I have had my eye on this cropped animal print (only on the front panels) cashmere-merino wool blend Lord & Taylor cardigan since I bought my L&T slouchy pants. But the price was quite high at the time and I couldn't justify it. When MIL and I went Christmas shopping on Saturday afternoon, it was there and was now 60% off. Having done well with our home repair (which is why I was on SYB) I decided to go ahead and purchase the sweater since there was only one left in my size and I could see it working with so many things in my wardrobe. Hubby was fine with the purchase BTW.
I've paired the sweater with my Lord & Taylor slouchy black trousers, a black cowl neck tee and for some colour, my red leather belt and red booties. I wasn't sure about the handbag but I knew I didn't want black and my red/animal print clutch was just too much, you know? So I went with my camel leather handbag instead to pick up the camel tones in the sweater. For some reason this handbag photographs more yellow than it really is.
On top of everything when I head out the door is my plaid cape and my red leather gloves. I know the gloves are a brighter red than the boots, but I figure they're physically far enough away from each other to not be a problem.
What do you think? Does this work? How are the proportions? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.
Sweater: Lord & Taylor
Tee: Jessica (Sears brand)
Trousers: Lord & Taylor (and altered)
Boots: Sam Edelman
Handbag: Mondani New York (thrifted)
Gloves: Danier Leather (thrifted)
P.S. Realize I forgot my red lipstick for the picture but rest assured, I've got a red lippy on!