Grana reviews: Silk bomber, cashmere textured sweater, cashmere joggers

It's been a few months since my last Grana review! I had some credit burning a hole in my proverbial wallet (thank you to everyone that has used my referral link!), so I decided to treat myself to some new cashmere goodies. I also reviewed my newest silk bomber jacket, which I purchased in a size up from my first bomber.

If you are new to the brand and sign up using my referral link, you get 10% off your first order (and I get a credit). Grana's shipping has changed since I last reviewed their items. If you are located in the U.S., 5-9 day shipping is $8 (or free if you spend $75), and 2-day express shipping is $15 (or free if you spent $150). Taxes and duties are included if you spend up to $800. It takes about 1-2 days to ship orders. DHL still ships the majority of their orders, though I did have FedEx ship one of my orders. They do require a signature to leave the package. Returns cost $8 or are free if you plan to exchange (they will refund you in store credit to purchase the new size/color). I've been getting USPS return labels in my packages, but there is a longer processing time now if you do plan to return (about two weeks).

For sizing reference, I am typically a size XS/0 at J.Crew, Madewell, LOFT, Anthropologie, Gap, and Banana Republic. I wear a size 4-6 in H&M and its sister stores (depending on the item). For stores that use juniors sizing, such as Forever 21 and ModCloth, I am usually a size small. My Uniqlo and Everlane size is either XS or small (again, depending on the item). Like Everlane, Grana includes garment measurements for each item. Browse all my Everlane and Grana reviews here.

Grana 'Silk Bomber' in soft olive — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Silk Bomber (soft olive, size S)

You may remember that I received the black silk bomber from Grana at the beginning of the year for the purpose of a review. I got that bomber in size XS but it's just a little bit too snug on my shoulders (and subsequently, the arms are a bit short). When they released the bomber in this gorgeous olive, I decided to give it a try in the size small for comparison. Even though I prefer the shorter length of the size XS, I love fit of the size small. It's comfortable in the body and the arms are long enough. It's also a gorgeous color! I did find the pockets to be easier to open up than the ones on my black jacket. If you're looking to buy it yourself, I'd size up for sleeve length (and/or if you have broad shoulders) unless you would rather have the cropped length of the smaller size. So far, I wore mine in a sporty outfit with a baseball cap and sneakers.

Grana's measurements: bust 42.1", neck width 6.3", length 21.1", sleeve length 27.6"
My measurements: bust 40.5", neck width 5", length 21.75", sleeve length 28"

Grana 'Cashmere Textured Sweater' in light heather grey — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Cashmere Textured Sweater (light heather grey, size XS)

This was definitely an impulse purchase. I was browsing the site when I went to order my cashmere joggers (below) and came across this beauty. I'm all about Operation: Wear Only the Coziest Sweaters right now and I thought this would be a welcome addition. I didn't realize how much I would fall in love with this sweater. It's the softest sweater I own, and that's saying a lot because I just got Everlane's waffle knit cashmere sweater, too. It's so soft. I could wear it every day! If there's one sweater you buy this winter, make it this one. You won't be disappointed.

I ended up with a size XS since it fits a bit oversized. The hem is slightly swingy, and I love the balloon sleeves, surprisingly. The knit is loose so it's a bit see-through, but I usually wear a slim top underneath for additional warmth and so I can wear my sweaters a few times between washes (Uniqlo's HEATTECH collection is my go-to). The length is perfect on me, and the sleeves are long enough to go over my wrists (always a plus when you have long arms, haha). I love the interesting pattern, too. I can't say enough good things about this sweater! I hope it doesn't pill up too much.

Grana's measurements: bust 39", length 23.2", sleeve length 22"
My measurements: bust 40.5", length 23", sleeve length 24"

Grana 'Cashmere Joggers' in light heather grey — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Cashmere Joggers (light heather grey, size S)

I ordered these joggers purely for fun. Everlane released their own cashmere sweatsuit (sweatshirt and joggers), and I knew Grana also made cashmere joggers, so I decided to splurge on a pair. I had a hard time deciding between size XS and size small but ultimately decided on the small because I didn't want them to be too tight. I love them! The cashmere is not as soft as my textured sweater or my cashmere boyfriend cardigan (reviewed here), but it's still nice. They're not too warm which is something I was worried about. I can still comfortably wear them and cozy up in a blanket without overheating. The side pockets are a nice touch. I found them to be slightly see through (you can kind of see the bottom of my top tucked above my butt in the last photo). They do stretch out with wear, especially around the knees, but I'm not surprised about that. I don't plan to wear these out of the house so it doesn't bother me. I have to say that the one thing I would change is the side tag...it's so itchy! It seems like you wouldn't notice it if you wore boy shorts under but it's still annoying to be able to only wear one type of underwear. I'm seriously considering cutting the itchy tag off (but often the cut edge is still itchy...). 

