Everlane Camel Colored Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater

Hi friends! I’m sorry for the long radio silence. Life has been absolutely nuts for me lately. I’ve been crazy busy at work and have been doing a lot business travel (Canada and Germany). Then there are my kids, whose activities pretty much keep me in the car. There have been medical appointments and hair appointments. Plus the weather has been awful. While it might be spring in some parts of the world, winter is hanging on for dear life here in Michigan. I’m SO over it.

I’m SO over winter clothes too. Ugh. However, it’s fracking freezing out, so I still have to wear warm clothes. I decided to add another cashmere sweater to my arsenal because I’ve been wearing the heck out of them all winter. I’m still absolutely in love with my Grana cashmere sweaters (here, here, and here), but opted to give the Everlane cashmere crew neck sweater a whirl. Everyone and their dog raves about it, plus and I wanted a camel colored one which Grana does not offer.

After having cashmere from both Everlane and Grana and wearing the heck out of both of them, you are probably wondering which I like better? You know…  I like them both about the same. They are both incredibly soft. They pill about the same and they wear about the same. I really don’t think that you can go wrong with either option. I’m loving having these classic pieces in my wardrobe. They are getting some serious use.

(Sorry for the craptastic photos, but I woke up to 2-3 inches of snow the day I took these. It was inside or not at all.)

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Wearing: Sweater – Everlane, Pants – Gap, Booties – Madewell, Necklace – J. Crew.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ve missed you all. I’m hoping to get back to some more consistent posting soon.

XOXO,

Ashley

Review: Grana Pima V-Neck Tee

The post really should be titled “The Search is Over. I Found the Perfect Tee.” I don’t really like to call anything perfect because I am so picky, but the Grana pima cotton tees are damn near if not totally perfect. Full disclosure… Grana sent me this tee in addition to the lovely cashmere sweaters and silk shirt to review.

The instant I put it on I could feel the difference in the fabric. Holy crap is this pima cotton soft! The fabric is nice and thick, so you don’t have to worry about bra show through. I’m talking a regular nude bra. Not hot pink or black. I love that their tees are a bit longer than some others, so you don’t have to worry about your lily white fish belly showing if you raise your arms. At $15.00 a pop, these are a great deal. Way, way, waaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than the Everlane tees. WAY. And I like those tees, but these are a zillion times better.

I think the proof is in the purchase. I bought four more. I bought two more of the v-neck and two of the crew neck. Pro tip: Size up. I typically take a medium in tees and tops, but I am wearing a large here.

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Wearing: Sweater – J. Crew Factory (old), Jeans – J. Crew Factory (old), Tee – Grana, Bag – J. Crew, Shoes – Rag & Bone (old).

Thanks so much for stopping by!

XOXO,

Ashley

 

PS – Here is a referral link to Grana. This link will provide new customers 10% off and if you buy something I get a $20.00 store credit. Full disclosure.

Review: Grana Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater

I have one final Grana cashmere sweater to show you and I’m pretty sure it’s my favorite. As I shared last week, the folks at Grana sent me some of their product to review. They had no requirement for number of posts. They had no requirement for positive reviews. They had no requirement for anything. I’m sharing this look because I really like the sweater. I’m wearing the Grana Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater in burgundy. I love the color, and I love the simple classic shape. I wore this sweater three times over the past week. Shhhhhh… Don’t tell any work peeps or any of my friends. I don’t want them thinking I’m gross.

This crew is simply great. I love that basic crews are like a blank slate. You can dress them up or down. Granted, this is a really basic look that I wore to work. (Look at me wearing real pants! I still hate pants.) However, I am looking forward to wearing this with an obnoxiously sparkly necklace soon. It also looks great with a pair of jeans and booties or retro sneakers for a casual look. I want it in black or navy and plan to buy it after I make it out of January. I’m trying to succeed at “no spend” January.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great week.

XOXO,

Ashley

 

PS – Here is a referral link to Grana. This link will provide new customers 10% off and if you buy something I get a $20.00 store credit. Full disclosure.