Forget the Rules

Sweater – Made by my mom!

Jeans – Joe Fresh

Boots –

Purse – Vintage

This is a sweater that my mom knit herself long before I was even born.Years later, here I am sporting the homemade creation! I bet she never imagined that both her daughters would love it so much as adults! Neat, hey?

Although this sweater has a cool history, it’s not exactly the most flattering shape.But who cares.Sometimes you have to break the “what’s best for your body shape” rules and just wear what you like.I don’t mind looking like a box some days as long as I like what I am wearing.Not to mention it keeps me super warm and cozy!

Anyone else wear their parent’s clothing from the 80’s? Haha…

XO, Andrea



  1. Mia's Little Corner
    January 27, 2012 / 7:24 am

    Lovely sweater!:D And I love the leather bag!!:DStop by some time:Dxxx Mia's Little Corner

  2. Nicol Lee Ann T.
    January 27, 2012 / 9:56 am

    girl your sweater is really cool!!x nicolgirl, check, follow, whatever you

  3. jimmi lou
    January 27, 2012 / 11:52 am

    You look so cosy, those boots are lovely. I can't believe your Mother made that sweater, its really nice! I'm hoping one day if I have a daughter she will want all of my 'vintage' clothing!!

  4. Antonella C'est moi
    January 27, 2012 / 1:08 pm


  5. Arden
    January 27, 2012 / 3:58 pm

    You look so cute!! I do love a good sweater.. xx

  6. M
    January 27, 2012 / 4:01 pm

    i love the sweater!!:):)

  7. Jessica
    January 27, 2012 / 5:27 pm

    love this outfit!

  8. aislin
    January 27, 2012 / 6:01 pm

    My mom's grandma [aka my great grandma] made her a big wool sweater for the winter she was preggo with me. I wear it all the time!! It's big and bulky and completely unflattering. I love it!!Cute blog! Newest follower 🙂

  9. Anna
    January 27, 2012 / 7:07 pm

    great outfit! =) i like your blog! =)Please, check out mine and follow, if you like <3

  10. Bethany Jensen
    January 27, 2012 / 7:38 pm

    GREAT sweater, love your style!

  11. Britt+Whit
    January 27, 2012 / 8:15 pm

    ahh you look so comfy! can your mom make us some sweaters! love it! Happy Fridaylove from San Francisco,Britt+Whit

  12. Los tocados de Marieta
    January 27, 2012 / 9:26 pm

    Hello Andrea, I love your post and the sweater is perfect ….. Right now we're following you. We appreciate if you visit our blog. Kisses.

  13. My Style Ideas
    January 27, 2012 / 9:31 pm

    Wow! Very nice that your mother made the sweater herself! Love how you combined it!Xoxo

  14. thecriminallyexpensive
    January 28, 2012 / 1:47 am

    That sweater looks so warm and cozy! I can't believe it is home made. Your mom is awesome. I love it!xxKrissie

  15. Fifth N Sixth Closet
    January 28, 2012 / 2:53 am

    Just came across your's really cool you have a very nice style! I love your sweater & purse!

  16. Kim
    January 28, 2012 / 6:00 am

    I like this sweater. It looks cute and comfy-perfect for relaxed days.-kim found the route

  17. Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris
    January 28, 2012 / 8:34 am

    Cute jumper!I'm your new follower by Bloglovin! Greetings from Spain!xoxoM.

  18. Elin Kling
    January 28, 2012 / 12:29 pm

    cozy <3

  19. indie by heart
    January 28, 2012 / 2:14 pm

    Such a cute jumper ! ^^Satu Indie by Heart

  20. Rania Kelesidou
    January 28, 2012 / 4:04 pm

    Your mom made this sweater? It's so cute! Lovely cozy outfit <3

  21. vintage process
    January 28, 2012 / 4:28 pm

    Great pictures! I love it!!

  22. kat @ paper doll theory
    January 28, 2012 / 8:41 pm

    love your blog so much!! such a cozy sweater and lovely bootshope you can stop by have a lovely weekendlove

  23. Ashley Isaacs
    January 28, 2012 / 10:38 pm

    I was going to tell you how your sweater reminds me of my days in Van and then I noticed you live there, hehehe……your mom did a great job……………

  24. Stacy
    January 28, 2012 / 11:44 pm

    i really love this

  25. Eloise
    January 29, 2012 / 1:28 am

    As if that's handmade, it looks just like the knitwear that's everywhere at the moment! And it looks super comfyxx

  26. Tonya
    January 29, 2012 / 4:13 am

    That sweater is so gorgeous and I can't believe your mom made it! So much talent! It's so cute and I really love the print.

  27. Karolina B-H
    January 29, 2012 / 4:57 am

    Your mam is so talented, this sweater is beautiful!! lucky girl :)xxo

  28. girl in the poodle shoes
    January 29, 2012 / 5:26 am

    I think it looks cute! Your mom is a talented lady :)Best from your newest follower,CaseyGirl in the Poodle Shoes

  29. Fashion
    January 29, 2012 / 3:18 pm

    Love your sweater

  30. Kate
    January 29, 2012 / 6:33 pm

    Gorgeous pictures. Love the jumper!

  31. Seeking Style
    January 29, 2012 / 9:04 pm

    That's a great sweater! Love the purse as well!xo Jennifer

  32. dreaming en francais
    January 30, 2012 / 1:15 am

    SO cute! I am loving the sweater, so cool that it was home-made! xo

  33. Anonymous
    January 30, 2012 / 2:12 am

    Such a cute post! I love your sweater and your bag!macaronsandmcqueen.blogspot.comxx

  34. The PvdH Journal
    January 30, 2012 / 7:42 pm

    oh wow! The sweater is super cute! (and even cuter now after you hear the special story behind it!)

  35. I'M CASSIE.
    February 8, 2012 / 6:25 pm

    Holy cow, this is the cutest sweater I have seen in a long time! I absolutely love it. You have such a nice style:)

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