Friday, May 09, 2014

Chic Sightings: Black Cardigans - Great Dresses

Now that summer has arrived with crashing suddenness in Chicago, the quality of Chic Sightings has changed completely.  At lunch time today, it seemed that half the women walked out of their cubicles wearing a black cardigan...  As soon as they got into the sunlight, the sweaters came off, and beautiful dresses, lovely shoes, and perfectly-chosen jewelry took center stage.

Black cardigan with a blue floral dress, and with a black, white and red floral dress
Black cardigan – Zucca, scroll print dress – Versace Collection,  lapis bracelet – Barbora Rybarova 
Jewellery, pumps – Vince, floral dress – Dorothy Perkins, watch – Michele, red pumps – BeautiFeel

black cardigan with a blue print sleeveless dress, and with a white eyelet lace dress
Black cardigan – Zucca, earringsChen Fuchs, blue dress – East Shibori, blue wedges – Pas de Rouge, 
white dress – Marc by Marc Jacobs, bracelet – Lamprini, sandals – VC Signature

black cardigan with a red sleeveless dress, and with a black and white geometric print dress
Black cardigan – Zucca, red dress – Class Roberto Cavalli, necklace – ABS by Allen Schwartz, r
ed and black pumps – Saint Laurent,  black & white dress – Michael Michael Kors, ring – Toosis
slingbacks – Andre Assous

Looking back:

2011: French Music Friday: Camille - I used to post links to my favorite French pop music - including this most bizarre of "mouth music" works...

2012: One of my readers asked me about how to use a monochromatic scarf, in What to Wear With an Hermes Scarf: Peinture Fraiche.

2013: Balancing concerns about coverage and climate can be a challenge, and I tried to address this concern about Dressing modestly in a hot climate: travel in blue and tan.



  1. I frequently wear a cardigan as a third piece in my casual country lawyer's office. I'm dressed but not too much.... By the way, I am enjoying your new looking Bach feature. This blog is a treasure trove. Have a lovely weekend.

  2. Yes, it's double the fun of peeking each day at your blog to have the Looking Back links to other great posts. What inexhaustible inspiration is here!

  3. I am enjoying your looking back feature as I have only read blogs for 18 months and you have shared so many ideas for achieving a great wardrobe. I really like the blue dress and shoes and I am going to shop my closet when I get home to create the look. Merci.

  4. Hello Vivienne - I have just joined "Blogloving" and am getting a daily feed from you. You certainly are most stylish and chicly Parisienne. Do you live in Paris ? I have been trying to get into your profile but with no success. What am I missing ? After an absence of some years I am now returning to my blog which I first started when arriving to live in Paris and Maine et Loire. I am looking forward to overcoming the technicalities of working with a template.
    Bon Dimanche.