Shopping my closet #2: Hot pink cardigan

top: Massimo Dutti • cardigan: Zara • pants: Zara • booties: via Spartoo.be • cross body bag: Kate Spade • Glasses: Kinto

If we would be real life friends, and you’d rummage through my wardrobe like many of my girlfriends do, you’ll notice I have a seemingly endless collection of simple Zara cardigans.  I have them in every basic color, from black to white, and one in a striking hot pink. One day in late January, I remembered I still had a few euros left in my PayPal account after buying two Christmas presents on Etsy earlier. Zara was having their famous after-sale and these cardigans were going for a mere €6 a piece. I was feeling brave that day, very brave and bought the pink one I’m wearing in the photos, instead of my usual suspects black or navy. I wore it twice (the first time and the second time) before it disappeared into the depths of my wardrobe (being the bottom of my colored cardigan pile) to be forgotten and unworn. 

Sales are always hit or miss with me. It’s big love between me and my purple French Connection dress and the Massimo Dutti olive-colored dress from my last post, but other items remained unloved for long stretches of time. When the PR team behind Solden.be reached out to me and wanted to work on a post about sale shopping, I opened my closet doors and went through each pile, trying to remember what was bought with a coupon or on sale. Somehow while throwing things over my shoulder like a wild teen trying to decide what to wear to tonights party, this cardigan, striped top and pink cardigan landed on the floor in each others proximity. Ta-dam: an outfit was born. With the cargo pants being a big favorite of mine (long time readers might remember it from 99% of last Springs outfits) and the misfitted cardigan this outfit was perfect for my February outfit series. My boyfriend didn’t like the look so much, and maybe he was right when he said it would’ve worked better with a pair of blue jeans. But hey, these cargo pants are awesome and if I want to wear them, I’m wearing them.

Those who I’ve made curious about Solden.be, can check out their website or brand new blog Daily Solden. The principle behind the website is easy: if you live in Belgium and enjoy online shopping, you must always check the website for coupon – and sale codes, before you check-out. I’ve made it my routine, and I hope you do too!

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  1. 18 February 2014 / 02:01

    Love the pink cardi with the stripes! 🙂 The majority of my wardrobe is sale purchases too, although I am trying to get more use out of what I wear and rotate around instead of picking the same suspects all the time 🙂 Crazy how easily things can get lost at the back of the wardrobe!

    Away From Blue

  2. 18 February 2014 / 02:14

    Love the cardigan! Bright colored cardigans are my favorite! I love getting things on sale — it’s like finding buried treasure!
    ~Sara

  3. 18 February 2014 / 02:27

    The olive is an unexpected color pairing and it would have worked with blue jeans too, but I think this way is cute as well. You look cute in a bold color.

  4. 18 February 2014 / 05:26

    Love those cargo pants! I used to wear cargo pants all the time, but they were baggy and ill-fitting, unlike these smart ones.

    Sales are hit or miss with me too, but this pink cardigan is so pretty. Definitely a winner!

  5. 18 February 2014 / 05:47

    Love this pop of pink on what is a dreary day in Indiana (and I don’t even like pink, that’s what winter is doing to me). I like it with the cargo pants, and the boyfriend already has your next outfit picked out for you. Good work, team!

  6. 18 February 2014 / 05:55

    Cardigans are a recent obsession of mine. In fact, I never really appreciated their versatility and necessity until around the time I started blogging! I love this hot pink one with the cargo pants! I have a hot pink cardigan and cargo pants–I’m gonna have to steal this look when I can wear my regular pants again.

  7. 18 February 2014 / 07:57

    Sometimes I’m not sure if I love something because I love it, or if I love it because it was such a good price! I think this cardigan is a great purchase, and it’s good to get a little outside your comfort zone too!

  8. 18 February 2014 / 12:14

    Ik ben jaloers op je tas 🙁 Ik vind het roze topje heel goed staan op de khaki broek!

  9. 18 February 2014 / 14:56

    Mah, dat staat leuk met die cargo pants. Ongewoon & schattig, past perfect bij jou 😀
    Naomi, x

  10. 18 February 2014 / 19:08

    It’s a nice cardigan though, you should wear it more often! Having said that, I have one of those basic V-neck H&M sweaters in pink which I haven’t worn in ages…

  11. 19 February 2014 / 03:27

    I wish I had enough clothes to dig through and discover forgotten treasure. When I return home for a visit from Seoul, I will know that feeling when I look at everything I packed up and left behind!

    Anyway, I would avoid a color like that if I saw it, but seeing it in this outfit really complements it perfectly and you miiight have converted me into a believer. Maybe.

  12. 19 February 2014 / 06:22

    You always look so cute. I think hot pink is a wonderful color on you and I love how it looks with those green pants. I’ve really been wanting a pair of green pants!

  13. 19 February 2014 / 19:14

    Wat zie je er schattig en leuk uit! Solden.be is inderdaad een handige site 🙂

  14. 19 February 2014 / 19:20

    Zara cardigans are so great to pull a wardrobe together, and this one is such a pretty one!

  15. birtegovarts
    19 February 2014 / 21:52

    Staat je nochtans super, die kleur!

  16. 20 February 2014 / 11:09

    Ik vind de kleur super goed bij jou staan. En ik snap waarom je boyfriend voor de jeans zou gaan, maar ik vind deze ‘minder veilige’ keuze net zo geslaagd!

  17. lippylash
    20 February 2014 / 13:05

    De kleur staat je super goed! niet twijfelen over kleurtjes!!!!

  18. 20 February 2014 / 17:21

    Wat een fijne schoenen! Ze zien er uit als de iets draagbare versie van de pistols, ideaal voor een platte schoenen meisje zoals ik zelf. Mijn pistols komen alleen buiten op dagen die vooral bestaan uit zitten en weinig rondwandelen 😉

  19. 20 February 2014 / 21:35

    i think your bf is so wrong 🙂 i love the look of a bright pop of color against a more muted color. works perfectly to me!
    xo jac

  20. Nicole
    21 February 2014 / 15:24

    Oh I love this outfit! I like that you didn’t wear it with jeans. Its a little less cookie-cutter. I’m loving it.

  21. Tanya Jean
    21 February 2014 / 23:38

    You can never go wrong with stripes. You are absolutely gorgeous girl, such a fun style 🙂
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

  22. 22 February 2014 / 23:10

    Streepjes en kaki is echt een bangelijke combi! 🙂

  23. 23 February 2014 / 11:39

    De streepjes en het roze zijn zo mooi samen! En die tas <3

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