HUGE Unbound Merino Summer Haul & Try-On!

Happy summer! I hope you are staying cool and enjoying the sunshine wherever you are. Today, I’m excited to share a fantastic summer haul from Unbound Merino. I have loved watching Unbound Merino continue to expand their product line, and their newest pieces are no exception. I will continue to style these all year round so be sure to follow if you want more content like this!

Before we get started, you might want to check out my Unboxing video for this Unbound Merino Haul combined with a few pieces from wool&, Simply Merino, and Woolly Clothing, too. Besides just opening each piece, I also include videos and photos of my try-ons as well, so I think you will enjoy it! It’s been a LONG time since I’ve posted a video, and I’d love to get back to posting minimalism content, but I now have a full time job so my time for YouTube has been “minimalized” too. If you’d like to see more content like this please subscribe to our YouTube channel and leave us a like!

I want to thank Unbound Merino yet again for gifting these lovely wardrobe staples to me in exchange for my honest reviews. It’s a treat to work with companies that consistently produce beautiful products like these and creating this content is one of my favorite things to do! As I reminder, the links in this post will be affiliate links, which means I might receive a small commission if you make a purchase. I appreciate your support! DON’T MISS THE DEAL! If you are making your first Unbound Merino purchase, you can use the coupon code:  WOOLOBSESSED to save 15% off your first purchase!

I already own a few pieces of Unbound Merino, so if you are interested in checking out my reviews, you can click here: Unbound Merino Wool for Travel  and Unbound Merino Cashmere Cardigan Review. I especially love the Unbound Merino Travel Pants, and spoiler alert: the new colors are amazing! (Here’s a pic of my original pair of black Unbound Merino Travel Pants….I LOVE them!)

Unbound Merino’s designs are super practical with an emphasis on travel-friendly wool fabric and versatile styles that can be worn absolutely anywhere. Their motto: Timeless Style & Superior Performance has absolutely been true for the pieces I have tried. Not only do they fit and feel great, but they have held up beautifully to my rough-and-tumble lifestyle (ie: by that I mean I do not baby my clothing and I spill coffee on most things I own. Just wanted to clarify as I feel like the above sentence almost indicates that I am one of those amazing wool-wearers who travels 24/7 and climbs mountains. Although that is very much not the case, I am still rough on my clothes and need them to hold up to plenty of heavy use!)

Side-note: My adventure into minimalism is what led me to wearing wool almost exclusively. I realized that wool was the ultimate minimalist clothing solution, because you can wear it so many times without washing, it’s durable, easy-care, and timeless, rather than trendy. DON’T MISS THE DEAL! If you are making your first Unbound Merino purchase, you can use the coupon code:  WOOLOBSESSED to save 15% off your first purchase!

First up, this gorgeous Women’s Slim Merino Crew Neck in Magenta. I was just a little nervous about the “Slim” part about this shirt, so I went up to an XL. I really like the fit at this size for me, since it’s not skin tight but it’s still a nice flattering fit. The shirt is soft and comfy and I absolutely LOVE the magenta color! This looks really great with the Travel Pants or shorts and is also a great piece to layer with leggings and skirts year-round.

I was super excited about the Women’s Lightweight Travel Shorts in Forest because I live in South Carolina and the heat is intense, especially this summer. Knowing that the Travel Pants were working great for me in a size Large, I decided to size up an XL in the shorts, hoping to gain just a little bit of extra length! I love the way these fit and feel. They are super lightweight and super cool. I’ll be curious to see how well they do wrinkle-wise, but I think these would be perfect for travel!

Not to get too dramatic, but I think I have found my favorite tank top. The Women’s Merino Wool Rib Tank in black is the perfect stretchy, scoopy, flattering tank and it’s cool and comfy even in the South Carolina heat. I am not going to lie, I wore this most of last week, and true to form, I haven’t had to wash it yet! There is not much that doesn’t look good with a classic scoop tank and this is a staple that will be going on many adventures with me year round.

Moving on to the best wool work pants I have found: the Unbound Merino Travel Pants. I already knew that these pants were going to be great because I own them in black and love them for work. One thing I have learned from the fashion creators I follow, is this if you keep all of your pants in the black category, you kind of look like you are wearing the same thing all the time. For example, you might think you are opening up your options by owning bootcut, leggings, jeans, and joggers but if they are all solid black they will kind of create the same look. To really open up your wardrobe, you need to go with a more dramatic color contrast. As someone who typically sticks with winter colors, I thought this rich tan was a great option!

The perfect blend of comfortable and professional, the Unbound Merino Travel Pants are soft, breathable, and wrinkle-resistant. Plus,I love the fact that you can choose your inseam. I went with a Large in 28 inseam which gives me a great fit and length.  I have kind of a long waist, but my legs aren’t particularly long, so these are perfect. Just like the shorts, these have a comfortable, stretchy waistband that is perfect for layering and for, well, travel! I have become more and more resistant to wearing “real pants”, BUT pull-on pants that perform like traditional dress pants are an excellent compromise.

Last but not least, the piece I was most excited and also nervous about, the Women’s Merino Tie Dress.  I received this dress in size Large in the color Charcoal. This dress is definitely coming on my August beach vacation. I love the playful asymetrical cut, the feminine detail, and the flattering tank top style. It’s super comfortable and the color is the perfect neutral. I probably could have used a size up in the skirt (I’m definitely a pear shape) but I’m not uncomfortable with the tightness. The great part about the tie is that you have the freedom to adjust it as you like, so I was able to over a little farther to create a more flattering waist line. I do wish it were a smidge longer (I’m 5’6″) but it’s not a deal-breaker and I will probably wear a pair of bike shorts underneath for modesty. I love the look of this dress and the fact that it really stands apart from most of the merino wool options in the category right now. I really feel like Unbound Merino has nailed it with the latest additions to their product line, and I can’t wait to see what they come out with next!

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The wool& Mystery Sale is coming!

