Do you ever find yourself gravitating toward a particular item over and over again, only to decide each time not to buy it for whatever reason? Maybe it’s too expensive, or not quite what you’re looking for, but each time you see it, you have to walk over to it, touch it, try it on, and mull over it one more time?
That’s been my relationship with this Vince rouched cashmere cardigan for probably about a year now. When I first saw it, I really liked the color, and the idea of it, but it was just too expensive, and the fit wasn’t the greatest, so I walked away. Each time I saw it, I’d go over and touch the soft cashmere and try it on one more time, just in case something had changed. They went on sale, and then disappeared off the sales floor, and I thought it was gone for good. Recently, I happened to find it on pretty good discount at Nordstrom Rack, and in size XS! And in the color I wanted! I guess it was meant to be after all.
I tend to like classic items that have a weird twist, like maybe an unexpected color, or a fun lining. I think that’s why I kept thinking about this sweater. It’s a classic cardigan, in a functional color, but the rouching detail gives it some interest.
The sweater is a little baggy, but if I smooth the bulk behind me, it looks nice from the front. I’m hoping it’ll shrink up a bit after I hand wash and air dry it, but in the mean time, it gives a relaxed feel to the outfit. I paired it with skinny jeans because I wanted to balance the roomy fit of the cardigan with a nice sleek fit on the bottom. And I really love this Ann Taylor top. I’ve found a ton of opportunities to wear it so far.
The bracelet is a children’s cuff that my mom found a long time ago. I love the turquoise stone, and it fits my wrist perfectly. I have really thin wrists that make it difficult to find bracelets that don’t just slide right off past my hand and onto the floor. Since my mom is also really petite with thin wrists, she knows just how hard it is to find bracelets that fit. She was nice enough to pass this find on to me. Thanks mom! =)
More outfits with the Ann Taylor petite floral front shell:
Review – Ann Taylor Spring Tops (Size PXXS)
Petite Outfit – Fun with the Ann Taylor Floral Front Top
Petite Outfit – My Bosom is Abloom for Peplum Gingham