Handknit cardigan and thrifted skirt

If you know me, you know I love thrift shops, I’d say half my wardrobe is thrifted or secondhand. I was happy to find this pink and gray plaid skirt for $5.00. It’s an unusual asymmetrical kilt-style wrap skirt with a faux fur pom pom.

I bought this pink cardigan in 1988 (over 30 years old) it has dainty ribbon rosebuds sewn on. Yes, it’s a cardigan but I’m wearing it backwards, something I learned from my mom.

Hair: CK Hair Studio, Kincardine
Cardigan: Adrienne Vittadini
Skirt: thrift shop
Tights: Roots
Shoes: non leather – Maggie’s clothing exchange

Adrienne Vittadini (born October 9, 1943, in Győr, Hungary) is an American fashion designer.

When she was 13, her family fled Győr during the 1956 Hungarian revolution. In 1979, she started what would become a multimillion-dollar fashion business as a hobby.” ~Wikipedia

“In 1979, Adrienne Vittadini launched her own lifestyle brand. With a European heritage and an American sensibility, the name Adrienne Vittadini has long been synonymous with designs that have a modern point of view.

Recognized for its exceptional knitwear, Adrienne is coined the
‘Queen of Knits.’ ” ~Adrienne Vittadini website

Her styles are classic and timeless, this cardigan proves it!

Have you worn a cardigan backwards?

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16 Responses to Handknit cardigan and thrifted skirt

  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    it’s OKAY to wear some things BACKWARDS….Who Knew-? 😀 Beautiful sweat knit and plaid skirt!

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  2. josep-maria says:

    I love your sweater and also this beautiful Scottish-inspired skirt with a very soft print. The sweater has beautiful details. A very delicate, soft, elegant look… Your hair looks so pretty, it’s so delicate and soft.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much Josep-Maria! I do love the Scottish inspired look of this skirt. The sweater is a 100% cotton knit and has a typical German style that many Bavarian sweaters and cardigans look like.

      Have a great weekend!
      ❤️carmen

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  3. Hi Carmen , I love that you like me find joy in thrifting ! That was an amazing find for $5 in purchasing the plaid skirt. It sure is in kilt style . The pom pom is an added feature. The cardigan looks amazing being 34 years old ! I love the pretty rosebuds on it. That is a great story about Adrienne !! The style definitely is tiimeless. I have not worn a cardigan backwards but you have given me ideas! Have a beautiful day, Terri xo.

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks so much Terri! Thrifting is a fun hobby and beneficial in several ways, I’m glad that more and more people care about the environment and how important it is making responsible choices. This skirt is definitely inspired by kilts. Hope you try wearing a cardigan backwards sometime. 🙂

      Happy Mother’s Day!
      ❤️carmen

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  4. utesmile says:

    I never wear a cardigan backwards but a great idea. It looks great ! What a great 30 year old cardi. I do love my cardigans, so I shall try that actually. Have a lovely May…. it is getting warmer! 🙂

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks so much Ute! Hope you try it! I would never have thought of this but my mom did it. Our weather is warming up too, we had snow last week but now the daffodils are out as you’ll see in my next post!

      ❤️carmen

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  5. I love this. Vogue knitting patterns use to feature Adrian Vittadini patterns and I also have one of her books. I don’t think I’ve ever knitted one of hers. They always were a challenge. You are lucky to have this one. It’s beautiful and no, I don’t think I’ve ever worn a cardigan backward. That skirt is so cute-love the pom-pom-great find!

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much Terri! This is the prettiest cardigan I have and it will never go out of style. My outfit is completely SLOW FASHION as we both love: a cardigan that I have worn for over 30 years and a preloved skirt and shoes. 🙂

      ❤️carmen

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  6. Maggie Li says:

    oh what a great way to wear your beautiful cardigan , and the skirt is so cute. I love thrift shopping because one can always find something different and unique.

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  7. Jodie says:

    I actually have a couple of Adrienne Vittadini knitting books and have knit some of her patterns. What a fun way to wear your cardigan Carmen,
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you Jodie! Not being a knitter myself–but I know the time and work that goes into it–I certainly appreciate the art of knitting! ❤️

      ❤️carmen

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