Thursday, February 17, 2011

Seeing Red...

Lately I've realized how much my closet skews towards certain colors (read: tons and tons of blue), and while blue will always remain my go-to fave (all shades, of course), I've been itching to expand my options and wardrobe. I've noticed a few of my fave and oh-so-fashionable friends and fellow bloggers wearing a lot of red.



And I've got lots of pinky/purply/fuchsia's in my closet, but for whatever reason I've obviously gravitated AWAY from red over the past few years, because I have literally not a stitch of true red clothing in my closet.... save for a couple of U. of Wisco sweatshirts, which obviously I can't pair with a lovely new tea-cup printed Anthro dress I finally just got my grubby little hands on.

So I popped on over to the Crew to see what they had. And I almost clicked buy on a Cerise Jackie.

Almost, but didn't.

I love my other Jackie's: they are the reliable 'work-horses' of my giant cardi collection. But I was looking for something specific, and while the color looked vibrant and pretty, I wasn't sure it was truly red... I mean I love the romance ~slash~ quirkiness of the J Crew color names. But they also chap my ass because half of 'em I can't even pronounce much less define.

Plussss, beyond the world of crazy-Crew-colors, I'm also kind of annoyed these days with some recent JC quality issues. Yup. Material is kinda... cheapy, resulting in cardi's getting stretched out of shape in just one wear (holy drycleaner's bill, that's not going to work)! I've also had a couple of seams splitting, and no, NOT because I'm sausaging myself into a size that isn't mine. I know I'm not alone here - I've seen a lot of complaints across the bloggy-world... so I wont go any further on it.

Which then brings to me today's find - this gorgeous Ann Taylor RED V-neck Cardigan (yay! I prefer V's because they don't squish my many ruffly tops!). Double/Triple yay in that it's on special price (not sale, for some reason AT is marking it as a 'special price'... WTF?), and I scored an extra 20% of my purchase (10000000110 - thanks Chloe!) and 3% cashback with ebates - fist pump!

Happy day-before Friday :)

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