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Dec 13, 2019

Fashion Over Forty: A Fair Isle Sweater I Will Wear All Winter

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When I saw this snowflake fair isle sweater at the Nordstrom site I fell in love with these colors and the pattern, I simply had to have it!  But at the cost I wasn't sure I could justify the purchase. Then I had a bright idea :-) You might remember a green boatneck sweater post I shared in a post several weeks ago, where I mentioned I had also purchased it in white and navy, and couldn't decide which one of those two to keep. Well, both sweaters were still in my closet never worn and tags attached, so guess what! I decided to send them both back. I did love them but they were on the thin side, not really meant for our winters and did I really need it in all 3 colors??!! Luckily Nordstrom has a fantastic return policy and even though the sweaters were purchased almost 6 months ago, I was able to return for a full credit as they were never worn.

Here is when I first tried it on right after my hair appointment when it arrived in the mail. I wanted to see how it looked on me before actually wearing it out in public and making the decision of keeping or sending back.

I've since worn it on three different occasions... an area Christmas market, shopping downtown and a school function. I've worn it pretty much the same way each time, so no separate pictures besides the try-on above. 

While it's perfect for those occasions, I think this snowflake print and the colors will work well throughout winter when we have to deal with coldest months of the year. The sweater is sooooo warm and soft! 

I'm wearing my AG skinny jeans I found on eBay for a great price. If you don't like shopping for pre-owned jeans, you can find this brand at Nordstrom Rack at a discounted price, otherwise for $$$ at Nordstrom. Bloomingdales also carries these jeans. And right now until Dec. 16th you'll save 25% for their Friends and Family event - AG Jeans included. No coupon code is needed, the prices will adjust in the cart. 

                      >>>>>Sale Alert at Bloomingdales! SAVE 25% OFF A LARGE SELECTION OF ITEMS, Plus Get FREE SHIPPING on Everything. No Code Needed - Ends 12/16

My fur lined winter boots are by Bare Traps, purchased a couple of winters ago from DSW. While DSW no longer sells this style, they are available from Amazon. These boots are so comfortable with the leather upper and moulded sole, and the shearling lining keeps my feet warm. They run true to size. 

I did add a black puffer vest on two of the three days I've worn this sweater and it was all I needed  to stay warm. (On the third day earlier this week I had to wear my winter coat as it was very cold on that day.) 

This vest is by Aeropostale, borrowed from my daughter as it's a little thicker than my black Old Navy vest. I'm wearing XS but a Small would have been a  better fit for me from this brand as they have Junior sizing (I think). This specific vest is from last year so I can't link to it, but Aeropostale does have several puffer vests in stock and most are currently marked at under $15 with free shipping on orders of $25 or more. 

My Chaps bag is old and  no longer available. This black crossbody bag would be a similar option. 

While this sweater is still plenty available in the green/pink combo, the color I chose seems to be very popular as it's almost sold out. But you might be lucky. I've noticed an occasional restock as well, so if your size isn't currently available, be sure to check back throughout the day. 

I've linked to a few other favorites below. Remember these and some of links above are affiliate links, meaning I may earn a small commission if you purchase something through the links, but as always at no cost to you. 


Loft & Gap
3. How about a cozy Fair Isle Cardigan?

(currently marked at Buy one Get One 60% off and Shipping to Store is Free)

1. Oatmeal Combo Sweater (also avail. in plus sizes)

So what do you think of the Fair Isle sweater trend? Would it be a style you'd wear for the rest of the winter or just during the holidays? I definitely plan on wearing mine until the end of February. I may receive some funny looks, but whatever ... as long as it keeps me warm I don't really care!

And that would be it for today. I have a busier (for me) than usual day ahead of me...Christmas cards still haven't been sent and most of them are going overseas so I need to get them out today. I also want/need to start making cutout Christmas cookies and then I have to take my daughter shopping for a gift after school. Busy times for sure! Hope you're having a fun weekend with some time to relax!

As always thanks so much for visiting! 

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Marilyn said...

Cute outfit! Love the sweater
Have a great day!

Jennifer said...

I love fair isle sweaters!!

Effortlessly Sophisticated

the 4 M's said...

I think fair isle sweaters are perfect for winter. The one you chose is really pretty! I do not have one so maybe next year I will grab one: I have reached my quota of sweaters for this year!

Joanne said...

Thanks for this round up! I Have been searching out Fair Isle sweaters like crazy this winter trying to find one "just right." You look adorable in yours.

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Marilyn. Same to you!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks for stopping by, Jennifer.

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Mireille. This is my first fair isle sweater (at least in my adult years LOL). They're so fun! I too better stay away from buying more sweaters at the moment, although I have a feeling I might get one for Christmas :-)

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much! Hope you can find one that you like!

Amy Johnson said...

What a beautiful sweater, I love it with the black vest. I find since I don't go out much anymore that I can spend more on a few nice pieces and just buy "less".

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Amy! Buying less but instead buying quality pieces is definitely the way to go!

Claire Justine said...

Such a lovely jumper. Love the pattern :) Thanks for stopping by the blog hop this week.

Shelbee on the Edge said...

The colors on this sweater are so striking on you! Absolutely lovely. And I am glad you were able to get refund on the sweaters you haven’t worn.


mummabstylish said...

Cute, and I agree you'll get plenty of wear from this over the Winder. Jacqui x

Just Live Joy said...

Love this sweater on you the colors are so pretty!

Mica said...

Such a cosy looking top! It's great you could return the other ones and I'm sure you'll continue to get a lot of wear from this! I don't see a lot of fair isle things around here but we don't need a lot of knits in winter really, haha!

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