J.Crew Merino Fair Isle Sweater

You’ll never find me anywhere near a mall on Black Friday but I did indulge in some online shopping Wednesday night (since you know, Black Friday really starts online Wednesday night. Next year, it will start on Halloween.) My rewards card was burning a hole in my wallet and after talking myself out of the J.Crew plaid Ettas (maybe if they didn’t have the studded toe…) I decided to pick up a few basics, including the Merino Fair Isle Sweater. I’m loving all of the heavier sweaters coming back in trend, but in slimmer shapes than in years past. This is a sweater that I can cozy up with a turtleneck and jeans to hang out on the family ski trip or dress up with a silk blouse underneath and dress pants and heels for work. 08427_KP3051 I almost looked past this sweater online since the cover photo showed this in navy/burgundy which didn’t catch my eye at first. I love the black and white mix and I’m glad I didn’t debate to order with the 30% promo because it’s already sold out in all sizes but XL. I haven’t been in to my store lately to see if they have it there. The sweater arrived today and I am in love.  It’s a thick sweater without being too thick and I really don’t think the sleeves are that short (they claim to be bracelet). I took my usual J.Crew sweater size of medium in this sweater, I probably could have gone up for a looser fit, but I like the more fitted look. I can see this sweater being in constant rotation for years to come.  A few other items came from the sale order I placed last week, including the Silk boy blouse in Tossed Hearts and wouldn’t you know, it’s a perfect pair with this sweater. I cannot wait to wear this combination of blouse and sweater together! Here’s a quick peek – I just need a good statement necklace to top it off and I will be all set!


So what do you think of this sweater? Can I pull it off casual and dressy? Would love to know what you think and thanks for visiting!









6 responses to “J.Crew Merino Fair Isle Sweater”

  1. Lisa - respect the shoes Avatar

    That’s a great sweater – and does it have beading on it (or are those teeny tiny pom poms? I think it’d be a fun piece you could wear both casually and more dressed up for work. I like how you paired it with the hearts blouse, it keeps the whole mixed patterned vibe of the sweater going.

    1. fablifeforever Avatar

      Lisa, they are little pom poms, not beads. I absolutely love it!! Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment!!

  2. C Avatar

    Bought this sweater for my gf for Christmas, just a little nervous on the sizing. Curious if you have any jcrew coats? If so are you a medium in them as well. I might have ordered this too small…

    1. fablifeforever Avatar

      Hi – I’m a size 10-12 in J.Crew coats, so a M/L depending on the coat. I take a medium in almost all J.Crew sweaters and 10-12 in their blouses. Hope this helps!

  3. maryeb Avatar

    Thanks for the review. The close up pic is great. I didn’t know it had that adorable pom pom detail. It looks amazing with the blouse.

    1. fablifeforever Avatar

      Thanks you! I totally love this sweater. Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment 🙂

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