Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Thursday Moda #84: Fall Mustard Cardigans for Workwear.

Good morning. As you guys know, this Long Cardigan I have on today is one of the 5 items I am remixing for the Common Threads Challenge. My dear friend WHITNEY from Whitney à la Mode - who is also my co-host this Thursday - is one of the 6 ladies doing "The Common Threads Challenge" with me. I noticed that she chose as one of the items a Long Mustard Cardigan, so I figured why not do a post where we style our cardigans. Mine is between a mustard and a camel color: I'd call it a spicy mustard shade. It is the softest chenille cardigan by Loft. I have worn it 4 times so far through the challenge and I cannot wait to style it again with red, navy and cream.

If you don't know Whitney, she is also from Michigan like myself and she is one of the few bloggers I had known that I was lucky to meet in real life (2 years ago). She is a sweetheart on top of being a very stylish teacher who puts together comfortable but super chic and classic looks. When Whitney sent me her photo I was pleasantly surprised that she also dressed up her cardigan over a LBD. Just on Monday I did the same where I wore this outfit to work. And let me tell you it was hot, but mornings are chilly and so can be the building I work at, so as usual a cardigan is a great layering piece. I paired mine with other great Fall colors: navy, olive and beige. I happen to think that this fabulous mustard-in-camel shade goes so well with the colors I paired it with. Like Whitney, I kept my toes comfortable and wore some Ballet Flats and I love that Whitney did the same. Whitney and I both wear and love wearing flats, a lot.

I love it when pieces work together. At first glance my Navy/Olive/Sky Blue Floral Wrap Skirt (a year ago from Who What Wear via Target) and Olive with Yellow Tank Top (at least 10 years old, by Bebe) look like a dress. I love that they both have matching colors and ruching detail. The asymmetry on the skirt makes it modern and fun. The colors of the skirt and the fact that it has lining makes it a piece that can be worn year-around. Even the tank top, since it is olive with yellow, it would fit for all seasons. I love the sash detail that ties in the back, it mimics the ruching line on the chest. This tank top is not only comfortable but super sexy and makes the girls look good.

I touched on these flats a little bit on the blog, yesterday. Funny story about these flats. I have been looking for some Nude Leather Ballet Flats. I wanted them to be soft and comfortable. I was at Banana Republic last week and I asked my sales lady (after I had checked out) how come they didn't carry shoes anymore. She said they weren't carrying them at that location but asked me what size I was because there were some that were returned. I said 6.5. She brings out 4 pairs of shoes including these flats, another pair of flats and a pair of mules - all perfect for Fall too. There were my Nude Ballet Flats and they were perfect. Better yet all of the shoes she brought out were on sale, with additional percentage off. After I used my Banana Republic Visa, I paid under 75 bucks for all 3 pairs and they are all real leather, well-made shoes. I cannot wait to wear the other 2 pairs.

Thank you to everyone who linked up last week where you saw my Ochre Mustard Chenille Cardigan styled for the first time. As always I have such a hard time choosing favorites. My picks from this week cannot be any different if they tried. It goes to show you that style truly is as personal as a piece of jewelry.
'Hats' are an accessory that not every woman can wear without looking foolish. But Laurie has the snazziest fedora on, paired with the most gorgeous pumpkin-hued jumpsuit.
'Sneakers with a Tulle Skirt'?! If you are Stephanie you can pull off anything. Even in her second trimester, this pregnant mama does street style justice. Radiant!
Jess is totally 'Transitioning to Fall" in yummy shades of caramel. Love her button-front denim skirt - so modern.
'70s Vibes' are strong and vibrant on my stylish friend, Roxanne. The jeans, the hat, the pendant, the shoes - I want them all. It all works so seamlessly, too.

Today's Fabulous Thursday Moda Co-Host: Whitney à la Mode.
Here is a peak of some of my favorite latest looks of Whitney - two of which are from her Common Threads Challenge. Whit is a girl after my own heart. Check out how she has remixed that same mustard cardigan and little black dress, below. And can I compliment her beaming smile for a minute. This girl's beautiful blue eyes even smile!

From Whitney's Mouth:
"Bonjour! My name is Whitney and I am a French teacher in Michigan. You could say that I'm pretty smitten with the Mitten State. We often use "à la mode" to order ice cream with our dessert. However, in French, "à la mode" means "in style." Join me on my journey in learning how to be a bit more "à la mode!

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