Monday, May 30, 2011

Refined Gold (OOTD)

Yesterday morning dawned cool and crisp, with soft clouds scattered across the blue sky. There was a chill in the air that made the day feel more like late winter to me, than late spring, so I pulled out my new Neo-Refinement Pullover (purchased on its 3rd cut at the Tag Sale a couple weeks back), and wore it layered for a little bit of extra warmth.

It's a fantastic sweater, and I love it. It shifts and moves and changes shape all day long, and while with most garments, that would be a bad thing, it turns out that it's what makes this particular sweater so great. I can't wait until it gets warm enough to wear it without all the extra layers (c'mon San Diego - May's almost up! Let's get closer to the mid-to-high 70s, shall we? Please?) and paired with skirts and even shorts on the weekends. Though, I have to admit, I actually love it like this too, with the long sleeved tee layered underneath, flare leg jeans, and platform heels:

 Sweater: Neo-Refinement Pullover (similar here and here)
T-shirt: Pure and Good Basic Scoopneck (similar here and here)
Necklace: gifted from in-laws (similar here and here)

Here in the United States, it's Memorial Day, and in recognition of the many different warfronts in which the U.S. is currently engaged, and the many lives that have been lost in those places in recent years, I'd like to just take a quick moment, and remember with gratitude and sorrow, the brave lives lost as well as their families who have had to struggle on without them. 

Thank you for reading!


  1. Followed your blog for quite a while. :) I like this outfit, casual, comfy, yet chic!

  2. I love how you layered the Neo! And those jeans look fab on you!

  3. You look so great in this outfit. I would have never considered that sweater. Seeing how good it looks on you, I'm going to try and track down something similar.
    Thanks for the lovely Memorial Day sentiment.

  4. We better get a summer here -- I swear lat year summer just passed us on by without ever stopping. At least it is warm today. Good sign.

  5. I love when you do your 70s flair ;)

  6. that is such a great shirt- i love the color! and the flare jeans are perfect as well.

  7. You look fantastic! I love that top paired with the flares.

    I found the closing of your entry to be so fitting and eloquent. Thank you for putting it into words.

  8. Yes, you're right, that really is a fantastic sweater. I'm looking forward to seeing the many ways you will style it. And the colour looks great on you too. Well done Carol! Oh, and Happy belated Memorial Day!

  9. well said, and well, well dressed!  I love how you've really made the 70's style work for you, especially since 70's is so much about that lean length with big volume, and you make it totally work on a petite frame!