Grana's measurements: waist 27.6", hips 35.4", inseam 26.6"
My measurements: waist 26.5", hips 35", inseam 26.75", front rise 9.75"

If you found these reviews helpful and are new to Grana, please consider making an account with my referral link. You get 10% off your first order with the link! I would appreciate it so much. :) 

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Grana reviews: Pima v-neck tee, denim boyfriend shirt, Turkish denim high-rise cropped skinny jeans

When Grana released their new Turkish denim a couple of weeks ago, I knew I had to place an order to give it a try myself. I had just come across blush jeans at Madewell and was too excited to see that Grana also had a blush pair in their offering—and for such a reasonable price! I ordered a pair to try along with a couple of other items I wanted to check out: a pima v-neck tee (to compare to my v-neck tee from Everlane) and a light wash denim shirt.

If you are new to the brand and sign up using my referral link, you get 10% off your first order (and I get a credit). Shipping is a flat fee of $10 unless you spend $75, in which case it's free. Returns are also $10 (or free if you opt for store credit). They ship DHL, so your order arrives in two days, but be aware that you may need to sign for the package. NOTE: For April, Grana is offering free returns to U.S. customers. I placed this order a couple of weeks ago and received a USPS return label to a U.S. address. (It'd be awesome if there was always a U.S. return address available! It wasn't clear if this is going to be the new return process going forward.) It could take a few days longer for them to receive and process the return, though, so keep that in mind.

For sizing reference, I am typically a size XS/0 at J.Crew, Madewell, LOFT, Anthropologie, Gap, and Banana Republic. I wear a size 4-6 in H&M and its sister stores (depending on the item). For stores that use juniors sizing, such as Forever 21 and ModCloth, I am usually a size small. My Uniqlo and Everlane size is either XS or small (again, depending on the item; see my Everlane reviews here and here). Like Everlane, Grana includes garment measurements for each item.

Grana 'Pima V-neck T-shirt' in white — via Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Pima V-neck T-shirt (white, size XS)

As I mentioned above, I picked this tee because I have Everlane's version and wanted to see how Grana's version compared. The fit is comparable; this tee is slightly longer than Everlane's, but my Everlane tee shrunk a bit when it was washed. The Everlane tee also seems a touch looser. The sleeves are slightly longer here as well. I wish the tee was a bit shorter because it's kind of an awkward length on me and isn't the easiest length to tuck. I'm not sure if the neckline will curl like it did on my Everlane tee, but I guess we'll see after it's washed. I did, however, notice that this tee doesn't seem as sheer, and I think it's because it's slightly heavier than the Everlane tee. The price is the same so it's a great value. I still prefer the fit of their box cut tees (reviewed here).

Grana's measurements: bust 31.9", shoulder width 13.2", length 25.2", sleeve length 6.4"
My measurements: bust 31.5", shoulder width 13.125", length 25.5", sleeve length 6.675"

Grana 'Denim Boyfriend Shirt' in stone and bleach wash — via Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Denim Boyfriend Shirt (stone and bleach wash, size XS)

I have been wanting to try a slightly different long-sleeved chambray shirt, so I decided to try one from Grana (debating between this denim shirt and their chambray boyfriend shirt). I ended up going with the denim boyfriend shirt because I preferred the lighter wash and how the buttons matched the shirt instead of being white like on the chambray shirt. The fit of the XS is really good on me. The sleeves are a good length and the shoulder width isn't too tight on my broad shoulders. The length is longer than I would prefer, but it's still a great shirt. I love that it's not heavy at all! It's actually softer than my other chambray shirt and doesn't feel like normal denim to me. It's a nice weight—not too heavy/structured or too soft.

Grana's measurements: bust 40.2", shoulder width 16.1", length 28", collar 14.2", sleeve length 22.2"
My measurements: bust 39", shoulder width 15.25", length 27.25", collar 13.5", sleeve length 22.25"

Grana 'Turkish Denim High-Rise Cropped Skinny Jeans' in blush — via Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Turkish Denim High-Rise Cropped Skinny Jeans (blush, size 26)

I placed this order mostly because I was dying to try these jeans! Madewell released a pair of blush skinny jeans that I put on my wish list, and when Grana released their own version, I had to try their's since I wasn't quite sure that they would work for me and they were less expensive (only $59).

I have to say—these jeans are amazing! I never tried their Japanese denim skinny jeans (though I believe the denim shirt above is made from their Japanese denim), so I didn't have anything to compare it to except my other denim brands. These fit true to size and surprisingly well (I'm normally a 25 in Madewell denim; I measured my high-rise pair which most closely corresponded to a 26 in these, so that's what I got). They didn't even bag out anywhere after wearing them and moving around for a full day. I've yet to wash them, but I don't plan to tumble dry them just because I don't tumble dry any of my jeans.

The rise is quite high on me (up to my belly button), but they don't dig in at all! I find them more comfortable to sit in than my Madewell high-rise jeans. The only things to note are the length and the color. Clearly these aren't cropped on my borderline-petite self, but I don't mind—at least they aren't too long! The color, however, is pretty close to my skin color. Some people thought I looked naked (my brothers), others didn't (my roommate and my boyfriend). I still think I look naked sometimes, lol. I'm hoping it won't be so bad once I have some summer color. They are awesome and I'm definitely considering a second pair in a different color!

