Paris in midnight (colors)

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Sweater: Catherine Malandrino via Kohl’sBlouse: Kohl’s (similar) | Denim: Elle | Heels: Nine West via TJ Maxx (love these) | Cuff: Banana Republic (on sale!) | Bag: Brahmin (c/o Vogue)

I love buying pre-season clothes because you essentially get two “shopping” experiences: the first happens when you buy the item from the store, and the second happens when the weather finally cooperates and you’ve forgotten all the goodies you bought a few weeks earlier, only to discover that one item amidst the others in your closet. It really is like a second purchasing experience (but without spending more money – so does that mean I’m saving money?). 

All kidding aside, this sweater was one of those pre-season purchases waiting to be worn once the weather cooled down. Rather than pair it with something expected (chambray or a white blouse), I went for a rich jewel tone. I love the result and think I might try layering a polka-dot blouse underneath next time.