Monday, January 7, 2013

One Sweater, Three Days

Okay, story time.

Every year, my mom makes the ultimate trek to Bloomingdales (a lengthy one mile from her office) to buy one cashmere item.  She calls it her "cashmere of the year", and it's always super soft, with a pragmatic shape and relatively neutral color so to be worn with as many items as possible.  She likes to only buy one a year because they are pricey (for a non-designer item) and buying just one a year makes it much more special and exciting to go cashmere shopping.  I am usually not allowed to wear said cashmere purchases, because for some reason my mom fears that I will inevitably spill acid on it prior to lighting it on fire and falling in a pile of mudd, but I digress. A little over 2 years ago, when I was a mere 14 years old, my mom came home with her yealry cashmere, a light pink open cardigan; the epitome of a pretty sweater.  I had always coveted the item, but was only allowed to look, no touching allowed.  Then someting miraculous happened.  As '10 turned to '11, and with it, a new cashmere sweater entered my mother's already full closet, I was allowed to wear the sweater to a family dinner after only asking twice, instead of the usual 10 times (that had prior always ended in a firm no). This was the first time that a cashmere purchase was allowed to venture out of the cleanliness of my mother's bedroom on my body instead of hers.  I was overjoyed, and have been wearing the sweater often ever since. It has been through a lot of wear and tear by this point, but things only get better with age, right?  It's now 2013 and that sweater has been through a lot of family dinners, not to mention school presentations, NYC outings, late nights at the library, and any other activity that seemed fit for a pink cashmere sweater. Back to the present day...

I did something unfathomable last week.  I wore said cashmere sweater three days in a row! Shocking, I know, but I hope you all can forgive me.  

One good thing came out of this forbidden act, and that is the idea for this post, in which I attempt to justify my wearing of the sweater three times in a row by showing you I did indeed style it very differently each day, rendering it nearly unrecognizable (in my diluted mind) as being the same sweater as the day before.  Whether or not this flawed plan succeeded (I did have one friend baffled by the concept of my repeating a garment within the same lunar cycle, let alone the same 24 hours) is not the point, but rather the success (or not) of my ability to turn a not-so-on-trend, otherwise quite bland fabric and style of a two-and-a-half year old sweater into something that is worthy of a fashion blog and my own standards of dressing as fashionable as a 16 year old possibly can.

I feel as though I am rambling, so I think I will just show you my outfits now: sorry it it is hard to see; it was so windy! Also, ignore my red nose; I have somewhat of a permanent cold throughout the winter. 












Day 1. I am super obsessed with my new app "mirrorgram"! Sweater: Bloomingdales. Urban Outfitters dress, Steve Madden boots, House of Harlow necklace. 





Day 2. Madewell top, Free People pants, Tory Burch flats, Dannijo necklace, Madewell bracelets, vintage watch, Forever 21 ring, Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses. 





Third day's a charm. This is my "Don't I look French?" outfit. Madewell dress, Marc by Marc Jacobs flats and watch, Cult Gaia flower crown. 

While writing this I have been filled with memories of Spongebob's "the best time to wear a stripe sweater (is all the time)" opera rendition, and I tell you it has just brought tears to my eyes reminicing about it.  And now, I think it is time for this sweater to retire to the back of my mother's closet. At least it had a nice last couple of days and got to be featured on my blog before it passed on. Which outfit do you prefer-let me know! 

xo, Scatter Girl
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42 comments:

  1. Great pants!
    Melly
    http://morgane-le-fay.blogspot.de/

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  2. The cashmere sweater looks even better with that story behind it. I think you look fab in all of them!

    Btw, thank you for dropping by my blog! Of course it'd be great if we could follow each other. Following you on gfc and bloglovin, Would be really happy if you'd give a follow back!

    Many kisses
    ♡ Jaslin from http://justjaslin.blogspot.sg/

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  3. This story is so cute!
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  4. Thanks for the comment lovely, great blog!

