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A caveat to my fall wish list

So this little piece. Can I tell you how I excited I was about it? I first saw it in the September catalog:

J.Crew Lamb stole

It was backordered for a while, so although I ordered it in very early September, it only just arrived. It looks so fabulous in the shots (well, duh), but in real life, I’m just not sure what to think.


– So unbelievably, want to rub your face in it soft. The wool, despite having a crazy visual texture, is as soft as the best cashmere you’ve ever felt.

– Lined with silk, it keeps you surprisingly warm. The little grosgrain ribbon allows for some styling options, too. I threw it on over this little tee just to take some photos (not so cute), but I think it would look good with simple sweaters, or over cardigans.

-It’s a huge statement piece. It’s a lotta look.


-The texture of the fur is just not quite what I expected. It’s very, very wiry. I know I probably could’ve deduced that from all the photos, but whatevs.

– If I’m not in the right frame of mind, it tickles my neck!

– I’m not sure I can successfully pull it off. It’s a lotta look.

So I turn to you, fair Internet. Do you have any thoughts on this lamb’s wool stole? What would you style it with? Is it worth a hundred bones? Or should it be returned to the Crew promptly?

{Catalog Image Credits: Moodboard}

3 Responses

  1. Hmmm… it’s not exactly my taste, but I think I could appreciate it on someone else. I do always admire it when someone tries to pull off something different, whether or not they succeed. I might be in the minority on my appreciation of adventurousness (is that a word?) tho.

    I think how this pieces looks will depend on the proportions. It’s probably easier for a tall, long-limbed model to pull it off without looking like her face and neck are overwhelmed. Does it look proportionate on petite little you?

  2. It’s not your imagination – the color and texture do look different from the catalog. I hate to say it, but it doesn’t look like a $100 accessory to me.

  3. Returned yesterday. $100 back in the bank.

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