Quick Labor Day Sale Post

by Erin on September 5, 2010

You regular readers of the blog know about my obsession with Lands End cardigans; as a result of that obsession, I get a catalog from them about every 2.7 days. Environmental degradation aside, the catalog (they have a new stripey gray cardigan!) drove me to check out the web site today to find that everything, including the clearance section, is 25% off through Labor Day (Tuesday Sept 7 for those of you not in the US).

Which includes this skirt:

It's only $29.99, BEFORE the discount, and it's wool! And (as the picture above seems to suggest) it has pockets! (It also comes in charcoal gray.) 

I never buy a ready-made skirt unless it's cheaper than I can buy the fabric to make it myself, and this passes that test: I couldn't buy this much wool flannel (in non-weird colors) for $30. Just not possible. (Also, this skirt is lined.)

There are no reviews of this skirt on the LE site, so it's entirely possible that it's made of a special blend of wool, spandex, and unflatteringlon, but hey, wool skirt for under $30! I could wear it just on cold & rainy biking days and still feel I got a bargain.

LE sizing is on the generous side, so be sure to check the size charts before ordering. (I regularly drop two sizes in their stuff.) Most of the petite sizes in the camel still seem to be available as I write this, but it's in the clearance section, so, no promises.

This skirt is cheap enough so that you could even buy one for experimentation — the camel would be cute with brown or green velvet ribbon trim or appliqu├ęs, for example — although that would ruin the "junior teacher in an exclusive girls' boarding school" appeal that the unadorned skirt has … your call, either way.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Rachel September 5, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Cute! Hope you get it before it sells out!


Colleen Writt September 5, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Thanks Erin. I just ordered the charcoal skirt, undies for my fella, and a hat!


daiyami September 6, 2010 at 9:54 am

Cute! Resisting the urge to leap on it by reminding myself that pleats have never ever been my friend (small waist + big hips = messy gapping pleats). Pleats, you’ve tricked me before, but not today.


Joni September 7, 2010 at 4:02 am

It really needs to be worn with back seam stockings.


Rose September 7, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Thank you, Erin! after I saw your note, I popped on to the LE website and ordered some cardigans. I would have missed the sale if you hadn’t announced it.

Rose in SV


Kristen September 8, 2010 at 9:01 am

curse me for not reading blogs for a week!


wjmtv September 11, 2010 at 7:10 pm

So glad to hear I’m not the only one with a serious LE card fetish. This week, I’m about to spring at the outlet (inlet) for black, blue and gold. Can’t resist those 3/4 sleeves!


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