Blogging Besties is a weekly series featuring Whitney of Whitney à la mode, Alex of Undergraduate Style, Maricel of ::My Closet Catalogue:: and Selah of A Bibliophile’s Style. Each week, one of the bloggers will choose one component from the previous week’s outfit to pass on in a brand new look. This “take one, pass it on” challenge is an inspiration to stretch your closet and your imagination!Last week, Alex ramped up her layering mojo by doing that oft-envied accessorizing trick: belting a cardi. And she left me with an almost improbable challenge.
Because this week is brought to you by: “a belted cardigan/jacket/outerwear, coordinated leather pieces, a tortoiseshell accessory, or a spring cardigan". And for your viewing pleasure, I give you: the spring cardigan.
What's so improbable about a spring cardigan, you say? Well, nothing. It was just the rest of the components that threw me for a loop. I don't really belt since my short-waistedness prevents that option from being attractive, and the other bits don't easily lend themselves to outfit creation in my current aesthetic. So, huzzah for the spring cardigan! Because they had both spring and cardigans back in the day, right? And by pairing this sunny yellow number with a coordinating silk button down and midi skirt, not to mention my latest uber comfy footwear from Hotter (yes, I splurged and bought these Donnas), I'm compliant with both the Blogging Besties mandate and my own 1940s style niche.
:: Just the facts, ma’am :: Top – Diane von Furstenberg via eBay Cardi – Merona @ Target Skirt – American Eagle via Poshmark Heels - Donna @ Hotter
:: Scream it from the top of your lungs :: Stuck by Caro Emerald