One of my favorite shopportunities is coming up TOMORROW! Here are all the details. Sign up here for wool&’s mailing list first so that you’ll receive a link to shop (scroll down to the bottom or look for a pop-up to submit your email.

In case you have trouble getting it, here is my affiliate link for the sale. Nothing will be there until until the sale starts which is tomorrow 7/16/24 at 11AM PDT.

Here are the categories based on wool&’s announcement on Facebook. Be thinking ahead of time about what size you need and what category you want. ONLY ONE PURCHASE IS ALLOWED PER PERSON. In the past they have cancelled one of the orders if two are made, so I would say the rule is serious.

  • Long Sleeve / 3/4 Sleeve Dress $75
  • Short Sleeve / Sleeveless Dress $70
  • Woven Dress/Tunic (Laurel, Florence, etc) $95
  • Legging (crop or full length. Does not include bike shorts) $60
  • Bottoms (skirts and pants. Does not include bike shorts.) $75
  • Knit Tee 2Pk $85
  • Cardigan/Jacket/Hoodie (all cardigans, Lou Moto jacket, Aspen Hoodie, Everett, etc.) $90
Some categories will be more limited than others and things are expected to sell out QUICKLY. Don’t be mad if you don’t get your first choice, just move quickly to your next choice and try to check out!

The Sample Sale FAQ post in wool&’s Community Group may be found here. 

Here are my PERSONAL suggestions having shopped a few Mystery Sales myself!

* Get yourself signed in to your account ahead of time
* Make sure your payment info is set and ready to go
* Choose your category and size you want for your first, second, and third choice.
*Get ready to refresh, refresh, refresh starting about 5 minutes early!
* Get excited about your mystery purchase and enjoy the wait. Items usually ship quickly and the wait is fun!
* If you get your mystery item and it’s not a perfect fit for you, you can almost definitely sell or better yet trade it on Facebook. You can join the wool& BST group or of course, you can join my Group, Wool Obsessed. Please note there are rules in regard to reselling Mystery items to prevent markups and to help the sales go smoothly.

And that’s about all I have for the Mystery Sale! I highly recommend you taking the risk; it’s so much fun and can be a great way to score a bargain on a great wool& piece! 

Woolly Clothing Review & Prime Day Woolly Sale

Time to talk about Woolly! I have owned a few Woolly pieces over the last couple years and I’m excited to add a few more into my closet. If you want to check out my last review, click here!

Thank you, Woolly, for gifting me these items for my honest review. I so appreciate a company that is willing to work with me as a very small creator. It means a lot!

We interrupt this review to share breaking news from Woolly: you can shop Early Bird PRIME SALE SHOPPING with WOOLLY starting right now. Thanks for shopping my affiliate link! Shipping is free and prices are excellent: underwear, tee shirts, and socks are on sale. Don’t miss clearance while you’re there.

Underwear Singles: $21.99 Thongs: $19.99 3 Packs: $59.99
Tops: Merino Aire Tee: 20% off
Bottoms: Merino Aire Leggings: 20% off

Underwear: Singles: $23.99, 3 Packs: $64.99
Tops: Merino Aire Tee: 20% off
Plus, they will be donating a pair of socks for each purchased!

Now back to today’s review. I got five pieces to test out and my very first thought is that I adore these colors SO much. My stats are I am 5’6” and 180 pounds (yes I’ve gained more weight: surprise, surprise). I asked for size large in all of these and they are a great fit for me. I would say these pieces fit as expected for large.

Thanks for shopping with my affiliate links!
Pro Knit Hoodie Dress in Merlot: 
The Women’s Leggings in Rust:
The Women’s Leggings in Charcoal:
The Active Tank: 
The Women’s Pro Knit Zip Hoodie In Deep Sea: 

Here is my short review for each piece, and after I have worn these a little more, I will give an update!

Pro Knit Hoodie Dress in Merlot: 
This dress reminds me a lot of the Pro-Knit Cowl Neck, which is another great piece, but I think I like the cut of this better. The fabric is super soft (I mean, really soft) and I love the color, I think it’s pretty universally flattering. I think this will also layer very nicely, so I look forward to wearing this through the Fall and Winter Months!

The Women’s Leggings in Rust:

This is one of those times where I feel like the color doesn’t translate well on the screen. In person, I love it so much more. It’s a deep warm golden sort of ochre color and to me the pic on the website looks a lot lighter. This is a color that I actually think I will wear a lot because it’s such a great contrast to both blue and black. It reminds me of my favorite leather bag, a nice rich natural tone. For the size, I think these fit pretty true to size and they are very high waisted. They are comfy and silky soft!

The Women’s Leggings in Charcoal
Like the other leggings, I would say these fit true to size and they are very high waisted. They are comfy and silky soft, and I love the heather grey color. I have found that heather grey is a fantastic neutral for me, it hides lint and softens the jet-black and jewel tone colors I’m wearing with it all day every day.

The Active Tank: 
I am not a very “active” person but this tank might motivate me. It’s very long line and with the high-waisted leggings I feel like I would actually be willing to wear this to work out. It gives good coverage. It’s not a sports bra by definition, so don’t expect a ton of support but it does fit pretty snug so I think it would do the trick for a lot of women.  I tried it with the hoodie layered over and I liked that look, too! Again, I love these blues!

The Women’s Pro Knit Zip Hoodie In Deep Sea: 
Oh my word, I love this blue so much! It’s absolutely gorgeous and I think it would look good on most people. This hoodie fits true to size but I will say it’s not an oversized fit so if you like a more roomy fit, you might want to size up. I think next time I would size up for ease and layering. I wear hoodies a lot year round because I often work from very chilly places, so this will get a lot of use.

Want a little more Woolly to keep you going? Check out my Unboxing Video that includes Woolly Bike Shorts along with some of my new favorite pieces from several other brands!

Simply Merino Colorful Warm Weather Drop!

You guys I am still fairly new to Simply Merino but I have to tell you, their newest release is absolutely phenomenal. Not just because the colors are completely gorgeous, but the design of the pieces are exceptional and they really fill some big gaps in the wool clothing market.

