Sweater: J Crew Merino Stripe Sweater, sz. XS
Pants: random ponte knit pants from TJMaxx
Boots: Frye Melissa Button
Bag: LV Evora
This sweater was one of the very few things I ended up buying from the J Crew retail store on my visit there. I like it. A lot. And it surprises me, because I rarely buy J Crew knits anymore because they never pass my quality criteria. Not that I'm a sweater snob or something, but for what J Crew charges I better be buying the Golden Fleece, you know? If I pay $20 for a sweater I'm ok with it pilling, being made of mostly acrylic, or getting a hole after 5 washes. If I pay $100, the quality better reflect, and for the most part I don't think it does with J Crew. I've kind of moved on to buying knits from Boden and regular Lands End instead.
Back to this sweater, it's really cute. I love me a turtleneck and I love me a stripe, so I figured it was worth trying on. Bonus for being 100% merino. That's about the only knit material I can trust or feel safe with from J Crew anymore. The sweater also has these darling elbow patches too. Too bad they hit about 2 inches above where my elbows are, says Egyptomaniac of the freakishly long arms.
Oh and normally I wouldn't wear this short of a top with a legging-ish pant (I tend to like my rear covered when pants are so clingy) but we were heading over to partake in the Belagio buffet, and I needed me some stretchy pants for the event! They worked wonderfully, btw.