The backstory to the problem begins when I spotted a similar sweater on one of the characters in HBO's True Blood. I fell in love with that sweater. After a short research stint on the net turned up no similar results I let it go for a little while and then...Nordstrom had a sale.
Nordstrom has a fantastic selection of shoes and bags that I have a hard time passing up. So there I was innocently browsing every item when I spotted it: the SoCa St. John Jacquard Knit Wrap Sweater.
It's beautiful but honestly there is no way that I could ever spend that amount of money on a sweater. That's more money than I paid for a 4-day trip to the Bahamas! And in this economy who would actually feel good rocking said sweater?
So what's a chica to do - well, I visit it on the Nordstrom site occasionally, like any normal sweater stalker/shopaholic would do, hoping against hope for a sale or discount. I searched on shopping search engines for another retailer to no avail and finally nothing - just another blog post and another disappointment.