Thursday, December 6, 2012

Fussy

Top: H&M (one, two, three)  |  Cardigan: H&M (similar)  |  Jeans: Forever 21 (one, two)  |  Flats: Old Navy (one, two)

I know, I've been wearing these black jeans a lot.  Sorry, peeps.  A series of busy weeks calls for "go mode," aka a jeans rut.  Jeans and plaid, that's how I roll to get business done.  Creative juices will flow once again when all craziness ceases in January...hopefully.

Anyway, I originally planned to wear this outfit like the second picture, but I went with the first one instead.  I like the contrast of the darker tan cardi in the second pic better than the beige one above, but the second outfit was a little fussy.  The look needed a belt, but the cardigan wouldn't stay in place with the belt so I scrapped it.  Which way would you wear it?

22 comments:

  1. I would wear the first look - no changes - well except for I would probably switch out flats for my riding boots! I would have never thought to throw a cardigan over a button-up - very clever!!

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  2. Love the look! I like how look two looks on you, but for some reason I can never get into cardigans on myself. I don't know why! So I'd probably play it safe and throw a tweed blazer over this, haha. But love both looks! :)

    Lynette @ lynette marie

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  3. I'd wear the first look as well. I've tried to do the belt over a cardigan before as in the 2nd look, but I never think it looks right.

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  4. for me, I'd go with the first. Its looks easy, cute, and comfy :) Like you said, no fus.

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  5. I agree about the darker cardigan looking nicer, but always go with comfort! The first look is still cute and looks nice. I've just about decided that I can only do skinny belts with dresses. I found this wide stretchy black belt that I can wear at that waist/right under the boobs area. Because it's stretchy, it's so comfortable, and because it's wide, it holds cardigans way better than a skinny belt. Sadly, I found it at Goodwill so I have no idea where to find another one; otherwise I'd have 4 in different colors by now!

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  6. I like the top look! Looks more comfortable and "real life" to me. But I'm a stay at home mom of three littles, so my "real life" is a little different than yours. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I like the second one! It looks cleaner and more put-together. But to be fair, I would choose the first one if I was looking for comfort.

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  8. Loving the first cardi. The pockets make the cardi.

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  9. I really like both honestly! Can't go wrong.

    Sarah's Real Life

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  10. I love the second look! good choice to swap the cardi looks more put together with the belt too : )

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  11. pretty little thingsThursday, December 06, 2012

    they both look great -- but I like it cinched with the belt the most! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  12. Love them both!!! I think I like #2 for me. ;)

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  13. I'd wear it the top way - I feel like the heavy necklace negates the need for a belt around the waist, personally. May I ask where you got your necklace and bracelet? I am dying for some heavy chain pieces!

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  14. Necklace from Forever 21, bracelet here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/99690023/gold-chain-bracelet-black-onyx-stone

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  15. Definitely the first one for me! While the second one looks a little more polished, I don't know about you but I can't deal with fussy outfits when I'm trying to focus on something important. I need something that's not going to require a readjustment every five seconds. ;) The first one looks so much more comfortable.

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  16. I prefer the first look - but I like the second, too. I always have trouble with the belt over the cardigan...


    http://thisisshansblog.wordpress.com

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  17. I agree, I like the contrast of the colors in the second outfit, but it does seem a little fussy. And when you're crazy busy, fussy doesn't work. I like the comfy-factor of the first look!


    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  18. I prefer the first look too - comfy and relaxed. But then again I always look so frumpy with my cardigan belted so maybe I'm biased.

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  19. HappinessatmidlifeFriday, December 07, 2012

    Some days we just need those easy peasy outfits! I like both of them :)


    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  20. Lisa | happyby.blogspot.comSaturday, December 08, 2012

    I'd go with the first one as I prefer comfortable cuts, simple shapes and no fuss accessories ;)

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  21. At least amidst the busy times and madness you are still managing to post regularly. I have not been doing so well in that area, hehe. Anyway, regarding your belt or not question, I never feel right in a belted cardigan, so I would opt to do without. But you seem to be able to manage either way. (:

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