Borrowing from the (little) girls — Keep it Chic by Preston Davis
March 17th, 2010

Borrowing from the (little) girls

Ralph Lauren girl’s sweater

I recently had lunch with the Kristinas (yep, two women, same name) at my club in the city. Conservative dress code is expected. If you know me, you know that I do not like to buy lots of clothes for different occasions. So my biggest fashion challenge was finding pieces that could go from my fashion magazine job to an Upper East Side club event. This was not always an easy feat and I feel like I was always switching shoes in a ladies room.  But I digress.

At lunch last week it came up that my tiny, perfectly fitted sweater belonged to my daughter, my 10-year-old daughter, not my teen. It is true, after years of searching for the perfect length sweater, I often buy them from the children’s department. The fit is also snug enough to wear under a jacket, making it a great transitional/layering piece. The price is better too! Ralph Lauren and J. Crew make children’s cashmere sweaters in every color imaginable.  I recommend that you shop the boys department as well, their sweaters are not as fitted and longer.

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  • […] henleys top my search list (brown sandals are second) and I never feel I own enough. In an earlier post I wrote that I frequent the children’s department for sweaters and shirts (Brooks Brothers is […]

    In Search of The Perfect Grey Henley | Keep It ChicNovember 3rd, 2010  6:39 AM

     
  • i just discovered your blog & i LOVE it! i realize this is an old post, but one quick Q. are you wearing a size 10 or 12 in girls? i’m usually a size 2 – and i loved the henley post, too!

    aliciaMarch 22nd, 2011  11:11 AM

     

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