Tuesday, May 26, 2009

J Crew Cashmere Cabin Popover - Yes, it is May 26 and I am wearing cashmere

The J Crew Cashmere Cabin Popover (#12525, orig $178, curr $129.99). I first noticed this in one of 3-Penny Princess' Polyvore sets and loved it. Headed over to the Crew site, and sure enough there were Ms & Ls. 3-PP was gracious enough to answer my million sizing questions - and I went ahead and ordered the M, with the 20% off. It fits perfectly! Thanks, 3-PP, you are awesome!!

So imagine my delight, or at least adeptness at the lemons-to-lemonade transformation, when we got 60 degrees and torrential rain the day after Memorial Day. Hmmmm, cashmere today, I think. I have mentioned my love for cashmere, haven't I? Oh wait, it's been so warm lately and I've just been waxing poetic about the boyfriend tissue tees. So cashmere...soft, so soft, really really soft. Mmmmmmm. Ok, I'm done. But still very tactile, clearly.

It really was the perfect sweater today with the weather. Cozy, but not too heavy. And not too sheer, either (I know we've all had our issues with that.) I love the shawl collar and the kangaroo pocket on the front. Very nice details. The cut is slim but not the least bit constricting (in other words, bulge-revealing). The sleeves are 3/4 length, but since the sweater length is longer, they don't give you the dreaded horizontal line right across mid-hip that some 3/4 sleeves do. I anticipate wearing this 3 seasons out of 4.

I paired the sweater with a plain white tank, my outlet matchstick jeans, the Target Samala peep toes, and Anthro initial necklace. (And, to be honest, my garden clogs when I walked to the bus stop to get the kids this afternoon. The rain let up but it was so wet & soggy!)

It was a fun day today. M's class had an Author's Tea this afternoon where they showed us a compilation of a lot of their writing over the year. They had an illustrated story bound, a poetry journal, a bound report on a national landmark, and several other pieces. Very nice. And they all are just so cute. I think when I was in 2nd grade, we were still writing in crayon.

Tomorrow is M's 9th birthday. I hope it will be a good day but E passed out on the sofa right after school and I put her to bed around 6:30 with Motrin and a fever of about 100.5-101. I didn't take the temp, but pulled the mom trick of kissing the forehead. I am accurate within .5 degrees. (M used to spike fevers all the time when he was younger, so I got good at it.)

Polyvore for today:
Wearing Today-5/26/09
Wearing Today-5/26/09 by HeidiGblog featuring Old Navy

Here's hoping for better weather tomorrow to pull out the new swingy shirred pique shift. (thanks, Dina!) But oh, the cashmere was so yummy today.


Lula Mae said...

Oh I really wanted this sweater. So cute and classic!!!! Jealous, the outfit looks wonderful!

Patina Cabachon said...

i love it!!! i was thinking of getting the spring/summer version of this called the relaxed linen pullover. have you eye spied it yet?....way, way, way, cute.
i am sorry to hear that your little one is sick. i hope your baby feels better.

HeidiG said...

Lula Mae - it may pop back in your size - and if it does, I highly recommend it!

Patina Cabachon - I saw the linen one online, but it looks like a .com only. Would love to see IRL.

Summerilla said...

Love the sweater, the whole outfit is so flattering on you. Mother nature gifted you the perfect day to wear it!
I also liked the linen pullover Patina referred to, I agree IRL photo's would be nice.

Hope E feels better- and Happy Birthday M!

dinagideon said...

Yep...totally a cashmere day all around. I wore the cashmere cardi...and not the featherweight version. It was gross here, huh?

You look so pretty in this oatmeal color...your skin just glows!!!

I hope E feels better...

:) Here's to a lot less rain later this week...yay!

HeidiG said...

Summerilla - thank you! And I apologize to you, Patina, Dina, and the other DC-ers, I think Mother Nature did give me this day just so I could wear my sweater. :)

Dina - you? full on cashmere? seriously? wow, I don't feel so wimpy any more. :) and thank you!

melissamolasses said...

