Friday, December 5, 2008

Fashion Friday

Let's talk about cardigans. This is not your mother's sweater, although I do own some fabulous vintage cashmere cardigans. Another post for another day. I am a recovering hoodie addict. Let's face it sometimes they look schlumpy. As a woman of mystery, I like to keep people guessing my identity. A hoodie screams suburban stay at home mom. Maybe I want to pretend like I'm a career woman, jet-setter or Posh Spice. So, with the same tank top and jeans I show you how I transform my look.
The picture doesn't do it justice. This cardi has a silver thread woven through the grey. I love a little sparkle for daytime to shake things up. It has pockets and a mid thigh length. It would be cute for a holiday party or grocery shopping, you know to play the mystery woman game.
My faux Lily Pulitzer cardi makes me smile with it's paisley pink, preppiness. It has the air of east coast country club. Ladies who lunch and plan charitable balls wear this kind of look.

My aubergine cardi has a trendy cut and great sleeves. I copied my young cute sister. She owns it in brown. It makes me feel hip and 37 instead of 47.
I still wear my hoodies but will be sporting cardigans this winter to switch it up. I want to look polished instead of schlumpy.

33 comments:

Shelly said...

LOVE the purple!!!!! Where did you get it?? I might have to have you send me one here on never, never land. You are so hip. Love ya!!!

diane said...

Target, last fall. Look on line at Target or forever 21. Maybe they ship to guam.

Alena said...

Looking gorgeous..! That grey cardigan is my favorite.

Liz said...

I love the last one, I think it makes you look like a teenager!! I'm still into sweatshirts, but I'm trying to expand into sweaters more.

Robin said...

You are really cute.

Lauren in GA said...

Those all look so great. I think #1 is my favorite.

I need to be a hipper 38 year old...thank you for your continuing advice!

tawnya said...

I LOVE cardigans. My sister says I have an unnatural love...

gab said...

I am wearing a hoodie right now. What a loser...

You, on the other hand, look fantastic!

Jennie said...

yeah im sure you wouldn't look really schlumpy even in a hoodie.

AnnEE said...

Darling, darling darling!!! I love everything about all of these!

BTW- I can't imagine you looking schlumpy....ever!

Annemarie said...

I'm totally Target chic in my hoodies...and kind of proud if it. I haven't even worn my twinner brown sweater yet, but I am wearing aubergine today.

ferntyler said...

I used to have a great selection of cardigans - I was actually looking for something cute to wear the other day and remembered that I need to get some more (my other ones are all way too big, so I won't complain about that :)).. so cute!

Jenibelle said...

I want to look like you when I grow up.

Hazen5 said...

Girl, you look good in anything! Loving the short sleeve sweater!

Maree said...

Your aubergine cardi is my absolute FAVE. It makes you look so young. You're looking good--I can't imagine you looking schlumpy either.

Linsey said...

I have never known you to look, what was it, schlumpy?

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linda said...

Diane, you'd look good in a brown paper bag...your just adorable!

calibosmom said...

Very cute-I like them all. I agree with the schlumpie hoodie but somedays I feel schlumpie so a hoodie works. Today I am wearing my cute cardie!

Bridget said...

Love these. I need to go shopping at Target without my kids sometime so I can actually look at stuff for ME.

andrea said...

you know, honestly, i am fascinated by you. you hit in right on the head... you are a woman of mystery. just when i think i sort of have you figured out, BAM! you rock an east coast country club pink paisley cardigan.

it all makes me enjoy you even more.

Heather said...

Diane - you are just too cute!

Paige said...

Love that idea- and esp. the purple one!! Do you think the hoodie is still OK if it is expensive??

Paige said...

Who are your "leaders" she wants you to pass it onto??? Like, the bishop? The RS pres? Nice typo in a marketing thing, even WITH your annoying word verification.

fraggLe+monkEy+shysteR said...

i love the first one! i'm a total cardigan-aholic... can't get enough of 'em!

TravelinOma said...

I love the pink gray cardigan. I think cardigans are the perfect 3rd layer when a jacket won't work. You are a darling model! Thanks for the toy suggestion. I'm on my way to your toy post right now!

3WimmerBoys said...

I love it, you look fab in all of them. Got the wedding invitation, you must be so excited. They look so happy and great!

melissa said...

I love the cardigan's I think I need to go shopping a little bit. I was thinking the other day that I could dress better if I had someone to show me how to do it. Thanks for the ideas!

SavvyGirl said...

Target -- has some seriously cute things these days!! Have you seen their holiday vintage t-shirts?
Love sweater #3! You look great in anything!!

martha corinna said...

Oh, I like them all. I love cardigans, but during the week I seem to full into my uniform rut, jeans and a t-shirt because of peanut butter, partially digested breast milk, and sticky sugar.

Mc Allen said...

what you said a hoodie says, ahahaha, I hadnt ever thought about that!!! and the 3rd pic is great, I can seriously say that I have never seen those look good on enyone, until I saw yours, so cute!! LA

The Family Johnson said...

Mission acomplished,you do look polished!

Ilene said...

Okay, I want to look as hip as a 47 year old. My 30 year old isn't cutting it.

One day I will wear things that aren't covered in spit up.