My Review of SeV Lucy Cardigan

Originally submitted at SCOTTEVEST, Inc.

The Lucy Cardigan will quickly prove itself as one of the most versatile items in your wardrobe. It can work in all seasons – throw it over a bathing suit in the summer or try it with a chic scarf in the cooler months. The trendy burnout material works for daytime, beach, or evening. The Lucy has f…

I have all 5 colors

By Teresa O from Irvine, CA on 8/17/2014


5out of 5

Chest Size: Feels true to size

Sleeve Length: Feels true to length

Pros: Stylish, Flattering, Soft, Great Color, Comfortable, Lightweight

Cons: Thin Fabric

Best Uses: Casual Wear, Going Out, Layering, Work

Describe Yourself: Practical, Petite, Comfort-oriented, Classic

Was this a gift?: No

(1) The best features of the Lucy are the two zipper pockets. I keep my cellphone (in an ID card case) in one and my keys in the other. They are virtually undetectable because of how the garment hangs. The outer pockets are best for light items such as tissues and receipts.
(2) it’s also stylish and great for layering. I’ve received many compliments, especially on the white and blue. (I should get a commission for sales referrals!). Where I teach, my classroom opens to the outside, so I’m constantly moving between temperatures.
(3) The “pro” lovely burnout fabric is also the sole “con” in that it makes the sleeve seams fragile, especially near the elbows.

Lucy is my FAVORITE garment (next to yoga pants) and I also have the Women’s Trench Coat, the Chloe hoodie, the baseball hat and the original Women’s Travel Vest.

My fire lizard on my Lucy Cardigan at SD ComicCon


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Be. Here. Now.


(This post originally appeared in my experimental blog on July 20, 2014, before I decided to reactivate this one.)

I just returned from my silent meditation retreat in the high desert, refreshed and re-energized. My wonderful experience affirmed a truth shared by many spiritual traditions (and education), that is, the importance of being fully present. In education we call it “student engagement.” It’s that magical zone where students lose track of time, where they look up and ask, “can I work on this at home?”, where their challenge just slightly exceeds their skills so that they are in FLOW and learning happens. I wish it were possible to be in this state more often.

“Be” means to exist, not to plan for the future, not to act or to move, not to reflect on the past, not even to think. It actually encompasses all the senses as well as the mind.

“Here” refers to this exact place. Once again, not somewhere in the future (like the college you want to attend) or in the past (that year when you were the best on the team), not another place (a different classroom or home or city), not another spot (closer to the stage or further from a noxious smell). THIS place is what “is” real as opposed to imagined or desired.

“Now” refers, of course, to the present moment, not longing or yearning for the past, not expecting or projecting into the future. It’s stopping to smell the roses instead of focusing on earning a ticket to get another ticket to that perfect experience that society has told you to desire. “Now” is our reality at every moment. “Before” is over, and “later” may never come.

That’s it. I have no treatise on the meaning of life. I have no concrete activities to share or research to cite. Just a statement on this day following this experience — a reminder always to: