I got this Organic by John Patrick sweater several weeks ago from Garmentory when it finally went on sale (that’s my referral link, you’ll get a $20 credit when you sign up, and I will too) after I’d been stalking it a while. I have a VERY old Organic cardigan I got from Beklina back in 2008 and would like to get back into the brand; I respect their mission and appreciate that most of the basics are made from organic cotton.
I’m wearing a medium, and I love it, and although it’s too late now, I wonder if I should have gotten a smaller size. I STILL do not consider that I can wear a “small” and always default to mediums, but especially in such an oversized style, I think a small would have been better. Anyway, I’ve worn this sweater a lot and find it really easy to just throw on with anything. I love that it’s long in the back, but shorter in the front, so I don’t lose my shape altogether.
The only thing that bothers me about it, and that I should have considered, is that the sleeves are very loose, meaning I have to roll them up to get them to stay anywhere on my arm. I find that quite annoying, especially since all sleeves are very long on me anyway.
Ultimately, I’m quite happy with it otherwise, and I took it with me and wore it in Atlanta. Look for more Organic coming to my wardrobe this year, first, one of the new cropped cardigans, which is something I desperately need.
Finally, a note on the shoes. I like them, but not on me, but they were an impulse purchase from a local boutique and not returnable. (I get into trouble when I shop in person…especially small boutiques I want to support) I really wanted to find something more sustainable to replace my old black Vince sneakers I’m retiring, but these aren’t it. I’m not exactly sure why, just that I’m not excited about them when I look at them on me.
A case in which I should have implemented my 24 hour rule, but didn’t. Oh well, maybe they’ll grow on me.
Do you tend to make more “mistakes” when you shop online or in person?
**oh, forgot to mention that I ordered Everlane’s new silk square shirt yesterday, the black one in size 6 and the gray one in size 4. I really love the idea of the shirt, but I don’t think I’ll like the sleeves, and I have no idea how the sizes will fit…Reviews next week!