Stepping out of my comfort zone here with this colorful and bold print. But hey, the orange and very, very deep navy just made me happy. In the grey and cold days ahead, I think its cheerfulness will be a welcome sight.
Tabitha ‘Odval Cardigan’ – Anthropologie (still available), T-shirt – LOFT, Black jeans – Levi’s Curve ID.
The pattern on this cardigan reminds me of the Moorish tiles that decorate the Alcazar in Seville, Spain. Many years ago, my husband and I went on a self-guided trip of Spain and Portugal. This was pre-marriage, pre-kids, pre-Part 2 of my life. After spending a few days in Madrid (which we loved), we took the fast train to Seville, which is one of the quaintest cities I’ve seen. Seville had an intimate feel, with winding cobblestone streets, vibrant neighborhoods and old ladies sitting on their balconies.
There we went to the Alcazar, which roughly translates into castle. It was originally built as a Moorish fort when the Moors had a foothold in southern Spain, but was later turned into a royal palace by the ruling Moroccan dynasty. It remains a shining example of mudejar architecture and the tilework at the Alcazar is awe-inspiring with riots of color, intricate patterning and masterful craftsmanship. It’s probably a huge stretch that I relate this cardigan with an important World Heritage Site dating back to the 10th century, but fashion often follows art, architecture and nature — maybe this is one of those times.
I’m linking up with Patti over at Not Dead Yet for Visible Monday.
Also, linking up with Nicole for Monday Mingle over at Momtrends.
Have a great day!