FRAME Le Garcon jeans | made in the US
KAREN KANE drapey top | made in the US (old, gift from Karen Kane, newer version – sort of similar)
ZARA cardigan | old
EVERLANE loafers | gift from Everlane
PROENZA SCHOULER ps1 satchel in dark olive* | via Forzieri, sold out, also available at Luisa Viaroma
I don’t know what possessed me to pull these two things (Karen Kane shirt & Zara sweater) out to wear together. Except maybe it’s my way of trying to appease my desire for a sweater cape/poncho? I REALLY REALLY want a heavier weight poncho/cape to “throw” on when it’s cool. How cozy would that be? Of course this one by Vince is a top contender, but I’m also drawn to this way cheaper one by Glamorous.
But I know that while I love the look on others, I wouldn’t like it so much on me. I would wear it anyway, but ponchos/capes tend to be too long, covering my body up completely, just leaving my thicker, shorter legs sticking out beneath. Wearing this top and an open cardigan, on the other hand, at least shows that I have a waist, and showing some arm/slender wrists always helps balance out an oversized silhouette. Or so I tell myself…I think it works. And probably looks better than a heavy poncho.
I have succeeded in quenching my thirst for a sweater poncho/cape, for now. And with a couple of pieces I’ve had in my wardrobe for more than a year. Score!
Wow. That means I haven’t purchased anything new since the new year. One month. Can I make it through February??
*I have a relationship with Forzieri in which I earn store credit in exchange for displaying their graphic ads and posting coupon codes.