Kim at Anthroholic recently did a post on how to dress casual, but still look cute and feminine. (Check it out HERE!) Her post really inspired me not only because this is what I strive for with my style, but most importantly, because I learned some great new tips!! Many of her tips were racing around in my mind as I put together todays outfit. In fact, looking back at her post I realize that she was even wearing a long, light pink cardigan. Must have been engrained in my subconscious to inspire this outfit!!
Cardigan: Banana Republic Outlet (probably still in stores)
Tee: Banana Republic (Spring 2010)
Cami: The Limited
Necklace: LOFT Long Silver/Mother of Pearl Flower Necklace (still in stores)
Shoes: Indigo by Clarks - Purse
The soft mauve/light pink color is so feminine and I really like the silver contrasting along the edge. The longer length is great (I don't really own any cardis this long besides the Anthropologie Dwarf Quince) and I love the two front patch pockets and v-neck. I loved this cardigan so much that I couldn't decide between the two colorways they offered.......so I ended up buying the tan one with gold contrasting too!!!
I knew I wanted to wear a long necklace with my outfit today and I was rummaging through my jewelry box for a while trying to find the perfect match. Then it clicked! My new LOFT necklace that just arrived in the mail on Tuesday would be perfect!
I mentioned last weekend that I bought this necklace off the website with a coupon I had. The next day I noticed it was no longer on the website (sold out I guess?) When it arrived I was disappointed because I hadn't expected it to be so big. I packaged it back up and decided I was going to return it. Then as I was trying on my new cardi something told me to dig it back out and give it a second chance. Sure enough, I think it was the perfect match and after a self-pep talk I was brave enough to venture to work with the biggest statement necklace I've ever worn. Got several compliments, so I guess it was a success. Plus, the pretty feminine quirkiness grew on me as the day went on. Now I can't wait to try to figure out another outfit to pair it with!!! Any suggestions????? Help!