Frye distressed Melissa boots; Zara chunky cardigan
Cardigan, Zara (thrifted); dress, Anthropologie (via eBay); boots, Frye; bag, Marc Jacobs

This cardigan was a total thrift store impulse buy. Can you have an impulse buy at the thrift store? Or, conversely (and perhaps more accurately), can you have anything but? Regardless, it was an unusual thrifting purchase for me, because I rarely thrift fast fashion brands, or knits. Thrift store knits are rarely decent, in my experience at least. As a result, I rarely look at that section of the store; luckily, I saw this one on the changing room discards rack and was immediately drawn to it. Someone’s unwanted (twice over) was my gain.

Frye distressed Melissa boots; Zara chunky cardigan
um … ahh … hey, what’s over here

I like it because it’s a chunky version of the open cardigan style I’m really liking at the moment. More importantly, it’s the sweater version of my Frye boots – from the texture and colour (heathered/distressed rich brown) to the vibe (boho chic, naturellement). So, of course, I had to pair them for the cardigan’s inaugural outfit. I even threw in a (poorly executed) side braid, because when it comes to a theme, I commit.

Frye distressed Melissa boots; Zara chunky cardigan
ah, yes, there you are (it’s sunneeee! don’t make me look at the light!)

4 Comments on Match Made in Wardrobe Heaven

  1. I want to just totally copy this…and wear it everyday! Too bad Winners only had size 5 and 11 left in those boots when I was there last.

    • Boo! Mine are actually about a half size too big (because they didn’t have my size either) but I figured it would be okay with extra thick socks (which come in handy for warmth anyway). Always keep your eyes peeled at Winners … you never know.