And one that came home with me…
While returning an online order to J.Crew yesterday, I spotted this sweater on a display table at the front of the store. It’s one of my best colors in the Spring palette, and I love that leopard print heart detail. It’s the same cut as the crewneck cashmere sweaters I’ve been wearing almost daily, and the sizing is consistent. (I’m wearing a Small.) Available in sizes XX-Small to 3X.
If you prefer something a little more neutral, here’s one in a classic stripe (ivory/navy).
Women’s Ponte Knit Pants & Jackets
Following up a bit with Wednesday’s post, I’m a big fan of ponte knits for travel. But so often, you only have a choice between black and….black. So I was glad to see that Eileen Fisher has included more color options in the new ponte knit collection. This color is called “Bramble.” It’s a soft, neutral beige.
I happened to see a few pieces on the rack at Bloomingdales yesterday, though only the jacket seems to be showing up online. The fabric is lighter and drapey. It has a refined look, almost like a twill. The jacket is a straight cut, but has some seaming on the back and sleeves so it’s not oversized. It’s offered in Misses, Petites and Plus sizes from EF.
There are several styles of pants in this ponte knit fabric, a straight leg, a slimmer “slouchy” pant, and a cropped wide leg style. All three are available in Misses, Petite and Plus sizes. (Bloomie’s only had the straight leg pants in Misses, so I didn’t bother to try on. I have those slouchy ones on order in Petite and will report back.)
I liked the look of this “honeycomb” jacket, and if it had been available in Petites, I might have bought. I’m wearing the Misses small here, and it felt too long (sleeves and overall). But it’s a really nice lightweight jacket that could be a travel-friendly piece for Spring or early Summer. (Seems to only be available in Misses at the moment, here’s something similar in Plus.)
Red, She Said
I think I’m all set for our trip to Puerto Vallarta in two weeks. This linen/cotton swimsuit cover up was on backorder and just arrived. It could also be worn as a tunic (or for me, a dress), or an open jacket over a tank top. I wasn’t sure how this ran size-wise, so I ordered both the Small and Medium. Kept the Small. It’s also available in white and a bright nautical blue, sizes XX-Small to 3X.
And to finish up with another bit of red, something for the fans of “Nantucket Red.” These pants are not as orange as they appear here (at least on my monitor). The color IRL is softer and in that Nantucket Red/faded coral zone. The fabric is lightweight and has some stretch. I don’t think these will be as cropped on most people as they look here (model is 5’10”). If you love that color, and prefer your pants with a more fitted silhouette, you might want to give these a try.
What fabrics are your favorites for travel? Are there any colors you’re always on the lookout for?