    Following :) xo

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  5. Lovely dresses!!

    Kisses

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  6. Such a cute dress
    Impressive blog!
    Check mine and let me know if you would like to follow each other:-)
    Kisses
    Aga

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  7. It looks lovely! Love the dress too!! Xx

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  8. Love your pink cardigan! :*

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  9. Aww, that is such a cute tradition that your mom has! That sweater is beautiful. I adore the colour. All of these outfits are fantastic!
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  10. you should just give me all your jewelry...i love it all! haha:)

    jules from www.myladybakes.com

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  11. cute miss!
    i'm always a pant type of girl so definately pants for me =)

    x

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  12. Ohhh my god!!

    Ok . SO much to say.

    First. My mom is the SAME way about cashmere. She buys like, one piece a year, and honestly: I used to think it was dumb. I thought: A plain sweater, how dull?

    Then I put it on. Absolutely life changing. I stole her old one with holes in it, and patched it up and wear it all the time. So I COMPLETELY understand your cashmere envy. (Side note: Went shopping w/ my mom yesterday and she bought me my first cashmere sweater. It was epic)

    Second. DANNIJO. ummm. you are fantastic. This necklace is so awesome. Wish I could afford it.

    Cheers.
    -Gabrielle

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  13. All of these outfits are great, but I especially love the first dress. The print and colours are great! :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  14. I love all of the photos and all of the outfits! But I must tell you that I am inlove with this Dannijo necklace <3!

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  15. I'm in love with that first look! You are so good with your accessories, they are always layered great!

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  16. Aah I love cashmere jumpers! Your story was so much fun to read haha. The third outfit is absolutely perfect :)

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  17. I like your frenchie outfit!! Digging that headband ♡

    Jalie
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  18. I like your frenchie outfit!! Digging that headband ♡

    Jalie
    www.jaliechichi.com

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  19. Nice outfits! Such a versatile sweater!

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  20. You have such an amazing colour hair, I love it! and also you have a lovely style, all the outfits are awesome!

    xx

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  22. I love your style , and your hair *___* ! That sweater is beautiful and outfits are cute :3 love them ! I'm definitely your new follower! When you have time check out my blog and follow me on my Facebook page if you don't hate our blog? xox Tihana
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  23. Cute necklace;)

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  24. love your necklaces!! so pretty.

    following each other sounds great.
    i'm following you now!

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  25. wow! love the outfits, I'm following you now
    xoxo
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  26. love the dress! Jealous of all the sunshine you are getting!
    I would love to follow each other! I have Google+ and Bloglovin'!
    Xx
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  27. Such a cute story! Haha, I love how she gets a cashmere piece every year! And it looks good on you too :)
    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know!

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  28. Hi Sweetie!

    Your mom has a really cool idea of a tradition~ I adore this! And, you look so striking in this pink cashmere sweater! Love how you wore it 3x in one lunar cycle!!!

    Love,
    -Lauren at adorn la femme
    http://adornlafemme.blogspot.com

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  29. Hey hun thanks for the comment on my blog
    I would love to follow each other :)
    following you now and I would love for you to follow me too!

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  30. hey girl nice u look! I have a Chicnova Jewelry giveaway for 3 lucky winners starting 9 Jan..wld love it if you drop by!
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  31. Love the Red Dress :)

    Would you like to follow each other?
    Just let me know :)

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  32. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that peter pan collar necklace.
    New follower.
    Liz
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  33. Cute!
    Especially I love your pink ring...

    Would you like t follow each other?
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  34. sure we can follow each other! I already do, waiting for your follow back!

    xx
    Marti
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  35. Nice dress :) x

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  36. Cute outfits! I love the dress!
    xoxo
    Sara from http://liveloveandlaughwithsassa.de/

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  37. I dig the prints on the pants and dresses!

    xoxo Britt

    www.PardonMyFashion.com

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  38. You are totally rocking that flower crown! :) I love your blog!

    Please check out my blog at:

    http://fashiononfire.org/

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