Tuesday, February 19, 2013

OOTD & Review: Davos Loungers

Cardigan: Tiered Ruffles Open Cardigan |  Top: Slanted Layers Tee (Ivory)
Pants: Davos Loungers
Shoes: Seychelles Lil Rascal Wedge Pump
I was feeling spring-like today and wanted an outfit to reflect that feeling.  I love the idea of patterned pants, but not in heavy denim or corduroy.  These rayon Davos Loungers fit the bill- they looked like silk crops and were delightfully comfortable to wear all day at work.  I have the Slanted Layers Tee in ivory and the aqua/ivory stripe pattern; both fit well in an XL and are both comfortable and flattering.  Both the cardigan and wedges have gotten a lot of love lately and so have definitely proven to be excellent purchases.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

OOTD & Review: Floating Stripes Cardigan

Cardigan: Floating Stripes Cardigan |  Top: Paint the Sky Tee
Jeans: Torrid | Boots: Fanned Shine Booties
I wore this outfit to a Margaritaville party last weekend when an unexpected chill made my original tropical dress an unworkable option.  I've had the Floating Stripes Cardigan for over a year and only wore it once before.  I'm not even sure why I reached for it this time around, but I am glad I did.  I love the colors and the stripes, and the way this cardigan is only long at the sides.  I got tons of compliments on this sweater but I will say it is VERY delicate- one woman walking by got her watch snagged on it and it took some careful work to separate the two without tearing.  I was able to easily wiggle the loose knit to reabsorb the snag, but it made me wary the rest of the night.

The Paint the Sky Tee is one I reach for fairly often because the orange color is a nice bright pop under a darker cardigan; the fun pintuck detailing is admittedly covered this way, but orange and redheads don't mix too well  without something to break up the look.  The jeans are from the clearance rack at Torrid and were super-comfortable for the night.

The Fanned Shine Booties were picked up as part of the January sale at Anthropologie and I love them.  True to size in an 8.5, these boots have a great solid heel and a wonderfully fun fan detail on the back.  I've worn them with dresses but they also looked great with these dark jeans, providing a fun bit of sparkle to anchor my party ensemble.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

OOTD & Review: Convergent Jersey Dress

Cardigan: Luzula Cardigan |  Dress: Convergent Jersey Dress
Tights: Hue | Boots: Cherry Stem Boots

I love the Luzula Cardigan- an older piece that was one of my very earliest Anthropologie purchases.  It is light and full of wonderful colors and swirly patterns that make it a great topper for so many outfits.  I love the 3/4 length sleeves and the reinforced button placket; I wear this sweater to work a lot.

The Convergent Jersey Dress is a new arrival and I love it.  So soft and so comfortable- this jersey dress is a winner with its long sleeves and side ruching.  The back has no ruching and so is a little clingy for my taste, but with a cardigan or jacket, this isn't an issue.  I do with the sleeves were a tad shorter, but the length of the dress itself is perfect so I'll cope.

The Cherry Stem Boots are a favorite purchased last year and reviewed here.