#TBT in Tweed

I never do throw back Thursdays but I thought it would be fun today to post a look from last year around this time.  I started my blog about a year ago and my first anniversary is drawing near.  

This post went up about a month after I started blogging and I was so excited to share this lovely tweed jacket that I’d recently purchased.

Tweed just never goes out of style in my opinion and you will probably be seeing this jacket again very soon…but in a new post and styled a new way!  

Happy Thursday, everyone!  xx…  

Corteybresss

Wearing an Orange Poppy Print…today on Cortneybre!

Top: Cynthia Rowley Skirt: Ann Taylor LOFT Heels:  Cole Haan Necklace: JCrew
Top: Cynthia Rowley  Skirt: Ann Taylor LOFT  Heels: Cole Haan  Necklace: JCrew

I needed a pick-me-up today and decided to “go bright”!

I knew I had this beautiful poppy print orange skirt (find similar here) but didn’t realize I had a peplum blouse (find similar here) that matched it so perfectly.

Top: Cynthia Rowley Skirt: Ann Taylor LOFT Heels:  Cole Haan Necklace: JCrew
Top: Cynthia Rowley
Skirt: Ann Taylor LOFT
Heels: Cole Haan
Necklace: JCrew

While holding the skirt up to various blouses and tops hanging in my closet I realized I had the perfect match hanging in front of me when I spotted this top!

I actually even own a pair of sandals that also match perfectly, but I fought the urge to match everything head to toe (a weakness of mine).  Instead I wore a pair of Cole Haan Pumps with awesome NIKE AIR technology.  They are the most comfortable heels I own!

Top: Cynthia Rowley Skirt: Ann Taylor LOFT Heels:  Cole Haan Necklace: JCrew
Top: Cynthia Rowley
Skirt: Ann Taylor LOFT
Heels: Cole Haan
Necklace: JCrew

I was also happy to wear my statement necklace by JCREW (find similar here). It’s an interesting piece but hard to coordinate at times so I was delighted it worked with this bright ensemble! Hope everyone is having a great week! Xoxo..Cortneybre…

Top: Cynthia Rowley Skirt: Ann Taylor LOFT Heels:  Cole Haan Necklace: JCrew
Top: Cynthia Rowley
Skirt: Ann Taylor LOFT
Heels: Cole Haan
Necklace: JCrew

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Party Style – The Black Sequined Cardigan…

Holiday parties…oh the weight of those words!  The very phrase, You are invited … makes some women quiver with fright!  And why?  Three words…WHAT TO WEAR???

Well, let’s just clear the air and take a deep breath!  All is not lost!  Let me introduce one wonderful item that can take any outfit, no matter how drab and make it fab!

 The black sequined cardigan.   

Need reasons to LOVE the black sequined cardigan?  Here you go!

It’s not a sweater!

When I think sweater I think casual, I think jeans, I think bringing wood in and building a fire.  I DO NOT think party.  Therefore, unless it’s an “ugly sweater” party, skip the sweater and go for the cardigan.

Buttons!

Cardigans (mostly) have buttons and buttons make things seem more tailored and fitted.  Someone took an extra effort to make all of those little button holes and to sew on those beautiful button baubles.  In turn, you took the extra effort to buy and recognize such tailoring extras and this makes a cardigan more party appropriate.  If the “cardigan” does not have buttons…is it really a cardigan or just a sweater playing dress up?  Methinks it’s a sweater and if so, re-read the first reason.

Sequins!

Oh for the love of glitter and all things sparkly!  Sequins…one cannot get enough!  Do I need to tell you that sequins add depth and glamour?!  They are brightening as they reflect light and can add pizzazz to the drabbest of attire.  Sequins signal the party has begun!  Just do not be surprised if people want to “pet” your sequins…this has happened to me and the safest response is to back away slowly.

Black goes with everything!

You can wear black with just about everything..except maybe brown but even that can be made to work.  (Come on…black and brown to a Holiday party…really?…you can do better).  So, once you have the sequined cardigan, you’ve pretty much gotten the outfit all picked out!  Just grab a skirt or pair of slacks of your choosing and you’re all set!

Abundance!  They’re easy to find!

Just search “black sequined cardigan” and you’ll find many options to choose from and purchase online.  This is much easier than trying on dress after dress at the department store!

So, my friends…I hope you enjoy attending any Holiday parties to which you have been invited.  Go…eat, drink and be merry!  And wear sequins!  Cortneybre…

Cardigan: Worthington Pants: Cynthia Rowley Shoes: Kate Spade NY Sunglasses: UnionBay
Cardigan: Worthington
Pants: Cynthia Rowley
Shoes: Kate Spade NY
Sunglasses: UnionBay