a thrifty re-do

i've had a marvelous time thrifting lately. we're talking some real scores! i found this real cute sweater and bought it "as is"  noting the missing buttons.  I knew that at some point i would need to do a ginger inspired button upgrade on it.

although i thought the original buttons were darling, i used what i had in my stash at the moment, which happened to be some vintage pearly ones. what cardigan doesn't look good with vintage pearly buttons on it?

and even though i tend to not use all the buttons when i'm wearing a cardigan, at least i don't look like i was forced into such a haphazard way of cardigan wearing.