Sunday, August 7, 2011

A favorite item of both petites and preps...

Judging by many posts that I've read throughout the blogosphere, there is one item I've discovered that is universally loved by petites, preps, and petite preps: J.Crew's Jackie Cardigan. I've mentioned it several times on my blog, but I decided my most recent purchase deserves its own post.

Cardigan: J.Crew Jackie Cardigan in Bavarian Blue, sz. XXS (buy other colors here)
Tank: Express, sz. XS (a great thrift find)
Pants: Gap Skinny Pant, sz. 1

Anyone who has read my blog before knows I don't like paying full price for anything. Why bother when you can almost ALWAYS get what you want for less? In this case, I had my heart set on getting a blue XXS Jackie cardigan at the J.Crew Factory Store when I was at the Tanger Outlet Mall. The Jackie cardigan I already owned was from the factory store, and I was satisfied with its quality, but I this time I wanted a new color (my old one is slate) and an XXS rather than an XS. What do I find when I get there? NO XXS at all (maybe they haven't started to make that size for the factory stores yet?) and not a single shade of blue. Such a bummer!

So instead, I looked to the internet to help. I visited the J.Crew Aficionada blog that I follow, and checked out their "Looking to Sell" weekly feature, hoping someone miraculously had the size and style cardigan I wanted. No luck. I decided to post on the "Looking to Buy" feature instead, asking for an XXS Jackie Cardigan in a shade of blue, offered for less than full price. What do you know, someone had exactly what I wanted! A lovely seller named Susan offered to sell me her Bavarian Blue cardigan from the actual store (not the factory store), new with tags for 40 bucks shipped (same as the outlet price!).

The cut of the sweater is perfect for petites. It has a short, cropped length, and flattering 3/4 sleeves. The XXS is a snug fit, but petites that are around my size may also like the XS, which fits slightly looser. It is a wonderful, classic style named for the icon of classic American style: Jackie O, of course. :)

If you haven't picked one up yet, I highly recommend that you do!!



Raulston said...

The cardigan & stripes go well together. Another excellent post! Hope your summer is progressing well.

Michelle said...

So glad glad you got what you were looking for!

I will keep an eye out for this on J. Crew!

And I agree...I am so spoiled by all these sale prices now, I never pay full price anymore!

Cee said...

I think the Jackie cardi is probably J.Crew's best-selling cardi b/c I've seen it every season of every year since I've discovered J.Crew. Lately I've been gravitating towards longer/boyfriend-style cardigans, so I haven't given these a shot. I'm so glad you were able to find your perfect cardigan in the color you wanted. It looks great on you!

The Preppy Princess said...

It is a great cardigan, it looks splendid on you. I think it is one of their best pieces, and that's saying something as I am not the Crew fan I used to be. :)

BTW, love that we are of like minds on the collar issue!

Katherine said...

I adore the Jackie cardigan! I have them in many colors and always try to snatch them up on sale as well :)

Kate said...

I think I finally need to try this cardigan as everyone raves about it! Love the pink