Penny Pincher Fashion Change of Heart | Penny Pincher Fashion

Monday, October 15, 2012

Change of Heart




I will be completely honest - I wasn't a big fan of the graphic novelty sweaters/sweatshirts when they first started cropping up.  Though I think they are fun, whimsical & look adorable on others...I didn't feel that they were really "me".  Every time I tried one on, I somehow felt that I looked like I'd raided my daughter's closet.  But, when I found this style at H&M, I fell in love (no pun intended) with the relaxed fit & cozy fabric - it manages to feel girly & modern at the same time.  Needless to say, I think I've found my new weekend uniform - you can't help but smile when wearing a big heart + polka dots.




What I'm wearing:
Forever 21 shirt (similar), H&M sweatshirt (here), Worthington pants (on sale here - runs small), Me Too flats (a few sizes left in pewter here), Forever 21 necklace (here), Mudd glasses (similar), ALDO clutch (on sale here), Lips: Revlon Moon Drops Hot Coral, Nails: Orly Enchanted Forest (similar)

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78 comments :

Cathy said...

First time seeing the currently trendy heart sweater/sweatshirt with polka dot pants! Fabulous pairing!

http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

great sweater
Xo Megan

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

how much do you love those flats? aren't they SO comfy? i too, have been living in this sweatshirt. my husband isn't a big fan...thought it was too "mickey mouse-ish" or something...lol!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

dreamingincashmere said...

This is so adorable!! I love the heart top with the polka dot pants!
I wanted to order those pants, but my size is all sold out...sad.
xx, amy
www.dreamingincashmere.com

Alice Warren said...

I wore a very similar outfit this weekend (burgundy/pink polka dot jeans with gray sweater with pink heart). My hubby asked me if I was wearing pajama pants!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

FierceandFashionable said...

I felt the same way about the sweaters as you did, but this one is fantastic. It definitely has a modern, more "grown up" twist to the fad. Love the whole outfit, especially the necklace & polka dot pants!

Michelle

Fierce & Fashionable

Haley Titus said...

I agree with you on the graphic sweaters, but right when I saw your outfit I think I changed my mind. The way you styled it makes it look sophisticated <3

Best,
Colour Me Classic

Natali said...

Beautiful necklace and pants! You look flawless!

http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

Amy said...

love this look, the heart with the dots! perfect for fall!

xx amy

Leopard and Lillies

Styleclouds said...

I absolutely love this look! The heart sweater, the polkadots, the bow on the shoes, yes it is adorable! xo, Christina

www.styleclouds.de

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this look! it's so chic and comfy at the same time! and, once again, those glasses look gorgeous on you!

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

dipitblack.com said...

Beautiful jumper
and I really love your dotted pants!
They are so beautiful!

X
http://dipitblack.com

Sofia Donatelli said...

Good morning Kim,
Hope you had a great weekend with the family. I love how yu put the outfit and your new sweater together.

Sofia

Stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

A J said...

Personally, I'm not a fan of the graphic print tops either. But it does look good on you, especially the way you styled it! Those pants are SO awesome!!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

I'm obsessed with those pants!!!

xoxo
Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
http://poorlittleitgirl.com

Sandy a la Mode said...

love love this look!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

cchicc3 said...

I am OBSESSED with this outfit! Love the chambray under the sweater! And those pants ahh anything polka dot!!

I'd love if you checked out my blog too!
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Amy said...

I was the same way, hated them! But now, I own a heart one and just bought a bonjour last night...ooops! grew on me i guess!

http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

Kristin Clark said...

This whole outfit is just perfect. And I'm gushing over those PANTS!

xo
Kristin
www.LivingInColorPrint.com

Brooklyn Grace said...

You have a nice style and blog!!!

FashionCherry said...

Hi Penny!

I really do love this look, the sweater is just so casual yet elegant!
I have such an affinity to polka dots and this look makes me so happy!

I really love your style!

xx Tasha

Lace And Tulle said...

I adore your outfit!!!!

Lili said...

Perfect combo!

www.satinandscotch.cmo

Leanne said...

I have a similar sweater, I love it to bits.

Love from South Africa

http://arumlilea.blogspot.com

Catherine said...

Love this!! I totally fell for the J. Crew version of this sweater - I love that I can wear it to work or dress it down for the weekend like you did, as most of the graphic novelty sweaters/shirts can't be worn in dressy situations. Love the polka dot pants!

Star White said...

A few year ago I got rid of a sweater that looked just like this one! Drat! I love this look on you and you can totally rock glasses!

www.beautyandbows.com

Zia Glance said...

love this outfit! so cool!


xo, zia

ziaglance.blogspot.com

Amanda @ Eloquent English said...

Ahhh I want that sweatshirt! The entire outfit is amazing!

Alyson said...

Love this! I have totally felt the same about these tops, especially cuties with owls or whatnot, but Adoring this heart and how cozy it looks. Will have to check out. And, yay for necklace twinsies... adore how you styled it.

April said...

This is one of my favorite looks on you!

xx

Audrey said...

Can you be any cuter in this outfit? I just adore that sweater paired w/the polka dot pants! Happy Monday! www.casualglamorous.com

Floortje said...

I really like your blog dear!
Keep up with the good work! ;)

Kisses!

when BABI speaks said...

your sweater is so adorable and cute! love your necklace too!

Babi

Terry S said...

Eye heart. :)

xo,
Terry

http://terrys-two-cents.blogspot.com

Diamonds & Burlap said...

Adorable! Love the tops together!

->Ashley

Diamondsandburlap.blogspot.com

LyddieGal said...

