Thursday, November 15, 2012

Fixing Manny Quinn

with an oversized sweater, maxi skirt, and my trusty belt.


sweater :: h&m (currently in stores)
hat :: h&m (similar)
skirt :: forever 21 maxi skirt (similar)
nail polish :: essie angora cardi
moustache ring :: c/o jyjz sf
stone ring :: h&m (similar)

I had some trouble with this sweater today. 

I acquired it in the past few days with the H&M 40% off coupon after weeks of indecision. The first time I laid eyes on this fuzzy green goodness, it was perfectly draped on Manny Quinn Two & A Half Men anyone? in the window. Piqued by the color, pattern, and texture of the sweater, I swung in, for what I promised Andrew, would be a quick glance.

After admiring the sweater from a closer vantage point I decided to hold off due to the hefty $50 price tag I'm not a fan of paying full price for clothes but my mind kept wondering back to it even days after. So two days ago when H&M announced a 40% off coupon, I knew what I would spend mine on, that fuzzy green sweater I had so lusted after. I assumed it would fit as I had first observed it on Manny Quinn, so I didn't bother trying it on. Big mistake. 

Fast forward back to today. I woke up excited to display my new sweater and impatiently pulled it over my messy head of hair as soon as I had finished brushing the pearly whites. And that's when the excitement ended. Big, baggy, and way too oversized for its and my own good. 

A recent facebook friend's status post monopolized my mind. He was upset at brands that pinned the back of clothes during model photo shoots to create the illusion of tailored, perfectly fit clothing. My mind wandered back to a recent excursion to the mall, where I too had noticed what seemed like an increase in the back pinning of Manny Quinn's clothes. 

But in a tough situation, what good does it do to worry and panic? No good is the answer. So I pulled my melted excitement off the ground, grabbed my trusty black studded belt, and whipped that oversized green sweater into shape. 

And that's how I fixed what Manny Quinn started. 
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35 comments:

  1. OMG!Perfect outfit!!!
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  2. Love tha hat :)

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  3. Amazing look, i love your sweater
    kisses

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  4. Haha interesting story, at least you made it work! I know how to feel, sometimes I buy things without trying them on and get disappointed because it looks nothing like the way it did on the mannequin/model when I try it on!! But I love the colors on the sweater!

    -Sarah
    The Weekend Diary

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  5. Yes, pinning has become a trend, too bad we can't pin our clothes in EVERYDAY LIFE -_- Very frustrating!
    But I really think that sweater looks lovely on you, despite its size. You have a gorgeous bouncy hair and it looks fantastic! Me, on the other hand, with the short hair, it would be disastorous :-D

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  6. awesome skirt ;]]


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  7. Really beautiful skirt :) You look lovely :)

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  8. I haven't found this sweather in our stores yet, hope I do because it's great! Love your outfits!

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  9. Oh my! That sweater looks soooo comfy!!! I hate when things don't fit like I'd hoped! (but that's why I always try things on in stores like H&M, ha ha)
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  10. Bahaha my husband watches two and a half men like its his job...... Love this post and that sweater!!
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  11. i hate buying things full price too! you're lucky you hot it for 40% off. i don't even have an H&M around me :(

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  12. Oh my gosh!! This is so true!! Love the outfit anyways. The color is so good on you!

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  13. Love your sweater! You look fabulous¡!

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  14. omg i love your sweater!
    looks so cute on you:)

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  15. Love the look! Amazing jumper!

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  16. It really is sad that retailers pin the backs of mannequins since it gives off a false advertisement to the customer :( Good thing you know how to rock anything anyways; smart girl, Lucy!

    Cassie
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  17. I want your hat! :) I've been looking for a burgundy floppy fedora style, and I can't seem to find one. I love the long skirt too!

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  18. You look gorgeous :) I love the maxi skirt and cute little bag the most. Lovely fall outfit.

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  19. At least your sweater looks quite comfy. I'm sorry but one can't trust mass market stores.

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  20. Wow, I can't take my eyes from this swearer! Boho queen!
    kisses)

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  21. LOve the mix of colors <3

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  22. it works :) look good! xx

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  23. i'm crazy about the oversized jumper!
    the hat is adorable too <3

    love
    agnes

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  24. This is adorable!!! I love how you paired the chunky sweater over the skirt. Totally going to have to try that!

    xoxo,
    Alyssa

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  25. Your skirt us fabulous, and I love how you matched the colours.Stop by whenever you like, it makes me happy!!!!kisses Coco

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  26. It is sad to hear but you got an amazing idea to wear a belt and get a shape body out of it. It looks gorgeous now.

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  27. Kudos! You look amazing, not many people can pull off this look. Love it!
    XO Chelsea

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