Gold metallic cardigan, Value Village (Dartmouth); Organic cotton Whisper Tank, lululemon athletica; Jeans, Seven for all Mankind; Gold heels, Frockstar Out of the Blue.
When my grandmother was in hospital, my mom and I went shopping a few times. For stress relieving purposes, of course. This cardigan is up there in my Top 5 Favorite Thrifted Items EVER*. Originally this cardi had giant shoulder pads and giant (hideous, chipped plastic gold) buttons that didn’t last very long.
An interesting phenomenon is associated with the wearing of a very shiny gold cardigan, let me tell you. You receive many a sideways glance everywhere you go. Seemingly, metallics are an unexpected thing to wear.
I was very tempted to borrow Jentine’s gold jeans from Joe Fresh (you know, if I actually knew her in person, and wore the same size as her, and lived in the same city, and all those other, teeny little details), and create a head-to-toe gold look to see what kinds of looks I’d get THEN. Because matching gold metallic high heels and cardigans simply isn’t sufficiently out there for me.
* 1) A bright orange pea coat I found in High School; 2) The sheer blue beaded top; 3) All 3 burgundy velvet blazers I have found (and subsequently given away, because everyone is always looking for a velvet blazer for some reason, and for some reason there is always a burgundy velvet blazer in every thrift store I have ever visited); 4) My first LBD, and also, my first thrifted purchase EVER – a knee length wool sheath dress that lasted me from 14-18; and, 5) this gold metallic cardigan.