Friday, April 30, 2010
Playgrounds & Lollipops - A Love Obesession With A Cardigan
Wednesday April 28th, 2010
Preschool pick-up and drop-off; Art's office, errands
T-Shirt: Forever 21
High-Waisted Pants: Forever 21
Let me start by saying this outfit is not one I would normally wear if I was actually going to the playground. I tend to get a bit more dressed up on Wednesdays when I go into Art's office. I could actually wear my pj's to his office, but I feel a bit more professional and ready to work when I look half-way presentable.
With that being said, let me tell you how much I love this cardigan. It cost me $99, and the reason I tell you that is because for me, that was a LOT to spend on a cardigan. I agonized over buying it, and then once I actually did purchase it I said immediately afterward to Jill, "I'm taking it back." But am I glad I kept it. I have had it for a year now and I have easily worn it 30 times, and that is no exaggeration. That's about $3 per wear, so in my mind worth every penny. I do believe every single one of my friends and relatives have seen me wear it. I have worn it with jeans (denim and white), khakis, linen pants, and even shorts. I think the gold lace detail and over-sized gold buttons make this piece a stand-out and I think it actually looks a lot more expensive than $99.
And ever since seeing Inglorious Basterds, I had been pining over a pretty pair of extra-wide leg pants. I found these little gems at Forever 21 for $26 and they were amazingly very long. Granted I can't wear these everyday like I can wear a pair of jeans, but for the cost, not a big investment. They're perfect for occasions that call for getting just a bit more dressed up, like church or a friend's baby shower.
And you may recognize the shoes from a previous Playgrounds & Lollipops. Still wearing them and still loving 'em.
Lastly, did you notice these photos? That they're just a tad more special than the usual ones I display here? Well, I asked my friend Miranda to shoot me this week at her house because a) I love her house. She and her husband have such a great sense of style. Bold, colorful, a dose of modern and the eclectic. They live in a Cliff May Rancho home in Long Beach, with stunning light throughout. And b) Because I love her photography. Miranda has such a great eye and her photos are always so bright and capture so much life. At least that's what I see when I look at her photos. She may have a different way to describe herself :). Please check out her photography website to view her portfolio. Take a peek at the Product section. Or don't if you're really hungry. Thanks Miranda for capturing some great photos this week. I thoroughly enjoyed it, even though it was a little embarrassing posing for someone other than Art.