I love to mix familiar pieces in new ways. And sometimes, I like to wear the same things, just as they are, and no one seems to notice (or at least not comment). This strategy makes getting dressed easier and more fun, than ever it was in my high-paying corporate years. The joys of retirement, and of authentic dressing.
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I’ve worn this birdie cardigan (similar) before; it always adds a spirit of whimsy and it’s soft and cozy. This is the first time I’ve paired it with a full midi skirt by Anne Klein (thrifted, sim). The booties (sim) are old as Methuselah but still comfortable. The pendant (sim) was thrifted for a dollar, and it’s reversible. Cannot beat that. Isn’t thrifting the very best?
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So lovely Patti, I’ve been digging my favourite cardigans out this week too x
I’m positive I said it the first time I saw it but that cardigan is SO pretty, Patti. Pretty and whimsical and absolutely quirky xoxo
I love that cardigan! Great great look
Life is just Rosie
I LOVE that cardigan! Put an animal on anything and I’m a sucker for it!
I completely agree with Tiina re constancy and continuity. This is something I’ve touched on in my linked post. Refinding gems in your wardrobe that you may have not worn for a while, being inventive with pairing existing pieces, getting your wardrobe to work smarter not harder. Great style, as you’ve shown here Patti, doesn’t require you to bust a budget!
And why not wear that adorable cardigan again and again? I know I would. It’s absolutely darling.
I remember this sweet birdie cardigan and love it paired with this pretty skirt. I am a great believer in clothing that earns its keep and repeat wear the same things often in different guises. Many thanks for hosting Visible Monday.
You said it, there’s nothing like thrifting. I adore your bird sweater and the red lace hem skirt. I hope your finger fades to pink soon!! Thanks for the party – I can use one right now!
Love the lace hem detail on your skirt! That cardigan is so pretty and looks cozy too!
Doused In Pink
The pretty trim just adds a certain something to that skirt Patti. I love that you find such great bargains – I’m a big fan of thrift shopping too, so I watch you avidly to see your latest finds. Have a great week x
Adorable feminine outfit! Love the sweet birdies and little bows which go with your skirt. And what can be better than old favorite comfy booties? Thank you for the link-up, Patti!
I think it is great to find pieces that we want to wear over and again. You find some great “finds” thrift shopping. Wish I coould stand for hours to do it! Love the birdy cardi, very figure flattering too. The skirt is lovely and geez I didnt know about hurting your finger! oww, take care..
Enjoy your week!
Oh there’s that gorgeous cardigan again, such a fab piece! Love, Kirsten xx
I love that birdie cardigan Patti ! I also love to mix up old and new and you did an excellent job my friend. Thank you for the link up ! Kisses
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I really like the print of your midi skirt and the mixture of red lace it offers. Great pairing with the adorable cardigan!
Buying second hand is the only way to shop!
Loving the cardi and midi skirt combo, the finger injury not so much…ouch! xxx
Once you give yourself over to thrifting you will never go back.
Love the details on this sweater! Gorgeous with the midi skirt.
Looking pretty as always, Patti!
Such a cute cardigan and I do love the red lace trim on the skirt!
Hello dear patti, Thank you for another great party.
Loving the cardigan with birds
What a lovely cardigan! Looks great with this skirt!
Absolutely, Patti! It’s so lovely to see that gorgeous cardigan again too 🙂 xx
Yes, to the joys of retirement and authentic dressing! I remember this lovely birdie cardi and I believe its found its mate in this skirt.
I cardigan with birds! Right up my alley! And it goes so perfectly with that skirt, great look! 🙂
Love that cardigan, Patti! Thanks for hosting!
Yours is a lovely style. Thanks for sharing and hosting.
Beautiful outfit & beautiful pieces! I can see them combined in so many different ways… It’s fun to get creative what you have in your closet.
Thanks for the link up! Have a wonderful week!
I do think it’s a fun challenge to take our old reliables and add in different elements!
I have a reversible necklace and think it’s brilliant—they should all be that way!!
You look fabulous Patti!
Thanks for the link up, Patti1 Have a wonderful week!
I wear the same things all the time, and I bet most other women do, too. Not only is it cost-effective, but it also helps us zero in on personal style. And I kind of like the idea that my wardrobe is something that provides constancy and continuity in my otherwise often hectic life. Everything is changing at such a speed that I need something to hold on to. So, a consistent style and a well-curated wardrobe is something that anchors me a bit. A bit shallow, maybe, but at least it’s something I can control…
I love your cute little cardi, it’s definitely a keeper, it goes with anything.
Beautiful Patti. The cardigan is so pretty and I love the red accent to the skirt xxxxxxxxx