Monday, January 30, 2012

The Grandpa Sweater

Here in Boston, January is throwing us for a loop. The weather has been sublime lately, and a thick sweater is doing well as a jacket. And if you want to be extra cozy, it might be time to try a grandpa sweater. 
The "grandpa sweater" is not a technical term but it was dubbed with this name because it's big, comfy, and absolutely divine for snuggling up in, i.e. Mister Roger's style =) 
I've always been a big fan of over-sized wool sweaters, they let you bury yourself in their comfy warmth. Granted, this is not the outfit to bust out on a first date or for Friday night cocktails but it's a cute a trendy look for Sunday brunch or afternoon shopping.  
I love them most paired with skinnies - it's long enough to cover your derriere, comfy enough to echo in public and you'll still look slim because your legs will be on full display. I love wearing menswear-inspired clothes. There's something about messy hair, no make-up, and an over-sized sweater! I hope my bare face didn't scare you, but in all honesty I don't wear make-up to work or school so keeping it real today =)

[Outfit]
Sweater :: H&M
Top :: Gap
Sknnies :: Guess via Macy's
Boots :: Aldo
Bag :: Mulberry Alexa
Necklace :: Swapped 

Update:
I have a GAP Coupon for 30% off on online which ends today - Code XJY3QJ9DVRXX. I think this is a one time use code so any one who uses it please leave a comment stating so and I can remove it. Thanks!

Some of my recent purchase from GAP:

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120 comments:

  1. That sweater looks nice and warm! You look beautiful without makeup! I wish I could get away with being fresh faced, it would save so much time in the morning. But I feel like I look 12 without it hehe.

    -Sharon
    PS Running a necklace giveaway on my blog today

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  2. Nice outfit :)

    x

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  3. Love the color of this comfy sweater and your handbag is SUPER cute, too! :)

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  4. mmm, very cossy ;)

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  5. My daughter has an actual sweater from my Grandpa that she wears a lot. It looks so sweet on her and gives me precious memories when I see it. You look adorable.
    Catherine Denton

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  6. You make the grandpa sweater look very stylish.

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  7. I'm a big fan of grandpa sweaters...so cozy!

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  8. I really love your necklace!

    xoxo,
    Rachel
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  9. Yes to oversized sweaters for winter. So cozy!

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  10. i love love love your hair. :] you look so beautiful! :3

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  11. i think its adorable! i actually have one from jcrew a few seasons ago called the "Nonno" sweater... which is what we call my grandpa in Italian!

    Pieces of love

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  12. Haha! That's so cute - your Mr. Rogers grandpa sweater!! Looks really comfy! :)

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  13. I love oversized sweaters too, I keep trying to borrow my husband's but he's pretty picky about his clothes too. ;)

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  15. nice outfit! thanks for your visit I hope you will want to follow me on facebook
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  16. Love this outfit xxx thanks for your comments over at my blog xx I'm your newest follower xx

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  17. love your outfit!!!!! it's so comfy and chic!!!!!!!!!

    Dionysia
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  18. Oh I'd love to get that Mulberry bag! It's so chic!

    Thanks for following my blog!:) I like your style and your blog seems very interesting! So I followed back. :-)

    Have a great week beauty! ♥

    xx

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  19. Very cool sweater and definitely great when paired with skinnies. You know your fashion Thu! :)
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  20. Lovely sweater!!! I love sweaters like this :) Thanks for follow my blog,of course I follow you back,I like so much your blog

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  21. thank you very much :) im follow you too!♥

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  22. I like your sweater!!
    I will be so happy if you follow my blog, I will always follow yours back

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  23. Thanks for the comment :)

    Your blog is lovely! Followed you. :)


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  24. A cute cosy outfit! And I love your bag! :-)

    Em
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  25. The sweater is adorable!
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  26. thanks for following.i am following back.you look great btw.awesome outfit.love the bag :)

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  27. I love oversized sweaters and cardis, no matter how grandpa they look! hahaha.
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  28. I love the oversized sweaters, they are just way too comfy to give up! :) thans for following! I am now following you! :)

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  29. You wear it so well, ....you are so cute!!!

