Monday, September 2, 2013

Cute end of summer outfit! styling the weird vintage lace cardigan

Do you lovlies remember this thrift store scores post in which I showed you this vintage white lace cardigan?

Not too bad for $4!
Today I'm going to show you how I styled it, for the end of summer "season." I was really impressed with the detail of the top. I loved that is was both delicate and boho at the same time without veering off into "ruffly" or "girly," neither of which I'm super comfortable with.

I just wasn't sure how to style this cardigan because it was kind of a weird shape--very boxy--and it was lace. I don't really do lace that often, it tends to make me feel very awkward for some reason, thus making me look awkward as well. But I absolutely loved the cardigan and I just knew I could pull it off somehow. And I feel like I totally did!

Shoes: Old Navy (2007), Jeans: Old Navy (thrifted for $4), Tank: Wal Mart $4, Cardigan: Vintage, thrifted from Goodwill for $4, Purse: vintage La Bagagarie cross body bag, thrifted at Salvation Army for under $3, Necklace, made by ME! Belt: Thrifted at Goodwill for $2, sunglasses: goodwill, $3.

I finally got a close up of my favorite bag! I've worn it a ton (check it out here and here) and it just seems like it has gone with everything this summer and I'm sure I'll wear it long into the fall too. I absolutely adore having a cross body bag, with the Dude being extra mobile now it's essential to have my hands free!

And here's a close up of my favorite necklace!

This necklace was made by me using a variation on this tutorial. I am loving the mint green color and probably wear my necklace at least 3 times a week. I wish I had bought more of those green beads!

Lastly I paired all this pastel mint green and brown with my leopard belt. I hunted at thrift stores forever for this belt forever. I knew once I found it I would wear it with everything, and I do! It's all the leopard of leopard shoes with half the commitment.

There you have it! I styled my weird lace cardigan just like I said I would, and I'm really happy with it. What do you think, how would you have styled it? If you're looking for more of our outfits you can check them out here!



  1. Love your style! You look fantastic!


  2. That is such a cute outfit! I love the purse the most!

    Ana Paula
    {Visit me at Mommyhood, PhD}

  3. A girl after my own heart. I am in love with anything lace/crochet when it comes to clothes and when I go thrifting they always catch my eye. I am also in LOVE with your handmade necklace. YOu look amazing. Thanks for linking up with "what she wears!"

  4. That is a darling white lace top and what a great find. The handmade necklace is perfect for a casual day out.

    Thanks for linking up with us at BeBetsy Brag About It. hope to see you next week!

    Sharon and Denise ♥

  5. This is such a cute outfit on you. Darling. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  6. Such a cute outfit!! I love the color of the tank under the white cardigan. :) I would LOVE for you to share this at "That's My Style" Link Party TODAY (every weekend) on my blog. Not comfortable sharing? Stop by anyway for beauty related post and fun DIY projects. I hope to see you there! :)

    Karla @

  7. Okay I sooo need to get in on this thrifting business! Love the look my dear!! Thanks for linking up with us!

    Just Dawnelle


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