Love the sweater. It's funny how I overlook items, see them featured on a blog and then wondered how I missed that item.

I'm jealous that you have already received the yellow "Dina dress." Mine is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow. Can't wait to try it on.

KatyO. said...

Lovely, absolutely lovely. :)

Anonymous said...

The entire ensemble looks great!
I know it's cold and rainy here in Massassachusetts...I'm trying to figure out what I'm wearing today to work as I blog! smile

3-Penny Princess said...

Yay! I'm so happy you got it and it fit you perfectly! What a nice color on you. This is the color that I have. In fact, I am wearing mine today too! Yes - it's cashemere weather. Isn't it the most comfy sweater ever? And I can't say enough about the pockets in the front. I'm a pocket addict and I love to stick my hands in them constantly.

I was not, unfortunately, able to swipe the navy sweater fast enough before it disappeared forever. I got so lucky one day when it finally appeared in my size and went to order it immediately, but by the time I was paying for my order, it was gone. CS even did a we will find it for me, but they couldn't find it anywhere.

Enjoy your sweater and stay warm and dry today!

Stylestance said...

Fabulous sweater ... love the relaxed style done up in delicious crew cashmere. You look so cute!

HeidiG said...

melissamolasses - yeah, I do that all the time - overlook items until I see someone blog about them - but sadly, I even do it on new arrivals. I scope out everyone's must-have's to see what I like.

KatyO - thank you!

luvallthingsjcrew - thank you! it's cold&rainy here again, too.

3-PP - thank you again for the excellent advice and for showcasing the sweater on PV in the first place! Today is a good day for it, too. I have my library cardi on. Maybe one day you'll get the navy - weekly exchange or popback?

Stylestance - thank you!

Anonymous said...

Great outfit! I looove cashmere too, especially since you can wash it at home and skip the cleaners. I think that's a must with kids! The neckline on that sweater is so pretty on you!

I really want to try those jeans on soon!

54 degrees here too! Brrrr...I think I heard the heat kick on this morning!

Anonymous said...

Hey Heidi--gave you an award on my Blog!

HeidiG said...

Stephanie - thank you and yes, washable is quite nice!! these are the outlet matchsticks. I need to get a comparison pic with the regular matchsticks - I think the outlet ones actually fit me better.

luvallthingsjcrew - thank you!

mrs.anketell said...

adorable outfit,i couldn't wait to see your IRL pic's on your blog, thanks!! it looks amazing on you!! hope you had a fun day!!

monogramgirl said...

This is so pretty on you. I love the mommy kiss thermometer. It's amazing how we can be so accurate. I do the my cheek or wrist to their forehead...got this from my own mom. Dad's do not have the built in thermometer.

HeidiG said...

mrs.anketell - thank you! it was a fun day. today, on the other hand, was a quiet sick day as Emma was still sick. but we all needed that.

monogramgirl - thank you. I'll have to try the cheek/wrist to forehead method and compare!

kater said...

ahhh - heidi! I've been hemming and hawing about this sweater forever in terms of size, and then never pulled the trigger b/c whenever it would popback, it was never the heather silver color.

well, after seeing it on you, I knew that medium was probably the size for me, so I went and checked ONE LAST TIME. and there it was in that color and size! hopefully it will actually ship and I'll love it as much as you do!

don't you just love this blog-enabling???? I need to go on a ban. like immediately! ;)

HeidiG said...

kater-I noticed today it was back online in the silver. I like how it's trim but not tight. Hope you love it, too! enabling - bad! helping - good! Hmmmmm.

Paper Bag Princess said...

Oh my gosh, you look like a model in this pic.

HeidiG said...

PBP - *blush* - you're so sweet! thank you!

Ema said...

Heidi, I'm late but I just wanted to tell you that you look FABULOUS in this outfit. That sweater was made for you.
Oh and a belated happy bday to M!

HeidiG said...

Ema - never too late for a compliment, especially such a lovely one. thank you!