Thank you Simply Merino for gifting these items for my review. It’s especially rewarding to work with small businesses as a small creator! Simply Merino does not have an affiliate program, but I will be sharing affiliate links to the other items shown in my outfits. Keep reading for a coupon code towards the end of the post!

As an example of the new drop fulfilling a need in the market, I have heard so many women looking for wool swimwear and the options just haven’t been there, so the release of their new swimsuit was very highly anticipated. I haven’t tried it myself but I have seen several reviews that are very positive. This piece looks really amazing and I love the cut!

Before I get into sharing my new pieces, check out my other Simply Merino review here: Simply Merino Review In Stripes.

Simply Merino was kind enough to send me the Bralette and High Waisted Underwear. Both are in the color Cranberry. I got the High Waisted Underwear in size Large and the Bralette in size Medium.

Shown here with the wool& Laurel in size Large (another summer staple I love). Thanks for shopping with my affiliate link.

I have worn the bra almost nonstop (I have had it for several weeks now). For the next run, they are adjusting the fit for the next run to be more true to size. This original run is a little on the generous side, but the cut, feel, and design are PRECISELY what I have been looking for in a Merino Bra! I cannot wait to buy this in a couple more colors and get rid of some of my old worn out synthetic options.

I am very sensitive to compressive bras so this comfy fit feels perfect. If you like more of a compressive fit, I would say you might try sizing down. This bra stays put for me and the fact that it has slits for inserts is AMAZING. I need some shaping because I am otherwise kind of shapeless  and I like coverage also. This bra is the most comfortable one I have EVER tried and feels more like clothing and less like underwear. Instead of being an athletic (slinky?) feel, it’s very soft.

The underwear is generous in coverage with gentle stretch and a very comfy fit. It doesn’t seem to budge and does a good job of smoothing without being too snug. The size large fits as expected. Nice and high waisted, very comfortable, definitely thicker than most of my other underwear.

Many women use this set as Swimwear, and I can definitely imagine it would work well. Although I am not usually a two piece girl, I feel like the comfort and coverage are there to make this a great swimsuit option.

I also received the new Mid-Length Skirt and the Crop Top, both in the absolutely gorgeous brilliant Boysenberry and both in size large. I think they run true to size.

You guys, I LOVE THIS SET. Seriously, it feels like the smartest combination of pieces that could not be more versatile. Worn together, they really look like a great fitting dress.

I’m not one to show my tummy, but I love the crop length and the skirt can be worn high or low so I don’t have to show any skin if I don’t want to. Together these pieces are the perfect foundation to wear with layers over, or alone in the heat of summer. I can think of about 30 ways to wear these just right off the bat!

Specifically, let’s talk about the skirt. The fold over waist is super comfy, without being too bulky. You can wear it low on the hips, or higher like I did with the crop top. I ever tried pulling it over my chest like a strapless top and YES it worked, too. To me, these two pieces are the perfect items to build a travel capsule.

This skirt is CRAZY comfy and the perfect sillouette. I know some people will hate the lack of pockets, but I don’t care about pockets (as ya’ll know, I carry a Sash Bag everywhere so I don’t need pockets particularly).

I really love that the shape is super smooth but does NOT show my bulges and curves (sometimes pockets add to the bulk, all in the wrong places). This skirt is not maternity wear, but I think it would be the most amazing piece to go from pregnancy through to post-partum.

A lot of these pieces are already out of stock, but I believe Simply Merino is restocking some them next week, so if you want to stay in the loop you can join my Facebook group for reminders! I’ll be sure to post a link in my group when they make the new drop. Click here to join: Wool Obsessed. 

Simply Merino gave me a coupon code for my followers. You may use code: obsessed10 for 10% off your purchase! Let me know what you are getting and what you think!

Revivall Clothing Review & Styling Ideas

I am very excited to share a new review with you. I have been eyeing Revivall Clothing for awhile and have been very excited to try one of their pieces over the last couple weeks. Revivall Clothing is Handmade in the USA (Montana) and is super unique in their designs, construction, and material with a emphasis on a “simpler way of life” and retro styles. If this is news to anyone, I am a prairie child at heart so this brand was singing my song from the start!

The most interesting thing to me is that Revivall Clothing uses deadstock fabric as part of their slow-fashion approach to fashion. That  means they are essentially rescuing textiles that would otherwise go unused or destroyed and turning them into something beautiful and unique.

You can read more about their designs and company mission here. Through sustainable sourcing, upcycling, and marked efforts towards “zero-ish” waste work flow, they are thoughftully curating small batches of quality pieces with a vintage feel. And these pieces are absolutely gorgeous!

Revivally Clothing generously gifted me their Long Lacey Jean Skirt for my review. As always, the review shared here is my honest opinion and the thoughts are all mine.

Between overalls, lacy petticoats, gingham prints, and eyelet trim, the styles of Revivall are romantic, feminine, and very much vintage in style and feel. I was curious how these unique styles might fit into my current wardrobe. It turns out, I had absolutely no problem finding ways to wear this gorgeous piece. In fact, this post is going to be very photo-heavy, because wearing this skirt has been quite a delight!

I am 5’6″ and 185 pounds-ish currently and the size large skirt is a great fit. I absolutely love the cut of this skirt! It’s very flattering and truly creates an hour glass figure.

Like I mentioned, I am such an old-fashioned girl at heart and this skirt reminds me a lot of the books I loved from my childhood like Little Women, National Velvet, and Anne of Green Gables. As a child I always felt that reading those books while dressed for the part was a better experience, so I would put on a dress, (as long, lacy, and flouncy as I could find) and climb a tree with my copy of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Freckles, or the Five Little Peppers. I found this was best done at sunset.

By the way, I do not have a coupon code but I was told if you sign up for emails, they will send one.

Matching tops to this skirt was incredibly easy. I  don’t have much brown in my closet, but this nice rich brown color is easy to pair with black, white, denim, navy, and I can’t wait to try it with more patterns later. It has pockets and includes a buckle at the back giving you easy adjustability. The brass buttons are also vintage!

