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The Chanel Cardigan

I have been a very bad girl lately with the shopping, and made a vow a few weeks ago that I was not going to buy any more expensive items for a while. However I wasn’t taking into account Mr. Feather, who I suspect was slightly fearful for his life after sitting idly in front of the TV for days while I solely slaved over and addressed 80+ wedding thank you cards.I really wanted this Chanel cardigan and had noted it down on my little “winter season lust” list.  He found it and surprised me a little while ago after I had a stressful day at work and was ripping open a pack of my favorite Korean ramen (Shin for the win!). I’m not sure if you can put a price on my hand cramps after writing about 85 thank you cards in a row, but if you can, the currency should be Chanel!

Black cashmere cardigan with white frayed edging – I love the little dark wood buttons and their etched metal edging.

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  • Lindsay @ A Walk in the Closet
    September 13, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    I am so so bad. Have not written thank you cards yet for my may wedding and we only have 24 guests! Yikes.

    Maybe if I had a chanel jacket waiting at the end of it for me, that would give me more motivation? Heheheh.

    Anyway, beautiful jacket! I would pair it with plain white tee, skinny or trouser jeans, and heels or a pair of ballerina flats.

  • Lissy
    September 13, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    OMG LOVE! We all need a Mr. Feather who buys us such fabulous presents! I'd pair it with jeans and flats and wear it ALL THE TIME!

  • janettaylor
    September 13, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Simply gorgeous!

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  • vanda
    September 13, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    GORGEOUS!!!!! I would wear it with very high heels, slim Jean and a white T-shirt (with a BIG statment necklace!!!).for the bag, a bold colour CLUTCH!!! You have the figure of a model so it will look CHIC and not ''old-fashioned''!!!!
    TRY IT and tell me the result!!

  • Chic 'n Cheap Living
    September 13, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    How i'd love a Chanel cardigan some day! The Mr. is definitely a keeper (and why don't I get Chanel cardigans?!)

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  • Julia
    September 13, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Maybe pencil skirt to dress up a bit?

  • Samantha
    September 13, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    BEAUTIFUL you lucky girl! What a sweet Mr. Feather!!

    Maybe you can pair it with a tee, shorts, and heeled booties. (I've been trying to change it up with my blazers/ cardigans like that.)

    Or you can try a tee, skinny jeans, and ballet flats (and throw on you VCA necklace)!

    xo, sam

  • Z
    September 13, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Just beautiful. I'm thinking along the same lines as vanda & Lindsay: I would go with skinny jeans, high heels, and the simplest white tee. Enjoy!

  • Lydia
    September 13, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Gorgeous!! Skinny jeans/pants layered with slightly loose tee/blouse that is longer than the jacket + high-heeled pumps.

  • Plami
    September 13, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    OMG this jacket is gorgeous! I've seen pictures of Kate Moss wearing it! 🙂

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

  • kittenmasks
    September 13, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    This screams to be paired with white denim. Keep it young with sky high heels and chunky jewelry.

  • lauraloo
    September 13, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Just. Wow.

  • stephanie
    September 13, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I think a simple tank with denim shorts to dress it down! 🙂

  • Cindy
    September 13, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Mmmm such a gorgeous piece you could wear it almost any way! The possibilities are endless!! Haha 85 thank you letters, and I thought writing in-class essays was bad D: Hope he keeps the goodies coming!

    xxCindy
    ORIENTALExpresso

  • Baby Shopaholic
    September 13, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    What a lucky girl! Mr. Feather is awesome! Congrats!

  • soanthro
    September 13, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Ohh but it is so gorgeous!! You're allowed to be a bad girl shopper when the result is Chanel 🙂 🙂 And it was a gift!

  • Lindsay
    September 13, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Whoa mama! What an excellent present! You've got yourself a keeper!

  • Olivia
    September 13, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Oh that is such a great cardigan- I am wrapping up reading The Gospel According to Chanel- so its great timing that your recent posts have been Chanel related. I think pops of color always help add a youthful feel to any outfit, but really this is a can't fail piece- if you decided to go classic chanel with ropes of pearls and white shirt- you wouldn't look momish- you'd look super chic (jeans on the bottom will help keep it modern too)

  • Susan
    September 13, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    dark colored skinny jeans or straight leg jeans. but really, you can dress up or down w/ this cardigan easily.

  • Anonymous
    September 13, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Love the cardigan. 85 thank yous would be considered a small wedding. Every wedding I had this summer has been at least 300 guests. My own wedding is hovering at 325 with thank yous going to each one.

  • Tangled In Texas
    September 13, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    You're so bad! 😉

    I would love to see this paired with gray skinny jeans and maybe some rocker-y looking boots (moto chic?)

    Thank you notes are a beast, but I love getting the prezzys!

  • tiffyama
    September 13, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Oh man! That's a lot of thank you cards…my hand starts to hurt after writing 5. lol. Aww, what a lovely surprise! The cardigan is lovely! I say…pair it with a collared shirt and some color pants and some heeled boots! Looking forward to seeing what you'll pair with this. ^^

  • newpetite
    September 13, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Hahaha… you are cute! Id write 85 more if I were getting that Chanel Cardigan. Waiting to see how it fits you.

