It’s in the bag: brown, jade and black

Sweater: ASOS, Cardigan (worn as snood): Red Herring, Trousers: Coast, Belt: F+F, Bag: Lulu Guinness, Heels: French Connection, Socks: Accessorize, Floral hairband: Unknown, Watch: Red Herring: Wide black bracelet: New Look, Black & gold bracelet: Debenhams, Ring: New Look, Nails: Barry M Mint Green

I so want to take the credit for wearing a cardigan as a snood, but it has to go to…

Confession: I can’t remember. I thought I’d saved the link to the lovely blogger who recently posted about how to wrap a sweater to make a snood, but I’m terrible and can’t find the link or remember her name. If it was you or know who it was – please leave a comment and I will credit you!!

So I did rise to today’s Winter Edition Challenge after all – Open to Interpretation, based on this outfit. As we could interpret it any way we wanted, I simply chose the colour scheme as inspiration: black, white, brown, oatmeal and jade green. I was forced to wear the cardigan as a snood because the only brown and jade green items I own were both tops (and not possible to layer), so I had to improvise.

But as with my other outfits this week, I wouldn’t have put this together without the challenges as inspiration. So thank you, Kayla 😉

[Amendment: it was the lovely Van of who wore a sweater as a snood… thank you for getting in touch and the inspiration, Van!]

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  1. The Jones
    3 February 2012 / 7:20 pm

    This is one that I totally haven't seen…and ADORE…cardi as snood? Why have I never thought of this? Thanks for the inspire, it's totally amazing!Great shoes too.<3

  2. 3 February 2012 / 6:52 pm

    This is such a great outfit!! I love the idea of wearing a cardigan as a snood. Have a good weekend:)

  3. 3 February 2012 / 3:54 am

    Love the nails!

  4. 3 February 2012 / 2:47 am

    I love the richness of your sweater. The shoes make me jealous your bag really adds some whimsy to the whole look!

    • 3 February 2012 / 2:31 pm

      Thanks, Rose – lovely comments as always! The shoes are surprisingly comfortable, would you believe…! Catherine x

  5. Terri
    3 February 2012 / 2:01 am

    While the styling in this outfit is excellent, it is your hair that steals the show for me. I love the braids.

    • 3 February 2012 / 2:23 pm

      Oh thank you so much, Terri – it's a risk wearing my hair like this at my age, but I think you can just about get away with it if they're messy and loose… I hope! Catherine x

  6. 3 February 2012 / 12:30 am

    I love the mix of colors, what a great idea of a cardigan as a snood. My eye keeps looking at your bag it's great.Have a great weekend.


  7. 2 February 2012 / 10:08 pm

    Hi Catherine! Me, me! I posted the idea of wearing a sweater as scarf in my Anatomy of Clothes series. It's made my day to see you post about this and that you've done something different with it. I hadn't thought to expose the buttons. It's a lovely detail. Thank you for spreading the word!

    Van @ The Clothes We Wear

    • 2 February 2012 / 11:15 pm

      Yay!! Thank you Van , I'm so glad you saw it and I have now added a link to your post to credit your idea. You're such a star! Catherine xxx

  8. Carly
    2 February 2012 / 9:47 pm

    ADORING this look…totally loving the cardi/scarf hybrid…especially that pop of beautiful color around your face…THE SHOES are killer.

  9. 2 February 2012 / 9:07 pm

    That's a cardigan?!? Whoa – I'm SO stealing that idea! I love the pops of color with your cardi/snood, nails and lips – they look so good with the neutrals! And those shoes? I die.

    North Meets South

    • 2 February 2012 / 11:09 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comments, Erica! I have now credited Van for her idea (see the link to her blog 🙂 Catherine x

  10. 2 February 2012 / 7:48 pm

    I'm really inspired by that cardi-as-snood look. Will have to give that a go. The jade and brown look *fantastic* together!!

  11. 2 February 2012 / 7:08 pm

    Fun 70s inspired outfit. I love the little hidden detail of the striped socks.


    • 2 February 2012 / 8:19 pm

      Thank you, Courtney – I hadn't thought of that but it does look a little 70s inspired…! C xx

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