Trying to get showered, have everyone ready with floaties, sunscreen and swim diapers (for some) by 8 am was craziness but then after we dropped of the Jonas at cross country I took the other three boys to Starbucks and my ATM card was declined....what???? So, I immediatly went into panic mode which was only slightened lessened by the sweet people at Starbucks who let me have the drinks AND goodies we ordered for free (bless them, I need my hot cocoa). I ran home to see what was going on and my mortgage which was scheduled to be taken out on the 13th was somehow taken out on the 2nd.....yikes! I had to go into serious scramble mode and come up with a solution and then head to the bank after Jonas' cross country practice. I had quite a few of you waiting for my "maya" review and I didn't want to let anyone down (or incur overdraft fees) so I dragged all four boys with me and headed to the outlet which ended up being right at the Mexican border ( I could literally see the border wall right across from where I parked). But we got there alive and the crewlet maya's were all still there being held for me.
By now I was seriously flustered. Chase was mad because we drove all that way for a "stinkin' sweater" and in my haste I had forgotten the stroller. I tried on the Maya and two tees and ignored everything else since I only had the cash on me to spend because of the bank craziness. I tried on the yellow Maya and the two tees, loved them and I did not notice anything different about the crewlet version. I emailed the ones that had requested a quick review, ran to the party and then posted the quick review and picture while waiting for the social worker to get out of her car and get to the door.
When I read Francesca's comment with her thoughts about the cardigan I realized I may have seriously let some of you down. I personally am happy with my crewlet version. The original amber yellow Maya has not been on eBay in my size for the past four months I have been searching and I like that it is cotton versus the Meriono wool. However, in my haste I didn't even notice that the gathering was much less on the crewlet version, especially since I was sizing down for the color I wanted. So, I am sorry if my review wasn't thorough enough and I hope you will all forgive me!
So here is the now infamous cardigan IRL. This is also the outlet version of the Imperial Tee which I had been wanting but had missed out on. You can still get them on eBay but the size of the jewels had bothered me on the original, the outlet versions are much smaller so it was a no-brainer.
Canterbury Bells Pencil Skirt-J Crew
Yellow "maya" cardigan-J Crew outlet
Imperial tee-J Crew outlet