When I'm buying for fall/wainter, I tend to pick separates over dresses so I can layer more so, I always try to select pieces I can mix and match with other pieces in my wardrobe. As for sizing, I've been seeing lots of questions pop up lately about sizing on the Ice Skater Cardigan (pictured above) and I will say, as a petite lady, I do intentionally shrink mine a bit as even the smallest size, a 34/36, is a bit loose. I learned an amazing trick last year though! Take a squirt bottle with water in it, dampen the sweater (you can even pick specific areas), and dry it. My sweater above is post-squirt bottle trick.
Last, I know some ladies are hesitant about the price but, I'm going into my third winter with some of my emmy pieces this year and they're still in amazing condition. I personally tend to buy less during the colder seasons so I put a little bit more towards individual pieces that will become a staples. Trust me, these pieces (especially these sweaters) are worth the investment.
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