November 29, 2018
Just when you think you know for an iron-clad fact when there will be a new post on The Vivienne Files, sometimes comes up that I have to share immediately!
I bought myself this black and white striped cashmere sweater from Nordstrom when they got marked down to UNDER $60. My expectations were… modest, to say the least – we all know that the quality of cashmere isn’t what it used to be.
It’s lovely. I’m wearing it right now, with velvet jeans and a windowpane plaid shirt. (we’re going to a friend’s tonight for dinner…)
Okay, it’s not Loro Piana, or Brunello Cuccinello, but it also didn’t cost an entire month’s rent!
11 colors and 3 different stripes are available. Petites are available too! (that warms my little short-armed heart…)
And they’re selling out really fast…
A treat for yourself, or a bunch of gifts? Move quickly if this appeals…
Agreed! Even if they only last a few seasons, this is a phenomenal deal. I have bought five (stripes, black, beige, blue, yellow). I decided to buy a size up so I could layer. I will be living in them here in Chicago.
I sized up too – I like to put a shirt or turtleneck under mine, and I figure that less stress helps them last longer. I’m still pretty amazed at the price/quality ratio…
I stumbled on those sweaters online last week, and bought two of them–a black and white marl and a navy with a speckle–not exactly a speckle, more like lint. In the latter case, there was only one left in my size, and I hesitated because I really wondered whether that’s what it would look like, that it had gone through the wash with white socks, but I reasoned that if there were only one left, others must have liked it *a lot*. Both are really nice. I agree, Janice–for the money, they are good buys, and warm. Softer than the Uniqlo cashmere I have, which is similarly priced and I find serviceable. I like the split hem, which helps them hang smoothly on me. Some commenters said the light colored ones were thin and would need to be worn with a camisole–I didn’t choose the pink for that reason, but I have no idea if it’s so.
I wish cashmere didn’t make me itch!
This is part of the reason that I put a shirt under my sweaters much of the time – I don’t have a lot of trouble unless it gets warmer than I expected – THEN I’m in trouble!
Mary The Pouting Pensioner says
Congrats on your First Time, you’re a natural at impromptu blogging!
And hopefully some lucky American ladies will be wearing one of these bargain hi-lo cashmeres. If I was American (and a lady?!) I’d rush to Nordstrom and get myself that fabulous ochre jumper in a heart beat.
Well done, Janice, for beating the drum on this one, message received and it’s a beaut! Mary
Hugs, Mary x.
I have this sweater in the bright blue….bought last year and the markdown was amazing..I think I paid under $30. It will pill over time,so I suggest a “fuzz” shaver like this:https://www.amazon.com/Remington-Fuzz-Away-Fabric-Shaver-RTFS-2/dp/B0034BV6KA/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1516314557&sr=8-2&keywords=remington+pill+shaver&&linkCode=sl1&tag=memorandum-20&linkId=70c581999f538e64ba11908329d23042
Very sad they don’t also support us long arms! This seems to be a particular issue with cashmere. I end up with men’s which is fine for neutrals, but less fun for finding nice accent colors or stripes. I too like shirts under sweaters. I also like shirts under cardigans which is an issue when so many of them have such skinny arms.
Carol Melancon says
Ooh! They had one left in my size in one of my base colors. Thanks for sharing from another short-armed gal.