One of my goals this season is to update and upgrade my knitwear. In my work-at-home F/W capsule I love wearing knits and wear them almost every day. (I tend to save my wovens in winter for my outside the home life.)

The lovely Sveta pointed out this broad striped BR merino sweater in two of my best colours; I had already earmarked it for a try, and when I caught it on a sale day, I jumped. I think this is a keep because it feels very nice on and seems to fit well. So unless you see some glaring issue, I will hang onto it.

My question is about item 2. This is a houndstooth sequinned sweatshirt. I thought it might represent my chance to cash in on the dressy sweatshirt trend.

I apologize for the awful light here. It was dismal again yesterday and even all my brightest lights and the flash plus a bit of wiggling with exposures failed to light this up much. You can see the detail a bit more in the stock photo.

Anyway...the cotton it is made from is absolutely lovely -- a great transitional weight. But I wonder if it looks a bit like chain mail or a wet suit or something. I also wonder if it is a large enough size. It technically fits, but I am not sure it is as drapey as it ought to be. DH says he thinks the size is correct. He was ambivalent about it, liking it one moment and feeling unsure the next. The colour of navy is a good one for me IRL.

Thanks for your thoughts!

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