Some Fridays, I need something softer and less demanding than a smart jacket. On those days, a forgiving sweater and a couple of floaty blouses are just the ticket.
But that doesn’t mean that I want to look like I am wearing a duvet . . . however appealing that may sound.
What are we really looking at here?
They are things you’ve seen before.
But when you put them all together, they make something new.
Note: If you were here with me, you would see that the floral print shows through the gauzy white blouse . . . just a bit. But the light on me is not quite right to reveal this in a photo. You just have to trust me.
Come closer and see the details!
No, no. You need to come closer to me.
I bought this cardigan several years ago at the Margaret O’Leary shop in Seattle — the one on 1st Avenue, which is now closed. Margaret O’Leary makes such beautiful things; most are not really my style, but I appreciate the quality and therefore always take a look.
This charming cotton cardigan has loads of details.
As you can see from the profile shot above, the hems of the camisole and blouse are different shapes and lengths, but they align very prettily.
You may remember that the shirt tail on this camisole was much longer, but we agreed that it should be shortened some. A differential is still there, but the back is no longer disproportionate to the front.
Perhaps you are thinking, Someone needs to tell the Directrice that her cardigan is too small. Be assured: It can close, but I like it worn undone so that it hangs like a bias cut top. Interestingly, that’s how Margaret O’Leary showed it, too.
Have a fantastic weekend!
Cardigan: Margaret O’Leary; Blouse: MiH Jeans; Camisole: Theory; Jeans: JCrew; Shoes: Coach Noella flat; Bag: Kate Spade; Watch: Michele
Margaret O’Leary still has a Seattle store — in University Village.