I think it’s fitting that today be my Colored Cardi link up day with Caitlin.
After all, I would never have met Caitlin if not for Selah. And I would never have acquired this stunning cardi if not for Selah.
You see, Selah was the original owner of this beautiful piece, but she’d had issues with it and was getting ready to rid herself of it. I’d half-jokingly asked her to donate it to me, but good-hearted soul that she is, she actually took me seriously and sent me the cardi by post.
I squeed with much delight and excitement, I tell ya! Not only do I get something for free, I also get something in a color I don’t own but had been Mad Hunting for off and on for as long as I can remember. Selah calls it “jade” but on me and in reality (I lightened the pics to compensate for cloud cover dimness) I do think it’s a scrumdilious forest green.
It’s also 100% wool and sure, it’s a bit scratchy, but that’s the nature of wool and I hardly ever wear cardis without an under layer anyway. I’ll just be sure not to pair it with a tank or short-sleeved shirt. I think it wears marvelously with the Nanette Lepore top I got on superduper sale at jcp.
Wait, wait…wot?! Did I just hear myself say that? That’s right, I remember now! I snagged this top $9.99 on clearance, original price $34.99. I think that totally qualifies as “thrifty”, don’t you? And is today not Thursday? OMGosh, bonus! Because quite frankly, I’d pretty much given up on my self-imposed Thrifty Thursday in all the brouhaha of joining other linkups and keeping them straight in my head.
So it’s Colored Cardi day at Greater Than Rubies (green is a color) and Thrifty Thursday here at MCC (I think a free cardi and a $9.99 top is a considerable bargain). You know, sometimes serendipity scares the bejeesus outta me.
Also, because of a scheduling snafu, I’m making this outfit do double duty as my “green/St. Paddy’s Day” outfit so I can link it up with Anne. I may or may not come up with another color-appropriate outfit on the actual day – don’t wanna get pinched, doncha know – but in case I fail, ceci ma contribution.
:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Nanette Lepore @ jcp
Cardi – gift from Selah
Skirt – F21
Pumps – Seychelles
P.S. But what’s a FIG, you might ask? Oh, young Jedi. So wise beyond your years. Clearly I’m not talking fruit since it’s all caps and thus an acronym. (Gods, I love me my acronyms!) FIG = Fabulous Intervention Guru which is what I’ve dubbed Selah since she is my partner in crime/voice of reason in my never-ending quest to not spend my children’s college fund with all my decadent shopping.