Jan 2, 2012

Cream Sweater Hunt

Recent I got a cream sweater bee in my bonnet. For a couple of months, I have been looking for a cream cashmere sweater of quality that won't break my wallet. The endeavor sounds so simple. How hard it is to find a nice cream color cashmere sweater, right? I really didn't want to spend too much but refused to sacrifice quality as well. Dilemma! I have visited J Crew, Banana Republic, among other retailers and it seems to be not all cashmere sweaters are created equal. I am looking for a cream color that is warmer. Instead I am finding cream colors that look dirty. If the color looks dirty brand new, how is it going to look older.
Well, I am looking for a simple cable knit or plain weave. Cashmere pieces are usually pretty pricey so I want to look for classic styles that will last for a few years. I found one at Ralph Lauren but at $475 (image via Saks) Eeeek.
 I adore TSE cashmere, I have not regretted any of my purchase there but at $395. Still Eeek. (image via TSE Cashmere)
I have gotten a few Ann Taylor cashmere and so far those pieces are still pretty nice, even after wash them in water. Yes, I do wash my cashmere. I am hoping to find this in the store. It is 158 online and there is a 50% off promo. Keeping my fingers crossed!! Any tips as to where I can look??
Wouldn't this pair of DVF wedge be perfect this coming spring?? It will pair sooooo well with any color. (via Saks $295)

5 comments:

  1. Are you reading my mind? I'm on a wild hunt for a nice creal or white sweater... It is one of my staples and my old one is piling ... Love the one from RL but the price is steep. I could buy a pair of Lanvin flats for that price lol!

    Lily @ lilyonthewater.livejournal.com

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  2. Those DVF's are gorg - I want! :)

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  3. I was just going to say TSE. Otherwise keep looking at the dept. store outlets - you never know when something great will go on sale!
    Happy New year dear!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  4. It is harder to find than I expected. But I figure I will ignore the quest and run into that perfect sweater by chance. : )

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  5. It's surprisingly hard to find good basics! Have you tried looking into recycled cashmere? All the goodness, for cheaper prices!

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