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Sweater Series: A Hand-Me-Down

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Let's talk about hand-me-downs. I feel we rarely talk about it, at least in popular culture right now. Back home (in India) passing clothes around generations, and families (cousins) and friends was so common while I was growing up. I still wear clothes which my mom, or friend or cousin is bored of but is in mint condition. So many of the pieces in my closet are actually hand-me-downs. In fact often when they are giving it away to me, I am thinking, "Wow! Why are they letting go of this fabulous item of clothing (or jewelry!)." But I never let my thoughts become words because I don't want them to change their minds. Ha! 

So this sweater is a hand-me-down from a friend. I have had it for a few seasons and have worn it plenty. I had previously styled here with a cropped-flared denims and here over multi-colored pants. However, I am reaching a point where I am losing my love for it. The reason is the three-quarter sleeves. I am realizing that in winter time I am not a fan of any other sleeve length except full. I do not want any of my body part exposed because if it wasn't cold enough for a sweater, I wouldn't be in one. Makes sense? So what I am saying is that this is probably my last winter with this beautiful powder blue sweater.

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  1. Super comfortable and stunning look. Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

    Cheers,

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  2. I love the color of this sweater

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  3. Love this one! Nothing wrong with hand me downs at all! I have a few from my great-grandmother that I adore! Plus it's more sustainable :-)

    Lizzie
    www.lizzieinlace.com

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  4. I can see why the sleeve length would be annoying. The color is gorgeous though!

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  5. That hand me down is perfect! I always love a good one. Growing up, I love the hand me downs from my older cousins.

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  6. I'm a big believer in hand-me-downs! I think it's a great way to keep your wardrobe fresh and great way to reduce pollution!

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  7. Can't pass up on a good hand me down!
    This sweater looks so cozy and cute on you!! I am loving the color, such a beautiful blue.

    Kileen

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  8. Sharing clothing makes perfect sense. Only in hyper-privileged American society would it be considered unusual. Your point about the 3/4-length sleeves reminds me of when I first saw "cold-shoulder" sweaters (i.e., those with cut-outs on the shoulders). I wondered the same thing you do -- if it's cold enough for a sweater, why expose skin? Then again, the girl wearing it was also sporting open-toed shoes. :)

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  9. That’s great that you recycled this sweater and have worn it and given it love! Love the color

    Xo, Steph

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  10. That’s awesome that you’ve worn this hand me down so many ways and are able to recycle the piece! Love the color

    Xo, Steph

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  11. It's like this color was made especially for you! It looks incredible. That's such a special kind of blue - and I love that it became a new love for you after being pre-loved by a friend hehe!

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  12. That's a beautiful color! The sweater looks cozy! The nose ring looks cute!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  13. I'm personally not a big fan of hand me downs, if I'm honest, so I feel like a boujee b but at the same time I do need to reuse clothes. If it was designer I would feel better about it personally!

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  14. These are gorgeous! I love the quality of these sweaters, amazing...

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  15. This is a super cute and cozy sweater. I love the color. I like how you paired it with a light colored pair of jeans. Always love a good hand-me-down.

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