I feel the same as you did in regards to the graphic print sweaters, but I do think you make this one work and feel age appropriate.
Chic on the Cheap

Libby said...

I love the graphic sweater trend. I've been looking for the perfect one and haven't found it yet. These pants are precious. I'm also a huge fan of the sweater + button-up + necklace under the collar look!
-XOXO-
Libby at http://libbysoutlook.blogspot.com/

Emily Ah Tye said...

Love this outfit! Great styling

xo Emily
www.bupster.blogspot.com

cait - pretty and fun said...

So cute! Love the polka dot pants.

Victoria said...

I totally love this outfit. The pants goes perfectly with the sweater! :)

- Victoria
www.VICKITAS.com

Kacie said...

I love that sweater with those pants!

www.daisyraeboutique.com
www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

fleurani said...

Great ensemble!How cute are those polka dotted pants?

<3 ANI
www.fleurani.blogspot.de

Sara said...

I seriously adore your blog! your style is so incredibly cute! i just can't get enough of it!

http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/

Tiffany M* said...

Absolutely adore this sweater! The heart gives it a youthful grownup vibe and I love that you paired it with polka dot pants.
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

stylejourneys.com said...

Lovely! I love the polkadot pants!

stylejourneys

3d7ec592-fb7b-11e1-b9b5-000f20980440 said...

I love this heart sweater on you! It goes so well with the polka dot pants! xo
Best, M.
http://fadedmstyle.com

Anna D Kart said...

Love love love it... I don't think you ever put on an outfit that isn't picture worthy, classy or elegant...

happymedley.blogspot.com

alongobucco said...

I love this entire look. You look straight out of a J. Crew catalogue!

-Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Becoming Refined said...

This look is adorable, not in a cutesy way but in a chic way, love it!

shopandtwirl.com said...

I absolutely love this look! The heart and polka dots are so darling but you still look so sophisticated :)

TaraMixandMatch said...

You look adorable...what a fun mix :)

silvergirl said...

just so cute!brett

and so it goes.... said...

omg! You are incredibly adorable! T This whole look is just killer! LOVE IT!


XO

RachieCakes said...

Love love love this outfit! You styled the sweater perfectly!

Vicky Sullivan said...

Love your blog! Great sweater! I've been thinking of getting one myself!

www.aspiringsocialite.com

Kate said...

Eep, your polka dot pants are TOO cute! Love them!

Shannon said...

Totally adorable! The heart looks so cute w/your polka dot pants.
http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

Emily said...

These pictures are so gorgeous! Loving the outfit.

creamyclothes.blogspot.com

Perpetuity said...

How funny I wore my heart sweater today with a denim shirt under for a post. Ill be honest, I was sweatin it until I scrolled down and saw your cute poka dot pants. I do love them with that look:)

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

Hearts, dots, and bows on flats... I am on LOVE indeed! Good thing you came around to this style, you look beautiful!
xx
Here&Now

Sara said...

Pants are so cute, and I think that heart on top is such a perfect match. The way you put the necklace and those shoes with it makes it a great overall look.

Mademoiselle Justinee. said...

I love this look :)

secretivestyle.com said...

OMG You look gorgeous!!!!! Love the outfit! x

Kimberly Mich said...

LOVEEE this look so much. totally going to buy this heart sweater and pair it with polka dot pants b/c of you! :)

Carly | A Simple Affair said...

Couldn't agree more about this trend-I needed to find something that worked for me and not just make an impulse by because it was becoming popularized. Absolutely love this look-beautiful layering!

Lauren White said...

SO cute! I just ordered those pants; thanks for sharing! I love your blog!

styleonthecouch.com said...

I have also been unconvinced about this trend until seeing you in this post - that's a super cute combination here. I like how you pair it with the glasses (perhaps unintentionally so, I'm blind without my glasses or contacts so it may be more necessity?!) and give it a little playful sophistication too.

www.styleonthecouch.com

ps sorry to have been absent from commenting for so long I've had a crazy two weeks! Really appreciate you stopping by styleonthecouch too. Now to catch up more!

Rachel Lynne said...

Cute polka dot pants!

xoxo,
Rachel
http://rstyle.me/ijqcqxmp86

navy and orange said...

great outfit! and blog

xoxo navy & orange

ROXTHEFOX said...

I love this look.. it's so charming. One of my favorites!! Great blog..Would you like to follow each other?

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Giovanna said...

Such a cute look! Loving how you layered with the chambray and your polkadot pants!

xx
giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

FASHIONCONTAINER said...

Such a cute and surprising outfit. I love your sweater and jeans and OMG that necklace is the prettiest :)

www.fashioncontainer.com

Whitney Moore said...

Just too cute... we want to try a version of this look too!
~Lindsay and Whitney
www.thedoubletakegirls.com

Lynn said...

Are you kidding me right now?! LOVE this entire outfit!

Sally O'Gorman said...

Really gorgeous outfit! Just found you and now following :) Would love for you to take a look at my own blog if u get the chance... Great post :)

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xxx

@Glam__Slam said...

This by far has to be one on my favorite looks you've featured so far! I loooove the cute heart sweatshirt and even more so, I'm obsessed w/ those pants! They're so chic and they look way similar to those Paige Denim jeans I've seen everywhere now but these are soooo much more affordable! <3 !

xoxo, Stephanie :)
http://glamslamblog.com

Makena said...

this is a perfect fall look! I love the sweater, so adorable. and you are gorgeous!!

Moments of Eternity

Karen Curtis said...

Super cute! I totally love this. I have been on the hunt for the perfect graphic sweater but haven't found one that speaks to me yet.

-Karen
www.yourstylistkaren.com

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