Sunday, August 22, 2010

Old Navy Striped Rosette Cardigan

Kiddies & I are at the River for a few days of R&R before school starts back more week before we have to back to real life.  Hubby is even here for a long weekend.  And of course, the pooch.  Lucy always loves it here...plenty of room to roam.  And M&E have a new toy to play with - my parents got a kayak, so that's been a lot of fun. I haven't tried it yet, but plan to tomorrow morning (gotta get my kids out of it first!).  And maybe I'll get closer to caught up on blogging.

Last week, while still in town, I met up with one of my fave bloggie friends, dinagideon, and all our kiddies, to do some lunch and shopping.  We actually started at Old Navy, since I was on the hunt for what appears to be an online only dress. 

I was out of luck with the dress, but while we were there, dina stopped by the table with the cardis...including the Striped Rosette Cardigan (#772013, online $26.50, was in-store special of $19.50).  The cardi comes in charcoal, heather oatmeal, purple or yellow, all with white stripes.  And of course, I was drawn straight to the charcoal - a lot like my JC vintage bateau striped tee - I love that white/dark gray combo.  Dina picked up the yellow as it reminded her very much of a JC cardi from a few seasons ago that she missed out on.

As of right now, while I'm typing this, the cardi has an online rating of 4 1/2 stars, based on 25 reviews.  (oh, I love the online rating!  wish everyone did it...)

I got an M, and I thought the fit was great - not too tight, not too loose.  Interestingly enough, the cardi comes in Tall and Petite online - but I really didn't see any need to size up to the L, or go with a Tall - for how I'm going to wear this cardi, it's plenty long.

I didn't close the lower 2 buttons - I think it works better with the bottom 2 undone, or open...much like the JC Jackie.  Like the Jackie, the sleeves are 3/4.  Nice cotton knit - not too thin, not too heavy, very versatile - especially in transitional seasons.  I've washed it once, and it seemed fine.  We'll see how it does over the long haul, but so far, so good.

After picking up the cardi on Monday, we had a break in the humidity on Wednesday, with lots of rain and some cooler temps, so of course, I had to pull the new cardi out for a spin. The cardi is fitted enough to go with looser bottoms, so I paired it with my J Crew linen cotton seaside pants and a white cardi.  Then some fun red sandals for a pop of color.

The ON cardi was a fun, comfy cardi for the day.  I anticipate wearing it a lot with just a white tee and jeans or Minnies in the fall.  

Gigi also tried on the cardi here.  If I missed anyone else, please let me know.

Polyvore from Wednesday:

8/18/10 by HeidiGblog featuring J Crew


gigiofca said...

I love the outfit you created. Thanks for the link love. I added your link to my post. Have fun in the final days before back-to-school. :-)

Pamela said...

all the colors look so fresh and nautical. Makes me wish is was mid-june not august!!

Closet Crisis said...

That cardi seems like a great transitional piece. You're looking very summer-fresh in your outfit! Thanks for the review!

Ann said...

Thanks for pointing out this cardi. I will have to check it out! (Glad you are back online, by the way!!)

Anonymous said...

Such a perfect cardi.
Enjoy the last few days before vacation time is over and the kids go back to school.
We miss you too in our outings!

txmom said...

Thanks for the review! I have not been into ON in a while but have an online return to make this week so I will look for the cardi. Always nice to see IRL!

Stylestance said...

Such a cute look on you! So nice to see you back again. Enjoy your last hurrah of summer. There is something nice, though, about settling back into a fall routine :)

Slastena said...

Lovely cardi and reminds me a lot of J crew striped cashmere rosette cardigan from eons ago (sans the price tag). What a great alternative and you pulled a look together very beautifully. I am so jelaosu of you going away. I feel I did not have summer b/c I relaly did not go anywhere, sob sob! Soooo tired and so exhausted.

Rose said...

You look really cute in that outfit! (not sure whether I commented on your blog before...)