SALE ALERT

Until 12/5 at midnight PST, take 60% off sale styles at Ann Taylor with code SALE60.

Picks: Pearlized Crystal Statement Necklace, Turtleneck Tunic, Dragonfly Large Pin, Jungle Cat Border Scarf, Suede Foldover Clutch, Wool Tie Back Sweater, Jeweled Flower Necklace, Pindot Fluted Blouse, Ruffle Shoulder Top, Mock Neck Tunic, and Marigold Shirtdress.

Shipping is free on orders over $175; free returns to stores.

Cozy Sweaters for Fall: Zara

October 15, 2013

From left to right: Cable-Knit Sweater | Cable Knit Sweater | Boys' Knitted Sweater
I've been actively looking for durable cable knit sweaters with a narrow gauge since last winter but my efforts were repeatedly thwarted by poor timing and unrealistic expectations.

My search continues this fall and I suspect this will turn into a multi-part series so have designated it as such.

My first stop was Zara, known for affordability and trendiness, and it did not disappoint.

Boys' Knitted Sweater - size 11/12 - Ecru
Advantage: At $39.90, it is reasonably priced (a similar J. Crew boys' sweater costs nearly twice as much) for a fisherman's sweater.
Disadvantage: unflattering fit (unsurprising as it is meant for adolescent boys); the braid pattern also doesn't extend to the back of the sweater.
Length: 23.5" | Bust: 17"
Cable Knit Sweater - size S - Ecru
Advantage: is a great color, warm, and not particularly bulky.
Disadvantage: has 3/4 sleeves; I also wish the stitch patterns were more varied.
Length: 22" | Bust: 17.5" | Sleeves: 17"
Cable-Knit Sweater - size S - Nude
Advantage: This is a very warm, tightly-knit, perfectly functional sweater.
Disadvantage: Lack of color variety (only comes in "nude" and navy).
Length: 26" | Sleeves: 26.5"
Boat Neck Sweater (Short-sleeve version) - size S - Black
Advantage: Drapes well, is comfortable, comes in half a dozen colors, and is very affordable at $16.90.
Disadvantage: Thin, tissue-weight fabric that attracts lint.

Sweater with Faux Leather Elbow Patches - size S - Black
The style is cropped and the elbow patches are somewhat oversized (both qualities I consider pluses but can see them being unattractive traits to others). I almost want to get it in both colors.
My next stop is L.L. Bean.

While Columbus Day is behind us, sales and promotions are still going strong.

Select petite styles are up to 70% off at ASOS.

Sale styles are an extra 30% off at J. Crew with code FALLSALE. This offer is both online and in stores.


Take 35% off your entire purchase at the Gap with code GAP24HR.

Get 40% off your purchase at American Eagle with code 09L27551.

Enjoy 40% off your purchase at Ann Taylor, no code needed.

Happy shopping!

You Might Also Like

0 comments

Privacy and Sponsorship Policy

Thank you for visiting Fast Food & Fast Fashion!

Traffic data of visitors are collected for statistical purposes but not shared with third parties who are not sponsors or affiliates.

I do on occasion accept gifted items and will disclose them on individual posts. Sidebar advertising and affiliate links are used on this site and often generate commissions.

Popular Posts

Recent Posts

Subscribe