I didn't buy much into the Heart Me Sweater craze when it first appeared. After reading mixed reviews about it, I decided I should wait until I could see this in person. As it happens, the colours in it are a perfect match for my No. 2 Pencil Skirt In Harvest Tweed I got earlier on a promo. Personally, I didn't like it styled with the Blythe Silk Shirt in neon azalea the way it was modeled in the store and on the website. This sweater is as much of a traffic stopper, but I find it more versatile than the silk blouse. The colour of the heart is more of a peach colour than I see on the website.
The sweater is sold out online, but there are plenty around in stores. I know that the Seattle UVillage and Bellevue Square stores have all three colours left but very few in size S, which is the one I am wearing. The skirt is my regular pencil skirt size from J. Crew. I thought this would have a similar thickness as the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Vintage Tweed I got earlier this fall, but I was wrong. The fabric is much thinner, so I will be able to wear it well into the spring or even in the summer.
The second sweater I grabbed was the Mockneck Minimalist Sweater in dark eggplant and size S. I wanted a top to wear with the Royal Paisley Pencil Skirt, but again, I didn't want a blouse. Since 9-10 months of the year I live in sweaters, I find them more versatile than blouses. I blogged about the Colorblock Minimalist sweater here before. This is the solid version, but the yarn and the construction are the same as the colorblock one. The wool is very soft and quite thick, and didn't find it itchy at all. I blogged about this skirt here before.
The 25% discount on $150+ purchases is still going on until Sunday midnight. If you are not shopped out yet, check out the following as well:
- Crystal Button Cardigan
- Cashmere Cable Cowlneck Sweater
- Mohair Cardigan In Leopard
- Kendor Cardigan
- Winter Floral Cardigan
- Turtleneck Sweater
- Fisherman Sweater
- Honeycomb Cable
- Chainlink Cable Sweater
- Tippi Sweater
I also paid a very short visit to the Madewell store where I grabbed the Alexa Chung for Madewell Risky Business Striped Shirt in the blue colorway. I had seen this on a previous visit, but I thought $135 for a blouse was way overpriced. This time around it was only $39.99, which proves it pays to be patient. The blouse is a gorgeous silk satin charmeuse and it fits TTS. Mine is a size S.
Hope you have a lovely rest of the weekend!