Wednesday, February 8, 2012

back against the wall


Sweater: J. Crew (similar style here); Skirt: Forever21; Bag: Zara; Shoes: Zara; Sunglasses: Karen Walker; Jewelry: Emerson Made medallion necklace, H&M bar necklace, Michael Kors watch, assorted gifted bangles

I recently posted about how I'm trying to sport more of my cardigans backwards these days (unfortunately, I can't take credit for this genius idea but this gal can!). Surprisingly, it wasn't until a few days ago that I seemed to have stumbled upon a silhouette I really love -- the one you see above. When paired with a sleek, more form fitting maxi skirt, it's deceivingly demure from the front, and a proverbial party in the back -- a mullet of an outfit, if you will, and I'm kind of obsessed with it!

Next steps? Must find a weighty necklace to sport backwards like this little number. Any recs?

78 comments:

  1. you always come up with the most perfectly unexpected combos!!! Cute mix!

    x

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  2. Backward cardigans are such a cute idea, the color of yours is so striking :)

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

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  3. oh My God I love this!!! I am definitely stealing this idea!! I love this look all the way around!

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  4. love this look! you look stunning!

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  5. Love it. I need to try this already. Great skirt, too!

    Rebecca (hearts)...

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  6. I am in love with your style! Amazing outfit as always!Love the color combination!

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  7. This is really great! Do you pull the tags off your cardi's that you are going to wear backwards? I'm guessing they might itch and show otherwise…curious to know what you do before I go ripping one out to try this look :)

    Thanks!
    AM
    www.believewishes.com

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  8. Beautiful back opening! Love your bag!

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  9. Just did this the other day with a black striped cardigan of mine & a midi skirt...love! :)

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  10. I love how you can pair such random pieces together & make such wonderful outfits. You're so creative!

    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

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  11. You definitely pulled this off. You look fabulous!

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  12. WONDERFUL! LOVE that skirt! So feminine. So classy. So sophisticated. LOVE your style!

    http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

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  13. I love it!! You wouldn't actually guess that you've got the cardi on back to front xoxo
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  14. That fishtail hemmed skirt is F21? Wow! And the way you styled the cardigan backwards is ultra chic!

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  15. digging that maxi...FOREVER 21??? wow! they nail it sometimes :)
    Rory
    www.WearAboutsBlog.com
    CHICTOPIA

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  16. Absolutely stunning! You look so chic. That is such a great top.

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  17. Love the colours and how it is so sexy in the back! Your hair looks beautiful and that lippie is flawless with your skin tone, you look amazing!

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  18. love this look. you look amazing. are you ever worried the buttons would come undone? for some reason i'd be paranoid about that all day long.

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  19. I love this look so much, and your previous backwards cardigan post inspired me to try my own backwards Kriss Kross look here: http://natashafatah.blogspot.com/2012/02/labour-of-love-getting-ready-for.html

    xoxo
    www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

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  20. love this idea. need to wait until it gets warms to sport and semi-bare back!

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  21. You may have to hunt some pretty rad vintage stores! I bet there are some incredible old costume jewelry you can find that way!! And it'll be one-of-a-kind :)

    You look gorgeous, I love the yellow with that beige!

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  22. love the colors and the back of the outfit :)

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  23. Always so inspiring! Love it! xx

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  24. I think it's brilliant, and the color of the cardigan is so pretty!

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  25. uummmm, this is so great. i love the colors.

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  26. A loose cardi looks so much better than how it was worn tight way back in the 1950's. Love the color combo.

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  27. Im loving this silhouette. I can see why you're obsessed with it. Seriously great blog, always look forward to your next post.

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  28. Love the yellow and the backwards idea.

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  29. This outfit is absolutely amazing an so inspiring. I'm obsessed with your blog been a daily reader for weeks now (;

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  30. How creative! I would never have thought of doing that. It works and for a minute I thought it was made to fit that way:)

    ~Heather

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  31. Gorgeous! Love yellow on you!

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  32. I saw a sweater like that at the loft, and i was not sure if I liked it or not. Now I'm thinking I love it!
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  33. wow! i spend some time looking at your outfits yesterday and saw this cardigan backwards (witch i happen to have, same color and everything). So right now im wearing it!!! I paired it with dark grey/blueish maxi pants, yellow snake stilettos (from zara), and gold accessories (short necklace, huge ring and a swatch watch).

    LOVE your personal styling always and inspiration.

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  34. I love this idea and you look gorgeous. The color scheme is also really warm and classic.

    xoxo
    FAKE EMPIRE
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  35. I love this combination! You look great!

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  36. I really love the skirt, can't believe it's from Forever 21! Great outfit!

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  37. Love the look!

    http://www.fashionkats.blogspot.com/

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  38. The backwards cardigan is genius!

    joliejouel.blogspot.com

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  39. Love the colors!!!! Nicely done!

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  40. The cardigan looks so cute backwards! And that skirt is so flattering! Love the curves!
    Luvv, Leigh B

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  41. You never seize to amaze me with your outfits. So much inspiration!

    xo.
    http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

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  42. Great look. Love the backwards cardi on you.

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  43. Just stumbled upon your blog and I have to say I loveeeeeeee it! This outfit is perfection.

    ps. enter my jason wu for target give-away

    xo
    ejc

    stilettobeats.com

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  44. Beautiful choices. If I had the guts to wear an open back, a long chain would such a great detail to add.

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  45. I am new to your blog and I just have to say how much I LOVE your hair. My hair is a similar length, but looks nothing like that! You look amazing. Love the outfit, too. :)

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  46. Another fantastic look! How you stay so creative blows my mind! LOVING the mustard and olive mix. and wearing a cardi backwards is a fun change!

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  47. again one fabulous look! :) i like!

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  48. Loving the backwards cardigan look! I shall have to try that! thanks!

    http://styliststeph.blogspot.com/

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  49. Love the idea, have to try it, and the color is amazing.

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  50. may have to give this a try. i used my house of harlow double starburst pendant as a back necklace just last week!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

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  51. Wow first of all I can't believe that skirt is Forever21, it looks like great quality, so sleek. Second I wore a cardigan backwards for the first time a couple of weeks ago and received so many compliments.
    Third I really love the backwards necklace idea, it's very unexpected but chic.

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  52. Great Look!

    Jess
    www.newlyloved.com

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  53. I love how you wear your sweater! You always look so classy. xx

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  54. Beautiful outfit! I love the way you use colors :)

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  55. I love the backwards cardigan thing, I never would have thought of that! I am a huge fan of your style, its exactly what I love & wish I had in my wardrobe. I'd love a follow:

    http://stylemeansalways.blogspot.com/

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  56. I LOVE this look. The colors are perfection! That F21 fishtail skirt was such a find.

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  57. AHHHHHH! I just did a post featuring that zara bag too. J'adore x

    BLEURGH
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  58. Wow, great idea! and I love the bright yellow sweater :)

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  59. love the shape of that skirt! x

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  60. I tried the cardigan backwards look a few weeks ago and finally ended up turning mine around the right way after a couple of hours as the neckline in the back was far too high when in the front and it wouldn't lay right. Will definitely have to give this look another go with a different cardi!

    Emily
    moda + medialunas

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  61. So pretty! I almost bought that skirt when it was in stock haha

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  62. WOW I love this! I've been wanting to experiment with the backwards cardigan trend as well and you just gave me more inspiration!

    http://britspolkadotlife.blogspot.com/

    Britney

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  63. I love the color combo in your outfit, but honestly, this backward-cardigan trend makes me roll my eyes SO HARD.

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