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Marnie, here. Carly asked me to fill in for her, this Friday, which is an intimidating task, indeed. For the past seven years, I have been working from home, and my sartorial decisions are based primarily on temperature. Giant red bathrobe for cold days, just my normal pajama bottoms and t-shirt on hot days. Suffice to say, my fashion sense has waned a bit, during these years in the fashion desert, that is my home.
I'm hoping some of Carly's brilliant fashion sense has rubbed off on me. I always love her Fashion Friday posts and look forward to being fashionable vicariously through her each Friday. With that said, since it's the first Style Friday post of the season, I get to pick from the entire edition and I just knew I wanted to pick Finery, for my post.
I loved Karolina Eckerdals piece right from the submission. The delicate mesh detailing, hidden button placket and waist shaping make this a perfect Spring cardigan.
My first instinct is to pair this with a dress or skirt. The mesh lace doesn't read frilly or fussy. If this stitch pattern were a color, it'd be a hard-working, easy to wear neutral that can be paired with almost anything. Since the garment will pick up the mood and feel of whatever you pair it with, I thought it might be fun to really play up its Spring/Summer side. Whether you wear it with a casual knit dress and flats, to the office with a skirt and top, or out on the town for a date night, Finery really pulls the look together.
I'll be honest, though, as much as I love dresses, I basically never wear them. Pants (trousers for my readers in the UK) are more my thing, and Finery is going to work just beautifully with them. You can always tell which item of clothing is mine, from all the dog hair, so I thought I'd go ahead and make a pup an official styling accessory.
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