Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Essential Piece: The Cashmere "Sweatshirt"

Still cashmere weather today.  And oh, I was loving my cozy bed last night.  Today was one of those days where I just wanted to be in a blanket all day.  But on days like that, I often find that just making the effort to get dressed in "real" clothes helps lift my energy level.  It's too easy to just sag down in the chair with the sweats on, you know?  So a perfect day for my cashmere "sweatshirt".

Before you start yelling, yes, I realize this isn't really a sweatshirt...thus my use of quotation marks above.  What I really mean is a nice cozy and oversized cashmere sweater to wear on these kinds of days.  You *want* to be in a sweatshirt, but you feel like you want to do just a bit more.  I think I do stand up a bit straighter than if I were in sweats.  Obviously, this isn't something you want to spend a ton of cash on since hey, it's functioning as a sweatshirt.  If you've lost a lot of weight, great, you're probably set.  If you want to find one, I suggest looking at the sales and buy up a size.  It's amazing how well this one works for me.

For you JCAs, you probably recognize a J Crew Cashmere Crewneck Tee when you see one (#28763, $145 - but we know these go on sale online ALL the time).  This is a size L, so it's a size up from the JC cashmere turtle I wore and posted on yesterday.  It's also from Fall 2008, so it's a year earlier, so who knows what that means size-wise.  I love this color - was it heather blade?  Such a gorgeous green, wish we'd see more of it.  I think I got this on sale plus discount = happy with what I paid. 

The key is to keep everything else trim, but comfy.  I added a pair of black Minnies (8T) because the slim bottom is important, a white crewneck perfect fit tee, some darling old Isaac Mizrahi for Target mocs (yes, they are that old and I will cry when they bite the dust), and a black ribbon pearl necklace - also from Target.  So I guess this is my J Crew/Target outfit?  Funny...the 2 stores I shop most often...huh...how about that...

So as the season wears on, keep an eye out for a cashmere "sweatshirt"...you'll love it.

Polyvore from today:

8 comments:

Eleanor ~ Shopping The Closet said...

Totally comfy and chic!
You look great!

Patina said...

You know I can relate to the "slumpadinka" outfit. You really are going to have me scanning the sale section for some cute cashmere sweaters. I'll let you know what I find.

Suzy said...

Thanks, Heidi, for reminding me of some of these I have in storage boxes and need to pull out NOW! I'm glad the cooler weather is finally here! Your outfit looks great! And now that I am at home, I appreciate your comment about feeling more energetic when I am "dressed." You look great!

Andrea said...

That color green is divine on you. IMO there aren't many things more cozy than an oversized wool sweater. You look great!

Ann said...

Aren't comfy-yet-polished-looking outfits the best? You look great. It's so nice that you are back to posting!!

Slastena said...

What a great color. Holidays spring into mind right away. Green is such a festive noble color, great outfit-Heidi!I too wanted to stay in bed all day today, but ended up running errands all day and still did not accomplish much.

HeidiG said...

Thanks, ladies!

La Belette Rouge said...

This is such a great go-to outfit. Chic, easy and yet highly put together. I wish those shoes were still available. I miss Issac!!!! He isn't as good on QVC as he was in his glory days at Target.