I just love this sweater, but when I tried it on at the family get-together, it seemed to fit just fine. But I was wearing a sweater.... Now, I'm thinking it may be a bit big? You tell me:
I like it so much though. My thoughtful sis Freeda knew I was looking for something I could wear over my cute summer tops and still show more of the top than most jackets or sweaters:
She's really great at picking out gifts for people. Whenever I'm stumped (all too often), I go to her for ideas!
I've been dying to wear this shell to work for ages, so thought I would give it a try. Obviously, it's also a try at black and brown together. How can I get it to hang straighter over the boobular area? Or should I just let it go around like it does now?
The original way it closes:
After some safety-pinning:
I don't like the way the button hangs down... a bit of a design defect, IMO. I can change that easily, though. Even if this sweater is a little big, I'm going to find a way for it to work. It's just TOO GORGEOUS! My outfit pics don't show the detail very well, so here's the front:
And the back- these are three independent panels:
Maybe too independent- I'm thinking of stitching them together a little. Just to lie smoother:
The photos I tried with my work pants just didn't show much. So you get a peek at my PJs, tee-hee.
Oh yeah! My hard-to-match earrings look great with this top:
So the question is: wash it to shrink it up, then take it to the tailor... or get the paperwork from Freeda to exchange for a size smaller?
Top: Freeda's castoff Soma
Sweater: Iman gift from Freeda
Pants: Lane Bryant
Earrings: made by Snookums
FYI: I was doing this entire blog from my Android phone, snatching moments out of my busy life for quick photos. But I hate auto-correct with a purple passion, so now I'm using the computer for most of the work. I am still using my phone for the photos, though. My photo sizes may be erratic, and the quality isn't stellar. I am not a professional blogger, and do not have time for lots of scenic poses with a great camera. I don't even own a great camera! However, I DO appreciate your continued feedback, even in the absence of photographic artistry.
DJ/Radio Producer-turned-Lawyer attempts to dress like a grown-up. Sometimes I comically fail. And I occasionally post fun stuff, like music videos, book-club reviews, or photos of beauty or oddity.