Happy Friday everyone! My parents are coming to visit me for the weekend. I am hoping to get to a Lulu store tomorrow morning before I pick my parents up. Will the Align Crop in alberta lake come home with me? We shall see!
So the first time I saw this sweatshirt/hoodie/jacket on Athleta's website, I was pretty obsessed with it. I went to the store and tried on the charcoal gray version. They didn't have the black at the store in my size so I went home and ordered it. I had rewards from my Banana Republic card so I got it for $98 + tax. Not a bad deal.
For reference I'm 4 feet 11 inches tall and typically a size 4 in Lululemon Define Jackets. For Athleta I'm usually a XXS sometimes XS in tops.
For this jacket I decided to go with the XXS. The fit is definitely slim. I won't be wearing more than a t-shirt underneath this. The fit is a little snug in the armpit for me, but I decided to deal with it. If you want to layer with sweaters, definitely size up.
Also wearing my Crane leggings here.
The front of the jacket that looks like a vest is filled with 800 down. I think this will take me well into winter in Atlanta. The back of the jacket is sweatshirt material and the fabric is soft and smooth. I love how the back is long enough to cover the bum and is fitted around the hips.
It does however flare out just a little bit, you can see it in the below photo. Not sure why that is, but the ones at the store were the same.
The sleeves are not tight. It's just the armpit area fits a little snug on me when fully zipped. If I leave the jacket even slightly open, it's comfortable. On the inside the sleeves are lined with fleece. The same also goes for the back of the hoodie. It will definitely keep me warm and cozy. The thumbholes are a nice feature. The fabric used for the cuff of the sleeves could be a little softer and a little more fitted. I'm spoiled by the Scuba Hoodie cuffs.
I love that the hood isn't too big. It's exactly the right size for my head. Sometimes hoods can be hard to use if they flop around but that's not the case here. There are also drawstrings to pull the hood even tighter if you want/need to.
The asymmetrical zipper makes this jacket a little more unique. Overall I really love the look, the fit, and I know it will keep me toasty once the temperature drops in Atlanta. Today it's still almost 80 degrees and a Scuba Hoodie is way too warm to wear.
As of right now, Athleta still has almost all sizes in stock in the black version. The charcoal gray has all sizes available. For $148, it can be a little steep, but if you're new to Athleta, you can receive $15 off your first order over $100 with my referral link.
That's all from me today. Hope you all have a great weekend. Let me know what you guys think of this sweatshirt/hoodie/jacket!