Jeweler's Choice Cardigan, $148:
YAY. I know this is on the wishlist of many (including mine!), and let me just say that I can see why! This cardigan is every bit as beautiful as it appears online. The beading detail is absolutely stunning, and even though it reads as reddish in my pictures, it is actually a nice coral hue. I was worried at first that the beading detail would be overwhelming, but it's a nice size that adds a pop of pizazz to an otherwise straight-forward cardigan without being too over-the-top. I can definitely see this working with a variety of outfits effortlessly. The knit is slightly scratchy on my sensitive skin, but it's nothing intolerable. I'm wearing my regular size in this photo and the buttons are pulling, but it's mostly because I've kind of -- gulp -- put on a few pounds recently, so I'd wager that if I were my regular size, there wouldn't be a button-pulling issue. All in all, it runs TTS and a winner! I'm stalking this and crossing my fingers that it'll make it to the sales rack!
Amhara Skirt, $68:
YAY. This little number didn't catch my eye at all online, but in stores, the bright colors and canvas-y material just called my name. It did not disappoint! The skirt is fun, and its light material makes it a perfect summer skirt while the colors make it easy to "autumn/winter-ize." On my 5'3" frame, the skirt hit about 2 inches from my knees, which is the perfect mini length for me, but taller gals may need to see for themselves whether this is too mini or not. I'd say this fits TTS. I can imagine wearing it with a utilitarian jacket and white v-neck tee, or with a nice gingham button-down for some awesome pattern mixing. Waiting for a sale!
As always, leave any questions you may have in the comments or e-mail me. Have a great rest of the weekend!