Thursday, October 18, 2012
Boden: Catch of the Day! Knitwear!
Yay for Catch of the Day. :)
Anyhow, you all know the deal by now, so let's get this "picks" party started.
I had been mulling over purchasing a cashmere sweater from J. Crew this past week, since they had a 25% off sale going, but in the end, and I can't really put my finger on it, I chose not to pull the trigger. I think it may have been the combined effect of lack of colors that I wanted or needed and the fact that all of J. Crew's cashmere is super super expensive this season. If I had wanted to buy even the most basic piece, say a long-sleeved sweater, it would have put me out about $150, WITH the sale. Sigh. So no.
I am always pleased with Boden's cashmere, and it is always well-priced. What had been their big issue was lack of interesting colors (which is usually not J. Crew's problem), but this year they have both staple colors (like the caramel above) and bright beautiful shades like the one below.
Cashmere Crewneck Jumper. A few things before you all decide to pull the trigger on this one, though. I read the reviews and there were a lot of people that said that the sweater runs short in the sleeves and body, and that the overall look is a bit shrunken, so definitely size up if you carry your weight up top. There was also a few reviews that mentioned that the caramel color had a bit of orange in it (like a ginger shade), so if warm camel doesn't work for you, then definitely stay away from that shade.
Once I get myself motivated, I plan on wearing this today with a pair of printed jeans, a tank, and some cute booties. I will then, of course, take some photos and share it with you this evening as part of the BWRR.
Embellished Cardigan. This cardigan runs true to size and is a soft cotton/wool blend. It has hook closures, which normally bug me, but on this cardigan they do the job well and can, depending on how many hooks are closed, completely change how the cardigan looks. (When closed, the cardigan is the main player, when opened, the cardigan becomes a secondary role.)
And because I am home sick today (ugh), I definitely see this as one of those "yucky day, so I wear my pajamas and need a coverup" kind of knitwear.
Long Cable Cardigan. At $131.60 (from $188), all colors are very decently priced for a versatile workhorse of a garment.
I really like how long it is on the model, btw.
seen here) and I reach for it all the time. It comes in a variety of colors, but this mid-blue is something unique and a color I haven't seen offered from any of my favorite retailers in a long time.
Merino Cardigan. All colors are 30% off. They even have a yellow version, just like the one I own!
Alrighty, those are my picks, though there is a lot of great items on sale today (and a lot of them at the 30% off mark). Do you have any picks that you would like to share with us?