Thursday, February 12, 2015

Two Cashmere Sweaters

Recently I went thrift shopping, and as I was going through the racks, I noticed an unusual number of cashmere sweaters—as though one woman (with expensive taste) had gone through her closet and done some spring cleaning. I’ve never owned any cashmere sweaters before (and doubt I would ever buy any full-priced), but was happy to get two sweaters for $8 each.

The first is a short-sleeved, off-white and cable-knit sweater from Saks Fifth Avenue. Truthfully, I’m not really into cable-knits. [Pause.] I like them on other people. I don’t think I’ve ever owned any sweater with a cable pattern. But I thought the fit was pretty good, the color would go well with just about anything, it was cashmere and cozy, and for the price, I thought, “Why not?”

The second sweater is from Milly and I like it a lot. It’s a short cardigan that feels very 1950s. I love the cut of the sweater. I think the crystal buttons that go down the front are adorable. I appreciate the attention to design—like the little eyelets along the sweater edges. I don’t generally wear a lot of green, but I do like jewel tones and like this deep green color. So I’m quite happy with my sweater purchases and still have a little bit of time to wear them before spring hits.

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