You may have seen Jennifer’s take on this Gucci dupe cardigan that was too inexpensive not to buy just to have fun with. While J went for the beige, I decided to up fun factor and go for the blue (I still want the beige one though).

There was something about it that made me want to go kinda Hamptons, preppy with it. I paired with a classic button down from J. Crew, my favorite cropped wide-leg jeans from Everlane and anything Gucci, or Gucci-esque (my Schutz gold high heeled mules, coupled with my Gucci floral tote from eBay).

Right now, it is hard to look at these photos and not sweat (thank you Texas summer), but I was able to wear this to the office recently as it has been unseasonably cool. Plus, my office is FRIGID during the summer, so I am always trying to find a way to go from hot to cold fashionably. If I am wearing something sleeveless or even short-sleeved, I need to bring some sort of coverup with me to the office. I am glad to have this cheerful cardi to throw into my bag to brighten up a black dress or otherwise simple work outfit – something other than my trusty jean jacket.