Saturday, November 21, 2015

Pucker Up: ootd

    Print sweaters?  Love them!  And when they have an unusual print like these hot pink kisses, I love them even more.  Now that the temperatures are dropping, it's time to pull out the pullovers and start layering.  This year I've decided to skip the drab solids and go for something daring.  I fell instantly in love with this Lovely Lips Raglan Sweater by Forever 21
    Though it is sold out online, I found it for only $6 at a resale site.  The only bummer about a lot of these sites is that they won't ship to me here in Japan.  I have to have them sent to mum and then she bundles and sends my purchases over to me.  It takes about a month for me to get the things I order, but it's worth the wait and I'm ever so grateful to have such a wonderful mother.
    This sweater arrived a bit stretched out.  The care instructions said to hand wash and lay flat to dry.  But since it was only 18% angora and 82% nylon, I decided to ignore the instructions.  I put it in the washing machine on the "Hand Washables" cycle.  Then put it in the dryer on low heat for 20 minutes.  I checked it at 10 minutes and then again at the end of the 20 and it was fine, no shrinkage.  Since it was still damp I put it back in for an additional 10 minutes at high heat. 
    The result was that it took out some of the sag and quite a bit of the loose hair.  So, while I can't recommend going rogue on care instructions for anyone else, every now and then it pays to ditch the rules.

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Sweater by
Button Down Shirt by Banana Republic
Flats by Aldo
Necklace from
Jeans by INC
Cupcake purse from

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