Cardigan: Charlotte Tarantola
Shoes: Miss Albright
It’s raining today, which means a lot of my photos came out blurry and my hair decided to wave into a lopsided shape. But at least I got a couple decent photos! Aside from that, I love rain because I don’t get to experience it all the time. Also, tonight or tomorrow night it might even snow a tiny bit in our neighborhood because, according to weather.com, a very cold storm “from Canada” could create snowfall at elevations as low as 500 feet. I have not seen snow in a LONG time. It is a huge deal to even see flakes for two minutes in these parts. Once when my brother Trevor was four it started snowing, and he ran outside exclaiming, “It’s snowing! It’s snowing! It’s something I can tell my grandchildren about!”
Because it’s starting to pour and getting colder by the hour, I decided not to go anywhere. So I’m kind of dressed up just for the blog! Oh well! This Charlotte Tarantola cardigan is one of my favorite articles of clothing. I will never get rid of it. I hope I can pass it on to a daughter or niece someday. I bought it from MyShape.com for $15 back when they were still in business. Yes, $15! It was marked down from about $130, I think. I love the texture, colors, buttons, cropped cut — basically everything about it. It is the most beautiful Charlotte Tarantola cardigan I have ever seen, and I have handled and written product copy for a lot of them!
The cardigan’s floral print is taupe and mauve, so I wore it with this sort of brownish-grayish and black thrifted skirt to pick up the taupe and pink bracelet and purple flats that I thought fit well with the mauve without matching exactly. I also chose to wear it with this skirt because it’s cropped, and the skirt is pretty high waisted. This skirt is another piece that I’m especially fond of (even though it has some very faint stains on the front) because it fits so darn well. Thrift stores have always been the best places for me to find skirts that fit both my waist and hips.