Saturday, March 28, 2015

Caslon Sweaters from Nordstrom

I was at Nordstrom a couple weeks ago and tried on the V-Back High/Low sweater in grey cloudburst.  I liked it but they only had one at the store and it had a snag on the arm.  So I went online and ordered it instead.  Of course while I was adding it to my cart, I decided to get another one in a different color (blue parisian).  These are thin sweaters though.  I don't even know if I'd call them sweaters actually.  They were also on sale from $59 to $35.  And, when I just checked the site again just now, I noticed that they are now marked down even lower to $26!  I got a price adjustment with no problems from Nordstrom.  

By the way, the only review online about this sweater complains that the front is longer than the back.  Lol.  Sounds like she put it on backwards, with the V neck on the front.

Anyway, I got these sweaters in XS.  That was the size I tried on at Nordstrom, and it is still pretty loose fitting.  Here are the 2 colors on me:

The back is longer by about an inch than the front:

I feel like the blue parisian one fits slightly larger than the grey:

The sweater is made of rayon and cotton blend.  As I've mentioned, they are very thin.  It's perfect for me though, since I'd get more use out of thinner sweaters here.  I can also wear them casually as well as to work.  I'm actually not big on the high/low style.  But this one is ok since the difference is only an inch or so.

As I was purchasing these sweaters, I saw another Caslon sweater, the Open Stitch Marled Yarn sweater in tan ivory cloud, and decided to order it too since it is on sale for only $29.  I love open stitch sweaters.  You can wear colorful tanks under them and have completely different looks.


I also got this sweater in size XS, but I think it's a little too short.  It's definitely a more fitted look, and maybe that's the shorter style they are going for.  I decided to order the size S and compare the two.  But here is the XS on me, with a white cami under:


I like the color of this sweater a lot though.  It's also something I can wear casually or to work.  We'll see how the size S fits.  I will definitely be keeping one though!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lululemon Play The Field Cap & Just Breathe LS

I ordered the Lululemon Play The Field Cap in black/camp black check ghost last week when it went on sale for $29.  Just got it today, because it was coming from Ohio.  Omg, I love it!

Apparently the rim is completely reflective!  I haven't tested it out yet.  But how cool!

I was unsure about this cap when I ordered it, because I have a big head and lots of hair lol.  I've tried on other Lululemon caps in the past and felt that they were too small for my head.  But this one looked promising since it's a trucker style cap.  I figured that if it didn't work for me, I could just give it to a friend or something.  But I got it today and I'm in love with it!  It fits perfectly!

Though it looks quite different from the online photo.  I think it's the way the fabric is cut, I got a white front vs. the gray one on the model.  I like mine though!  No complaints at all.

One of my favorite things about Lululemon is their attention to detail on many design features.  For instance, this hat has an adjustable back which in itself is not unusual at all:

But I haven't seen any other brand make a cap that lets you hide the excess material of the adjustable strap (though admitted I am not an expert when it comes to baseball caps at all)... it just looks a lot cleaner when you can tuck in the leftover strap into the side opening!  It's very simple, but makes a difference I think.

Along with the cap, I also ordered the Just Breathe LS in heathered parfait pink.  I'm not usually big on the super feminine details (very happy that Lulu has been moving away from it lately), but I like the mesh design of this top.  I figured I could use another rulu top.  The color is a very light pink, which is a color I am missing in my wardrobe.  

I got it in my usual size 4.  It fits true to size, and the fabric feels great!  I love it, and the $49 sale price is pretty decent.

As you can see, the mesh is pretty see through:

I like that the Lulu logo is the same color as the top.  Makes it easier to wear as casual wear.

I also walked over to the store near me today to browse.  They had nothing interesting.  But I ended up picking up another Mudra scarf!  I am crazy, it was 90 degrees out today.  But I got the inkwell/early blue one since it's on sale and they only had 2 left.  It's actually a unisex print.  If you didn't know it was Lulu, a guy could definitely wear it.  My bf hates Lululemon, but I told him he could borrow this scarf and he's surprisingly ok with it lol.  But now that I think about it, he probably wasn't even listening since I was talking about Lulu.

This scarf is sold out online, but the picture of this color made me really want it.  Power of good photos!! 

I think it's pretty cool that Lululemon made half of this scarf plaid and the other half stripes.

This is definitely a nice color to have.  I realized that all my scarves are in light colors so it is good to have some diversity.  Ok, now I have like 10 scarves and there are really only 10 cold days a year in LA where scarves are needed.  That means I have one for every cold day of the year!  Lol!  I love it.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A couple Vince Camuto Tops

I got a couple different Vince Camuto tops in the last couple weeks, and I really like them!  First, I got the Mix Stitch Mesh Layering sweater in aqua ice, then I went back and got another one in white!  They went on sale at Nordstrom for only like $35.  But they sold out super fast, otherwise I would have gotten the black one too!  I found the aqua ice one on sale on a different site here though.

I love mesh sweaters.  They are just perfect for most of the year where I live.  I really like that this one has a wavy design instead of just mesh everywhere.  It makes the top look more unique.  I got this top in size XS in the aqua ice color.  But I think size S would have worked too for a looser fit.

After I received the aqua ice one, I decided I needed to get the white and the black one too!  But black was already completely sold out.  White was only available in petite sizes.  So I figured I'd take a chance on a size up in petite, and ordered size S.  It's so easy to return things at Nordstrom anyway, if it didn't work out.

Well, it looks like the petite S is exactly the same as the regular XS!  Here's the white one on top of aqua ice.  They look the same to me:

Here's how it looks on me - I was worried it would have been too short, but it's ok!

The next top I got was directly from Vince Camuto's website - the Melange Jersey Crewneck.

I got this top in XS since it was the only size they had left.  It's actually a perfect fit.  I really really like it!  The fit couldn't be more perfect, IMO.  The top is also very soft and comfortable.  The shoulder details make it look a bit more military inspired.  It's on sale for only $34.  Highly recommend this!

Close up of the heathering on the material:

The black part on the shoulder detail actually is covered with black mesh, with the 3 rows of studs over:

Lastly, I got the Beehive Rib Stitch sweater.  I first saw it on Vince Camuto's site, but they only have size L left, so I googled and found it on and ordered there (it looks much better on the Vince Camuto model than the 6pm model).

While I think this is a comfy sweater, and nothing is really wrong with it, I decided that it's not really my thing.  Maybe it's because of the color.  So I actually returned it.  But for what it's worth, it feels pretty nice and soft!  I got it in size XS too and it fits quite loosely:

So the sleeves are mesh but the body is not:

I guess I just feel like I wouldn't get enough wear out of it.  Maybe if I lived somewhere cooler, I'd be able to wear it more.  But I'm not mad at it at all.  I'm just being kind of picky by returning it!

Anyway, super happy with my new Vince Camuto tops.  I already ordered a couple more from Nordstrom, haha!  We'll see how they turn out - so exciting!  =D

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