My most surprising combo that worked so well was wearing the skirt over my wool& Sierra.  It was such an easy add-on and totally changed my outfit, plus it was super comfy. Shop wool& Sierra with my affiliate link here. 

To be honest, the day I took these pics I had traveled for work, wasn’t having great makeup vibes, and was absolutely hot and in need of shower. However, I pulled this skirt on over the dress I’d been wearing all day and went on a hike with the family. This skirt has tons of ease and is the perfect length to accomodate a nice brisk walk through a field which ended up being a great way to wind down from a work!
The fabric and construction feel quite sturdy. I don’t think this skirt is prone to wrinkles, but I had stuffed in my duffel bag with absolutely no neatness or effort and it came out looking less slightly ruffled. But I would say it’s not super wrinkle-prone either.
Thank you again, Revivall Clothing for gifting me the gorgeous Lacey Denim Skirt. I look forward to continuing to wear it and style it in new ways.

If you have owned Revivall Clothing, I would love to hear what you think! Head over to my Facebook Group to share in the convo and post your pics of Revivall Clothing and other sustainable fashion brands!

ThredUp Thrifting Tips, Tricks, & Hacks: Great Brands at Great Prices

Tips & Hacks for ThredUp Thrifting.

I have been planning to post this for awhile and just haven’t found the time, but the moment has come to spill the tea on all the ways I have found to “hack” ThredUp for awesome deals on quality items! As you guys know, thrifting is in my blood and I grew up bargain shopping with a couple of real pros (my parents). Growing up money was always very tight but my parents always found what we needed and things I only hoped we could have. From scouring clearance aisles at the grocery stores s to hitting yard sales for vintage treasures, bargain hunting was our sport and I still love shopping with my family when we have a chance. One time I remember picking up a playhouse on the side of the road, so I helped hold that house onto the tailgate of our van, never mind the fact that it was raining and I was wearing my Easter Sunday dress. My sister played with it for years! Another amazing find was an Olympic Size balance beam that my parents bought from the State Surplus store and surprised me with. I loved all things gymnastics and having a REAL balance beam in our garage was beyond amazing. I could go on and on…but let’s get to the current shopping tips for ThredUp.

If you haven’t tried ThredUp, please use my referral code to sign up! You will get a whopping 45% off your first order. Although I would never, ever sell with ThredUp (reviews are in, it’s awful for sellers), I shop with them all the time. It’s really the first place I go if I am looking for something specific. To be honest, I have found so many goodies there recently, that I really need to stop looking.

My referral link:

Now, finding things at ThredUp can be hit or miss, so persistance is key just like with your local thrift store. But I have definitely figured out a few ways to hack the system for better results.

First, if you download the App, understand that it is NOT updating in real time. Specifically, if you keep the app open and just swipe back to it throughout the day, you won’t necessarily get the refresh view. So close the app and reopen to make sure you’re seeing the newest stuff.

Now, add your favorite brands and save them as a Search. To do this, type your search in at the search bar and then click the “Save Search” Button, on desktop it’s black and on the left. You may need to try a couple things and remember the system isn’t perfect. For example, I have saved both “Sash” and “Sash Bag” in my search. You can also designate the search to return results by category, so I can choose crossbody as well.

Most important tip of ALL, makes a HUGE difference:

Scroll down to “Ways to Shop” and add the “In Someone’s Cart” Filter. I cannot stress this enough, lots of good stuff is hidden if you aren’t looking at what is in someone’s cart! You can “Auto-Buy” these items and in my experience, it very often goes through. Auto Buy just means that you want to buy this the moment it is released from someone’s cart. So if they don’t buy it, you get “first dibs” and it automatically charges you when it’s available. I have gotten multiple things this way since many people add to cart and never compelte their purchase (me included!). The downside is that you can’t add coupon codes for Auto Buys, BUT most of the brands I shop do not work with codes anyway.

My tip, don’t shop by your size, this limits you and isn’t always accurate, so don’t add a size filter to your results unless you’re looking for something with a ton of returns, like the jean skirt.

If you see something you are interested in, ADD IT TO YOUR CART right away. Don’t hesitate. If it’s in your cart, it’s yours until the cart times out or you remove it or buy it, so once it’s in your cart you can look at the specs, details, and if you are me, try 27 coupon codes to get the price down further, etc. But for goodness sakes, add to cart!

So the above are my best tips for finding specific brands, but there are lots of great items that may not be categorized as one of our favorite brands, and you can still do some hunting to find those.

First step, type a generic label like “dress” or “cardigan” into the search bar, and then you can filter by Material on the left. You can choose “Wool” as your filter and THEN go into the brands filter and choose “ASSORTED BRANDS” (you may have to type it in there). Finally, I will then sort by “Newest First” using the tab at the top right. My logic, the good stuff gets grabbed first so I like to view it in that order. Of course, there are lots of great brands that ThredUp already has built in to the system that you might want to snag, but I have also found some of our favorites get designated as “Assorted Brands”. You can check the particular material breakdown if you think you spot something awesome, and that might clue you in, ie if you spot a dress that looks like wool& Rowena, and then you see the fabric is: 78% Ultrasoft Merino Wool, 22% Nylon, you might have found a ThredUp Treasure.

Note: None of the algorithms on ThredUp are 100% accurate, so be sure to check the specs on an item before trusting that it’s truly wool. For example, the search will pull items with 3% wool (why??? why put only 3% wool in something) and sometimes it will just be flat out wrong, so don’t assume everything you search with the wool filter actually has wool.

ThredUp lists stuff literally around the clock. So if you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t sleep, you might find something good. It has happened to me a few times, including that one time I was drugged up on Niquil and completely forgot I made the purchase by the next day. Proceed with caution.

Don’t forget about sharing your referral code for ThredUp with friends. Right now, everytime someone buys through my link, I get $40 to shop, which is a great return! Share your code with friends to earn your own referral credit. Just go to your account, click the “person” icon on the top right and scroll down to “Refer a Friend” to find your shareable link.

