This cardigan is a bit of a struggle.
At first I was very pleased with myself because I came up with a cream/black polka dot top underneath the yellow/black polka dot cardigan. The combination would have been cute, only the top had the wrong kind of collar for my neck. It made my neck too long. Frequent visitors know I gave the top to my stepdaughter at Christmas. Better somebody else enjoys it, than hanging on to it and never wear it.
So I tried the cardigan with an A-line charcoal skirt and black blouse. And with a black wide skirt and black top. I will start with that, but I think the best combination is the cardigan with a black top and the A-line skirt (not photographed).
Below: trying to adjust my hair….
Below two photos of the cardigan with the A-line skirt and a blouse.
The A-line skirt is good, but the blouse makes the outfit a bit dowdy.
Below the cardigan with another skirt, which is a bit too short and definitely too tight in the waist.
I will throw that skirt on the pile: Give away.
In the second photo the collar of the cardi does not look bad, because the photo is flattering.
A cardigan is usually straight at the hips. Which is something I should avoid at all times. It makes it very hard to create a good figure. (Note to myself: to put on my NO GO-list: “be very careful with cardigans”.)
This skirt is from a thrift shop. It is by Erny van Reijmersdal, the same person who designed my cream jacket. I could not find such a skirt in the shops this winter. Apparently this style is out of fashion. A pity as this style suits me. To find this skirt (at a very reasonable price) made me very happy.
I have updated it with the polka dots tights, the small belt and the polka dot scarf which you have seen in my big orange cardigan article. The jumper is so-called cashmere, but the price was too reasonable to be cashmere. I think. Nevertheless it is warm and very soft.
At first I only had the jumper, skirt and belt to create the outfit. Looking at the photos I thought it was a bit bare-looking. Then I came up with the tights and scarf and put other boots on.
A colleague with photographic skills took pictures of me at the office. So you see a different background for a change. There were nicer photos but they showed artwork and being in advertising, I know you cannot publish photos of artwork without the permission of the artist. Pity.
The photos were taken in a different part of the building from where I work. Don’t think for a moment that my office space looks like this. Us worker bees have to perform in much smaller rooms. Never mind, it is warm there and they have coffee. LOL
Below: I was hoisting up my skirt to show my polka dot tights. Just for fun. My husband said I could not publish this photo, but I think that is rubbish.
Below the outfit without polka dot scarf and tights and with other boots.
Below: see the bracelet? I thought that was a rather nice accessory.
Do you prefer it with or without the scarf?