WIW 10.25.13 - Pink & Purple (and a hilarious shopping mistake)

Casual Friday!

Jacket: W118 (bought from Anna)
Umbrella Sweater: handknit by me
Pants: Loft Scuba Straight Ankle Pants. (I let them down an inch. Hope that looks ok!)
Shoes: Painful horrid things. I'm going to toss after today and replace with something better

Shopping Mistake:

After Angie posted an outfit idea for white jeans in winter, I decided to try it. I have some white jeans on order. I also bought the leopard print sweater pictured in the ensemble from the Gap in size 8 (M).

The jeans still aren't here, but the sweater arrived and it was immediately apparent that something was wrong.

I bought a size 8 children's sweater! Oops. Luckily, my daughter likes it :) hahaha.

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  • Diana replied 7 years ago

    Ooh, I love the floral moto and the umbrella sweater together.  The colors make me happy.  =)

    And too funny about the sweater!  Is there actually an adult version too?  Gap has been screwing up my online orders a lot lately... I ordered some size 10 pants that must have been missized because they were smaller than the size 8 (and the replacement was the right size), and they sent me size 6 instead of 8 for the Ultra Skinnies.  Someone needs better order fulfillment training...

  • Amy replied 7 years ago

    Well, I thought there was an adult size, Diana, but I'm not sure. I've been doing a lot of squirelly things lately so would be hesitant to blame it on the Gap; however, I have noticed the crazy sizing discrepancies with some of their items.

  • replied 7 years ago

    Lol! Your DD looks a treat in the sweater. I love the quirky sweater and floral jacket. The colours are lovely.

  • replied 7 years ago

    Love the bright colors of the jacket! Nice that your daughter can turn the shopping "mistake" into a win!

  • Parsley replied 7 years ago

    That is SO funny about the sweater!
    DD looks adorable in it, though!
    Will you be doing a mother-daughter matching outfit? :-)

  • Glory replied 7 years ago

    Ooh laa laa DD is lovely and what a great mistake it turned out to be :)

  • replied 7 years ago

    Love the colour and pattern mixing!

    Too funny about the sweater, but so strange! I wonder how that happened?

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 7 years ago

    Love this outfit and the pattern mixing.. so funny and what a happy accident for DD. 

  • deb replied 7 years ago

    Well, at least the sweater fits someone in your household, lol, Your outfit is great.

  • kkards replied 7 years ago

    love that jacket. the floral is great, and the cut of the jacket is fab!
    DD looks killer in that sweater!

  • Amy replied 7 years ago

    Parsley, we might end up with similar sweaters, but I will not be wearing Uggs, lol.

  • LACeleste replied 7 years ago

    Great story!  Your DD is so cute!  

  • Vickie KY replied 7 years ago

    The sweater you made is beautiful. It looks great with the top. Colors are really good on you.  Your daughter makes a wonderful model and is beautiful too. Vickie

  • Amy replied 7 years ago

    Thanks, ladies.

    Are these pants too short on me? They're supposed to be ankle pants.

  • san replied 7 years ago

    Too bad the shoes hurt you because they look nice and they don't look like killer shoes.  I like your bright moto it matches your perky personality.  You certainly have a talent for knitting.  I was thinking the pants looked a tad too short.  Can they come down anymore?  Or wearing with ankle boots would cure that.
    Your DD is beautiful. 

  • Marmee replied 7 years ago

    Love the jacket with the pattern mixing!  And your daughter is so darn cute!

  • Jjsloane replied 7 years ago

    Funny, I almost bought that sweater too (clicking through Angie's link), but realized it was in Girl's dept. Not available in adult (then you and your DD could be twins!)

  • Tanya replied 7 years ago

    Too funny, but your DD look awesome in her new sweater.  I adore your umbrella sweater too, so pretty with the floral moto.

  • annagybe replied 7 years ago

    Yay! Jacket twins! Bummer about the shoes, they look good.
    I don't know if you buying a kids' sweater is worse than me buying that jacket twice.

  • Caro in Oz replied 7 years ago

    The floral jacket is great on you. Funny - glad the sweater worked for your daughter :)

  • sarah replied 7 years ago

    Hah Hah Hah!!!! DD is stealing the show in that sweater - isn't she adorable?!

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Amy you look amazing! The jacket is wonderful and I love the line and length of the pants. Such a shame about the shoes because they are beautifully sleek. DD looks gorgeous in her new sweater!

  • Tanya replied 7 years ago

    For all the ladies that loved the leopard sweater, Bloomingdas has  a very similar one (albeit much more expensive as it is cashmere):

  • Debra replied 7 years ago

    Love your outfit Amy and I soooooo wish I could knit, very cute little jumper...
    Great score for your daughter :)

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    YES. I realized the child's size later and mentioned so in my post. DD looks cute as a button, and is lucky to have a stylish role model Mama. Love you in retro florals Amy. 

  • Day Vies replied 7 years ago

    Oh that's funny! DD looks cute in the sweater!
    I wish I had enough print in my wardrobe to do what you've done here with your sweater and jacket. All of the colors complement/coordinate yet there is no matching. I am enjoying the cut of the jacket in addition to the vibrant colors.  Lovely!

  • Thistle replied 7 years ago

    You look terrific, and the sweater looks super cute on DD. Stylish mamma and daughter!

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    What  a story, and your daughter is a lucky girl. Not only does she have a fab new sweater, but she also has a stylish mama who is a really good sport! 

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