Thursday, February 11, 2010

Digging in my closet day

OOTD Thursday Feb 11 2010

Outfit details:

cardigan - Kohl's, tee - H&M, skirt - Old Navy, belt - Banana Republic, boots - Franco Sarto, necklace - self-made

Hold your horses... two posts in two days? It's a miracle!

After my relative blahness over the last week, I felt that I should do a little digging in my closet.  I unearthed this cardigan that I purchased a few years ago. It's a knock-off of a J.Crew cardigan, and I adored it when I bought it, but I don't think I've reached for it at all the past two winters.  One of the problems is that it's about a size too big for me.  I cinched it with this skinny belt, and I think the result is great.  It defines my non-existent waist and gives the cardigan a better shape.

From the cardigan, I decided to get over my lackluster creativity by mixing it up.  Literally!  Pattern mixing is always something I've admired on other people and wanted to try myself.  In the past, I've done subtle mixes.  For example, I'd wear a floral print skirt with a thin striped tee, and a cardigan over to tone the whole thing down.  This time, I wanted to go a little bolder.

I'm pretty happy with the end result, and amazingly, it only took a few minutes to put together this combination.  But what do you think.  Does this outfit work?

17 comments:

fromsneakerstostilettos said...

I love how you wore this sweater.I have this exact sweater and wore it a few weeks ago. :)

Fell 4 Fashion said...

This sweater is gorgeous and love it with the skirt!!!

Rosa said...

i like it!

and i did the same thing today too, reach for a sweater that I haven't worn in awhile.

Kristin said...

I think this was a great success. The patterns mix well together and the pops of pink and blue make you look happy and playful!

Diana said...

Beautiful outfit! I think the pattern mixing works great here, especially since there are similar colors in both the cardigan and the dress.

Professorial Fashionista said...

Love it! And now am inspired to get over my own "blahness" already. . .

Sal said...

YES! It works beautifully! The pattern mix is subtle but fun, and the silhouette is marvelous on you.

Em said...

I love this outfit! You look great!

Lady Cardigan said...

I love this combination, very feminine and dramatic, and the pink stripes make it colorful.

sara star said...

Yes! Its lovely.

bunnyhead said...

Totally works and totally chic!

Jane W. said...

It works beautifully on you! The belted cardigan does a great job of defining your waist, and drapes so nicely--no bulk in sight! Also love the pop of turquoise in the necklace and the stripes on the skirt.

goldenmeans said...

Ah, I remember this sweater! One of the iconic J.Crew cardigan prints I think. I think you mixed patterns awesomely here and the outfit totally works ;)

Amy said...

Gorgeous outfit! It looks like it would come from a pose boutique- can't believe you got the cardigan from Kohls and skirt from Old Navy. I love it!!

Great blog too btw!

xoxo
Amy

http://thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

ooh love the outfit and the different pops of color. I am so scared to mix patterns but I may have to try this soon!

Diana said...

I love the subtle pattern mixing here. That cardigan is lovely!

Kasmira said...

Great pattern mix! It looks so sharp.

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