the J.Crew cardigan:
I went to the thrift store and found a sweater in perfect condition- $2. With $3 worth of chiffon I made ruffles because I like them better. The original had kind of odd silk triangles and circles trim.
i added a hook and eye so i could also wear it closed.
It's not cashmere but I think I actually prefer my version. Who needs cashmere anyway? I would always be worried that my kids would smear something on it. Total cost $5. Sweet!