Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wearing Today (incl new Merino Michelle in Beechwood)

Ahhhh the love of J Crew's Merino Michelle cardi (#11659, orig $88, online $49.99-whatever, in store $19.99 and then 25% Mickey card!!) Seriously, folks, $15. How can you go wrong?

I picked up the beechwood on sale last Friday. Do I need another cardi? Probably not, but I actually don't have anything in this color, and I wore my charcoal BR cardi just like this one all the time this past winter, so I imagine I will enjoy it. Since I hate to have clothes hanging in the closet without being worn, I decided to pull it out for today as it's still a bit chilly. I paired with a shell bf vneck tissue tee (like these 2 colors together!), jeans, pearls, and some black mocs. I feel a bit Laura Petrie-ish in the cuffed jeans/pearls/loafers, but hey, it works for me. Yes, these are the F21 pearls.

Polyvore for today:

Keeping this short, because I got a lot of ("real") work finished and want to walk Lucy before picking up the kiddies at the bus stop. I want to share some info on the new shampoo & conditioner I found and discuss the J Crew shoe love, since I just got my first pair of non-flip flops/sneakers.
But I'll leave you with some Lucy pics from this morning...

18 comments:

mrs.anketell said...

Okay, you and I def. think alike! I just recently purchased the Michelle Merino Cardi, in Beechwood!! I loved the price!! I got it for (on sale) $19 and with teacher discount it was only $16.99!! And guess what? I have the boyfriend tissue tee in shell pink!!! I am def. pairing these two together!! The look is magical!!!

sparrowsandsparkles said...

Great cardi, great color! You look super cute!

Emily said...

I love the beachwood & shell colors together and they look great on you!

Issy said...

Lucy is so adorable! Love your blog and congrats on the Michelles

Patina Cabachon said...

i ran to jcrew after Katyo posted about the fabulous price and saw the michelle's at that price and walked out because i was trying to be good. when I went back the next day they were gone in my size. (boo hoo) lucky you.

Cari (isnotfashion) said...

Lucy is adorable! And you can always use more cardys!
xo Cari
http://isnotfashion.blogspot.com

dinagideon said...

Hi Heidi!!! You look so sweet in that outfit...I bet you kept rubbing your arms (that is what I do when I wear my michelle--it is that soft). Did you have to take it off halfway through the day? It got real hot here in NOVA!

BTW, my hubby re-sent the package. Turns out it wasn't the address...my dear, sweet dad forgot to put enough postage. Silly!!! ;)

HeidiG said...

mrs.anketell - too funny! we should compare closets, lol! I am loving the beechwood with the shell pink!

sparrows&sparkle, emily, Issy - thank you!

Patina - well you know what that means, right? It's a sign. You are supposed to still be on your shopping break (my new name for it). When the time is right, you'll find something even better, I am sure.

Cari - yes, another cardi is always useful!

Dina - yes, the Michelle is so soft. You seriously think I took my sweater off? You know how cold I run. I was a little warm when I walked Lucy before the bus stop, but never did quite take it off. And it just totally chilled down and hailed. Crazy spring. And say thanks to Mr. Dina for me!!

lily-g said...

Love this look, casual chic!

KatyO. said...

Don't you just love how this cardi fits?! I almost got this color too, but I figured five of them was too much. ;)

Lissa said...

I noticed you choose a lot of neutrals. that's usually the way I go as well. I've enjoyed your fun comments!

Paper Bag Princess said...

So cute. $15???!! What a steal!! I'd have bought every colour I could get my hands on! Awww, Lucy is way too cute.

ashley said...

cute dog and cute cardi! and i wore my michelle today too!!!! its a color called "sorbet"... its not quite orange or melon.. its the orangy color thats in sorbet ice cream. Super bold and beautiful! i love this sweater even more since the price tag was LESS than $20!!!

Slastena said...

You look fab. Lucy looks relaxed and having fun! And we had soem sun today! What else to wish for?:)))

Ann said...

Heidi, I love your blog and LOVE this particular outfit!

Question on the tee: How much shrinkage, if any, have you seen with these bf tissue tees? I am debating between two sizes and the question of shrinkage (or not) would really help me decide. Thank you!

Posey Ford said...

Love the merino michelle! I wouldn't have even consider this color. It looks great on you!

HeidiG said...

lily-g - thank you, and thanks for stopping by!

KatyO - yes, do love the fit. 5? yay you! I would say you are pretty set!! :)

Lissa - thanks! yes, like you, I am a neutrals girl, without question. But not so much brown & black - I am all about the creams, tans, grays, navy's - so the lighter neutrals, I guess.

PaperBagPrincess - they actually didn't have much in my size. I think this was the only M.

HeidiG said...

Ashley - I bet the sorbet is really pretty on you. Gotta love the less-than-$20 sweaters!!

Slastena - thank you. yes, I was very grateful for the sun today - I thought it was supposed to be mostly rainy, so it was a special treat!!

Ann - thank you and thanks for visiting!! I have not seen any shrinkage (hehehe, always makes me thing of Seinfeld, sorry) in the bf tissue tees, and I have washed some of them 5 times or so. I would go with the smaller size.

Posey - like I said, this was the only color in my size, so it was an easy decision. I bet it would be lovely on you, too.