19 October 2010

Casual Friday

Embellished Cardigan: Vintage; Striped Tee: Mari's; Jeggings: F21;
Loafers: Cole Haan Outlet; Lincoln/Penny Bracelet: Gift from Kathryn; Necklace: Thrifted
I have tons of items in my wardrobe that I can't bear to part with, but also seldom wear - and one of my  fall goals is to reevaluate the things in my closet.

THE CARDIGAN: I bought this cardigan at an antique mall in Michigan and knew that I couldn't live without it, but after owning it for more than a year, I realized I never wear it. It is pretty loud, thus hard to style, and before I removed the lining it felt too boxy and didn't really slink on my shoulders the right way. I'm really working to style this cardi without it over-powering my look, and I'm pretty happy with the outcome. Any comments or ideas for how else to style this cardigan?

THE BRACELET: This bracelet was a gift from Kathryn and I was really touched by just how thoughtful it was. Growing up in The Land of Lincoln, and longing for my Lincoln-loving alma mater, this bracelet adorned with Lincoln's penny profile is a constant reminder of how much I love Illinois regardless of my location. I usually shy away from bracelets since I'm doing things with my hands most of the day, but I have really been into wearing this one lately. Thank you Kathryn!

8 comments :

  1. that cardigan will be great for office holiday parties!

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  2. yes! love that cardigan - the photos dont do it justice. i saw it sparkling all the way down the hall! too cute.

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  3. i love your nail polish. where'd you get it?

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  4. amazing cardi, wear it with an lbd perhaps?

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  5. hi sandy! oh my! i just discovered your sweet little blog today and am in love! so excited to follow you and your adventures! xo kate

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  6. i love freaks and geeks and i especially love bill. i've been wanting some periwinkle polish too, but i don't know which to pick. if only they bottled the exact shade of the crayola periwinkle crayon. that used to be my favorite crayon next to cerulean.

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  7. I am so happy that the bracelet is with someone who loves it (even if bracelets aren't always practical!).

    i also love that you are wearing jeggings! i was tempted to buy a pair the other day.. but the concept of them kinda weirded me out. seeing you wear them so well makes me think that i will give them a chance :)

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  8. The cardigan would go great with a simple little black dress

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