Saturday, June 27, 2009

Classic Linen Cardigan - J. Crew

Extra long and exceptionally flattering, it's a seasonal must-have made from pure linen in a 7-gauge knit. Fitted. V-neck. Rib trim at neck, cuffs and hem. Short sleeves. Hits at low hip. Import. Machine wash. Colors: Natural and Birch 69.50 item 15131

My store had this new arrival sitting right at the door when I went to make returns about a week ago. I immediately was drawn to the neutral color of the linen, plus the fact that it's really a year-around piece. I generally NEVER buy anything at full price, but at $65, I was sold (plus I needed it to wear that night with an outfit, so...)
The linen is pretty substantial, but still just a bit sheer (as you can see in the picture with it buttoned up). The length is a little longer than what I would normally get (I just don't think it goes with as many things when it's longer... just my opinion). The buttons are nothing special and match the color of the thread. The deep v-neck makes this practical to put over cut shirts and camis because you'll still be able to see them underneath!

So far, I've only worn this with a dress and jeans, both times unbuttoned. In fact, had I wanted to wear it buttoned, I might have sized up on this one!
**Bottom Line: This will probably go on sale for $59, or $49 in the next month, so I would hold off for that if you don't HAVE IT HAVE IT! I got the neutral color, I haven't seen the birch. If you plan on wearing buttoned, you MIGHT consider sizing up ... otherwise, runs true to size ... I got an XS.


  1. Hi, I love mine in birch. I wore it a few weeks ago and put the in real life pics on my blog...

    Looks great on you!

  2. Thanks for sharing the link to your review! I really like that color, too!

  3. Hi, I don't get much wear out of short-sleeved cardigan and I stopped buying them but it looks cute on you.


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