Before I get to this weeks Thursday Threads, I want to talk a little about proportion. I love my long, drape front cardigans, but looking at the pictures of late I have not been overwhelmed by how they looked. The length tends to make my (already short) legs look shorter, while making my torso look disproportionately long.
So when I saw a cardigan in a green (similar to a long, drapey one I already have but in a lighter knit and more traditional cut) at Lane Bryant (on clearance), I grabbed it. The result is that my legs appear longer and my body is more evenly split.
I’m still not entirely sure about this shape, since cardigans like this invariably shows off the fact that my hips are my widest part; I could easily button it at the top, but would have to pull a bit to button it at the bottom, which is a look I’m not wild about. Still, I like the way this outfit came together.
- Black skinny jeans (Coldwater Creek)
- Black print lace tank (Lane Bryant, similar)
- Green Cardigan (Lane Bryant, similar)
- Animal print ballet flats (Anne Klein Sports, purchased at Marshalls)
- Animal print bangles (don’t recall)
- Silver wire-wrapped stone necklace (my artist friend)
- Purse (Melie Bianco, model Darlene)
These shoes are really cute; black patent toe cap, leopard print everywhere else. But I don’t wear them very often for one simple reason; they have NO arch support. If anyone, anywhere happens to know of any ballet flats with arch support, PLEASE leave me a note in the comments.
The purse (in the background and at right) is the Darlene, from Melie Bianco. I have fallen head over heels for her entire product line. It’s all vegan (no leather), stylish, fun, often has amazing colors and runs around $100/bag. That’s a price I can deal with. You’ll be seeing another one of hers very soon that is much funkier, but I picked this one explicitly because it goes with EVERYTHING, is plenty large enough and has a shoulder strap that can be lengthened to work as a cross-body. This, for me, is the ultimate neutral bag.
I’m also still very happy with what my hair is doing. One of these mornings I will blow it dry and hit it with the curling iron, but that was not going to be today; today was a “wake up 45 minutes late and rush out the door with my hair still wet” kind of day.
On to this weeks Thursday Threads linkup!