LOFT | Tee: Gap (Similar) | Jeans: Express | Boots: Amazon (Exact in other colors - I also own black and tan, Similar in Grey) | Bag: Amazon (Similar) | Jewelry: The Contra Ring & Pendant c/o Megan Auman (Get 15% off your purchase through 1/12/17 with code: onthedailyx)
While this sweater isn't as soft and cozy as my Target favorite (see it in outfits here, here and here), it is very warm and unlike anything else I currently own, which were my main objectives. I'm wearing it with a long sleeve t-shirt and it wasn't itchy with that, but I wouldn't be willing to wear it with short sleeves. LOFT sizing can run a little large but I'm wearing my normal size here and am happy with the fit. It wasn't too tight or boxy - just right. It didn't shed or have any other issues to note. All in all I'm very happy with this purchase.
Shop the Look:
Here's a look at the stock photos for each of the LOFT items I ordered along with this sweater (originally posted here) followed my reviews on each of them:
And here's how it all looked in real life:
Marled Sweater (Sold Out): Eh. This didn't feel especially flattering on me, and it was shorter in the back than in the front, so I wouldn't be able to wear it with leggings. Since that was one of my objectives for this piece, it didn't make the cut. Returned.
Mixed Media Sweater: I'm not sure how best to describe the fabric on this top. It wasn't a soft sweater material. It felt like a heavy curtain. I didn't like the material or the sleeve length or the overall fit, so once again, returned.
Tie Neck Sweater: This is a tough one. I expected this to be a sweater (as the name implied), and purchased it with the hope that it would be warm enough to wear on its own this winter. But since it's more of a thick t-shirt, I will mostly have to layer it. But adding a layer = covering up the details on the shoulder and sleeve that I like (they're harder to see in the black version, more visible in the red version on the website)! But I do like the shirttail hem, length and the neckline. So I'm leaning towards keep on this one.
* * *With all of my talk about winter wardrobes and sweaters, some of you who've been reading for awhile might be wondering what happened to the London sweaters I loved so much in the past. This has been an interesting year for me...there are either one of two things happening:
1) San Diego gets colder every winter that I live here, so the 3/4 length sleeves of the London sweater just feel too cold to wear now. Or....
2) I acclimate more to the mild climate each year that I live here, so "cold" has a different definition than it once did. Coming fresh from Seattle, a 60° Winter day in San Diego was relatively warm and 3/4 sleeves were fine. Lately we've had highs in upper 50s/Low 60s, and it feels way too cold without long sleeves...and generally I want another layer over those sleeves for good measure and layering options.
Most likely it's some combination of the two things, but I do think it has affected my winter style and shopping choices this year.
And now that I'm all caught up on shopping reviews, I'm ready to move on to some New Year topics. I wasn't sure I was going to do a New Year resolution type post this year, but after reflecting on it since we welcomed 2017, I do have things to share so check back on Wednesday for all of that!