There were a lot of exclamation points in the subject line of that email, and rightly so. Hooray for the person who risked life, limb, and possibly employment to snap this on-set photo and leak it for all the world to see! Exclamation point!
I hunkered down with a nice hot cup of Theraflu and my trusty mouse and embarked on my search to find this new sweater. We've seen the skirt and shoes before, in Sectionals, but this top was new territory. After about an hour, I was pretty certain it was time to hang it up, or else I'd be posting pictures of Cosby sweaters in my Theraflu stupor.
Today was a new day! I looked and looked, but the elusive sweater continued to evade me. What were those little blobs, anyway? Sailboats? Eiffel Towers? Umbrellas?
It was then that I knew this journey could not be made alone, so I turned to the Obi Wan Kenobi of Anthropologie - Kim. Kim writes the fabulous blog Anthroholic. I was convinced the sweater was Anthro, and if anyone could help me, it had to be Kim.
Meanwhile, I called on my trusty facebookers to give me some help as well. The lovely and wonderful Teresa recognized the sweater from Forever 21. Little did she know how right she was, because...
Minutes later, I received word from Kim:
Hi Danielle! I recognized that sweater the minute I saw it. It's from Forever 21, believe it or not. It's called the Silhoutte Sweater Cardigan. I don't see it on the website anymore, but it may still be in stores. I'm sending you a separate email with a picture of it in case you want to use it for your blog.
Puppies! Rainbows! I have found my hero! I give you...
The Silhouette Sweater Cardigan
It's got little Mary Poppins wannabes all over it! I might break out into the chorus from Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious just from looking at it! (Which, by the way, was a bonus word on one of the weekly spelling lists when I taught second grade.)
And it was on Polyvore all along. When it was available in stores, it retailed for just 28 dollars! The skirt in this set isn't the exact one Emma's wearing, but the shoes are.
So there you have it, folks. Our first glimpse at a new Emma look from the back 9.
Thanks a million to Kim from Anthroholic for her lightning-quick expertise. The woman's amazing.