This is my seventh day wearing my light grey Oliver Charles sweater. My first impression was that it was super soft and I liked the cut of it a lot. The first time I wore it, it did feel a little bit scratchy around my neck. The arms and everything else felt great, but around the neck, it fell a bit scratchy. After I washed it though, that scratchiness softened, and it all went away. It feels really great to wear now.
My other first impression is that the color had a little bit of a warmer undertone than I was expecting. It’s a very beautiful grey that goes with all of my wardrobe. I've been wearing it mostly layered over a dress. I love the look over a dress, and it also pairs well with leggings or with jeans. It really is super versatile.
The reason that I wanted to get this sweater is that I am a mom of two kids, a toddler and an eight-week-old. I'm just sick of making decisions. I really wanted to simplify my life. So I've been clearing out my closet trying to focus on quality items rather than the quantity of items that I have.
I wanted to get a nice sweater that I can pair with just about anything, and I wanted something I could wear over and over again without having to wash all the time. Cutting down on laundry has been really great.
Things that I've been doing with my sweater is mostly made up of new mom activities like breastfeeding (it’s taken some spit up here and there that's easily just been cleaned off). I’ve also been running a lot of errands, going into the grocery store, and going to the post office. I'm actually about to head out to go get sushi with one of my good friends, so I'm super excited to take my new go-to out on the town.
As far as washing it, I didn't follow the instructions exactly. Oliver Charles says the sweater is machine washable, but I tend to hand wash most of my clothes because it's easier for me. So I hand wash my sweater. I didn't wring it out at all because the tag says not to, and it took a little bit longer to dry than I was anticipating. I think next time, I will wring it out in a towel just a little bit to speed up that process a little bit.
That's about all that I have to say about this sweater. It's great. I really love wearing it. Looking forward to getting it in another color. I think I would like to get the darker grey blackish color for it as well.