1/01/2013

Cardigan?

It snowed.

Coat: Old Navy, $17
Cardigan: Old Navy, $5
Skirt: Banana Republic, $25
Necklace: Forever 21, $8
Shoes: Forever 21, $20

And say hello to my first cardigan.  Well, not my first ever, but my first since probably about 2007, and the first I've worn since then.



I don't know what I have against cardigans. I guess I just always felt matronly when wearing them, and once I discovered blazers in about 2010, there was no going back. Anything a cardigan can do, a blazer can do better! Right? No? Well anyway. Old Navy was having a ridiculously awesome sale the day after Christmas, so I figured there's no time like a $4.98 time to buy a cardigan. In fact, I bought two. And took them home and stared at them until they created outfits for me.



The coloring is off here, because the cardigan is certainly more tangerine than bright fire red as seen here. I'm liking it though! So maybe cardigans aren't so bad. I think we are going to be friends.

Also, I've come up with another New Years Resolution: Finally mail out the thank you cards for my wedding. Better three months late than never, is what I always say....

31 comments:

  1. This is beautiful. I'm pretty sure I'm going to steal this idea a create a similar outfit. I cardigan, blazer combo? Heaven. :)
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha thanks! I felt like I was cheating by putting a blazer over a cardigan when I'm trying to figure out how to wear cardigans, but it was too cute! Plus I work in a freezing cold office, so multiple layers is a must. :)

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  2. Hi, I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to let you know how much I like it! You have really great style and I love this outfit. Especially the cute necklace! ;)
    I wish you a happy new year and all the best.
    xo from Austria
    Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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    1. Thank you, Andrea! I appreciate the comment!

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  3. You look ravishing in red!! :-) You can never go wrong with a cardigan, especially a belted one!!

    XO Jenna
    Demureindiamonds.com

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    1. Thanks Jenna! This outfit was kinda "eh" to me until I added that belt. :)

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  4. Red...Tangerine...either color looks great! I have so many cardigans, too many. I didn't wear them for years b/c it felt like wearing a lab coat or scrub jacket, just a frumpy feel. But layering it with a blazer and/or skinny belt is def the way to do it!

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    1. That's exactly why I didn't wear them. On other girls they look cute, but I never felt polished or classy with one on myself. I'm on a mission to find ways to wear them though!

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  5. For someone who hasn't worn a cardigan in 5 years (OMG 6. wtf 2013, I'm not ready for this), you look great. I felt the same way about blazers - I used to wear cardigans so often, but then found blazers and loved how they can be layered just as easily but add a crispness that cardigans can't. Now I'm about 70/30 blazers/cardigans and love both of them :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm wearing the other cardigan I bought today, a cream colored one. It's nice! I work in an office so I like blazers for work, and when I'm not at work I find I'm usually in yoga pants and a few layered tees at home, but cardigans are nice for my days off when I leave the house and don't wanna wear a blazer! Haha I always later up in the winter, and always feel so weird in jeans and a blazer when my husband is in just an old shirt and jeans haha.

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  6. Oooh love this outfit! So classy and sweet. That red looks great on you :) First cardigan ever? Well congrats! :D

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  7. So cute! I love the necklace and the red cardigan for a pop of colour! Looks great!
    Brittney
    http://beautybybrittney02.blogspot.ca/

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  8. Your blog is gorgeous! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog because I'm so happy to discover yours! Now following you via Bloglovin & GFC ~ can't wait to see future posts!

    ~Jacy

    www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I've been following you for a while.. love the blog!

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  9. LOVE the cardigan under blazer look. I'm definitely going to need to try that! And $5?! What a steal!

    Happy New Year!
    Morgan
    seemomogo.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Morgan! Saw your guest post on Coffee Beans & Bobby Pins... Totally obsessed with that outfit!

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  10. Classy! Just discovered your blog...love your amazing style :) Styling the cardi with the belt over top gives it a more contemporary vibe. Love the coat!

    http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

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  11. Hi darlin! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such kind words:))! Would you like to follow each other? I'm following you now on GFC #61! I love this layered look with the red cardi under the blazer. Also, wanted to say congrats on all of your accomplishments (post below:)! Really inspiring! Cheers to a happy, healthy, and successful 2013:))!

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    1. Aw, thank you for following me! I've actually been a follower for a while now though, haha. Thanks! Happy new year to you too!

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  12. Such a nice outfit!

    HTTP://THEREDCOATODYSSEY.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  13. Love the black, red and neutral - so classic! And I think 3 months late is perfectly acceptable for wedding thank yous :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  14. This is such a chic outfit - love the color combo... that pop of red is absolutely perfect!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  15. The snow makes outfit photos so pretty, I've found! :) Love your look--that bright tangerine looks so good against the snow!!
    Rory
    www.WearAboutsBlog.com
    Enter my Fifth and Orient giveaway and check back everyday this week for ANOTHER new giveaway!

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  16. I'd say you were successful at wearing a cardigan and not even looking close to matronly! :) Love it with the contrast of the black blazer paired with the brown belt!

    Jess - J's Style
    fancypants514.blogspot.com

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