Friday, November 20, 2015

Old Sweater, New Look

One of the goals of my fashion posts is to illustrate how to create different looks with the same item. After all, we all can't buy new clothes every week now can we?  When I first wore the cardigan I have on below, I paired it with flare jeans for a boho vibe (you can see that look HERE if you missed it),  but I wanted to see what it would like with skinny jeans.

It was a warm fall day with a high of 61 degrees when I wore this outfit.  Now I know my southern readers would break out the turtleneck sweaters and scarves at those temperatures, but for us in the north it's practically bikini weather.  As always, I wanted to look "Fall", but stay relatively cool.  I thought this cardigan would be perfect because it has such an open weave.

I wore my long, open weave cardigan with the same tank top from Express I had on in Monday's Fashion Post.  This tank top gets a lot of use;  I find myself pulling it out of my closet again and again.  It is so figure flattering because of the cut.  It's tight in the bust, so I don't have to worry about it slipping and showing cleavage,  and it is loose in the midsection so no tummy flab shows.  I just love these camisoles!  I have them in four different colors, but for whatever reason it is always the white one I wear the most often.

The only thing I don't like about these tops is the back.  I think the back is very pretty, but if I know my shoulders will be seen I have to wear a strapless bra--yuck!  I usually avoid those at all cost!

The picture below really shows the open weave very well.  See why this is the perfect cardigan to wear in warmer weather?  It isn't very warm!  It's just a pretty, thin layer and an extra layer of warmth if you need it.

I wore dark, straight leg jeans from Stitch Fix and a pair of dark brown tall boot from Famous Footwear (old).

For jewelry I chose a long, beaded necklace that was a gift from my daughter and blue and gold bracelets.

I felt the tighter, narrower fit of the straight leg jeans provided such a different look than when I previously wore this cardigan with flares.  The first look was definitely boho, this one is just casually chic!

If your wondering where these pictures were taken, it is the Riecks Lake Park in Alma, Wisconsin which is famous for it waterfowl.  In the fall the lake is filled with migratory birds like tundra swans and white heron.  They normally arrive in late October or early November, but we were here last Sunday and they still haven't arrived!  It was such a bummer.  We had friends drive over an hour to go see them with us, and all we saw was geese and a pileated woodpecker.  We think the weather has been to warm and the birds haven't migrated yet.  Either that, or we missed them.  Who knows.

But we still had fun hanging out with our old friends all day and I used this beautiful spot to take some quick fashion photos.  And since we had an extra person for a change, we got our photo taken of my husband and I as well!

I will be taking a blogging break starting tomorrow to spend time with my family for the holiday week.  I will resume normal posting on November 30th.

Have a Great Day!  Amy

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  1. This is another fabulous look! Love the sweater, it looks great with both skinny and flair jeans! I have two similar sweaters but for some reason I usually just put them on inside. I think I never found the right weather to wear them outside :-)
    Hope you're having a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and enjoy the little blogging break!!

  2. Hey this old sweater is so on trend now. Nice boots and long beaded necklace too.

    Enjoy your blog break and Happy Thanksgiving Amy. <3 Ada.

  3. Such a pretty sweater, and I'm loving it with the straight leg jeans and boots! A perfect fall look!

  4. What a pretty sweater! It looks great with these simple, casual pieces

  5. Loving seeing new creation out of something new. Nicely done.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

  6. Love your boots! So cute!!

    xo, mikéla /

  7. I love how you styled your cardigan for an effortless fall look!

    Doused In Pink

  8. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. This outfit is casual and posh at the same time. Well done.

  9. I love seeing this sweater with your skinny jeans too. Isn't it funny how the style of jean can change things up so much?! What a bummer you all didn't get to see the birds.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  10. I love your cardigan and it looks perfect with the pretty necklace. Enjoy your time off and Happy Thanksgiving!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!



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