As a layering piece this hits the mark however the peach color is rather dark...great color for fall and winter. I've layered it with brown and it looks great. I haven't washed it yet so I can't report. As far as size goes I did go up one size for a looser, more casual look.
Perfect for an event I was attending with a pair of dress slacks and plain white blouse. Was able to dress it up with the shrug and a little jewelry.
True to size. Looks better in person than pictured. What you do not see is the wonderfully white lace hood attached to the sweater like a hoody. The material is on the thin side, but it can be worn with an under-T-shirt. The pattern on the v-neck is beautiful as is the soft fringe on the bottom of the sweater. It feels soft too.