Thursday, May 13, 2010

Cardigan, Again

One can never have too many cardigans...whoa deja'vu.  It is a really important layering piece in my wardrobe for two main reasons:  1). I'm a naturally cold person...and 2). I'm a naturally modest person.  Many of my summer dresses are sleeveless and if there isn't a cardigan that goes with it, it's probably not worn much...if at all.  A dress without a cardigan is like a baby without a blanket.  Dresses have absolutely nothing to do with this post, I just like to bounce around from subject to subject to confuse you.

Really, I just want to brag on this cardigan.  Since I can never have too many (there it is again), I'm always on the lookout for good ones.  This particular cardigan was (perhaps still is?) available at H&M in several different colors for $30.  I put it on my mental wish list, but ultimately passed because of the price (me = that cheap).

Lo and behold, I found this cardigan at ARC's Value Village only a few days the my size...for $6.  This purchase led me to question much deeper things in life such as: 
Why bother with regular retailers? 
Do I dare set foot in an H&M ever again? 

Will I be so lucky in my search for the perfect yellow heels?
Can shopping be considered a "spiritual gift"? 
Who am I? 
What is the meaning of life? 
So on and so forth.

Shirt:  H&M
Cardigan:  H&M, thrifted via ARC's Value Village
Belt:  ?
Jeans:  Lux, thrifted via Valu Thrift
Shoes:  Kohl's


Anonymous said...

those puffed sleeves are unexpected and delightful:)

Kayla said...

That puff sleeve is perfection.

Kyla said...

This looks SHARP! I just LOVE it!

J.Me. said...

Grrrrrrrreat outfit. Certainly one of my favorites. I would definitely wear it...and I'm not usually an animal print-type!

Teri said...

Sometimes when I find THE perfect item while thrifting, I know it was meant to be for me...and thanks to a God that knows and cares about me.
Lucky (blessed) you! That sweater is gorgeous.

ShyGirl said...

I absolutely love this outfit!! That awesome cardigan looks great with the leopard!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

those sleeves are so cool--and you look amazingly long and lean in this!

LyddieGal said...

I love that cardiagan! The sleeves and color are so fabulous!

What is ARC's Value Village and where can I find one?!

Chic on the Cheap

Bug said...

I love cardigans too! I only recently started collecting them. Mine tend to get damaged by the end of the year, I'm a little rough with them. Your outfit is very cute. The cardi is such a fun color and I love the layering!

Brooke said...

Love love love that cardigan! I have an addiction too and I think I might just need that one.

eunice said...

cute cardigan, the puffed sleeves are adorable! nice blog btw :)