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  30. Just got my very own grandpa sweater today - can't wait to wear a comfy outfit to the library (because going to the library for me as a major event :)
    Thu! Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I would love to follow yours and have added you to my blogroll/google reader, yeah!

    I love your blog, you take amazing pictures!

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  31. I love your look!! I have one with my dad jersey, and I love it!!!

    kisses

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  32. Thanks for comment and following...your blog is so interesting and today outfit post is great,good job:))
    follow u

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  33. Wow, that bag is so beautiful, really really great :)
    Kisses

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  34. thanks for your comment!!
    follow you back!!

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  36. A grandpa sweater is my favorite 'mens wear' look. They make me nostalgic for my own grandfather, and are just so warm & cozy. Wearing something really big & bulkt can really make you look even tinier. But I usually pair mine with skinnies or shorts too.

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  37. So so gorgeous. I love it! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. You are so sweet! I am a huge fan of the oversized sweater, especially with skinnies. I think you pull it off so well, and NO I couldn't even TELL you weren't wearing any make up! Are you serious? You are simply gorgeous. I wouldn't ever wear it if I were you. Well, maybe for fun. :D

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  38. Girl, your bare face is beautiful!! I love big cozy sweaters, too. I'm not really crazy about wool because it itches me, but any other kind of big ole sweater and I'm all over it. =)

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  39. lovely sweater!
    thanks for your comment :) follow you back!
    kisses!

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  40. i love a good baggy sweater! you look fantastic!! xoxo

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  41. HI SWEETIE..OF COURSE I FOLLOW YOU <3
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  42. Hi Thu, girl you really know how to make a grandpa sweater look cute! Looks so cozy, loving the boots and bag

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  43. Cute outfit.

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  44. Thank You, for the visit and for the lovely comment. Thank You, for following on GFC. I followed you on GFC and Bloglovin. Hopefully you will follow back on Bloglovin. Thanks.

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  45. Great outfit, you're so cute
    thanks for your comment, follow you back !
    Kisses doll and have a great week.

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  46. Thank you sweety..I'm following you back :)
    xo

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  47. Thanks for the sweet comment Thu! I am following you back :)
    I also am obsessed with the grandpa sweater! I live them and tights haha so comfy!

    xoxo,
    Paris

    glitteratiandglamour.blogspot.com

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  48. love your necklace and Mulberry bag :) followin' you :) follow me back! :)

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  49. Thanks for following! I followed you back:)


    xoxo
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  50. The sweater looks super comfy
    Thanks for following my blog, I just followed you too :)

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  51. Very cute grandpa sweater! You look so cute & comfy. This weather has been crazy, no? Can't complain!

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  52. Hi Thu, i just found your blog, and i'm so happy i did, your photos are incredible.
    I love the brown bag you're wearing in this outfit, you look beautiful!
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  53. Cute cream sweater! And I love your bag!!
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  54. What style love it!

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  55. I love this casual but chic look. You're freakin' adorable! The chunky sweater over skinny jeans is a perfect combination. And I'm in love with your bag! Super jealous.

    **kisses**
    Emily

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  56. I love how you called it the grandpa sweater! Super cute bag!

    xox,

    Luis

    www.ChicOverload.com (my blog!)

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  57. Looks so comfy and cozy! And I love your Alexa too :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  58. thanks for your comment and follow!!
    i follow you back on gfc and bloglovin!!

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  59. I love the whole outfit---especially the bag!

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  60. lov all your post , you're so stylish !
    the sweater really fits you ..

    i love your boots , ah what a perfect weather ..
    in my country we don't have a kind of season like that ..
    only summer hahaha

    i'm enjoy reading your blog and i followed !
    thank you for visiting my blog :)

    xoxo
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  61. you are rocking the grandpa sweater! :)

    <3, Mimi
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  63. I love grandpa sweaters! I take my dad's sweaters all the time too lol :)

    -Lisa
    Thelovelymemoir.blogspot.com

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  64. it's a beautiful day in your neighborhood. you look just as pretty without make-up, as you do with it. i like how you paired the necklace with the snow white, much better looking than i ever saw mr. fred roger's wear, sweater, & those boots! :)

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  65. really cute satchel!!

