Tuesday, December 8, 2015

A Fair Isle of Ugly Sweaters: ootd

    In Japan they use the term "kimo-kawaii" for anything that is both creepy and cute.  But, to be honest everything I've seen labeled as kimo-kawaii is really just creepy.  I've had this term on my mind lately while experimenting with my latest fashion endeavor; Fair Isle sweaters.  
    Tis the season for ugly sweaters and Fair Isle is the technique that makes them with a little style.  For the longest time when I thought of Fair Isle sweaters I instantly went back to memories of 80s holidays and my rich, snotty cousins always wearing them, so I've always hated them, (the sweaters, not the cousins).  But, now that they've come back around and gained popularity again, I decided to put my past bias aside and give one a try.  
    I searched long and hard for an inexpensive piece and finally found this cream pullover for $15.  The conclusion of this little experiment is that I kinda really like my ugly-cute sweater.  I wonder how I say that in Japanese :)

Shop the Look:
 Forever 21 Fair Isle Sweater
Size Small New With Tags for $15 + $5.50 sh
Size Small New Without Tags $20 + $3.99 sh

Earrings and Tights are from ModCloth

Skirt is by Meadow Rue from Anthropologie.  Here are a few on the resale sites
Size 6 Pre-owned $45 + $3.99sh
Size 4 Pre-owned $14.99 + $5.75
Size 4 Pre-owned $29.99 + $5.95
Size 2 NWOT $64.95 + $3.75 sh

1 comment

  1. I just found your blog today via Modcloth, and I've been scrolling through admiring your style! I had to comment on this post as I recently bought the VERY SAME SWEATER from ebay and I love it to pieces. I think its genius is under-appreciated by many ;)


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