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Thursday, October 21, 2010

A mended free sweater OOTD


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A day late, but here's yesterday's OOTD!

This week, an ebay purchase arrived only for me to find out that the condition was not as stated in the listing :( I bought an Anthropologie sweater by Snak

I loved the embroidery and the random striped panels in the arms, and the BIG yellow buttons down the front. It's quirky! But when I put it on, I found that there were moth holes in the arm - something the seller wouldn't have noticed unless they had actually put the sweater on and stretched out the knit.

I was super disappointed. The sweater had been listed as excellent condition. So I contacted the seller to let her know about the problem. She was amazing and without question refunded my payment ($26). She told me I could keep or toss the sweater since she couldn't sell it in that condition anyway. So I thought I'd see if I could do something to cover the holes. I ended up sewing little felt patches over the holes. I'm not sure how I like them though (you can see them on my right arm in Wednesday's OOTD pic below)

lol, and Budz made his guest appearance again. Or at least his booty did.

Wednesday OOTD Specs
Anthropologie embroidered cardigan by Snak sz S
($26 $0)
Yellow H&M t-shirt sz M ($8)
Crystal Candy brown pencil skirt sz S(thrifted $4)
Merona Madalena Suede Ballet Flats - Mustard (NWT at Goodwill $7.50)
Black tights ($8)
brown plastic headband (50 cents)


Jamie - Thrifty Threads said...

I can see why you loved this sweater enough to try to salvage it -- it is absolutely darling. And how great that the seller was so accomodating!

I think you did a great job making this piece work. Ebay can be chance-y =, but you definitely pulled off the outfit!

SRP said...

what a fun outfit! I think it's really cute. I just sold a top on ebay and the buyer was "unhappy" ...sigh. Sometimes ebay is such a headache!

Jess said...

I can't even tell that those patches are not supposed to be there, so way to go! Looks very cute and I love how your outfits are so economical, but so current and fresh.

TaraMixandMatch said...

That's so annoying that the sweater was damaged...but thats awesome that you were able to make the most of it :)

Sammie said...

I love how you revived the sweater! Looks cuuute on you :)

Jessica said...

Glad the seller was nice enough to refund you. And I think the sweater looks great with the patches. I love the yellow flats, such a great pop of color!

Matt said...

That's a great sweater!! At least the seller was really cool about it, and it looks like you did a great job fixing it! I love the color of those shoes too! :)

Mich said...

I think the patches were a brilliant idea, they look like they were meant to be there. I'll be stealing this next time I find moth holes in my clothes.

vintageglam1234 said...

Oh Lori, how disappointing. It's such a pretty sweater though, I love the embroidery/flower detail.
I think you did a great job at fixing the sweater!! the patches aren't too noticeable...

erica said...

Oh my word I love your shoes!!! That sweater looks amazing on you as well but those shoes make the outfit no doubt!


Lori said...

Hi Everyone! Thanks so much for helping me determine if the patches looked ok! I have actually never had to deal with moth holes before, so this was a new experience. Luckily this sweater was quirky already so it adapted well to little patches!

@Jamie you know I haven't really had a bad experience (knock) on wood with an ebay seller/buyer. Luckily, most people on there seem to be pretty honest :)

@spiffy thanks! I'm sorry you're having troubles with an ebay buyer. I've been meaning to sell on ebay, I just haven't gotten around to it in awhile.

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