Are you kidding me? I want to move in to this house. Do you think it is Gwenyth’s CA abode?
I just can’t get over my crush on her and I am dying for that peplum sweater.
I was on a mission to find a great plaid throw blanket this holiday season. Here are three great options I found while searching this past week. I went with the Land of Nod (#2) option for our home. 15% off right now too, woo-hoo!
"It’s no good running a pig farm badly for 30 years while saying, Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer. By then, pigs will be your style."
Quentin Crisp (via catherinekwong)
I literally CAN’T get over this quote.
I love when bloggers update you on purchases so this is what I kept and then returned from this post.
Vince sweater - you read about here. J. Brand - Love but too short on me. Charles Philip - Too slipper-like for me but SO comfortable. J. Crew Sweater- Great fit but not sure about quality.
So there you go! Queen of returns over here.
Made in where?
It all started with a Vince sweater (or a couple for that matter) that I purchased during one of the 17k sales that have been going these past several weeks. I kept trying on the 3 I bought with various outfits, looking closely at the material, making my sister try on, asking my husband’s opinion, etc. and finally texting my bff and asking, “Ok, decision time, is it worth it?” To which she replied, “Vince is made in China.” And then continued to tell me that Tj Maxx has awesome chunky Italian made cardigans for $70. This got me thinking.
I seriously want to love this sweater and this one and make the $400 investment into sweater world but I am just not convinced that it is actually worth the price tag. After doing a quick inventory of my closet this morning while getting dressed, I put my clothes into two categories: ones I love and wear over and over again and the ones that make me look frumpy and wear horribly. I don’t really keep anything that I don’t love the style so it started to come down to fit and wearability. And, I pretty much hated most everything when it comes to those standards.
And, for the first time I started to look at labels. I noticed that my Rag & Bone blazer and Theory skirt (both made in the USA) have stood the test of time; while pretty much every J.Crew item (sans the ones made in Italy or even Sri Lanka for that matter) make me want to throw out ASAP. And, many of these I literally just purchased. Like last week.
I did a quick google search looking for a long exposé on where I should shop for both good quality and style and to understand, “Is ‘made in China’ really bad or is it just cheaper labor with the same quality and oversight?” And, I haven’t come up with much.
I’m over you Jenna Lyons (not really though).