I am typically not very adventuresome with pattern mixing. But I happened to have this cardigan and dress both lying out on my bed last week, and knew they were meant for each other. I got this dress in Fall 2009 at the Talbots outlet, and loved the 70s vibe to it. But i struggled with what cardigan to wear with it so it didn't look too harsh or too 70s costume like. I picked up this merino wool cardigan at the Talbot's outlet last week. I think they work well together, and somehow don't seem like pattern overload.