Never trust a woman who wears mauve, whatever her age may be…
…or a woman over thirty-five who is fond of pink ribbons.
I guess Oscar Wilde would not approve of this sweater, but I think it’s just mauve-alous!
Okay, enough with the mauve jokes. I couldn’t resist!
This mauve sweater has been a workhorse in my wardrobe this spring because it’s a nice weight for our cold weather that doesn’t want to let go, but the dusty pink lends a springy vibe that makes me happy.
I love the stitching detail in the knit, and the length is perfect for me at 23″. It’s shorter than some, so keep that in mind. It works really well with high rise jeans, although when I wear it with my lower rises, I don’t feel like I’m exposed when I move around and sit down.
Right now it’s marked down to like $26, which is a great price for Ann Taylor quality. Even if you don’t think you’ll get much wear out of it this season, it might be worth buying and putting away for next year.
This sweater pairs well with white, black, and blue denim, and you could also wear it with pants to work if you need work wear ideas.
For today’s post, I paired it with my favorite bootcut jeans.
These jeans are a nice medium wash indigo, and they have a contoured waistband for a gap-free fit. The 7FAM b(air) technology is really amazing. If you have trouble with your jeans bagging out or sliding down, you should really try these.
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For size reference, I wear a 28 in 7FAM jeans. If you tend to run in between sizes, I recommend going with the smaller one.
I’ve been asked if these Kensa peep-toe booties would work with bootcut jeans, so I wanted to show you how well they do.
For me, a 4″ heel is perfect with these particular jeans. Of course everybody is built differently, but just keep in mind that the hem of your bootcut jeans should be about 1/4″ – 1/2″ off the ground.
Sometimes it’s necessary to have them altered to work for your height or the shoes you want to wear with them, but the small cost of tailoring is well worth the perfect fit.
These shoes are extremely comfortable and quite versatile; I wear them with skinny jeans, bootcut jeans, and dresses. They’re selling out fast, but there are still some sizes available at Nordstrom Rack, and the price is amazingly good for this brand. Definitely snap them up if you’ve been wanting a pair.
I finished off the look with my leather hobo and some simple jewelry.
I like to wear a long pendant necklace when I wear a plain sweater like this because it draws attention up and down and helps balance out the high neckline.
Since it’s been so cold here in PA, we took a few pictures with my grey wool cocoon coat over top.
I actually ended up wearing this outfit to an appointment with our accountant and out to lunch with Paul afterwards — and yes, I needed the coat!
This dressed-up casual spring outfit is perfect for lunch out with friends, a date night with your significant other, or casual Friday at the office… and hopefully I’ll be able to ditch the wool coat very soon!
photo credit: Alison Cornell
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the spring outfit she’s styling today!
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