Friday, April 23, 2010

Reader question - answered!

From a reader:

"Dress Me Dearly, I have a conundrum!
I have many dresses that are fitted in the body, but then poof or flair out at the waist. I like to wear little cardigans with them because it can be chilly in the morning, at work, or in the evening. I'm having a hard time finding a crop cardi or something that would be suitable. Tips? Suggestions?
Thanks xo"

Well, my darling reader, here is my answer:
Forever 21 has a million cute cardigans cropped right below the bust line right now in a ton of colours. You can button them up or leave them open depending on the dress... and the weather. These are a great option for keeping warm, but not ruining your well-thought-out outfit by a bulky jacket or sweater.

Another suggestion I would make would be investing in a well tailored boyfriend jacket/suit jacket. They can look super chic paired with a soft dress that flares out, just to give it some edge. 3/4 sleeve looks the best, but you might want to get a long-sleeved one for more warmth, you could always roll up the sleeves for an even cuter look.

I just bought a super awesome kind of military looking (Sgt. Pepper) jacket at Forever 21, and I seriously cannot get enough of it. I want to wear it with everything!!!

A few examples of the boyfriend jacket with empire waist dresses for some inspiration.


  1. I love (love love LOVE) the little yellow and black dress. Love it. Did I mention that?

  2. amazing blazer!

    Hope you had an awesome Earth Day #40! Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!

  3. Anonymous4/27/2010

    you really are the best looking fashionista I know. truly


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