I was happy to score a long, dress-length beige cardigan at Goodwill in November. This is a rather new silhouette for me--they only came on my radar this past fall--but it looks like a useful way to add warmth to a sleeveless dress.
I decided to try a beige/navy combination as in this inspiration photo.
Instead of colorful accessories, I wore them with tall cognac boots (of the exact type/brand that I see the inspiration blogger wearing and featuring in inspiration photos frequently on her site--pair #1 of her boot collection-- so that seems even more appropriate!).
*Beige dress length cardigan (thrifted, Kohls), $5.24/wear+
Navy sleeveless dress (Target), $7.00/wear
Navy scarf (Target), $2.00/wear
Navy owl scarf (Nordstrom), $4.00/wear
Tall cognac boots by Sam Edelman, $14.07/wear
Outfit total: $32.31/wear
Note that I went the double scarf route again, mixing an owl-patterned scarf with a plain one. It was interesting to work out how to wear them together because the owl scarf is much shorter than the navy one. After futzing with them a bit, I decided that it would be easiest to tie them each separately for a layered look. The longer navy scarf on top has a more complicated tie that shortens it a fair amount, and then the owl scarf is simply tied once, leaving a little extra length to peek out from underneath. I was pretty pleased with this look.
In other news...I was back at work today and it went pretty well, all things considered. About 3:00, my nose started running constantly--good thing I'd brought a brand new box of lotion Kleenix to work this morning. I'm glad I only have 2 more days of work and then a 3 day weekend! Thanks, dead presidents! I could really use some catching up on my sleep. I actually slept OK last night but not long enough, and certainly not long enough considering how little sleep I've gotten lately. I envy people like my office mate who get a cold, stay home sick, and sleep the whole time. I think that's gotta be a rare ability, though.