Pastel silk tunics can go undercover during the work day, but look gorgeous after work. Some dressy earrings, a small bag, and some dressier shoes, and you're all set! ... View the Post
cardigans Archives - Page 4 of 4
Sometimes, the easiest way to prepare for an evening out is to take a moment behind closed doors, slip out of your blouse or tee shirt, and button your cardigan (not quite all the way up!) over bare skin. If your cardigan is lightweight, not at ALL scratchy, and buttons up far enough for you to be comfortable, it's a great option to consider wearing it on it's own. Add more festive footwear, and some beautiful jewelry, push up your sleeves a bit, and smile!
Even if you are a VERY casual person, sparkly shoes and a serious necklace will elevate your jeans to an evening-appropriate ensemble. ... View the Post
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A lot of people were very intrigued by my absolute addiction to flying in an argyle cardigan - I got lots of emails asking for variations on the patterned cardigan theme for travel.
My travel policies:
no jeans, no sweatpants, no pajamas, no yoga pants. I don't find jeans comfortable for sitting for hours. You have to remember, when flying from the US to Europe, that you may be wearing the same outfit for the entire day of your arrival. I don't like to spend my first day in Paris wandering about in pajama pants, no matter how comfortable they were on the plane. It's not like I'm going to sleep that much on the plane anyway... Small earrings, so I can lean on things and rest during the flight, without worrying ... View the Post
One of the most irksome aspects of this time of year, fashion-wise, is being inundated with glitter, beads, sequins and other shiny baubles that we are supposed to desperately need for our fabulously busy holiday party season. I'm always either intimidated, or feel inferior, because (a) I don't get invited to that many parties, and (b) the ones I go to aren't all that splashy!
But it's easy to get sucked into the idea that one should invest in a half-dozen party outfits...
My antidote: I bought a (used) beaded cardigan. These are readily available, at all price points, and are quite versatile. See some ideas below.
Some thoughts on buying vintage cardigans:
Check every seam, especially around the arms, ... View the Post