Thursday, November 18, 2010

Grounding Influence

I had the combination of this cardigan and floral dress in my head for awhile; in fact, after the last time I wore the cardigan I jotted down the idea on a post-it note and stuck it in my closet to remind myself. When I finally put it together though, I found that the dress was a bit too long for the proportions I wanted, so I pulled the same trick that I used the other day with my pink strapless top; I took up the excess length by folding the dress at the waist, and secured it underneath the stretchy belt.

I had previously thought this cardigan could not be worn with a belt, but out of necessity I gave it a try; it was either that or start all over with a new outfit. I think it actually worked really well with this; the neutral belt has something of a grounding influence on all the bright color and pattern of the cardigan and dress, and ties in the socks and shoes quite nicely.


The socks reach up to just above the knee; this kept the outfit from being too warm, the skirt being a dense wool. I finally managed to get some photos of this skirt that show the color; every other time it has always looked black when in fact it's a deep olive green.

Cardigan: Anthropologie
Dress: 90's romper altered into a dress
Belt: Audra Jean
Skirt: Noa Noa
Socks: Sock Dreams
Shoes: Joy Chen

11 comments:

Diana said...

That cardigan is so gorgeous. I'm kicking myself for not getting one while it was on sale an Anthro.

The Nightmare Child said...

Love those shoes.

Forevermelody said...

Of course that cardigan would be Anthropolgie. I love that store and it makes me so sad how unattainable the items are for my budget. :(
Such a cute outfit. I love it.

WendyB said...

I admire your mad belt skillz.

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

I love the belted cardigan. Those ruffles look so good next to the simple belt. And those socks are fab.

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Sheila said...

Love the belt, the sock and the shoes especially! That cardigan is just lovely.

A-C said...

LOVE! The cardigan with ruffles and a beautiful color, the gorgeous obi belt that I want BAD, the shoes--all look amazing together.

Valéria said...

You look so good wearing vibrant colors!

lawyerdoll said...

I would not have expected to like belting that ruffled cardigan-- but I love it. Surprise!

Between Laundry Days said...

You consistently manage to pair colors that I never would have thought of, and make them look amazing!!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

This is a gorgeous outfit! I love that you belted a ruffle front cardi with a wider belt, and I'm digging the color and pattern mixing going on here!