WLD Styling Guide: Shelley’s Lace Cardi for Day

I took a quick trip over to our local community college the other day and was pleasantly surprised by the outfits I saw several of the female students wearing.  One was dressed in a jeans/velveteen blazer combo with a lovely colorful scarf to finish it off and the other wore a long sweater dress with flat boots under a well cut jean jacket. Both were lovely, appropriate outfits that made me think that these girls were serious about whatever it was they were studying.

Others that I saw….not so much.  Pajama pants, bedroom slippers , oversized hoodies , floppy men’s t-shirts, exposed tattoos above the butt all say  I DON’T CARE.  If you’re a young person  educating yourself  for your career, practicing dressing yourself  for that future is time well invested. 

Appropriate doesn’t have to equal stuffy, expensive (any of the pieces shown can be found in a wide range of price points) or boring. Shelley’s Lace Cardi  is a pretty way to get there.

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3 Comments on “WLD Styling Guide: Shelley’s Lace Cardi for Day”

  1. Darla Says:

    I was linked to your website through a friends posting on facebook. Your designs are so gorgeous! I wish I could knit! You obviously have wonderful taste in clothes and design! Keep up the work!

  2. Barbara30 Says:


    I love the look but wonder whether the blouse has too much fabric in the front to wear under a sweater.

    Unless the top buttons of the swater were left unbuttoned, the bow and ruffles could look lumpy underneath…

    • joanmm Says:

      Yes, I think the top buttons should remain open or it should be left open all the way and the ruffles and bow would be flipped to the outside. Silk charmeuse is also a thinnish, malleable fabric and the weight of the sweater would just crush it down a lot of the fullness. Good eye, Barb!

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