Final Tip (for now): if you are trying to find something specific and feel like you aren’t getting anywhere, go to google and work from there. So I search for “wool& Thredup” via google and then go into the search results and adjust filters. Make sure you are searching through the whole site, not just one category.

Wool Roots baby & home gear: review & coupon code

I’m so excited to share a review of a new-to-me, American based company, Wool Roots. If you would like to watch my unboxing video, please head over to my Facebook Community: Wool Obsessed. 

If you are seeking ethically sourced, natural fiber, heirloom quality baby items and toys, Wool Roots should be your first stop. Wool mattresses, bedding, nursing pillows and lovely blankets and toys in a natural, handmade style!

The items in this post were gifted to me, but the review shared here is my honest opinion. I appreciate you checking out these products and shopping through my affiliate link.

If you would like to shop, you can save 10% with this code:

Wool Roots is a small American based company using wool harvested from family farms in Bulgaria and southeast Europe. Their products are primarily for babies with some lovely home items and toys as well. The quality is exceptional, and the designs are absolutely lovely, too.

click here to explore the 100% Merino Wool Blanket

First up, I asked for this 100% Merino Wool Blanket. We are working on decorating our bedroom (finally), and we have planned to order a piece of art to serve as a headboard that includes a variety of different wood tones. So we are going for a natural, rustic look and I think this blanket will be a lovely addition to our decor!
The weight of this blanket is surprising. It’s thick, beautifully woven, and substantially warm. As we know, the 100% wool has amazing properties such as natural breathability, temp regulation, dust mite resistance, and mildew resistance!

Besides that there is something just so comforting about snuggling up with natural fibers. If you haven’t tried it yet, you’ll just have to trust me on this!

I really love the vintage, homemade pattern of this blanket, it’s almost a patchwork style motif with a lovely, tight texture.

I hope to share a bedroom reveal pic later, once I have gotten our space decorated! For now I’m keeping this blanket on the couch where I will use it daily! Thank you Wool Roots for sending this gorgeous blanket.

These 100% wool fruits truly took my breath away. I absolutely love the look and feel of them and can’t wait to see my nieces play with them.

If you’d like to see these pieces close up, you should definitely check out my video on Facebook. I was so delighted by opening this box and pulling them out one by one.

These are truly the kind of toys I would have bought my babies because we absolutely loved imaginary play and cooking. Every single piece of fruit is really a work of art. The variation of color is incredible and each piece is just so beautiful!
Curious about how Wool Roots sources their wool? Check out this link for more info!

Honestly, how gorgeous is this? Please head over to the Wool Roots website and check out their offerings. Spoiler alert: they also have a set of Play Veggies that is just as cute as can be, too.

Don’t forget, you can save 10% with this code:

More to come from this lovely brand!

Oliver Charles Winter Cardigan Review + Coupon Code

I’m excited to share with you guys a new brand that is really coming in handy during this cold winter season! I received my first Oliver Charles piece, the Winter Cardigan, this November and I have already worn it WAY more than my winter coat because it’s just as warm, yet fits nice and trim and compliments the rest of my wardrobe so nicely.

This post will contain affiliate links, but all the ideas shared here are mine alone and reflect my honest opinion on the products in my own words. If you make a purchase using my coupon code and link I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks for helping to support my business by shopping with me!

I was excited to get to try a brand new style from Oliver Charles, the Winter CardiganYou may use my coupon code: WoolObsessed10 to save 10% sitewide.  I chose the color Teal and I bought it in Medium. It’s a good fit for me, but I do feel it’s on the smaller side for a unisex medium, so I recommend sizing up if you’d like a relaxed fit.

From their website:
Ancient wool, modern sweaters.
 100% yak down from the Tibetan highlands; they are the thickest, warmest, and most luxurious sweaters we’ve ever made, which have heirloom quality that you’ll pass down for generations. The wool we knit is solely sourced from Shokay, a fully traceable Tibetan COOP that supports 4,000 traditional herding families in Tibet.
The Oliver Charles Winter Cardigan is the warmest sweater I have ever owned (It’s made of 100% YAK!). It’s also lusciously soft and easy to wear. I would describe it was the weight of a cardigan with the warmth of a coat, and it’s super versatile. Mine is in teal and I love the color.

I really like that it’s a trim fit rather than bulky and heavy. I love the color (Teal), and I found it matched almost everything in my closet. I really enjoy pairing it up with linen and wool in my wardrobe as I love combining textures. My favorite outfit was wearing it over a black jumpsuit.

I am sharing a lot of different outfits to confirm Teal is an amazing neutral! Kind of like how denim goes with everything this color really does fit into any outfit.

I also wanted to give more of my summer weight fabrics a try and I enjoyed the linen and floral prints along with the winter cardigan.
We have wildly fluctuating temps here in SC so my wardrobe has to be on its toes at all time. 😂 I love how different textures play together to make a great match.
Teal can be worn with a raspberry pink, it turns out. I haven’t actually found anything it clashes with.

Still soft and still warm. I also wore it over a tank top for much of the day and was really surprised how comfortable the cardigan felt, even directly against my skin. Usually I don’t feel very comfy with a cardigan on over just a tank!
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Generally, I am pretty rough on my wardrobe and also tend to spill a lot but I haven’t had to wash the cardigan yet. I will update after I do. Until then, it actually smells LOVELY. It seems to have a pleasant odor on its own, is that how yaks smell?

The first day, I had a lot of shedding on my blouse underneath. It seems to taper off pretty quickly though, and isn’t an issue any longer. I wanted to mention that.

The Oliver Charles Winter Cardigan is very soft and the warmest one I’ve ever had. I truly couldn’t believe that it felt as warm as a coat on the coldest morning we had, but it really did.
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I hope you enjoyed my review of the Oliver Charles Winter Cardigan
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Unbound Merino Merino Cashmere Cardigan Review & Coupon Code

Since my last Unbound Merino review, I have to say I have absolutely loved the Travel Pants and they have gotten a lot of wear! Now that I have had them for awhile I do want to share that they have held up really well and still look like new. They seem to be out of stock frequently, but if you can catch them available, I very highly recommend!

