Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I'll Be There For You

What I'm wearing:
*H&M Long Cardigan (similar here)
*Aqua Striped Drapey Top (similar here)
*anthropologie Great Escape Skirt (similar here)
*Hue Opaque Tights in Black
*Cole Haan Wedges in Black Patent (similar here)
*NY&Co Bow Tote in Black (similar here)

When I first saw this cozy cardigan from H&M, I fell in love with it. But I told myself that I'd think it over, and walked away from it. It wasn't expensive or anything, but I am trying to be wiser about my spending habits. But I did keep thinking about this cardigan, and the clincher was when I saw a woman at my office wear it to work and it re-ignited this want. Weeks after originally spotting this cardigan, I walk into H&M, not really expecting to find it since the store has such a high turnover rate. But there was one left and of course I snapped it up with my greedy little hands. Luckily I had a gift card I could use, which made it even better. 

I paired this sweater with a striped knit top my mother gave me for Christmas, and a past season anthropologie skirt that I always meant to wear recently but never got around to styling. I wish I took a detail shot of the shoes, they are very simple black patent wedges that I got on sale in Atlanta, very comfortable and perfect for the office. (And they also fit nicely into my bow tote for my commute, where I wear boots.) I like to carry this tote during foul weather, because I don't have to worry about my leather bags getting ruined. 

I was kind of hoping for a snow day today, but that didn't happen, boo! Now the snow is melting and is all slushy, not pretty at all. It was real pretty to watch the snow fall last night though, my neighborhood seemed so peaceful. By the time I get back to my apartment tonight, that pretty snow will just be a distant memory.


  1. You look great! I kick myself for not buying the Great Escape skirt - I have every other darn version.
    You're also reminding me to break out my Bow tote!

  2. I love this outfit! And I don't think it is just because I am from Pittsburgh that I think this color palette is divine!

  3. Yay for walking away from the cardigan and finding it again. It must have been waiting for you!

    Just Better Together is having a $25 gift certificate giveaway!

  4. I'm a longtime (silent) reader and just wanted to say I love you blog and your OOTDs! I bought this sweater myself just before Christmas and love it too - just looks so ski-lodgey/wintery. :)

  5. Be happy you went back for the sweater. It looks great and I can imagine it pairing well with lots of other outfits.
    And I really want that skirt, but I'm trying to reduce my spending as well!

  6. I always get sad whenever beautiful white, fluffy snow turns into nasty gray slush. Sigh. Oh well! Sorry that you didn't have a snow day today, but at least you got to show off that wonderful cardigan! Hooray for finding it again against all odds, haha!

  7. Your outfit is great! I wish I had one of the styles of the skirt you have on.... I am on the hunt, though. OR I will get the next version IMMEDIATELY!

    Cheers! :)