I’m “on-call” this weekend, which means I’m working Friday night and all of Saturday and Sunday. I have to be present during the day and could get called at home in the middle of the night. I was called at 3am and 5am last night. Then I woke up at 7am to go into work. By 3pm I was out.
When I got home from work today, there was still light out, so I was able to snap a couple photos. A couple items I ordered from the Vince 25% off sale items sale arrived. I’ve been admiring a few things from Vince lately after touching them in real life at Nordstroms, and have been stalking the sale page for some weeks. Even the sale items are pretty expensive but with the 25% off, the prices were too good to pass up on.
I sold a pair of shoes on Poshmark and my old laptop on eBay. All in all, I earned a total of $800 from selling stuff this month, allowing me to spend a little more than usual on clothes.
I ended up buying this gray cashmere sweater with slightly flared sleeves. For the record, I HATE bell sleeves. No offense to anyone who wears them but bell sleeves are just not me at all. They feel too flirty and impractical. But these sleeves are just barely flared and the sleeves don’t hang or bunch up very much when my arms are raised.
I appreciate the thick neck line, slightly flared body, and tightly spun cashmere fibers. I’m not big on cashmere. I like how soft cashmere is as much as anybody else, but they can be so fussy to care for. When I analyzed the close ups of this sweater, the knit didn’t look too delicate or fuzzy. It looked like it would hold up relatively well in the gentle cycle of the washer.
I also bought this ribbed top made from fine gauge wool. I don’t think I’ve ever owned anything with this type of fabric before. The knit has a nice dry texture to it. I’ll have to be careful not to get it snagged on anything. The tag specifically warns you to be careful around jewelry and zippers. Next time I wear this, I’ll probably not wear a sports bra. BTW I’m wearing the Everlane bra here. It’s a decent basic bra; nothing amazing; good when you need light support. I bought a size small.
This was my first time purchasing directly from the Vince website, and I will say, it was terrible! The check out screen was full of glitches. It took me 5 tries to finally check out. I tried to submit feedback to customer service, but that screen was glitch-y too and I don’t think they ever received my feedback. Boo! But I will say that the clothes came extremely well packaged. The garment and tags were sealed with tissue paper, a bag, and neatly packaged in a big hefty box. I’m reusing the box and tissue paper for Christmas gifts.
I still haven’t bit the bullet on getting a second pair of Clydes. I have my eyes on the Clay colored one. I’m still hesitating though… maybe a few more days of mulling over it is needed. I have nothing more important to think about, lol.