I’m happy to share a new piece from Unbound Merino, and the Unbound Merino Merino Cashmere Cardigan is absolutely luscious and beautiful. Targeted as a Travel Brand with the motto of “Pack less. Experience More”, Unbound started with Men’s Items until pretty recently. They started adding classic, travel-based pieces  for women and they have been very well-received.

Check out Unbound Merino’s tagline:

Look stylish in any situation.

Silky soft, luxurious comfort.

Naturally antibacterial and moisture-wicking.

Less washing with clothing that stays dry, clean and fresh.

Sustainably sourced, mulesing-free Merino wool

Here is my detailed review, tons of photos, and a generous discount code, just for my followers.

If you shop with Unbound Merino & my other affiliates, I so appreciate you using my links. If you make a purchase, I might receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I would also like to say “Thank you” to Unbound Merino for gifting me this sweater! I love testing and sharing these pieces and sharing my impressions here and in my Facebook group: Wool Obsessed. 

First of all, this is my first time experiencing cashmere of any kind and I have to say this cardigan feels truly amazing. It’s warm without being heavy and it’s very soft. Fabric breakdown:

  • 65% Merino wool, 27% Nylon, 8% Cashmere
  • 19.5 micron
  • Comes with wash bag

The best thing about this sweater is that it IS machine washable and very easy care. Check out the instructions here:

  • Machine wash cold gentle in the wash bag provided
  • Turn inside out for washing
  • Use a wool cycle on washing machine
  • Wash with mild detergent
  • Do not wring, lay flat to dry
  • Do not tumble dry

It’s a very classic cut, nice and long. The cut makes it so easy to throw on with jeans, leggings, or over a dress. It also folds up nice and small for traveling. This sweater comes in three colors currently and retails for $165. You can use my coupon code: WOOLOBSESSED to save 15% off your first purchase.

I like this cardigan buttoned and unbuttoned and it looks really great over a little black dress!

I’m excited to offer a coupon code so that you can save on your first Unbound Merino purchase. Use code WOOLOBSESSED to save 15% off your first purchase!

Outfit details:
wool& Margo Shift Dress in black
Xero Phoenix Flats
wool& Eliza Dress in Marionberry
wool& Summit Leggings

Wool in STRIPES! Review of Simply Merino & COUPON CODE!

SUPER excited to share this quick mini-review of Simply Merino, as they have just released a new line of striped fabric for women and kiddos! This is my first time trying Simply Merino, and it will not be my last. I’m quite impressed with their business model and the quality also seems fantastic.

Thank you Simply Merino for gifting these items for my review. It’s especially rewarding to work with small businesses as a small creator! Simply Merino does not have an affiliate program, but I will be sharing affiliate links to the other items shown in my outfits. Keep reading for a coupon code towards the end of the post!

Simply Merino is a small business and their designs are created and manufactured in Canada. Shipping was quite fast! Their commitment to ethical manufacturing is very impressive and in fact they devote an entire tab of their website to Transparency, which I love. It includes info on sustainability, supply chain, and more!

In fact, Simply Merino really takes this a step further by offering scraps for crafters, and a few other designs that help them use up all the leftover pieces of merino, which I think is absolutely amazing! That includes their Zero-Waste Craft Quilt Box, Scrunchies, and Nursing Pads. What a fantastic way to stay sustainable! Bravo, Simply Merino for keeping true to your values in such a practical way.

Now on to the topic of today: STRIPES! I have been looking for some nice classic striped merino pieces for awhile. A striped tshirt always seems to be a great capsule wardrobe essential and I have really missed that with my wool recently. When I saw that Simply Merino was offering stripes in their line, I contacted them to ask about sharing a review. Now that I have tried them, I think these pieces are absolutely fantastic and they definitely exceeded my expectations.

As a newbie to the brand, their fabric feels really great! Although the cut is definitely long and slim on both of these tops, I felt like the stretch allowed for comfort and a flattering fit. I definitely needed a large so I would say if you are on the fence about your size, sizing up would be my recommendation. I’m 5’6″ and about 175 pounds and typically a size 10 in pants, with a pear shape! 

Women’s Fitted Tshirt in Indigo/White Stripes
Like I said, I chose size Large and I feel these pieces run on the slim and long side. However, the material offers some nice stretch and the fabric is substantial. I purposely tried these shirts with a black bra on underneath to see how the coverage was and I’m happy to report they are thick and the coverage/opacity is excellent, so no issue there!
When I first saw this shirt, I thought it might be black and white, which is what I was really hoping. Although it’s actually navy, I think it really does pass for black and white, and I will probably treat it as such and pair with black pants whenever I feel so inclined.

I am not usually a fan of high crew necks, but I think this cut is quite flattering. I LOVE the elbow lengths sleeves! I will probably usually wear this shirt tucked in, because it’s quite long otherwise.
As soon as I saw this shirt, I wanted to pair it with my wool& Greta skirt, and I really love this combo. Looking back at the photos, I think what I need is a scarf or necklace to balance out the outfit, so next time I will add one on!
I wanted to share this photo for your reference. Although this isn’t the way I would style these pieces, I thought it would help to show the generous length of this top! This shirt is a great option for my tall-torso friends because it runs nice and long in my opinion.
Next, I had to try this top with a shacket. I loved this combo and will definitely be wearing this to fall events in the next couple months! I think the colors look great together and the stripes really pop.

