Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday Work Look + Cardigan Unenthusiasm

I used to hate shopping for work clothes because nothing would fit me off the rack. Thanks to the petite community, I have been introduced to Ann Taylor & LOFT where I have had much luck. Today's work outfit features the scuba pencil skirt, one of my very first LOFT purchases a few months ago...

Cardigan: J Crew, XXS
Blouse: Forever 21, XS
Skirt: LOFT Scuba Skirt, P00
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Prorata's (buy)
Handbag: Chanel Black Caviar Jumbo
Pearl Necklace: eBay; Bracelets: Forever 21 (buy)

I adore the details on the back of this pencil skirt. Looks much more interesting than the regular back vent slit, right? ;)

Ok, onto the cardigan. I must be in the very small minority that dislike cardigans. I have loved it on bloggers everywhere but they just don't look right on me. Perhaps it's because I like to wear them strictly as a light outerwear layer, which equates to no tucking and no belting. What little curves I have is completetly swallowed and I end up looking so frumpy urghh! I am on the look out for slightly tapered/slim waisted cardigans to wear as is, so please do share if you come across any. In the mean time, I'll stick with my lightweight cropped jackets until I find something that can convert me into a cardigan lover. That's me down there looking aimlessly and saying "perfect cardigan, where art thou?" lol...

Oh I'm only 5'2 so some would say that the Chanel jumbo is kinda big on me. But I love it because I use it as a work purse, and I love carrying around a small book just in case I have down time for leisure reading so it suits me perfectly! ;)

Have a lovely first day of the week, ladies!


  1. aww i completely understand your frustration with cardigans! i'm petite as well, and i find that shorter cardigans that hit just below my waist and are very fitted look much better on me.

    and j crew and chanel is always a great combination ;]

  2. I love your grey skirt!

    Just found your blog! So glad I did!

    Monique xx

  3. Linda: i have some shorter cardigans too but they still don't look right :/ maybe it's all in my head but i haven't fallen in love with cardigans yet...

    Monique: thank you for the compliment :)


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