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Athleta Girl Head Start Hoodie and Cross Back Hooded Top


How was everyone's weekend? Hope you all got to eat, shop and rest. I have some more Athleta reviews while we wait for my Lululemon orders to arrive. However, the heathered cranberry Scuba Hoodie did arrive and I think we have a winner! I hope to have the review up for Friday's post. 

For reference I'm 4 feet 11 inches and typically wear XL/XXL in Athleta girls. I'm also a size 4 in Lululemon tops.

This is one of the softest hoodies I own. Even my husband noticed how soft it was and commented. I'm wearing size XXL and it is just slightly oversized. The XL would have also fit but I prefer the oversized look these days. This is a light weight top and great for layering. I really like the cross back detail and the knit texture.

There are kangaroo pockets in the front to keep your hands warm. There's also a hidden pocket inside the kangaroo pocket to keep your wallet or cell phone more secure. There are also thumbholes which is a nice touch. I pretty much took the tags off this one right away. For $44 I think it's a good deal for us petites! Next up we have the Head Start Hoodie in light gray camo. I took these pictures on a separate day which is why they look a little warm, as the sun was going down.

I'm actually wearing this hoodie right now as I'm typing up this post. It's super soft on the inside, lined with light fleece. I'm also wearing size XXL in this as well. If I wanted a more fitted look I would have gone with the XL but again, I kinda like this cozy relaxed look these days. 

This also has kangaroo pockets and thumbholes as well. Also similarly priced just a little more at $49, definitely a great buy and right now there is a 20% off sale which makes it even sweeter. Between the two hoodies I find it really hard to choose, but maybe I would go with Head Start Hoodie just because it has fleece on the inside which makes it a little warmer with winter coming. Overall, very pleased with both from Athleta girls! If you're petite like me some of their pieces are definitely worth checking out.

That's it for me! Hope you all have a fab Monday!



  1. Both hoodies look so comfy! They don’t look huge on you and I love the oversized look as well. I personally like the Cross Back Hoodie better because of the texture and the cute details on the back. Oh well I’m probably biased cos grey is my favorite color! ;)

  2. I love the look of the material of the cross back hoodie and I like the cut of the head start hoodie more. It's more versatile I think. I'm going to check out the Athleta sale now

    1. I'm really digging Athleta lately... more reviews are coming!


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