Rarely does the phrase “winter white” conjure up images of flowers but nonetheless, that’s the name I’ve given to this pretty floral cardigan. I bought it a couple of months ago and had considered wearing it to the black and white birthday party I went to in November (see Party Girl: In Real Life for details on what I did wear). Until, that is, The Husband pointed out that the invitation had said “black and/or white only” and this cardigan didn’t qualify. Fine, whatever.
After all the sparkle and dazzle during the holidays, I’m returning to the basics of my wardrobe and work-related style with this floral print cardigan that I’ve paired with a fit-and-flared skirt and boots. I often prefer the softer lines of a cardigan over the rigidness of a jacket and find that a sweater/skirt combo to be an easy go-to for my professional attire.
Since it was a fairly recent purchase, the cardigan is still available on-line, although I did find another pretty, but pricey, option for you to check out. If you are a regular Target shopper, then you already know that at least once a season, a new set of cardigans in a variety of colors and patterns is released. As evidence by my closet, there’s usually one or two of these newly released beauties that will find their way into my wardrobe. Hello, my name is Rena and I’m a sweaterholic.
The fit-and-flare tweed skirt was one of my Thrifting Overload finds I wrote about last September and then featured in Up Down All-Around: Bomber Jacket. The shape of it hugs my curves like a pencil skirt but is less restrictive and has the longer length of an a-line skirt, a combination that is the best of both worlds. I was able to find two reasonably priced and very similar options for you to consider adding to your wardrobe.
In this close up, you get a better look at the floral pattern and how nicely it goes with the tweed. With a white top and pumps, this cardigan and skirt combo will be just as a fitting in Spring.
Let’s take a moment for some boot love. The ones I’m wearing are by White Mountain and I’ve had them for a couple of years but I did find several similar options if you are in the market for adding to your own boot collection. I like my footwear to have a little bit of personality and buckles on boots are a detail that I’m drawn to. My boots have a slouching effect and 2.5″ heel that I find comfortable to wear all day long.
Let’s Wrap This Up
Now, onto the Fine-Whatever link up for this week. My featured contributor from last week’s post is Charlotte from Sublime Mercies. The tagline for her blog says “style, disability, feminism … and finding small beauties in a big bad world” and she writes about her love of beauty in nature and in style, and how that brings joy into her life as well as how it has helped her in her many personal struggles. Charlotte is also a huge fan of florals.
Are florals abloom in your wardrobe when the weather is bleak or did you just think of snow when you saw winter white in the title of this post? What is your go-to look for work? Is there a tried-and-true silhouette that you find yourself most comfortable wearing?
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