My Wardrobe Today – Thursday

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Black sweater coat – MICHAEL Michael Kors
Gray pima tee – Banana Republic (no longer available)
Black trousers – Talbots (bought last year on clearance)
Black city boots – Fitzwell “Andrea”
Silver hoops and cuff

Yep, an early work morning!

So I have been stalking this sweater for a long time.  I saw it on the Nordstrom site, but it was never in my size.  I searched online, and again could never find it in my size.  I would Google, but it looked differently on other sites than it did on Nordstrom so I was confused.  I knew this was the type of sweater coat I desired – tight, heavy weave, not clingy, the cool silver turnlock hardware, a length that would work with pants, jeans, or skirts.

At Nordstrom, this sweater was $180.  Snap.  That's a pretty hefty price for a sweater, but I thought that if it really was what I thought it could be, it would be my new millennium version of my “Trinity” sweater from The Limited.  I bought that sweater… gosh maybe 2000?  Well I still own it, if I get back to a 10 I will probably continue to rock it, and that sweater was a MAJOR staple in my wardrobe for nearly a decade.  If one can find that perfect of a garment, well $180 seemed like an investment.

Then Nordstrom sent me a $20 rewards certificate (I keep a Nordstrom credit card just for these rewards).  I felt it was a sign, and went back to their site to look for this sweater.  They had it… no Large, but they did have an XL.  I snapped it up and it arrived last night.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Sweater
The many faces of the MICHAEL Michael Kors Turnlock Sweater

I now see why it looked differently on the Nordstrom site than it did on any other site.  This sweater has a matching cowl.  A tube about a foot in length of the same knit as the ribbed cuffs.  It's held on to the cardigan by a sole button on the back of the collar, but easily removable. Removed, this sweater coat was exactly what was missing from my closet.  A bit big, but not too large.  But then I get to work, and I see this sweater is really big.  Like a size too big.  I really need a Large in this.  I am glad I didn't wear perfume today, because I am going to return it or sell it.

So I look online, now that I realize this sweater has a wacky detachable cowl (which is super cute, but I don't think goes with the silhouette of this sweater).  And guess what?  It's currently $88.79 at Overstock AND if you go through Ebates you get 5% cash back AND Overstock right now has FREE SHIPPING!

So I ordered it in a Large.  There were six left in Large Black, and a variety of other sizes and this sweater also comes in Gray.  I really like it a lot, think it can be casual with a tee and jeans, but has refined enough of a finish that it could be worn with a sheath dress to a business meeting. And I really like that I found it for more than 50% of the original price!

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7 Comments

  1. December 13, 2010 / 10:39 am

    Thanks Kristen & FashionAddict! 🙂

  2. FashionAddict
    December 11, 2010 / 3:43 am

    What a FANTASTIC sweater! You look great!

  3. December 10, 2010 / 1:20 am

    Ooooh, thanks for the tip. I saw the sweater in your photo and instantly wanted it. Then you linked where to get it! Just what I needed. 🙂 Heading over to eBates now, thanks!

  4. December 9, 2010 / 9:25 pm

    At those stores, I would usually purchase a Large, I would say get a Medium, it would probably fit nicely!

  5. Anonymous
    December 9, 2010 / 9:21 pm

    I love this sweater — just not sure what size to order. I normally wear a Medium sweater in Eddie Bauer and Lands End — What is your suggestion? Diane

  6. December 9, 2010 / 3:44 pm

    The picture in the lower right-hand corner was the one I saw on Nordstrom and what had me obsessed.

    Isn’t Ebates fantastic? I can’t see any reason why NOT to use it! And isn’t it nice when friends you refer start using t? 🙂

  7. kathy
    December 9, 2010 / 3:40 pm

    Great find! I like it much better without the cowl.

    And because of you, I signed on to ebates and am racking up the cash because we buy all of our stuff online. I referred a few friends, and they’re loving it too.

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