Le Monsieur and I had a free day yesterday, and decided to get out of the house for a while. We hadn’t been to South Coast Plaza in some months, so decided to drive down that way to peruse the shops and have lunch.
Eileen Fisher was the first stop (I had some online orders to return). I’d been wanting to check out their November collection, especially some of the velvet and merino wool pieces. I tried on that blazer above just to get a sense of the sizing and was smitten. (It runs true-to-size…if you want a more oversized fit, size up.) Yes, it’s quite pricey, I won’t argue that. But it’s a beautifully cut jacket, well-made, and the fabric has a lovely drape. It’s also available in a Claret color, and offered in Misses, Petites and Plus sizes. I tried it on with jeans and a striped tee, and thought it looked great styled casually, but you could also ramp it up several notches by wearing with silk or other dressier pieces. It’s quite lightweight, so is a piece you can wear indoors over a tank or camisole.
The fabric on this Luxe Merino Stretch sweater is divine. I’m a fan of Merino wool to start with, and this is some of the lightest and softest I’ve seen. The “Pine” color is actually much darker and less teal-ish than it appears here. This particular style is fuller yes, but the fabric is very lightweight and fluid. (If you prefer more fitted styles, there are a few HERE.) Even though it’s a described as a crewneck, the neckline is lower than many crewneck styles. This is another piece that looks much better in person than it does online. It’s also marked down currently! They didn’t have my size in this color in stock, so I have it on order. I’m going to suggest you size down on this one. Several colors are offered, in Misses, Petites, and Plus sizes.
I finally had a chance to examine these ponte knit leggings with a satin side stripe. (I didn’t try them on as they didn’t have my size in the store.) They’re thinner than the other EF ponte knit pants, and the side stripe is subtle. I think these would be best worn with a tunic-length top, though that satin stripe takes them up a notch from run-of-the-mill leggings. They’d dress up nicely with something velvet. Offered in Misses, Petites, and Plus.
I’d been wanting to try this cropped cashmere cardigan, and the store at South Coast Plaza had it in stock. I’ve been looking for a cashmere cardigan for travel that’s not too boxy. This one is lightweight, comes in several colors, and is offered up to size 3x. It runs small! I’d suggest going up a size or even two.
For Nespresso Lovers…
This is one of my favorite Nespresso limited editions in a very long time! This “Paris Black” flavor is intense and rich, but smooth, and is a perfect morning brew. I’m stocking up on this while it’s available!