Funny how things evolve and you think change but they don’t really. I haven’t looked at a long cardi much less owned one since the 90’s and that was by accident since they only made them in grungy, worn out or batwing style (the latter a sad left over from the 80’s with the shoulder pads removed). Here’s how two of my favourite bloggers, Sharron at Style At Every Age and Sue of Susie So So showed the way. So imagine my delight when I scored a hole in one with this by Mango – it’s dark grey, as I wished for, slim in the body and sleeves AND with pockets I can actually reach! It’s cosy for now yet light enough for Spring to come. It works with dressed up Gap Straight leg indigo jeans and studded pointy flats, and the new skater/trainers and dressy medium Chanel. Of course as the temperature drops I can layer on the scarves.It took me a while to notice that I feel best when I’m mixing not just high and low end items but that they have the element of dressy with sporty or tailored with casual. This way I feel balanced and ready for anything which is my general modus operandi. The shoes are by Michael Kors and fit me very well. They’re made in China but seem pretty good quality at a great discount via the Outnet. I have a pair of black suede heeled booties also by MK and the fit is good too so I was confident enough to try these skater/trainers out. You see, I’m not a trainer wear, never have been but the skater type style I do love! They are similar to a slipper/loafer but are sporty enough to dress down my tailored and more formal pieces so I get more wear out of them. Plus they are a very comfortable run around style. I’m hoping to find a white leather version too.
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