Friday, April 17, 2009

J Crew Jackie Cardigan - Misty Lavender

My Jackie cardi (#85613, $59.50) finally arrived this week, yay! Took long enough because, of course, I am adding in the week from when I purchased the wrong size and it took me that long to get back to the store to return the L and order the M via red phone. And, by the way, since they didn't have the right size in store, I asked if I could order from the store and use my 25% card - the key here is that the SA said she would check, so when she placed the call via red phone, she requested that they honor the 25% card since the store was out of stock.

I feel like spring has really truly arrived! (until the cold & rain we are expecting on Tuesday) So it was perfect day to pull out the Jackie cardi and the Seaside pants. By the way, I did go ahead and tack up the side seams of the Seaside pants so that they stay rolled. 32" inseam is definitely too short for me, but I love how they work cuffed up. I will again profess my love for these pants - very comfy, very cute, so great for spring and so perfect for summer, too.

So notice that I actually tucked in my tank and - gasp - am wearing a belt. Ok, it was the belt the pants came with, but give me a little credit here, folks. I do like the look of these pants with a tucked in top...doesn't mean I'll be doing that all the time, though - you know me...

I added the twisted crystal since the cardi was open and I pulled out the old J Crew olive green Converse-type sneaks. I actually really liked the olive sneaks with the lavender.

Back to the Jackie - love love love. This color is fantastic - a perfect shade - love the misty lavender. I am planning to enjoy this cardi a lot.

Here's my Polyvore for today:

17 comments:

sparrowsandsparkles said...

You're killing me! I MUST have a misty lavender Jackie!!! It's B-EAU-TI-FUL on you!!! I like those seaside pants too... heading over to jcrew.com right now... Enjoy your Jackie! :)

Patina Cabachon said...

I have my lavender corsage tee and will be content for now,but this cardigan in lavender and shell are on my wishlist. You look lovely

Anonymous said...

I like the lavendar Jackie and the seaside pants without the rolled bottom. I think you look fab in bolder colors.

gigiofca said...

Me loveth the lavender cardi on you. Looks smashing!

HeidiG said...

sparrowsandsparkles - good luck with getting the Jackie. I saw your comment on your blog that your parents are maybe going to pick it up for you. if not, i would definitely try the red phone again - can't believe they wouldn't do the discount for you!!

patina - thank you, and I'm sure your lav corsage is totally fab too!!

Anon@12:25 - thanks and I honestly wish I could do the seaside pants unrolled because that would definitely increase the wearability, but alas, 32" just doesn't cut it and they aren't offered in tall.

Gigi - thank you so much!

Posey Ford said...

Soo pretty! I really like the tucked in look. And I'm boring your idea of permanantly rolling up pants, because it's so annoying re-rolling them throughout the day!

luvallthingsjcrew said...

Luvv the Jackie in Misty Lavender! I just bought one in Sweet Nectarine! I just love J.Crew's colors--and their "names" for their colors! smile

GingerSnap said...

I totally purchased this lavender Jackie cardi too! It is just soooo pretty and reminds me so much of spring. BUT I am totally guilty: I haven't even worn mine yet!!! I'm so bad! I am just thinking of something *perfect* to pair it with :)

P.S. Love your outfit today!

Slastena said...

Heidi- this color is absolutely amazing with your skintone. The whole outfit is awesome. I have one Jackie shell, but not cardi and heard numerous people raving about them. Can you elaborate moreon why so many JCA seem to adore Jackies?

Kathy said...

The color is beautiful on you! The whole outfit looks so spring-like.

KatyO. said...

lovely, lovely, lovely! :D

-Smile- said...

Beaaaautiful colour of the sweater, it goes well with your skin tone!

HeidiG said...

PoseyFord-glad to be of service!!

luvallthingsjcrew-I bet the sweet nectarine is gorgeous, too. Look forward to seeing it on your blog! agree the color names are so fun, almost as good as nail polish names!!

GingerSnap - thank you! Can't wait to see it on you as well - I'm sure it looks so gorgeous with your skin & hair!!

Kathy, KatyO, -Smile-: thank you all so much!

HeidiG said...

Slastena - saved your reply for a separate comment. First of all, thank you!! I should get more in this color.

But how to explain the special allure of the Jackie and the fact that Joyce has a million...It's just such a perfect piece. It is truly the perfect, classic cardigan. It works with just about any top/bottom combo you want to wear it with - the white tshirt of the sweater world, if you will. And the name - after Jackie O, of course. Any time you throw it on, you are instantly more polished.

But that's just my love. You should really post this query on your blog - I would absolutely *love* to see the responses.

A Bigger Closet said...

I love the color of the Jackie on you Heidi! It has to be THE prettiest color for spring from J. Crew this year. :) I agree the style of this cardi works perfectly with just about anything it's paired with.

HeidiG said...

ABiggerCloset - thank you! I completely agree on it being my fave spring color (and Jenna's too, I think I read in an interview on the JCA site). We all need to have Misty Lavender Jackie day!! I know, I'm such a dork.

sparrowsandsparkles said...

oooh Heidi! Lavender Jackie Day - I'm so IN. :)

I just got notice my desert brown and crosshatch have shipped! Still waiting on that backordered lavender... fingers crossed it will ship! :)