I am so happy I found the Merino Cielo and the Merino Placket cardigans to compare. I couldn't tell the difference online but the there is a difference! Up first is the Merino Cielo Ruffle cardi:
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Belt: Ann Taylor Perfect Patent Belt in Granite- size XS (buy HERE)
Tights: H & M Divided Grey Tights 40 Den- size XS
Pin: LOFT Flower Felt Pin
Necklace: Nordstrom Rack Pink Long Pearls
I didn't have time to steam the wrinkles out of the skirt so pardon the lines and creases! And yet another pink and grey combo for work. It just happens and I don't even plan for it! I love this look for work and the best part is - it's so ultra comfy!
This Merino Cielo caridgan is a bit different from the Merino Placket cardigan. The buttons are not on the silk chiffon but on the wool (hope that makes sense). Same design and same materials with the silk chiffon ruffles but button placement is different. And the bottom of the cardigan is a bit different as well. The bottom of the Cielo is more elastic, and I think that's what makes the fit a bit more narrow. And the length is slightly shorter.
Merino Cielo Ruffle Cardigan (see the button placement)
Merino Placket Chiffon Cardigan (buttons are on the silk chiffon)
The arms on the Cielo are not as tight and the fit on the torso is not as baggy. unbuttoned, both sweaters appear to be almost identical but buttoned, you can see a slight variation. The wool bell skirt is what I am neutral about, see it on AlterationsNeeded and PetiteXXS. They both looked lovely in it. I don't love love the fit (a bit wide) but love the fact that the waist is tiny and fits! My Henna Red skirt is on it's way!
Skirt: H & M Grey Pencil Skirt w/Belt- size 2 (Just bought)
I love this color and also got the heather graphite and weathered wood too. According to some petite's that got this sweater say the arms are really tight but I don't mind the fitted sleeves. I didn't find it to be too tight on me and I love how fitted it is! Better fitted than baggy right? The arms on all my cardigans always end up stretching out so I think there is hope!
The sleeves are cuffed because they are too long, but that was to be expected since it's not a petite size. This H & M grey pencil skirt was recently purchased this past weekend and I needed a light grey pencil skirt other than my Banana Republic one which is a bit too big.
I tried to take a pic in my formal living room, the lighting is much better. I am hoping to get better at taking photos and learning about the proper lighting and everything when I get my new camera! And definitely getting a remote!!! I tweeted about how difficult self-photography is especially w/out a remote!
Skirt: H & M Camel Skirt- size 2 (will be getting the length hemmed)
I bought the Placket in ivory and the the Cielo in almond and the almond color is a bit more taupe than cream so not sure which one to keep.
Is it wrong that I keep all colors? I really do love cardigans and these are so pretty! The Cielo ones came out to be only $18! You really cannot beat the quality of either styles. 100% merino wool and 100% silk chiffon? Love it!
This skirt is on my "take to tailor" pile and still haven't had the chance. Hopefully soon! I think it will look amazing when the length is taken up. (excuse the wrinkles)