Saturday, September 4, 2010
CAbi - Happy: Comfy Tunic
I know I've talked about CAbi (Carol Anderson by Invitation) on my blog before... but I can't remember when. I'll have to look for it and put a link here.
Anyway, she comes out with 2 lines per year - Spring and Fall. I went to the Fall Preview Party with my mom (and Logan - when he was 4 days old!) to check out the new stuff, place a small order, and schedule my own party!
This season she has given us a great collection of tunics (makes mamma happy!), skinny jeans and leggings, and layering pieces! There is even a gorgeous pink fall coat that I sooo want (and do NOT need)!
But, for now, this was my initial purchase...
This is a size Small. The color is a charcoal. Material is a comfy, cozy, live-in-forever-type of cotton stretch ... almost like a sweatshirt! I think belted this will be even cuter, but I haven't had time to put that together yet! I plan to wear with boots and leggings through the Fall and Winter!
Bonus! There are thumb holes! Love it! This tunic was built for comfort! Yummy!
A girlfriend of mine in the neighborhood (who also just had a baby!) is co-hosting a CAbi party at my house at the end of September! No doubt, I'll have a lot more CAbi coming your way!
I own a few CAbi pieces from over the past few years, and I'm on the fence about the quality. I think of it as around LOFT quality. Meaning, if there is a cute/functional item, it's totally worth it - and sometimes there are some wonderful go-to pieces. However, I'm not completely sold on the quality of items like the t-shirts. I also haven't been able to try any of the fab new denim styles this season (yet) due to baby-pooch.... but hopefully by my party I'll be able to! Denim is the one thing I cannot do at J.Crew, so I'm always looking for options!
But why is CAbi different than LOFT? CAbi tends to be more expensive and there are no sales - which is kind of good because you know if you buy something, it won't be half-off in a week (ahem - JC and LOFT!). Also, you aren't going to see 10 other people at a restaurant or party with your same outfit on. For the ultra-petite ladies - this line is likely not going to work too well for you as there is no petite option. My mom has a hard time wearing many items offered by CAbi for that reason - she is 5'1".
Have you ever been to a CAbi party/show? Do you own any CAbi?