Friday, February 10, 2012

outfit post: Your Teddy Bear

I just Wanna Be Your Teddy Bear: Feeling snuggly in my red glitter maryjanes and fugly sweater.

The elephant in the room is probably this ridiculous sweater. 

I don't know why I bought it, most likely a thrift shopping frenzy YEARS ago. I just recently pulled it out of storage, and laughed my sensible head off. A Teddy Bear, hugging a black kitty? Sporting a Tam O'  Shanter and a scarf? Ridiculous. This sweater could NOT be more unlike me or my style- it is too cutesy, too collegiate and TOO navy. So of course I had to see if I could style it so that it looked like "me."  I think it's probably one of the least sexy things I could possibly wear- it's reeks of "librarian mom."

And that got me thinking about my red glitter platform mary janes. I bought them, probably last Halloween, because I've always wanted a pair of ruby slippers.  You know, so I could be Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. They are obviously of the "sexy Dorothy" variety, but no matter. They add a little som-som to the saccharine bear hug knitted on my chest.
Bear with Me: Notice that Teddy needs a scarf and hat to stay warm. Perhaps black kitty is made of ice.
I layered the sweater with my vintage red gingham shirt, probably the best three dollars ever spent. I've worn it before. You can see how I wore it HERE, and HERE and today, with said cuddling Teddy Bear. And skinny jeans. And the  "Sexy Dorothy" shoes.

Now hug me. I'm lonely.

Now Wearing: 
  • hearted sunglasses, Freestyle Clothing Exchange
  • vintage '80's Motif sweater, Thrift Town
  • vintage flower brooch, thrifted
  • vintage Gingham button down, thrifted
  • Butt Ugly handbags, c/o Butt Ugly
  • $20 skinny jeans, Target
  • Ellie glitter maryjanes, Amazon.com

29 comments:

Stylish Thought said...

That sweater is awesome and I love those shoes. This outfit in total is to freaking cute, not to mention your upside down pose! :)

Kristin said...

I will have Elvis in my head the rest of the day...not that that's a bad thing. : ) Love those glitzy Mary Janes!

theequinebovine said...

adorable!happy friday to you!

Little-Hat said...

Following you!

Loving this look...I frequenly dive into fugly sweaters looking for "nerdy-chic" (not to mention warmth).

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Crazy jumpers seem to be the in-thing over here - you've made the fugly jumper cutting edge by combining with the Dorothy shoes!

That's Not My Age said...

I'm not a huge fan of Christmas sweaters but you wear it well - and I prefer yours to the Stella McCartney version!

The Closet Shopper said...

Awesome sweater and gingham shirt and sparkly shoes. You are unique and stylish as hell.

Xo
Tracy

gracefully50.com said...

I LOVE that sweater! You're so freakin' cute in it! I know you prob don't like cute but you are! Now those red heels are SO you. I absolutely adore this outfit..seriously CUTE! Yep!
Happy weekend to you Bella!

Polka Princess said...

Cute cute sweater! Love how you've worn it with those sexy pair of mary-janes!!! Happy teddy Day dear! :)

*BIG HUG* <3

lasophia said...

I love cutesy crap and fugly finds. Those shoes are super rad. I would wear them every day if they didn't cut or blister me.

his_girl_friday said...

You somehow made a teddy bear sweater sexy. You win.

gabrielle said...

the gingham is very dorothy too. i have what i refer to as a "dorothy complex"- an insatiable lust for red shoes. if they come in red, i will have them. ive been trying to stop recently but i dream of a nice burdungy pair of loafers. yummm

Mik said...

I really like your glitter slippers! You should wear them again with a dirndl :)

Xo

Consider Me Lovely said...

Too cute Bella!! That sweater is awesome and do are your sparkling shoes!

Terri said...

the Mary Janes redeem the sweater!

Shybiker said...

Oh, those shoes! I want them. Really, I want them. Send them to me right away or my boys Tony and Vinnie will pay you a visit.

Girlie Blogger said...

Love your sweater.
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Melanie said...

Are you kidding? For the first post I've ever read on your blog, I'm very impressed by your saccharine sweet teddy and kitty cat sweater - ha! (It made me think of Bridget Jones if you're familiar with the Christmas sweater scene.) Your glittery Dorothy shoes are perfect. I don't see librarian mom - I see, ooo, ironic cool person.

Forest City Fashionista said...

Thanks so much for your lovely comment, and for adding me to the 40+ blogroll! Those sassy, sparkly shoes are just perfect!

Heather Fonseca said...

You look so cute! Styling that sweater must have been a huge challenge but you pulled it off. It's the cutest outfit! I've always kind of liked the librarian chic look though...

Franca said...

That jumper/sweater is hilarious! I think you've meneged to dress it up just right though, this outfit is great.

The Style Crone said...

You could make any item shine with your brilliant use of accessories. Love the red and white checkers as a repeat.

Helga! said...

Bella,Bella,Bella!!!!
I can't tell you how flattered I am regarding that lovely post about 40+ Fash. Bloggers!!SQUEE!You are such a darling and I can't wait to smear you with lipstick!
I also want desperately to steal this fabularsehole shoes!!!!OMG!SO incredibly cute with this sweater and jeans combo!You're just ROCKIN' it,baby!!!
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Tanvi said...

Totally love this outfit!

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any2ndnow.com said...

Awww, I love your sweater and those red sparkly shoes are fantastic. You know I adore that purse :)

xoxo
Cyrillynn

Lissy said...

Love the Dorothy glitter heels and the red heart shades...so fun!

Miss Peregrin said...

This is quite possibly my favourite outfit of yours ever! I love the way you've styled something that you wouldn't usually wear so that it totally suits you. Also, I'm really swooning over the grown-up Dorothy shoes.

Kimberlee Van Der Wall said...

haha only you could make a fugly sweater awesome! Love this look :)

La Dama said...

You look so fashionable wearing a Huxtable bear sweater.
amar your glitter Dorothy killer heels.
eyeing your red heart shades.
I been dreaming of glitter shoes for years.
besotes

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