Monday, March 22, 2010

LL Bean Signature

Mom showed me the new LLBean Signature collection catalog yesterday.... um, I might be in love... or perhaps in lust. It is very JCrew inspired. Here are a few of the items I'm slightly lusting after.

I like the look of this sweater, especially in the grey. I can see this working nicely with a pair of chino shorts for cooler summer evenings. I also think it would look super cute with a pair of cropped jeans (or for you skinnier gals, boyfriend jeans) and some heels, paired with a some layered necklaces.

Poplin Skirt... $65.00 (also in prints of red and blue here for $69)

I am favoring the navy option of this skirt. The catalog makes it look much prettier than the website photo (and of course, the catalog photo is not on the website). It seems very flowy and forgiving, perfect for those warm, humid days we get down here in VA. I don't really like the wrap up espadrilles in the pic above, but I think some caged heels or some open toe wedges would be perf with it. Pair it with the Crinkled Cotton Shirt (below) for a classy Nantucket feel.

Crinkled Cotton Shirt (in celestial blue)... $49.00

My only concern about this top is that it looks a little short. I have a long torso, so my fear is that this might come untucked as I move around all day. The description says it falls at the high hip..... might be worth a try.

Lightweight cotton plaid tunic... $65.00

My mom is gaga over this. I'm not much of a tunic girl myself, but I can see the appeal. Perhaps with a pair of skinny jeans and some wedge sandals?

Rebecca Cork Wedge... $99.00

Ugh, I reeeaaaallly wish these came in black. I really need a nice, reasonably priced pair of wedge sandals in black for the season. The neutral tone is pretty, and these also come in red, so it may be on option if they go on sale.

So those are the things that I'm pondering upon from the new Signature collection. Between LLBean Signature and Lands End Canvas collection, it looks like there are a few new options for the JCrew/Banana/Gap crowd. LLBean is offering a $10 gift card for every $50 you spend, so it might be worthwhile to try out some of the new offerings. There is a note both on the website and in the catalog to definitely do take your measurements for the Signature pieces, as they have a more tailored "close to the body" fit than the typical LLBean stuff.

Thoughts? Anyone thinking of checking into the LLBean Signature collection?

1 comment:

  1. Ugh! I love the Rebecca Cork Wedges. I really want them in the neutral tan color. I think they are perfect for spring and summer and unlike many of the wedge sandals out there, they look comfortable, which is key when you have little ones to run after!