I took advantage of the recent Land's End Canvas (and LE) deals and had them arrive crazy fast. That's so nice, b/c I can do some reviews before the Destination Deal promo ends (tonight). Deals are: use code ICECREAM, pin:1040 for 20% off Canvas sale. Or, if you're getting something from regular Land's End, use code RTLMENOT and pin 5260 for 25% off sale.
Suede Bucket Bag -- You might know that I've been searching for a great navy bag. The J.Crew Tillary Tote ended up being a bit too light in color to fit into my wardrobe, but I loved it otherwise. I remembered seeing this bucket bag pop up on Canvas back in the fall and thought it might do for a fall/winter bag. Now that it's down to rock bottom ($33.57 with the extra 20% off), I ordered it.
First, it's a perfect navy, and I really like the cognac leather accents. The suede feels soft enough, but it's not super luxury. (At this price, I don't expect it to be like a $500 purse, ya know?) I worry that I'll ruin that suede though -- I'm a bit better with leather. It's a nice size, and I love that there's a cross-body strap (when you scroll down, you'll see it on me). The cotton webbing strap (which can be adjusted) does make it more casual of course, but I don't mind that. I'm a SAHM, and it's a bucket bag...so it's supposed to be casual. Fabric interior is navy, so dark things might be hard to see in there, but not a big deal. Good pockets. Love that they added the metal feet (although it tips over when empty). Overall, I think it's well worth what I paid, and I'll be holding on to it. Unless the most magical leather navy bag of perfection appears at a reasonable price. ;)
Merino Poncho Sweater -- I've eyed this one since it rolled out, but for some reason, never pulled the trigger. Then came spring and summer rollouts, and I didn't feel like ordering it, even though it stayed on my wishlist. The fact that I never took it off my wishlist tells me that it's something I needed to finally order and satiate my curiosity. Oh, and the fact that it's down to $27.37 helped. ;) It's a nice gray merino -- substantial, but not crazy heavy. The XS/S size is plenty big for most I'd think. I like that it has the tie to give it some shape. I threw on the nearest shirt and jeans, just to see how it works. I can see it being very cute with a plaid button-down shirt and a pencil skirt with boots. Might be a bit short for some, but it does allow you to see what you're wearing underneath. Sort of bat-wingy, as ponchos are wont to do, but I don't mind.
Hooded Cable-knit Cape -- Ditto to what I wrote about the merino poncho above -- has been sitting in my wishlist for quite a while and for a bit over $31, I ordered. I was a bit wary about the style, as it's practically a scarf in the back, and lays heavy down the front. I was right in that it's a little odd, but perhaps maybe b/c it's constrasting so heavily with the bright pink. Perhaps with something dark/gray underneath, it might be a different story. I'll have to play around with it, as I do like the idea of throwing this on instead of a heavy coat. The navy is a true navy (like the bag) and the cable is nice and thick. The hood is a thick boiled wool, and I thought it was interesting, in a good way. ETA: Thanks everyone for the feedback. It's deifnitely in the return pile! :)
Ok, so these two pics below show it from the side and back, where it looks a little weird, especially against the pink. Will try it on with maybe a gray merino turtleneck and see how that goes. Thoughts? Too strange? Could work?
Outtake! DS really, really wanted in on the pictures. Argh.
Allover Eyelet Dress -- This week's Destination Deal -- $34 dresses -- is awesome. Add in that 20% off, and it's a steal. Even though this dress looked short online, I really wanted to try it out. So glad I did! It's adorable and I completely love it. Feels like old school Crew to me. (Er, it's sort of like the Jules dress, isn't it?) I ordered a size 4 and crossed my fingers, and that was the right size. Any smaller and it wouldn't do for my hips, and any bigger and it would have been a huge sack around the middle. It's cotton, eyelet, navy -- love! Oh, and pockets. :)
Silk Polka Dot Dress -- Obviously I love polka dots (*wavey* to AppGal!), so this one was a no-brainer and has all the elements of a winner -- silk, dots, navy, knee-length. I missed that it has an elastic waist under the self-tie belt, but that's fine with me -- I was able to throw it right over my head. The silk has a nice weight to it, w/o being too heavy. I'd likely pair it with a little slip, just to combat static and humidity. I love the peter pan collar, and the length hits just at my knee. Too lazy to steam out the wrinkles just now, and I'd likely wear a thicker belt, but you get the gist. Easily worn into fall with a jacket and some boots. Check it out with my bucket bag -- how cute is that?! Anyway, again, a definitely deal at $27ish.
The rest of my order was the men's navy wool pea coat for $42 (I'll try to update with DH's review of that one) and items for my son to pack away for fall. (I stocked up on the Sherpa-lined Hoodie, which is cozy and extremely well made. He loves them. If you have a toddler boy, I recommend!) ETA: Sorry, I couldn't get a review from DH in time. Anyway, I ordered an XL for him, which is what he normally takes in coats, and it was definitely too big. Especially in the arms -- super long and big. But it was really nice quality.
Finally, here's my OOTD. The stripe jersey knit skirt is from Talbots and is sold out online right now, but might still be in stores. It's black I think, but honestly, it's hard to tell, so I'm wearing it as navy right now. I paired it with the Canvas anchor printed tank (Sooo cute! Size down if it pops back, this is an XS), and the J.Crew outlet denim jacket, which I've worn every day and love. Tory Burch flip flops.
Did you get anything from this Canvas sale? What do you think?