  • DSK Steph
    September 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Pretty!! I love the colors!

  • Savvy Gal
    September 13, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    gorgeous piece. I usually pair my Chanel pieces with casual jeans to avoid looking too matronly or as you said, like our mothers. : ) Snazzy piece.

  • Salonsens
    September 13, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    GORGEOUS!

  • chanello
    September 13, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    YOUR BLACK LACE JCREW SHORTS & white silk tank top.

  • C'est La Viii
    September 13, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Oh la la, such fine detail… Love!!

    http://www.cestlaviii.blogspot.com

  • Mary Ann
    September 13, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    I love the button detail! 😉

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    September 13, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Boy, does Mr Feather know how to win brownie points or what? The man is smart! I'm just sitting here drooling over your Chanel cardigan. I doubt you'll look like a middle aged woman wearing this. Pair it with a simple plain tee and jeans with ballet flats or heels. Or your new Dicker boots.

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    September 13, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Boy, does Mr Feather know how to win brownie points or what? The man is smart! I'm just sitting here drooling over your Chanel cardigan. I doubt you'll look like a middle aged woman wearing this. Pair it with a simple plain tee and jeans with ballet flats or heels. Or your new Dicker boots.

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    September 13, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Boy, does Mr Feather know how to win brownie points or what? The man is smart! I'm just sitting here drooling over your Chanel cardigan. I doubt you'll look like a middle aged woman wearing this. Pair it with a simple plain tee and jeans with ballet flats or heels. Or your new Dicker boots.

  • amy b.s.
    September 13, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    so beautiful.

  • couturecoco
    September 13, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    That is just beautiful! I think I may leave out a little list too….:-)
    For you it'd be great with your short little dresses or any jeans.

  • Steph
    September 13, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    love the currency exchange =D

    hm… solid slim fit/ tight shirt dress and heels ~

  • Ella Pretty Blog
    September 13, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Your Mr is lovely…I wonder if leaving a lust list lying around would work for me LOL!

    Hope your hand recovers from all that writing 🙂

  • Katherine
    September 13, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    @Anonymousomg! You are my hero – 120 guests was already so much work for me…! Would love to hear more about your wedding 🙂

  • Anna G
    September 13, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    I had to write about 50 thank you cards for my graduation party. I thought it would never end. I love your blog. Also i read the entire article about Chanel and Warren Buffet. The idea that fashion is bad investment is so fascinating.

  • stylish with a budget
    September 14, 2011 at 12:25 am

    pair it with something bordeaux, or leather….
    can't wait for some modeling pix.
    it's gorgeous!!

  • Steph
    September 14, 2011 at 12:35 am

    reply: the ELF eyeliner pens are a good/ cheap alternative to drugstore/ department store eyeliner pens. The fact that they're so cheap makes it a good eyeliner to use and replace as soon as they're no longer as sharp/ pigmented as you'd like. It's tip is the same as a felt tip marker which may be a little hard for those w/ sensitive eyes.

  • Sue C.
    September 14, 2011 at 1:39 am

    Conservative and edgy at the same time. Lovely jacket. Mr Feather is a keeper.

  • Latkes and Dim Sum
    September 14, 2011 at 1:47 am

    Love, love, love!
    What a beautiful sweater – but what is even lovelier than the cardigan is that you have such a thoughtful DH 🙂

  • Make Mommy Chic
    September 14, 2011 at 1:52 am

    Yay Katherine- the more Chanel, the better 🙂 I can picture this cardigan with a pair of skinny jeans and heels for a daytime chic look, and over a sexy dress during date night. I never sent out thank you notes for my wedding (I know, the horror) but I would have handwritten two hundred of them if I knew that a Chanel anything would be at stake 🙂

  • BestofPalmBeach
    September 14, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Yay you finally got your Chanel cardigan!!! So happy for you it's fabulous! Enjoy it dear.

  • Gelene
    September 14, 2011 at 4:03 am

    skinny white jeans and high heels with a neutral colored top (grandma's don't wear that!!) At least, I don't think 🙂 Mr Feather is so thoughtful!

    -Gelene

  • Lisa
    September 15, 2011 at 6:24 am

    hollllly shizzzz this may be the best reveal you have EVER DONE!!! sigh i dream of owning a chanel cardi one day!!!

  • The Blonde @ Stylish3
    September 16, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Wow! Your husband is a keeper, haha!

    I would wear it with skinny jeans, a whtite tee, flats, and a sparkly necklace.

    I'd love to get a look inside your closet… you really have some incredible pieces!

  • Nujie
    May 28, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I love cardigans and ur Chanel one is divine! Chanel is a passion for me although I usually stick to bags and jewelry. Cheers!

    http://abreathofgemini.blogspot.com

  • Doris
    August 24, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Hi Katherine

    Just wondering if you can post pic of you wearing this beautiful cardigan. What did you pair it with most often? We’re you able to pair it as work wear??

  • Jackie
    April 13, 2015 at 2:48 am

    Fab