Monday, February 24, 2014

No Longer Neglected Navy Grandpa Cardigan and Cobalt Cords.

So I guess I lied. I said that this would not be another week of No Longer Neglected Items, but looking through the Outfits saved in my computer (that have yet to make it on the blog), subconsciously I have actually worn a lot of neglected pieces. I don't know why, but a lot of my neglected pieces are Cardigans. I guess it's because I own a ton of Cardigans and I even brought more with me when I came back from the States.

Take today for example. The Navy Grandpa Cardigan (last worn sometime last Winter, like 10-11 months ago but only made it to the blog in this Outfit) with the Collared Neckline, is my Neglected piece. It is one of my only few pieces I own from J.Crew. It was originally $128 and I think I purchased it for either $19.99 or $29.99 on final sale. I had nothing like it, it was a great price and a great color too, who was I to say No? LOL I do have a J.Crew taste (who doesn't?!?) but definitely not a J.Crew budget, never have. So, I reached for this Cardigan once towards the end of January (first Outfit) and then again the next week, in early February. I know these Outfits are late but don't forget that I barely got dressed or left the house for two weeks in February and last week I posted all New Outfits worn that very same week. And obviously a bunch of Vivian's balloons from her 1st Birthday were still left over. She loves balloons so I kept them in the house. They keep her occupied for a hot minute LOL.

The first Outfit is actually pretty nice. Don't you think?! I blended in some blues as you can tell. And I finally wore another neglected item: my New Cobalt Blue Cords by Joe Fresh that I purchased towards the end of October but had yet to wear (Perfect, Cobalt Blue, Corduroy Skinnies - why didn't I wear you before?!) It was a rainy day (as most of January) so my Awesome, Colorful Rain Boots were worn and I added a pop of Magenta too, through my Statement Necklace. I also prefer to wear Hats on rainy days and I am with a Beret on, usually about twice a week, these days.

Navy Blue, Collared-Neck, Double-Breasted Cardigan: J.Crew.
Cobalt Blue, Corduroy Skinny Pants: Joe Fresh (JC Penney's) (New).
Gray, Zippered, Fleece Jacket: Aeropostale.
Magenta, Large-Beaded, Plastic Necklace: A Local Boutique.
Burgundy, Patent Leather, Faux Ostrich, Skinny Belt: White House Black Market.
Navy, Wool, French Beret: A Boutique in Toronto, CANADA.
Green+Colorful, Flower & Birds, "Happy & Free" Rain Boots: Costco.

This second Outfit I consider it a Fail (pretty much). How about you? I love the combination of Navy with Olive (I have done it before successfully). I even like the addition of the Soft Lavender. But looking through these photos, the Outfit looks very blah and I look disheveled, undone, kind of bad. Truth be told, this looked a lot better in real life, and these photos are taken after a long day of taking care of the baby, being tired and spilled on. I did make an effort with my Red Lipstick and my Baby Blue Stud Earrings even match the little Baby Blue on the Scarf. I apologize about my runny mascara and tired face. I will try this Outfit again similarly but with one of my Darker Chambray Shirts. This one is more of a Woven Button-down. And, perhaps with another Scarf or a Statement Necklace. I am keeping it real though and posting it, perfect for Mix It Monday with Lauren (remixing my Navy Grandpa Cardigan). Also Danielle announced that her Trendy Tuesday tomorrow is Boots. I got not one but 2 pairs in this post. Speaking of these particular Black Boots, they are also a No Longer Neglected item (last worn in January 2012).
Navy Blue, Collared-Neck, Double-Breasted Cardigan: J.Crew.
Sky-Blue, Linen-Blend, Long-Sleeve, Button-Down Shirt: Springfield.
Olive Green, Ankle-Length, Cargo, Skinny Pants: Gap.
White, Ribbed Tank Top w/ Wide Lace part on the Front: Lycra (New).
Lavender, Baby Blue & Pink, Paisley Print Pashmina Scarf: A Street Boutique in Tirana.
Baby Blue, tiny Rose, Metallic Stud Earrings: Viggos.
Off-Black, Cozy, Leather Boots w/ Winter White Faux Fur Inside: Skechers.

P.S. Also linking this with Carylee, Paige, Nikki and Lauren.
To all of you who commented on this past weekend's posts Thank You so much for all your concerns about me and Vivian. And also Thank you for the lovely compliments on our matching Hats+Scarves Outfits. Those are some of My Most Favorite Photos I have with my daughter, also. =) It will be a great week of Posts and  Fashion Challenges ahead so stay tuned. Thanks.