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    Loretta xx

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  66. I love Granpa sweaters! And anything H&M! You look good!


    Thanks again for your kind comment on my blog! I'm now following! I hope you follow mine too!


    X

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  67. Great outfit! Love the bag!
    Thanks for following me I'm your new follower ;)
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  68. Nice cozy outfit! Lovely cardigan and bag!!!!

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  69. Really no makeup? You should do it more often because your skin is so good :) I like the relaxed feel I get from this look :)

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  70. Hi! Thanks for the sweet comment.
    Love your style. Followed you back. ;)

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  71. I really love the oversized knitwear look too ^^
    You look cute and cosy!

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  72. You look beautiful ;) The bag is great!

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  73. That jumper is just gorgeous, it looks so cosy and comfortable! I'm loving it with those jeans and your fur trim boots are amazing!!

    Thanks for your lovely comment, just became a follower xo

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  74. Beautiful blog as well! I'm following you now of course.
    You look great; love that jumper.

    XOXO
    My Bathroom Is My Castle
    My Wardrobe Is My Castle

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  75. Love how cozy you look :D I have never heard of grandpa sweater but I have heard of a grandma sweater :D It does look comfy tho. I love oversize comfy sweater :) Love your blog!

    x0x0

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  77. thank you - and yes: I follow youre great blog! :)

    xx, mathilda

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  78. thank you dear for your following!
    you look amazing and fantastic :)

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  79. This is a great post!! I looove your outfit and especially your necklace!!! Thank you so much for your sweet comment in my blog and for following me... I'm following you back because I loved your blog :)

    Evi xoxo

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  80. Hi, thanks for following me! I really like your blog and style :)

    following now!

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  81. Wow, you'ree just too cute dear! Loving your boots. Keep blogging hey fahsion blogger. Just visit my blog, i hope you like my blog and "follow button" beib!

    Cheers,
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  82. I'm totally in love with your outfit!

    xoxo

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  83. great look, especially the bag. and love your long hair ;)

    xoxo Daisy

    The Mandarine Girl

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  84. Great look, dear and thank you for your lovely comment! I don't really see you following me on GFC, but if you decide to do so, I promise to follow back x



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  85. I want that outfit :) love it!

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  86. you look comfy and chic! great outfit!

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  87. lovely sweater! grandpa sweater in white is something really unusual! I also love it with shinnies the most!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  88. Thanks for following me, sweet!
    You have a nice blog!

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  89. lovely bag :)) I'm in love with your hair <3

    following your blog of course ;))

    kiss kiss

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  90. You can basically step out the door wearing a plastic bag with that bag <3

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  91. I'm totally in love with "grandpa sweaters". Honestly, I always gravitate towards them when I'm shopping. This one is great! I love it. :)

    xx Jessica

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  92. I really like your blog! :) I follow you back :)

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  93. nice oversized sweater, so white and angelic. Looks nice with a simple sparkly necklace! Another chic inspiration.

    mongs
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  94. I lo,ve oversized items too this sewater is so nice, perfect in white color!! I follow your blog too :)

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  95. Lovely blog and lovely outfit...especially the necklace!
    Thanks for sweety comment, I definitely follow U ,
    See U soon on http://fashionistb.blogspot.com/
    xoxo !

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  96. great sweater, it looks so cozy. and i like your purse too. thx for your sweet comment, i am following you now too! let's keep in touch!

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  97. Love this look and that bag! Following you now :)

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  98. LOVE your outfit! i have total bag envy hahaa
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  99. Cute, sweet and simple look. Love the boots and bag. :)

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  100. Your grandpa sweater looks cozy and cute! I love it :) Oversize sweaters are so fun to wear.

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  101. The sweater looks great! I love such vintage pieces! I'm so often on the flea market and searching for great things like that!

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  102. White is your color! You really look so warm and cozy!

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  103. Very comfy, yet super chic :) I love this :) xoxo

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  104. You look amazing. I love that sweater and your handbag too.
    Thank you for following me, I'm already your proud follower. :)

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  105. Oh, the bag!! The bag!! It's... such a dream. :)

    Hehe, sorry for gushing --I like Mulberry bags too much to refrain from screaming. ;)

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