I love that! I always feel the same when I find something at a thrift store, too!

Life Unsweetened

two birds said...

Hey! I have those same boots! And I am the same way...I hate waiting to wear new clothes! But this sweater was worth it. Super cute and comfy!

Alice said...

I love this sweater, perfect for cold days. Your mum rocks. Love the colour xo

Jessica Auz said...

That sweater is the perfect comfy sweater! I love it!

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Great comfy sweater! The color is nice too!
~Jessica

Tara said...

I so love the color of your sweater!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

What a great mom! I am in love with oversized sweaters this year! And I am as impatient as you-I never wait for food to cool. Also I love your portrait photos. You are so stunning!

anna said...

I love it!! and the bag too!! ;)

Leigh said...

That looks like the coziest sweater!

Maggie said...

LOVE the sweater! It's a pretty color and looks super cozy.

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Brenda @ The Funky Junkie said...

Dang, two weeks!? That is some patience. I would have probably just sucked it up and wore it while it was still wet....ehhh...maybe not...but it was definitely worth the late! It looks so good on you!

Courtney Starr said...

You look perfect in hats!

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Jessica said...

I think it is so funny that when I do laundry 99% of it is the boys, and only 1% of it is mine (mostly socks and undies), because I am soooo particular about how I clean everything else, and turns out, Febreeze does wonders to "stranger smelling" knitwear. Those this color and cable knit on you pretty lady!
xx
Here&Now

Elle said...

Love that sweater- what a great find! You look so parisian chic here. and the color is amazing for your skin and hair tone :)
xo, elle from Living in Color.

Erin Michelle said...

Ahh the trials of cleaning thrifted sweaters. At least the end result is cute and worth it. I love the mix of cable knits between the sweater and hat!

-Erin-
OneTwoSummer

Danica said...

cute outfit! looks so cozy.

LGreaves said...

Haha, ah man, one of THOSE sweaters, eh? Totally understand!
I love it though, it's the perfect cable knit sweater <3

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TheSkyGirl said...

That sweater is seriously the Ideal Sweater...perfect length, roomy enough to be comfy but not too big to make you look sloppy, plus an interesting design and color. I really need to hit the thrift store more often.

Salazar said...

Really, you weren't going to buy this sweater? I'm glad you did - it's gorgeous!

Nicole said...

Cute outfit! :)

Sara said...

Ha-ha wow that's pretty intense, 2 full weeks for it to dry? Crazy! Looks super cute on you!

Sara
http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

Jenny Lauren said...

I've been looking for similar sweaters all month!! Ha ha, I hate waiting for clothes to dry too! That sweater is such a great colour, and really looks fabulous on you!

Liz K Brown said...

:) 'Washed the stranger off of it' ... don't you hate that stranger smell? I sure do. But I like the sweater a lot!

Joanne Almonte Mason said...

ah, I love this sweater! I would do the same, btw, no additional cleaning needed;)

Ladyofashion said...

That knit is such a great colour! haha, you're so funny, I am impatient as well! xo

Feathers & Freckles said...

It's Gap. What brand is yours? How funny if we both thrifted the same sweater :D

contrary kiwi said...

That is such a cool jersey! I really, really want a cable knit jersey but cannot find anything like it. It looks great on you :)

Kristina Gulino said...

lol! SUCH a great color on you!

Paisleynotplaid said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I loveee that sweater.
xx,
Paisley
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