Rated 4 out of 5Â by Alnilam Lovely design, but with reservations
I loved the product shot of this cardigan in the October cardigan, so I was very excited to see my store had it in stock so I could try it on. I do like it, but am less enthused than I was before.
In the first place, the pattern is really beautiful and unusual without being loud or outre. It looks kind of like tile or mosaic. I am usually an S or an M; the S fit easily and I could even have worn an XS but would probably purchase a S to fit bulkier shirts underneath. The sleeves were quite long, which was surprising since I have long arms. Overall the fit was fine and the pattern was wonderful but a few issues gave me pause, namely:
1) I wish there were a higher button so you could close the whole front and create a smoother line. If I buy this, I will probably have an extra button added higher on the neck. Otherwise I would have to be really careful about choosing coordinating shirts, whereas I was hoping I could just throw this on as a sweatercoat during my not-so-chilly North Carolina winters. It would also make it a little warmer if you could button up the neck.
2) I wasn't sure about the tassels IRL--they look really cute on the model but I thought they were a bit silly on me. I tried buttoning them inside the sweater to see how it would look without them, but then it looked a little bare. So I feel sort of can't-live-with-them, can't-live-without-them about the tassels.
3) This sweater was really, really itchy. I do have really sensitive skin, so this may not be a problem for many people, but for me I would have no choice but to wear this with a long sleeve undershirt. That's not a dealbreaker for me, but it does limit the sweater's versatility and even then it would probably irritate my neckline. I was really hoping for something softer and cozier.
I still love the look of this sweater, but am on the fence about whether to purchase it, even if it hits sale. I think it would have to be marked down quite a bit before it would be worthwhile for me.
October 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by fabfit Perfect Sweater Coat
This is more of a sweater coat. Classic design that will last for many seasons. The pom poms add a distinctive touch. I have been waiting for my local store to get this in...yeah it finally came in. I love sweater coats and look for a standout each season...and this was it! It is on trend and classic at the same time. Love the contrast of the solid navy hood. I am tall and at times I have to size up to have a proper sleeve length...usually between a S or M. I went with the small, sleeves were great..the M was too baggy thru the body.
October 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Sasapdx Worth the splurge!!!
I love this sweater. I got it on sale and it is a keeper. Elegant and flattering and so unique. I love the colors and how it elongates you. I have the tiniest loop on the inside which I tied in a knot and I hope it doesn't grow. The sweater is really well made other than that. Runs large, I bought a small and I'm often a medium/size 8. Has that flair that Anthropologie does so well! Love the tassels!!!
December 17, 2012