Two Ways: Sequin Striped Cardigan
Dec 18, 2012
Sweater: Mango Sequins Stripe Cardigan ($79)
From Left, Earrings: Carolee Pearl Studs ($30) Ring: Vince Camuto Stripe Ring ($48) Bag: Carles Jourdan Tassle Bag ($200) Shoes: Vadette Flats ($120) Shirt: Chantal Silk Blouse ($185) Pants: Hutton Trousers ($90)
From Right, Earrings: (sold out) similar House of Harlow Studs ($58) Ring: Metallic Grey Ring ($14) Bag: Coach Mini Saddle Bag ($158) Shoes: Varda Flats ($150) Shirt: Philip Lim Silk Crepe Blouse ($150) Pants: Paige Skyline Denim ($198)
For the Office. If you have a casual office holiday party in your future, this could be a great outfit because it combines work appropriate separates with a bit of sequins. I like the sequin stripes because they offer a bit of multi-colored glitz without being too overwhelming.
I’ve been drooling over this Elizabeth & James blouse for awhile. I also like this tie neck blouse (shocking, I know) from the same maker. But if you are looking for a silky ivory blouse for under-$100, try this Antonio Melani Tie Neck for $42 or this DKNY blouse for $94.
I added grey trouser to pull in the silver/pewter stripe in the sweater. For a more casual holiday look, try it with these ivory corduroys from Ann Taylor.
The accessories are fairly straight forward: pearl studs, a stripe ring to match the sweater and a cool grey tassel bag. If you are looking for a less expensive bag, this grey and ivory colorblock is interesting and this slouchy tassel bag comes in a myriad of colors for $69. I also added the purple flats to add some life to the outfit.
For the hair, I would wear it down. You could curl it under, put it in waves or wear it straight. For the makeup, I would wear a white highlighter on the eyes with a gold wash of shadow and a smudgy, dark coal liner. I would also add a raspberry gloss.
For the Weekend. I wanted to add a color, since the Two Ways posts have featured a lot of ivory and black lately. So I chose a bright orange blouse to pair with the cardi. This one is sold out in most sizes, but Equipment has a similar blouse available. And if you need a plus size blouse, this one is $76.
These Paige Skylines might be my new favorite jean. Being a bit hippy, I always worry about skinny jeans over emphasizing my legs, but these ones don’t have the magnifying effect I’ve seen in some jeans. I also on these LOFT modern skinny jeans, and I think they’re a good alternative for under-$75.
I own these flats in the leopard and black shade, and I love them. They are surprisingly comfortable right out of the box. I also own the earrings in this post, but sadly, they are sold out. If you’re looking for a gray and gold stud, I really like these earrings for $32. This ring is also pretty sweet for $14, but if you’re looking for something a little sturdier, I like this enamel ring for $75. But if a pop of color is what you are after, I would try this purple faceted dome ring, though the grey is nice too, esp. for $33.
I added the brown bag to cut down on the gray. If you like the relaxed look but not the Coach price, this flap satchel is $80.
For the makeup, I would wear a bit of rosy blush and a taupe shadow. For the hair, I would pull it into a low ponytail or a half-up/half-down style.