Women’s Scoop Neck Top in Forest/Cream
I love the scoop neck cut of this top. It’s super flattering and has the perfect amount of stretch. I am a total sucker for olive greens of all kinds and this Forest/Cream stripe is perfect. If you haven’t figured it out, olive green is a neutral and can be paired with almost anything.
I decided to try this shirt with some looser, yoga style pants. The shirt tucks in great and I feel like adding the longer necklace gives this outfit an upgraded look. I would also love to try this with a scarf.
I also wanted to try this outfit with my wool& Cypress cardigan, another piece I wear a LOT. (Please ignore the wrinkles, this was packed quite tightly in a box over the summer).
So all in all, I am wearing black, grey, brown, and olive in this outfit, and you know what, I think it really works! I used to really stick with black on black or brown with brown but the more I style different pieces the more I branch out beyond the traditional neutral “rules”.
Again, just sharing a pic untucked for you guys to see the generous length of this style! It’s a little too snug on my tummy for me to enjoy this look, but if I sized up it might work well with leggings. Next up, I thought this might be a fun piece to layer with a sleeveless dress. I love it over the stripes!
I am really impressed with these striped shirts from Simply Merino.  The line of colors is so pretty and the fit and feel of these pieces is super nice. I do feel they run slim and tall so keep that in mind. I’m also very happy to offer a coupon code for my followers. You may use code: obsessed10 for 10% off your purchase. I hope you enjoy shopping at Simply Merino and please let me know if you decide to try these lovely stripes!

Best Wool Pants on the Market

Well, I promised a Pants Post and I did start working on it 2 weeks ago….

I’m finally getting this put together. Sorry for the delay, but not having WiFi in the new house yet has meant we’ve been commuting for internet and it’s made everything extra crazy!

I’m going to jump right in, and share brief reviews of the Wool pants I’ve tried and loved, with affiliate links. If you have any questions, please share them, I’ll do my best to answer them!

wool& Frame Culotte Pants: I have always loved a cropped pant and the wool& Frame Culotte Pants are my perfect fit. The first thing I noticed about these pants is that the Ponte Fabric is amazing. It’s a nice, substantial ribbed texture with some thickness and stretch. Yes, they feel as comfortable as all my other Wool& favorites, but it also has a little bit more of a business casual texture. I have always loved culotte style pants and I know these will be perfect for my weather year round. A note about fit. The size medium fits me well, and I know it is my correct size. (I am 5’6″, 175 pounds, and about a size 10 in pants). I’m very much a pear shape and I felt they fit a little snug around my hips and thighs on first try. However, having worn Wool& clothing quite a bit I know that these will relax slightly after a bit of wear, which should allow for the perfect fit. These are a great spring/summer/fall option for my wardrobe and I have also seen folks pair them up with the wool& Moto Jacket for a matching set! Click here for more pics of wool& frame Culotte Pants. 

Wool& Summit Midweight Pocket Legging:These are probably my most flattering leggings out of the bunch. Wool& Summit truly feels like butter. The fabric is soft and stretchy and the waist is higher rise than the Axis leggings I already own. So if you are looking for a high waisted legging, this is the pair for you! At first I felt like they were a little snug around my not-so-small stomach, but once I wore them around for awhile they felt fantastic. T.hey are also really slimming, which is a bonus. The pockets are also HUGE.   Find more pics by clicking here. 

Unbound Merino Travel Pants: These pants definitely exceeded my expectations. They are the most traditional fit and feel and have held up really well. These high-waisted pants stay up, fit snug but not too tight, and are really comfy. They have a wide, stretchy elastic waist. There are no back pockets, but the front pockets are generous. They are extremely lightweight. I experimented with folding them very messily, stuffing them into their box, and trying them on again the next day. I am happy to report that the wrinkles fell out quite easily and the pants still looked great. So I think they would truly make an excellent travel pant.  Although I have yet to wash them, I believe the light fabric would be very easy to machine or handwash and they would hang dry super quickly. Like all merino, they are odor-resistant making them ideal for wearing and re-wearing! These are really flattering and, honestly, I love them! Sadly they have been out of stock for awhile but I was told they will be restocked soonish!

I’m excited to offer a rare coupon code so that you can save on your first Unbound Merino purchase. Use code WOOLOBSESSED to save 15% off your first purchase!

Woolly’s Wide Haul Wide Leg Pants: I ordered the Woolly Longhaul Wide Leg Pants because I thought they would be a great alternative to jeans when I go into work and that they would be nice for the summer/fall transition season. I decided to order my true size, Medium, and they fit perfectly. The fabric on these pants feels very high quality. They are a nice substantial fabric with enough stiffness so that they hold their own shape well. They are comfy, though not terribly soft. I like that they seem just a little more structured and the double stitched side seams are a nice design detail. The only thing I am not wild about is the white drawstring. The contrast is a little distracting for most of my outfits, so I tucked it in for some of my outfits. I later ended up removing it and I like the pants much better. Find more pics by clicking here. 

Unbound Merino Leggings in Charcoal: I am wearing these leggings in a size Large. They fit beautifully and feel absolutely amazing. They are a lower wool content than some of my other leggings at 68% and I feel they run a little smaller than some of the other brands I often share, such as wool& (I wear a medium in both of those brands). (Perhaps that is due to the “Slim Fit” in the product guide?) These leggings did not sag or slide down after wearing them most of the day, so I do think that the size Large was my best size.
I do feel that these leggings look a little bit more athletic than some of my others but that might be more because of the color than the cut. I do really like the darker grey color. My one negative to share from all of these pieces from Unbound Merino is that I dislike the vertical seam going up the front of the leggings. I would not feel comfortable wearing these leggings with a short top because of that design feature.  However, with longer tops or layered looks I think they are fantastic. You can see what I’m talking about with the product photos and maybe it wouldn’t bother you at all, but I did want to mention it!

Hopefully this guide helps you figure out your perfect Wool Pants match! Looking for more great Wool Looks? I’ve got a whole lot of that! Click the “Wool” category at the top and explore! For even more daily content join my Facebook group: Wool Obsessed. 


Not Perfect Linen: Try-Ons, Reviews, and DEALS!

