Thursday, August 14, 2008

Eek! Does This Make Me Old?

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Call me a glamor puss. A prep. A rocker. A geek. But PLEASE don't call me "mom."

Let me explain.

Last night, while poring over Harper Bazaar's September issue, I came across a small photo of the Eileen Fisher cardigan pictured above. Since I normally associate this line with crunchy granola Birkenstock wearing professor types (no hate mail please - it's just not my bag) I was surprised to see it in a glossy mag that usually devotes it's spreads to glitzier fare. What surprised me even more? I actually like it.

If you agree, you can buy it online here.

Now, promise to stop me if I start reaching for mom jeans.

12 comments:

Marianne said...

I like it. I think it looks sophisticated... not too trendy!

Penny said...

It looks like it would be nice and cosy, and I guess it depends what you wear it with - like say if you wore it with a Herve Leger body-con dress and some fierce heels then it could look quite eclectic. But yeah, that picture is pretty mumsy!!

ps: they are quite like the Stop Staring dresses, maybe they have some of the same designers etc?

Savvy Mode SG said...

i have been seeing lots of long caridgans both long sleeves and short. depending on how a gal wear it, it can be very trendy and chic.

Skye said...

"Mom" doesn't have to signify "frumpy" "unflattering" or "unstylish" - seriously, that bugs me so much when people do that! I'm a "mom" and proud to be called one - I just don't dress for the stereotype.

I do think it's a kind of frumpy cardigan though - although anything cashmere is nice just by being cashmere.

Always In Style said...

LOL skye. No offense intended...just referencing the "mom" jeans skit which I think is pretty hilarious and something that I think of often because of my age.

WendyB said...

I'll pass!

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

no way! i'm all about sweaters like this. nice find.

shoppingsmycardio said...

oh man, i had the SAME realization a few months ago...thank god you're in the club with me. literally, i was going through a J.JILL catalog, of all things, and i said to my hubs "wow, that stuff looks really comfy!" (as opposed to "wow, that stuff is hideous" as i normally would.

i haven't quite gotten up the nerve to into an eileen fisher store...but i do occasionally check out the windows when i walk past....

Fabulous Over 40 said...

It's either a hit or miss with EF. This one is a hit (most are misses)

Songy said...

It is very wearable. we do have fun looking at glitzy fare but at some point we need to wear something sensible.... that's chic i'll say! I'll go with black tho not brown. :P

enc said...

It doesn't make you "old." It makes you someone who likes "long" and "cozy." I think all of us like that at one time or another.

Snow White said...

If it makes you feel better...

I had a brown Eileen Fisher ensemble (button down sleveless blouse, flowy wide-legged pants and anthropomorphic summer weight sweater) that I rocked from age 13-15.

I'd tell you more, but I think I need to blog about this...