Fortunately I had the goods to pull off a look like this.
I wanted to pair this pretty yellow cardigan with just my jeans. The flower is a pin that I got for cheap during Sarah Jessica Parker's reign as Gap's face, and I just wanted to give the sweater an extra little pop of color. I wanted to make this outfit simple. However, as you may not be able to tell in these pictures, it was like... what... 17 degrees outside. No way was I going to be able to keep warm at the office, so I opted for a long sleeved shirt layered underneath. You can totally tell how cold I am in that last one... I had to go back inside for a bit before snapping more pictures.
Cardigan: Target, 3-4 years ago
Long sleeve T: Target, 3-4 years ago
Pin: Gap, 5 years ago?
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
What I love about this outfit though is that the pieces are absolute staples in my wardrobe. I don't know why I never wear this cardigan closed, I typically wear it open with a dress or a flowy tank. I love how it evokes a completely different feeling when it is buttoned up completely. New Year's Eve I was having a really tough time because I just wanted to put something that felt new. I wanted to make a skirt, however with my sewing machine still in repair (UUUUGGGHHHH!!!!) I couldn't. I tried on a combination of so many things, but it was either not warm enough or too dressy. I wasn't sure of the dress for the party I went to, and I ended up just wanting to crawl under the covers of my bed and have someone wake me up in 2010.
I am contemplating cutting myself off from buying shoes as well. I hate feeling like I have so little or have no options, when I really have so so so much. I am trying to figure out a concrete reminder of what I have... that its not just the same clothes over and over and over. That I have so much, and that wearing a repeat isn't wrong. That I have a lot of GREAT pieces that all work together REALLY well and that I love wearing and that are so incredibly flattering.
I want my sewing machine fixed. BAD. Waiting on one little part to come in the mail, hopefully it will show up today.