Chilly spring

Lately we've switched from summer back to spring - chilly, rainy, and grey. Which makes me reach for darker colors and add cozy layers, like this black wool cardigan I recently thrifted for $6.

In a rare occurrence, I went to the thrift store with the objective of finding a long, black, open cardigan and actually had my choice of three. I could have taken all of them home for less than I would pay for one new cardigan, but instead I was disciplined and ultimately went with just this one.

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The Rundown
Leopard Tee Joe's via South Moon Under
Black Cardigan Gap thrifted similar
Black Cropped Pants Gap
Shoes Me Too via TJMaxx similar
Huntley Tote c/o Joie similar
Gold Bar Earrings Argento Vivo via TJMaxx
Triangle Necklace Moon & Lola via Rocksbox one month free with 'lydiabff1'
Crystal Chain Cuff Slate via Rocksbox one month free with 'lydiabff1'
Gold Twisted Bracelet The Cavernous Jewerly Box similar
Hammered Gold Ring Thrifted similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses Vogue via Sunglass Hut
Nail Color "Da Bush" Essie


  1. I feel like I've been on a mission for a black cardigan all year - my favourite one, which is almost ten years old, finally has a hole and the sad replacement I bought for it at H&M shrank the first time I washed it. But nothing I find seems to be quite what I'm looking for. Most recently, I found what I thought was the perfect specimen, only to have it turn out to be made of viscose and rayon. To say it itched is an understatement and on top of that, despite the poor fabrics, it was $79! So the search continues. I hadn't considered a thrift store as an option - you know that I rarely do, of course - but considering that you were able to find three black cardigans in a single store, I may just have to do that. The one you came home with really is perfect, and I love it layered over your leopard tee.

  2. This weekend is going to be a gray and rainy one in Atlanta, and I am not looking forward to it, but your outfit reminds me that I get to layer again! Love it!


  3. Wow! That never happens! It must've been meant to be! Love this look a lot and YOUR HAIR!!! Looks fab!

  4. Woohoo for finding multiple options! That can even be a rarity in a NORMAL store, haha! Loving the print of the top too :)

  5. Very classic… and a black wool cardigan for 6 bucks sounds like my kind of deal.

  6. Very cute look! I never find what I'm looking for, so I think it's great that you were able to choose from three options. It's been relatively mild here in california too. I honestly can't tell the difference between Spring and Summer yet.

  7. What luck! I try never to go thrifting with a specific piece in mind because I will almost always be disappointed. Not only did you find what you were looking for, but it's adorable on you and for an excellent price!

  8. This cardigan was totally meant to be if there were 3 to choose from. You are very discipline indeed!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  9. Love the cardigan--looks like such a staple item. I love it when I find the exact thing I'm looking for--it seems like when I have something specific on my list then it's the hardest thing to find!

  10. It doesn't matter what time of year it is, I almost always have a sweater with me because I am ALWAYS cold! Love that top. So cute!


  11. classy, sophisticated outfit!!! love this!

    Animated Confessions

  12. This look is super chic, I love it!!!

  13. Love the print of your top, so pretty!

  14. It's been cooler here, too- definitely on the cool side!
    Love your cardigan (great find!) and ponytail!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  15. I can't believe you found three - you had great luck on that thrifting trip. And I really like the one that you selected. This also reminds me that I need a new open black cardigan as my current one is starting to get pretty ratty.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  16. These weather has been nuts lately. So neat that you went in thrifting and found choices of exactly what you wanted! Love how this outfit turned out.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  17. Perfect outfit for this crazy weather. Love the blouse!


  18. It's been surprisingly cool here in California recently and I've had to wear some layers too! This look is really chic - I always love black and white looks.
    Jeans and a Teacup

  19. I like your minimalist triangle necklace. This outfit (including the hair) reminds me of Fran Drescher from The Nanny a bit. I love that woman and her style! :) Haha.