sometimes mixing old favorites together just makes for a perfect outfit. i felt so all-american and girly. my ruffled dress and ruffle-trimmed cardigan worked well together and i know this is an ensemble that will be repeated over and over again using some different colored cardigans. the dress has a tiny navy houndstooth print that makes it work almost as a neutral. using patterns in grays, navys, blacks and browns as neutrals can add an array of pairings you may never have thought of. ev paired with any bright cardigan, vest or scarf, this dress can go from day to night or casual to dressy. down to about a dollar a wear for me; the true sign of a phenomenal piece. caroline, of poppy and leo, was kind enough to meet me for a little walk today and took my photos. if you haven't been over to her blog lately, go now and enter her giveaway to win an incredible ammount of abby try again's photography! i have my fingers and toes crossed, but i don't want to be selfish and keep it to myself.