Outfit details: Piscane Cardigan by Field Flower (similar feel here)
J. Crew Toothpick ankle cords in warm maple
Old Navy mustard camisole (similar here)
Maya Brenner Georgia necklace
Target Katherine Engineer Boots
Vintage belt (similar kinds here)
I found this cardigan wasting away in the depths of my knits drawer and decided today was the perfect day to take it out for a spin. This piece is by Anthropologie's house label Field Flower, and like most of my Anthro buys, I waited for-ever to get it on sale. I remember walking into the sale room at my local Anthro and squealing a little as I saw that it had been marked down that week.
Despite that, I let it languish in my closet a whole lot. I think it's tricky to figure out what to wear with the cropped length (a skirt? over a dress? with trousers?), and I often can't decide if my Field Flower pieces in general are ugly or cute. FF does mostly embellished knit sweaters, which run the gamut from schoolteacher appliques to lovely ladylike pieces. Does anyone remember the crazy penguin getup that they did in 2007? Yikes. Despite my rocky past with this specific brand, this one really hit the spot with its quirky details.
The belt is another score from the same excursion my satchel came from. I've been on the hunt for unique and ladylike belts that lean a little Western, and was finding nothing (in retail) that really fit the bill. I was happy to find this one for less than a dollar. I feel like such a cowgirl with the metal buckle paired with my clunky boots!
It looks like Anthro is actually carrying a suitable similar cardigan this season if anyone is dying over this piece (linked above). And if you are really desperate for a goldfish applique piece of your own, it seems like an easy DIY project for this weekend!