Switching gears! I told y’all I order things and gauge the size based on the photo. This includes housewares. I ordered a nice, 2-set of frying pans from Macy’s and ignored the fact that I really need 8″ & 10″ pans. I went to return them and, of course, walk thru the clothing department.
INC International Concepts faux-fur-collar poncho sweater ($99.50) comes in petite, regular and plus size. Color choices are deep black, heather bisque and medium heather gray. Machine wash cold gentle cycle, tumble dry low, cool iron when needed.
Macy’s pricing can be all over the place and changes every few days. The petite is currently $58, but was $48 when I was drafting the post last nite. The regular sizes are currently regular price. The plus size is $65. When I saw it the other day, the scanners weren’t working in my store. Signage marked it as a Star Gift. I didn’t know what that meant and INC is sometimes excluded from the coupons, so I didn’t bother to find someone and have it scanned. Now that I see it online, I know that Star Gifts will might be on promo.
Size P/S – deep black – I probably wouldn’t have tried this on because I was just supposed to be looking, but I had just seen a woman crossing the street with a sweater like this on. When I saw it on the rack I wanted to see how it looked on. I liked it.
The faux fur was plentiful, but looked a little flat (left pic). When I fluffed it up, it looked richer and more fun (right pic). If you get it, fluff. Even if you get it as a gift, run your hand the opposite way of the fur before you put it in the box.
Fanned out. This is a poncho style, so there isn’t a full sleeve. There’s a place where it’s stitched together to create a place to slide your arm thru. But it’s a wide space. Not a sleeve at all. I like the stitching because it will help keep the sweater on. It didn’t feel like it was falling all off.
Size P/S – heather bisque – I like the black better, but I was curious whether this color looked cheap or good. I think it will look nice on the right coloring. If you — or your gift recipient — have blonde or have lighter, brown hair, this will create a tonal look with your hair and the poncho color.