Grana's measurements: relaxed waist 25.4", hips 29.4", front rise 10.6", inseam 27.2", leg opening 9.3"
My measurements: relaxed waist 25", hips 29.5", front rise 10.5", inseam 27", leg opening 9"

If you found these reviews helpful and are new to Grana, please consider making an account with my referral link. You get 10% off your first order with the link! I would appreciate it so much. :) 

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Grana reviews: Silk bomber, silk sleeveless shirt dress, flannel shirt dress

I'm back with another round of Grana reviews! Once again, I've partnered with Grana for this post (I picked out items to review, but they did not pay me for this post; of course, all opinions are my own). This time, I picked out some potential closet staples: a silk bomber jacket, a silk sleeveless shirt dress, and a flannel shirt dress (with long sleeves!).

If you are new to the brand and sign up using my referral link, you get 10% off your first order (and I get a credit). Shipping is a flat fee of $10 unless you spend $75, in which case it's free. Returns are also $10 (or free if you opt for store credit). They ship DHL, so your order arrives in two days, but be aware that you may need to sign for the package. I reviewed my first order here (including the return process), my second order here, my third order here, and my fourth order here if you're interested in seeing what else I've purchased.

For sizing reference, I am typically a size XS/0 at J.Crew, Madewell, LOFT, Anthropologie, Gap, and Banana Republic. I wear a size 4-6 in H&M and its sister stores (depending on the item). For stores that use juniors sizing, such as Forever 21 and ModCloth, I am usually a size small. My Uniqlo and Everlane size is either XS or small (again, depending on the item; see my Everlane reviews here and here). Like Everlane, Grana includes garment measurements for each item.

Grana 'Silk Bomber' in black — via Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Silk Bomber (black, size XS)

I love bomber jackets, so picking this jacket was a no-brainer! I had a hard time deciding between black or navy, though. I ended up going with black because I thought I would get more wear out of it. I got my usual size XS which fits slightly small. The arms are a bit short, and I can zip it up fine, but the shoulders are snug. I would size up if you have broad shoulders like me. Otherwise, I love the cropped length for wearing with skirts/dresses (and high-rise jeans as shown here). My favorite part is the smooth feel of the fabric, unlike my other silk pieces (including the dress below, which is more textured than smooth). It feels luxurious! It's fully lined on the interior and also features double welt side pockets (which come sewn shut). 

Grana's measurements: bust 40.2", length 20.7", neck width 6.1", sleeve length 27.2"
My measurements: bust 39", length 20.5", neck width 6.25", sleeve length 27"

Grana 'Silk Sleeveless Shirt Dress' in black — via Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Silk Sleeveless Shirt Dress (black, size XS)

I also had a hard time deciding between black and navy in this dress. I originally was set on navy until I really thought about it, and I figured I'd get more outfit options out of the black dress. I love how this dress is simple but still appropriate for many different occasions. I got my usual XS, which fits well! It's ever-so-slightly tight in the bust. I also like the tie to add shape. The length is great, but the shorter sides may be too short for some workplaces. Like my other silk items, it's prone to static. I lathered my legs in lotion to keep it from sticking, but I could still feel the static on top (though it didn't cling that terribly). The collar is snug but not uncomfortable when the buttons are done up completely. It's fully-lined and not sheer at all.

Grana's measurements: bust 35.8", shoulder width 13.4", body length 35.4", collar 14.6"
My measurements: bust 34", shoulder width 13", front length 34.5", back length 35.5", side length 31.25", collar 14.25"

Grana 'Flannel Shirt Dress' in dark blue — via Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Flannel Shirt Dress (dark blue, size XS)

I picked this dress because I've been wanting a dress with long sleeves for cooler days. This dress is literally like wearing socially acceptable cozy pajamas. I got it in my usual size XS and it fits fairly loose through the body, so the belt (which is removable) is a nice touch to add shape. It has side pockets, which is great but they do add bulk around the hips. The sleeve length is a touch shorter than I would prefer on my long arms, and the shoulders are slightly tight. I do like the length, though. It's worth noting that it does not button all the way to the bottom, so there is a bit of a slit in the front that may make it inappropriate for workplaces. The material feels substantial and warm. This is a great option if you've been in the market for a long-sleeved, cozy, pajama-like dress! (I may have gotten a dress that was cut strangely since it looks uneven along the hem from the back.)

Grana's measurements: bust 38.5", shoulder width 15.7", length 36.2", collar 14.5", sleeve length 21.8"
My measurements: bust 36.5", shoulder width 15.5", length 34.75", collar 14.5", sleeve length 21.75"

If you found these reviews helpful and are new to Grana, please consider making an account with my referral link. You get 10% off your first order with the link! I would appreciate it so much. :) 

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Pima box tee, denim A-line skirt, Italian Sensitive underwear
Pima modal tank, silk shell, silk shorts
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