AG Stevie ankle jeans
James Perse long sleeve top
Club Monaco sweater (sold out)
Lizzie Fortunato jewels necklace
Jas M.B. bag (mine has different hardware and is quilted, but is the same style/size as the one in the link)
You may remember seeing this sweater a million times here in sale posts, etc. When it went on sale and I had my $100 voucher for Club Monaco that I got via R29 shops, I decided to get it; I’d been obsessed with it for a while, and thought it would be perfect for our not-so-cold winters here in Texas. It actually would be, if it was at all wearable. Yes, I should have paid more attention to the fabric content (wool, acrylic & alpaca), but I didn’t. Anyway, I’m not sure it would have swayed me from buying it, I honestly don’t have enough experience with alpaca/acrylic to know that it’ll be SO itchy and shed-y.
And to be totally honest with you, I fell for the allure of seeing something on a blogger. Yes, occasionally I’m subject to that kind of influence too. But “fellow blogger” didn’t mention anything about how itchy and shed-y this sweater is, and she wore it with black leggings. Only from wearing the sweater for a few minutes, the strap on my bag is COVERED with long white hairs, as is my black t-shirt. She couldn’t have managed to snap SO MANY PICTURES without having alpaca all over her pants – me thinks she went through a whole lint roller in her photoshoot. Really, I’m mostly disappointed in myself for falling for her nicely composed photos in the woods with leaves and a steaming cup of Starbucks (wink), but I’m also disappointed in “fellow blogger” for not disclosing a bit more about the nature of this sweater. She didn’t mention that she received it for free, but she does wear a lot of Club Monaco, and she does get a TON of stuff for free, so she might have. I’m not judging. Only wondering why she wouldn’t say something – anything about the negative aspects of the sweater, because there are many.
Oh well, that’ll teach me to buy things worn on “fellow bloggers” No not really, I love a lot of my fellow fashion bloggers, and know that they are always 100% honest in their reviews and when talking about what they wear. I just doubt that this one was/is. Again, I’m not surprised, and I should have known better, given her position as an A#1 super-fabulous-fashion blogger and book author…
Sorry, I’m getting a bit carried away with my frustration at pretty pictures and little/no substance. I started my blog(s) to be helpful and provide a service to you guys, and that’s my ultimate goal – I would be absolutely mortified if I suggested you buy something that’s completely unwearable. Maybe I’m a little extra-sensitive to the fabric content, maybe not everyone with this sweater experiences severe itching even AFTER removing the sweater, but the shedding is crazy; I don’t know how anyone could wear it.