This is such my go-to skirt. I wear it with everything. Especially when it seems that I'm not sure what else to wear with a top / dress, I'll automatically pair it with this skirt. This sweater was no different. I was so excited when it arrived, but I was wondering how to style it. Obviously, this skirt jumped out (not literally).
flower: vintage box 1947
shoes: old navy
I've been dying for a Dita cardigan for quite some time... but the price tag on it is definitely not in my budget. It's rarely on sale (although I am consistently stalking it, just in case), and it's impossible to find second hand, which I completely understand. If I had one, I definitely wouldn't want to part with it either. I saw someone else wearing this cardigan, and when I found out it wasn't an authentic Dita, I was shocked. From far, it definitely has that look. Granted, the black roses are not embroidered on... it's a silk-screening. But for the price ($30!!) I had to check it out.
I'm not condoning knock-offs. However, like any other designer out there, there are always cheaper versions available. I try not to buy those cheaper versions, as it does take away from the originals. But honestly, I can't afford a $200 cardigan, and even if I could, I couldn't justify paying it at this point in my life. So, yes, I jumped on this sweater. And I love it. The quality is decent, and if it came in other colours, I'd buy those too!
I'm trying to get used to the keyhole front. I thought you could actually button it closed, and some people just choose to wear it open. Not so. I'm not used to showing cleavage (I've mentioned that in a few past posts as well), but I have this rule: you can show a bit of cleavage, or some leg, and still remain classy... as long as it's one or the other. So, with a full skirt, I think the sweater is okay.