I have been so excited about this collab with Not Perfect Linen, and it’s been about six months in the works! As much as I adore wool, I wanted to dip my toe into the pool of linen clothing this year and it has been a lovely journey so far! As a brand, Not Perfect Linen has a wonderful reputation in the natural fiber world, for being high quality, sustainable, family-run, and customer-forward. I love their brand focus:

Sneak peek shot, because I just can’t resist!

“Why ‘not perfect’? The beauty of linen is that it is not perfect. You will definitely miss its beauty if you keep trying to iron it. However, linen needs to be used and gets better with age. We are inspired by linen simplicity and imperfection and are glad to share something perfectly imperfect with you.”

Not Perfect Linen also has an incredible library of styles and colors that is almost overwhelming in its depth! Just take a look at the stunning color collection offered by Not Perfect Linen:
I want to say a heartfelt “thank you” to Not Perfect Linen for gifting me the items in this review! As always, it’s a joy to work with a quality brand like this, on a project that is so delightful.  Every interaction I have had with the company has been a pleasure, and I would love to continue our partnership going forward. After sharing my photos and reviews, I will have a coupon code for anyone interested in ordering, so hang in until the end for the discount!

Per my usual style, this is going to be a long detailed, photo-heavy post, so get comfy! For size reference, I am 5’6″ and 175 pounds. Definitely a pear shape, and about a 10 or 12 in pants, but more like a 36B in the chest.

I was invited to choose four pieces from Not Perfect Linen and after much deliberation on styles and colors, I chose four items that I knew I would be able to mix and match and wear throughout the year. I am pretty intensely obsessed with the results of my first order and LOVE the colors and styles I chose. Here they are with the links for your reference!

The Porto 2 front snap linen tank in Deepest Black

The Marseille linen front snap skirt in Deepest Black

The Sydney Dress in Deep Burgundy

The Menorca Lounge Wear Linen Set in Emerald Green

I’m going to share details on each of these items along with a ton of photos. Before I do, I want to point out that Not Perfect Linen offers quite a bit of customization for free (look in each item description for details on the customization possibilities).  That allows you to get nearly a custom fit for your items, especially for those who might find it tricky to get a great fit. I also really love the size options that are already offered, especially as an “in between” person who is really in between Medium and Large for many brands. So having M/L as a size option is great! Here’s the size chart for your reference.
Since I hadn’t owned much linen in the past, I was looking for items that would have a lot of versatility and could be used across all seasons. I also wanted to be able to mix and match as much as possible. With all the color and style options, it was so hard to narrow down my favorites. I knew I wanted a tank top and skirt that could be worn together as a set so I decided to pair up the The Porto 2 front snap linen tank in Deepest Black and The Marseille linen front snap skirt in Deepest Black to be worn together. I love the way they look together as a set!

If you are afraid to wear black in the summer, I just got to say, this lightweight linen set is just as cool and breezy as it can be and I think black is perfectly chic all year round.

I also so love the snaps on this skirt and tank. They are super thick and sturdy to snap and unsnap and I like the look of them, too. The linen is soft, and fairly thick, without being stuffy at all. The breezy feel is absolutely lovely.

Here is the tank top from the Menorca Lounge set paired up with the Marseille Skirt. I love this combo as well.

The Porto 2 is quite wide set in the back, which I do think gives it  a dressy look. My bra straps do tend to show once in awhile, but I’m not too worried about it.  If you are looking for less of a scoop, you might try one of the other tank options they offer with more coverage. I will also be able to match up this tank top with all kinds of other outfits.
Here is the Porto 2 paired up with the shorts from the Menorca Lounge Set. I think they look great together.

Speaking of Menorca, I think The Menorca Lounge Wear Linen Set in Emerald Green is such a great deal for a two piece mix and match set! I was worried that these would look a little too lounge-y or like PJs for daywear, but I will 100% wear this set out and about, as well as mix it with other pieces. This is the only item that I asked for a customization; I got an extra 2 inches in length. Also, let’s talk about his Emerald Green color. I ADORE IT! 
Something else I wanted to point out, Not Perfect Linen does create your items on order, so there will be a wait for them. It might depend on the time of year for how long the wait will be. However, they do have a Ready-to-Ship section if you are in too much of a rush.

One more quick pic from this morning’s outing. My husband and I got coffee and walked around this gorgeous neighborhood on the river that reminds me of a Hallmark movie. It’s so beautiful and these trees looked almost like a painting.
Next up, the The Sydney Dress in Deep Burgundy. I had seen this dress on several people and thought it looked so pretty. I decided to go for a not-subtle color with this Deep Burgundy. The color is gorgeous in real life and absolutely dreamy in feel and function.
I am really happy with the color!

Another tip,
This dress is really a showstopper and I think it’s totally appropriate for a dressier function. I think I could have easily worn this to my recent summer wedding that was cocktail dress code.
The sash is built into this dress and attached at the back of the dress. Beneath the tie, the waist has a thick elastic that is similar to the waist on the skirt.
I absolutely love my haul from Not Perfect Linen. Are you ready to place an order? You can use the code OBSESSED to save 10% off your purchase. Let me know what you order!

I hope you enjoyed my photos and reviews. If you have any questions, feel free to drop them in the comments or join my Facebook Group, Wool Obsessed. We talk about other natural fibers, like Linen, a lot! Also, you might like to check out my review of Pyne & Smith for more linen!

Link Library for all my items:

The Porto 2 front snap linen tank in Deepest Black
(use code OBSESSED for 10% off)

The Marseille linen front snap skirt in Deepest Black
(use code OBSESSED for 10% off)

The Sydney Dress in Deep Burgundy
(use code OBSESSED for 10% off)

The Menorca Lounge Wear Linen Set in Emerald Green
(use code OBSESSED for 10% off)

Affiliate link: Soulku Soulful of Light black obsidian necklace
(use code BBINBLACK to save 20%)

Affiliate link: Sash Bag in Faux Granite Fringe
(use code SUPERHERO for 20% off)

Affiliate link: Xero Phoenix Knit Flats

Affiliate link: Birkenstock Papillio Namica Wedge Shoe

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