An outfit wearing my favorite things as of late and a briefcomment about this Equipment Cashmere sweater. I am always apprehensive about buying expensive cashmere. Cashmere isn’t what it used to be, and you could be shelling out a lot of $$ for not so great cashmere. I have read tons of reviews on Equipment cashmere, but I wasn’t totally convinced about the quality. I found this particular Sloane crewneck sweater at Nordstrom’s for approximately $100, which I didn’t think was too bad if the quality wasn’t all there. Overall, it is soft, and the fit is a bit oversized on my petite frame, but I am finding that it pills…even before it has been washed. It’s not horrible pilling, but pilling nonetheless. I am happy I didn’t pay full price for it, but I continue the hunt for a great quality cashmere sweater. On the other hand, I love the color contrast between this merlot-colored sweater and the camel blazer!
The best tip to wearing an all black or almost all black outfit is to play with textures. Here I have leather, wool, suede, and silk. It definitely helps make the outfit much more interesting.
I guess it’s the perfect time of year to break out these J.Crew Double-Serge Wool skirts that I have. As soon as winter rolls around, I have absolutely no desire to wear skirts; I much prefer trousers where I can slip on some thick tights or leggings underneath. Our summer wasn’t exactly the warmest this year, so I’m not thrilled about the pending winter which is not so far away. Who knew the polar vortex wasn’t going to limit itself to the winter months?? I was so disappointed I actually found myself craving the hot, sticky D.C. summer. Yup, I said it. I miss hot and sticky weather. Grass is always greener, right?