Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cardigan Take Two

I wore this blush cardigan three times in a row after I got it. It is so thick and cozy-so perfect for the below zero temps we've been having. Plus, when I travel I like to pack versatile items like that so that I don't have such a heavy suitcase (I'm a notorious over packer)!
And the shoot would not have been complete without showing my puffy coat! I couldn't be outside without it. It's been so cold I've even kept my students in from recess for the past two days because it has just been unbearable. I brought out lots of crafts and things for them to do inside instead! It's funny how kids get so excited to have indoor recess. They think it's something really special.




When in doubt, a simple blouse, skirt, and cardigan will always look great. It's such a classic combination that will never go out of style. I like that one can still be playful with that combination though- go crazy playing with colors and textures! It never hurts to try different proportions too. A look can be so different when paired with a chunky knit cardigan as opposed to a short, fitted cardigan. Each displays a different persona and style. Plus the accessories you add to it will make it unique to you! I really believe that accessories are sometimes more important to a style than even the type of clothing.




I can't get enough of the pearls on this blouse. Such a great detail, and I couldn't resist wearing my pearl ring to go with it! Give me pearls over diamonds any day-what kind of girl are you?



I got a welcome early morning wake up call from my sister in Uganda this morning! It was the best thing to wake up to. I haven't gotten to speak to her very much because they don't have internet everywhere and our hours are so far apart. Skype is a wonderful thing. I got to see her beautiful, radiant face and just talk about how life has been for the both of us. I can't wait until she's back and all three of us sisters and my mama can get together and gab on and on like old times. I know I talk about them a lot- but they're my best friends! I'm so very thankful for them :)

Hope you have a happy Wednesday :)
God Bless, 
KJA


James 1:12
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.




Wearing:
Hat- Old Navy
Necklace- Gift from mama:)
Ring- Charlotte Russe
Blouse- Kohl's
Skirt- Vintage, given to me by a friend
Cardigan- Vintage, thrifted
Tights- Gifted
Shoes- Kohl's

16 comments:

Ali Hval said...

How you manage to keep that smile on through your pictures in such frigid temperatures is unknown to me. :) Heheh, I adore all the colors in this outfit! You're so good at putting colors together which one would think to normally clash... I love that pearly shirt!

Bethie The Boo said...

I still adore the cardigan! I adore the blouse you are wearing as well, the pearl detail is lovely! And it is so cold here too, I am also wearing a pretty heavy coat right now!

I'm so glad you got to talk to your sister!!

Kristian said...

You always look so cute and I was struck again today (for no particular reason) by how much I love your redesign. It looks so professional yet exudes your personality and isn't the same old white.

irene wibowo said...

love it! :) i like your outfit! :)
Irene Wibowo

Elana said...

Blush pink is such a great color on you! Speaking of color, you always manage to put together the best color combinations that no one else would think of. This mint blouse is just divine.

Sara said...

Nice photos and really cool outfit, you look great, I like your skirt, what a great color and that cardigan is so nice, the perfect touch to the outfit also you are really beautiful and your hat rocks! Your have a lovely blog by the way and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

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Midwest Muse said...

Your colors are so perfect and I want your coat. It looks amazing.

Also I'm still smitten with your blog re-design. It's just so pretty and cozy!

Laura said...

It has been freezing here too! I'm so ready for spring (or at least a warm vacation)!

I'm loving your skirt oh-sp-much! It fits you like a dream!

Yay for talking to your sister! What a special treat. :) My sister is definitely one of my best friends too.

xoxo,
Laura
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Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

New layout! whoah! Uhm I totally love it, at first it was so different that I thought I stumbled across a new blog instead of clicking on one from my reader somehow. ANYHOW!! Your sister is in Uganda! Wow! My friend went to Egypt to help build a hospital once - is your sister doing something like that? My friend's was with a ministry, I don't remember what though. Back to your oufit! Your blouse with the pearls is so pretty - I love seeing it! Thisoutfit reminds me of wintry little mermaid, then again, Disney is on my mind.

<3 katherine
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Jessi said...

I love love love this blouse! The color and the pearls are juat perfection!! And of course I love that cardigan. This whole outfit is so cute! I love the use of color, as always!
-Jessi
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Marlen said...

oh my gosh, this looks so classic and pretty! for some reason i kept thinking of Allie from the Notebook- you kind of remind me of her vibe and style :) and oh i know, it's sooo cold lately! i love how you're keeping warm with that pretty blush sweater- i'd totally wear that three days in a row too haha

xo Marlen
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Jessica said...

I SO love that blouse. The pearls look so cute. I am definitely a pearls over diamonds girl too! And I completely understand about wanting to spend time with your sisters. Mine is my best friend too! :)

Lauren said...

such a beautiful blouse! xo

Well... said...

Your color combinations are always so inspiring! I never would've thought to pair these shades together, but you pull them off flawlessly <3
And oh good, I'm so glad you got to talk to your sister! :) I bet its hard when she's so far away. When she does visit, you'll have to dedicate a post to it haha

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Kati said...

You look stunning - I love your cardigan! Keep up the good blogging work!

Have a lovely day,

-Kati

Hattitude said...

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i love love this outfit too! the hat, the tiny pearls. the red skirt. you do such a great job putting together outfits!!!

talk soon wild child
-Hattie
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