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Fit Review! Athleta Recover Hoodie and Tugga Sherpa Jacket & Friends & Family!

Athleta is having their Friends & Family sale. It ends today and it definitely jump started my fall shopping! These two items were on my fall wish list. Before I get into it, just want to remind you that tomorrow is the last chance to enter my giveaway. I'll close it out tomorrow night and will announce the winner Tuesday! Good luck everybody! 😀

For reference I'm 4 feet 11 inches tall and typically a size 4 in Lululemon. This translates to size PXS or XS in Athleta.

also wearing Werkshop Athleisure Leggings in Owl Size Small

I have to say, this hoodie is my favorite one from Athleta. The color smoked almond brown is so pretty. It's a little darker in person than what shows on the photo, but I was not disappointed. The first thing I noticed was how well made this hoodie is. Even the drawstrings for the hood was high quality. 

I'm wearing size XS and I think the length is quite petite friendly. It hits right at the hip and the fit is very generous. The sleeve length is quite long but given how I'm okay with the oversized look, I like that it is comfortable. The fabric is medium weight and very soft. It also drapes nicely. 

This hoodie has kangaroo pockets which I haven't had since childhood, but I do like the added secure zipper pockets. That makes a lot more sense in this day and age. The hood itself is a nice size. It's not overly huge which I like. I think it fits quite nicely.

The one thing I wasn't crazy about is how you can feel the inside seam stitching on the arms. It does feel a little rougher and slightly scratchy. If you're sensitive to that, I would not recommend this hoodie. I don't feel it on the body, but it's definitely there on the arms. Other than that one issue, this hoodie is amazing. If Athleta releases this in more colors, I would definitely purchase a second one. The black color looks really luxe, but I try and stay away from black as much as possible because of my kitties. 

Next up we have the Tugga Sherpa Jacket in bali green. I purchased this jacket last year in the natural color and loved it so much I decided to order the bali green since it looked so plush in the photos. The color itself is very pretty. The sherpa though doesn't look as soft and plush in person though. I think the natural color looks better. 

Size wise, I have tried the PXS in this jacket as well as the XXS. I found both to be too short and cropped. For me I think size XS works best with my height and frame. If you missed out on this last year, you have your second chance! 

This jacket isn't lined, so the inside is the same as the outside. It does keep you very warm though. I basically wore mine through most of the Atlanta winter, which I admit doesn't stay very cold for long but it does reach freezing temps. The sherpa itself is very soft. I'm actually debating if I want to get the longer version of this jacket if they re-release it. I tried it on last year but didn't pull the trigger. If you're curious the XXS fit the best, since it is very oversized. 

That's it for me! I'm also eyeing these from Athleta too. With the F&F sale going on, I just might try a few more items. Happy Shopping!


(I actually think this is really cute, I may have to try this! Comes in petite!)

(Also comes in petite!)

(Comes in petite. I really with Lulu would have Asia fit available here!)


  1. I like the length of the recovery hoodie and the colour is unique and very flattering on you!

    1. Really is. I love the details. This is probably the best I've seen from Athleta.

  2. Ooo that must be my favorite hoodie from Athleta I've seen! The color and the cut is everything fall!

  3. I love the color of the hoodie and it looks really flattering on you! The sherpa jacket is cute but i don’t like the long ribbed cuffs on the sleeves. The color is pretty though!

    1. Yes agreed with you on the long ribbed cuffs, I am not sure why Athleta loves the long ribbed cuffs. It can be a bit awkward!


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