Friday, September 18, 2009

Donegal Pocket V-Neck Sweater and Ruffle Front Tank: J. Crew

Inspired by the salt-and-pepper flecks of the centuries-old traditional Irish tweed, our designers were delighted when they found a beautiful heathered yarn to recreate this classic piece. We made it modern with a slightly slouchy, longer silhouette and a deep V, then added special details like a pouch pocket. Wool/mohair/angora in a 5-gauge knit. V-neck. Long sleeves. Pouch pocket. Hits at low hip. Import. Dry clean.

Item # 18999 $88.00

I fell in love with the silhouette of this sweater when I first saw it! You can make it sexier by not layering it over a cami or tee, or wear it as the JC model above is, giving it a more sophisticated appearance. Full length sleeves and the kangaroo pockets in the front make it wonderful for winter ... plus it's not too thick to still wear under a coat when it's really cold out!

This sweater fits TTS for most clothing companies, but maybe a little on the smaller size for JC. The cut is supposed to be a little loose, and in order to get that look, I had to get a size small. For a more fitted look, you could definitely go with your regular size.

Something entirely unexpected that I picked up was the Chiffon Ruffle Front Perfect Tank in Ivory. I only took it into the fitting room so I could put outfits together, but I loved it with everything I put it with... so I got it! Just so happens, there are similar tanks in other colors in the Final Sale section online here (falling ruffles tank), so I ordered a couple of the colors, as well!

I purchased a medium in this because I really hate tight and clingy tops, especially in a light color. Otherwise, this tank runs TTS. I don't see this online yet.... but I only did a quick search.

More to come!


  1. The Donegal V-Neck caught my eye too. Can you tell me is the fabric stretchy? You look nice in it!

  2. loving that color skirt, still........and the sweater looks super cozy/casual. i do LOVE the tank you have underneath!! so pretty!! thanks for sharing these pictures!!

  3. okay.....went to the store this am, and fell in love with a sweater. Is is this Donegal sweater/cardigan, that you posted about!! it is SO soft and cozy and beautiful........i fell in love with the pinkish color. I must have it now!

  4. IRL - It's pretty stretchy ... not a stiff wool feeling like some sweaters. I would say it is also a bit clingy for a sweater of this weight... but I'm sensitive to that sort of thing, which is why I sized up! From what I've been reading on others' blogs, most people really like the sweater when they see it IRL! THanks for reading!

  5. i love the vneck sweater on you. it's gorgeous!

  6. Oh, the Donegal looks so nice on you! I sort of overlooked it on the site, but it looks much racier (but also much cozier and snugglier!) without anything layered underneath.

  7. Love that sweater on you!! It also looks like a perfect length on you. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Oh, got that SAME tank the other day and LOVE it! It is the most perfect piece to layer under all color cardigans!!!

  9. Patina, Goldenmeans and HeidiG - Thanks! I can't wait to wear it ... maybe tomorrow!!

    Mrs.Anketell - I KNOW! I hate buying things at full price, but I had to have that tank!


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