American Sweater Girl


I’ve finally made a big dent in my make-do-and-mend pile that had been reaching ginormous proportions as of late. This sweater had been in the pile for about a month, smelling of must and full of little moth holes. And as for the skirt, it was needing shortened for quite some time. Really, all it took was a needle and thread for the sweater and scissors and fray check for the pleated skirt.



I rewarded myself for my frugality with a couple of pretty things for my Fall wardrobe. One new pair of over-the-knee socks and a pretty bow hair clip. Apparently over-the-knee socks are in style now… but I’ve been loving them since sixth grade. I’m happy they’re so accessible now!


Outfit Details:

sweater: Avenue Antiques (Canton, OH) | skirt: Salvation Army (Canton, OH)
belt: Goodwill (Akron, OH) | socks: Urban Outfitters
shoes: Urban Outfitters | hair clip: Avenue Antiques (Canton, OH)


12 Responses

  1. Carys says:

    I love this outfit!! The top is so nice, I love this whole look!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  2. Chaucee says:

    Love the bow clip and the socks! So cute. I need to mend a few sweaters of mine too – those pesky moths!

  3. Chelsea says:

    I’m so jealous that it actually looks like fall where you are. It’s still bright green and sticky hot here. *sigh* i guess my own sweater and knee-high look will have to wait!

  4. That sweater is too cute! Love the little bow, too! :)

  5. Ashley says:

    Adorable sweater. Love the collar!

  6. Roxanne says:

    You’re so brave; my mend pile makes me want to faint! Love the color of your knee highs too.

  7. danielle says:

    love that sweater-the collar is perfect! Cute photos there Miss Mandi…

  8. hannah says:

    this outfit is perfection!

  9. gee says:

    this is one of my favorite outfits i have seen on you.
    i love that sweater!!!
    you look beautiful.

  10. elle says:

    That hair bow is so adorable!

  11. Jenni says:

    I love the sweater, and that hair bow is adorable!

  12. Love the socks and the bow – so sweet :)