Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Try-it-out Tuesday: {not a} twinset

  
     Why does this qualify for Try-it-out Tuesday? First, I've always wondered about what to wear this cardigan with. Turns out that its sartorial soulmate is this sparkly top. At first I thought smashing the paisley and sparkle together was too much, but I'm kind of liking it.
    In case you're wondering about the title, I'm playing off the title of a children's book called "Not a Box" by Antoinette Portis that the kindergartners and first-graders loved. It's very simple book--the fun lies in the imaginative line drawings.

CK Jeans paillettes tee; Charter Club cardigan; Style & Co. DKNY "Soho" jeans, all from Macy's
sandals, Target

     I bought this shirt at almost full price (something I rarely do), I was so enamored of the paillettes. Then, I threw it in the closet and let it languish. But now I've figured that a little sparkle is more versatile than I thought. And yes, this outfit is an inadvertent walking advertisement for Macy's. ...

28 comments:

  1. A Possible FantasyJuly 17, 2012 at 8:06 AM

    such a pretty cardigan!

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  2. I love this shirt!

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  3. Thanks, Erin! I do, too, obviously ... since it's starred in two Try-it-out features in a row. :)

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  4. Thank you! My mom actually received it as a gift, but it isn't her style ... so I lucked out. :)

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  5. I love this look! The charter club sweater looks like something I'd find from J.Crew. I may need to check out the line, years ago many of the pieces were a bit matronly for my taste but now it really has improved.

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  6. Bessie - the fit is a bit boxy for my taste, but I like it so much with this shirt that I didn't mind so much. I figure all the sparkle + pattern is distracting, anyhow. :)

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  7. That top goes perfectly with the cardi - great combo!

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  10. can't believe it's not a twinset. goes really well together, carrie. you look really amazing. :) happy hump day!
    kisses,
    jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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  11. Thank you for the sweet comment, Jasmine! :)

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  15. Fashion Obsession MieniJuly 19, 2012 at 5:24 AM

    I think you are right, it is not too much! It match perfectly! I definitly love the pattern of your vest!! Eyecatcher!

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  16. What a pretty shirt. You have nice taste. And thank you for the kind compliment.

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  17. I just love the outfit, especially the sequin details of that top! :)

    xxNyla
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  18. Thank you for dropping by and for the sweet comment, Nyla! :) I never really liked sparkly things before, but I think that's changing. ... :)

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  19. Thank you for dropping by! This shirt is becoming a favorite - I think I could wear it every week. :)

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  20. Thanks for dropping by and for the sweet comment. :)

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  22. chillairandperfumeJuly 21, 2012 at 4:22 AM

    Great idea pairing these two items together! I love that cardi, but I can see why it could be a bit tricky to style.

    xo,
    Hannah
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  23. So pretty!

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  24. Thank you! I've been thinking about giving it away, but this pairing has convinced me to keep it. :)

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  25. Thanks for dropping by! Will check out your blog. :)

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