Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Smashing Sweater Dress From A Most Unlikely Source

The Sochi Sweater dress ($138) may well be my dream winter dress.

It's simple and straight-forward, but that drapey neckline really adds some oomph. It's from — are you ready for this? — Athleta. Yup, the Gap's sporty sister.

I couldn't believe it either when I saw it in the catalog. Yes, that's another weird, noteworthy item — I am on the Athleta mailing list.

It surely isn't because I'm athletic. Most of the women featured in the catalog look like they could go a few rounds with The Rock and come out just fine.

That is not me. In fact, just this weekend I stood in the kitchen, fiddling with my iPod. I had on my red Nike baseball cap, grungy sneakers and a workout shirt and shorts. Not one, not two, but all three kids systematically asked, "Where are you going?"

Each time I said, "I'm going for a jog."

"You're going for A JOB?"

Did I mention it was 7:30 on a Saturday morning, and they thought it more realistic that I'd be going to a job dressed like that than actually going for a run?

Yeah, maybe I don't exercise enough. But I know one thing, I'd rock that dress — even if I wouldn't ever dare wear half the sporty, clingy workout clothing featured in that catalog.


Desert Flower said...

LOL! Those kids.

The dress is amazing, I would never have thought you'd find something like that on the Athleta site. Fabric content?

Kcookski said...

it's organic cotton and wool. i'm hoping it goes on sale, soon....