Today's Everyday Fashion: Sail Away with Me

I finally bit the bullet and bought a striped cardigan. No idea why this was such an involved purchase for me, but the sweet elbow patches on this one sealed the deal. The result is, in my opinion, the perfect outfit for running errands on a summer day. (That is, if I could get away with wearing long sleeves in Florida without melting!) It's nautical, preppy and comfy. I have a feeling this cardigan is going to be a huge staple for me this fall and it was totally worth the wait. Are striped cardigans a must for you? What purchases have taken you a long time to commit?

Inspiration photo: LOFT
Cardigan: H&M, $25 (recent)
Shirt: Abercrombie, $20
Shorts: Gap, $22
Shoes: Guess via DSW, $21
Purse: c/o It's in the Bag, $79
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Necklaces: Stella & Dot, Catherine Nicole

Striped cardigan options

1. All Saints cardigan, $65
2. Old Navy cardigan, $39.94
3. Forever 21 cardigan, $12.50
4. Jones New York cardigan, $46.99