Tuesday, March 17, 2009

How many merino lea cardigans can a girl have?

Is six too many?

I love J Crew's Merino Lea cardigan. It all started with one if my first J crew purchases; a lea in melon. That lead to the discovery that I could layer! I had always though I was a simple dresser who didn't have enough fashion sense to layer. With this cardigan's low v-neck, I was forced to layer. I discovered that the cardigan looks great with a blouse and pearls and a tee and jeans. And the buttons,they were oh so pretty and shinny.

Next came the lea in navy. The button were more subdued, but still just as nice. This one looked great with camis, green tees and crisp white dress shirts. But I still needed more. Dark peony came next. It had a small tear in it, but I didn't care. I loved it so much, I would fix whatever it needed.

In the last couple of days, I have ordered the lea in desert brown, citron yellow, and the elusive black. This will be my 10th attempt to order the black. Let's hope this bad boy ships. I have to wonder, when will it be enough? I think I'm still hankering after the gray, white and green. Will people start to wonder about me when I start wearing the same sweater in different colors everyday? Oh Lea, how you complete me.


  1. I have three Lea's and want more. I have not seen them online in a month. Where did you order yours from?

  2. I catch them in the morning during J Crew's updates. They sell out fast.

  3. no worries....you are not alone. I have melon, navy, white, black in that order. And I must say melon lean with navy victoria is one of my favorite outfits ever.

  4. I've been thinking about paring the melon with a navy cami. I tried it on for DH one day and he thought I was nuts. Now that I know I'm not crazy for putting the two colors together, I will get it a try.

  5. I'm about to sell my white (snow?) Merino Lea on EBay...I got it as a gift but I have too many different style cardis in white already! :) If anyone is interested, just search it. Cheers.