Monday, August 24, 2009

Lazy Monday - Dress and Cardi

I confess, I've been so exhausted by the renos that while my husband was out of town on Sunday, I went shopping! Muah ha haha! So I'll be featuring my new-to-me purchases in outfits over the next couple of weeks.

Today's new thing is the pink cardigan.
Yup, that's pink, my most-hated colour. To be fair, not all pink is bad, and this is one of the few shades of it I can wear.

I was so chuffed to get such a great bargain on this; it's 100% angora, and it still had the original price tags on it. Since it doesn't show any evidence of mark-downs (I'm very familiar with the Esprit store mark-down system), I conclude that someone got this for Christmas a couple of years ago. I remember this being in the store then.

Check this out: you can still see the original price:
That says $99.50. And what did I get it for? $27. Woot! Bargain!

The stuff:
I decided to play up the black and white with the pink and did my lovely Fluevogs. I wrapped the pearl necklace around my wrist to make a bracelet and wore my Betty Rubble bigass pearl studs.

Dress (Do & Be), cardigan (Esprit, consignment), belt (Nygard), shoes (Fluevog "Listen: Harlow"), necklace (late 80s, Eatons), earrings (Aldo Accessories).


  1. Ok I love the color on you! Can I have those shoes???

  2. Pretty! I like pink on a redhead; my teenage admiration of Molly Ringwald has never quite faded, I guess. :)

  3. I like it, the pink adds a little pizzazz.

  4. i love the look of this outfit! fabulous shoes too!

  5. Took me forever to realize that not all pink is evil - this shade looks great on you!

  6. I love those shoes.... fluevog.... fluevog... i like saying that name.

  7. What a deal! Love those shoes of course...I'm sure I say that every time haha

  8. I agree with Kristin - the right shade of pink looks so lovely on redheads. And you have got it nailed here. I love the whole look, all the way down to the "I want to steal them" shoes.

  9. Very pretty finds, and those shoes are fantastic!

  10. There is something very 50's-ish about the outfit...the polka dots, the cardi, the it all! And I think that shade of pink looks lovely on you!

  11. Lovely! I agree with you on pink. But, have been doing my best to embrace the pinks that look good on me. Love the Fluevogs!

  12. Awesome find! Can't wait to see the rest of the goodies you got.

  13. Thanks, Hillary! No, mine, back off, lady. ;)

    Kristen, thanks - of course I wanted to be Molly when I was a teenager.

    Thanks, Chris!

    Eednic, thank you!

    Sal - I agree. My mom used to dress me in pink all the time when I was a kid and I just loathed it. Now...not so bad if it's the right shade.

    Lorena, it's a magic name. If only saying it made more appear!

    Thanks, Kaylyn. Yes, but they are amazingly awesome shoes.

    I agree, Tina - I'm not a redhead (I just pretend to be one). Thanks so much!

    FashionAddict, thanks!

    watergirl, you got it! I am just loving the 50s look right now. Thank you very much!

    Alison, thanks! I've finally realized that I need a *little* pink in my wardrobe. The Fluevogs are awesome!

    Sher, thanks! I'll be trotting them all out soon enough.

  14. That is so cute. I'm getting kind of a Mad Men flashback. Adorable shoes!!!


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