Sweater: Lands End Canvas Lambswool Sweater/Snood, sz. XS
Jeans: Lands End Girls Garment Dyed Jeans, sz. 16 Girls
Boots: J Shoes
So here I am wearing LEC just after I complained that I couldn't find much to love this season either due to design or too-high prices. This sweater actually falls into the latter category. While very cute and well made, at $90 originally, I felt it was overpriced---at least for me. I love, love, love the Nordic feel to this sweater but $90 of heavy lambswool in south Texas? Um. no.
But just before Thanksgiving, LEC had a week of promos, and 30% off sweaters was the deal one day. Then, Lands End had a promo of their own for an extra 40% off one item, and the promos were stackable. Now we were getting somewhere! I knew I could get some wear out of it when we took our holiday road trip, so for under $40, I decided to give it a try.
It did not disappoint (see, I told you I truly do want to love LEC). The sweater is a very heavy lambswool blend (the blend is due to the chenille used for the fair isle pattern). I would say that the sweater is semi-itchy. Not the softest lambswool in the world, but I was able to tolerate wearing it with just a cami underneath. It also came with a detachable snood to give the sweater different looks. I wasn't so sure about the snood thing at first, but both Husband and Child said they liked it, so I decided I'd give it a try. Jury is still out on if I'll wear it with the snood again. I think I like it sans snood (or maybe it's just the word snood I don't like. Snood. It sounds kind of stupid if you say it enough, eh?).
Anyway, as to the fit, it's boxy. Not obnoxiously so, but it's not a slim or trim sweater that could fit under a blazer or anything. That said, I still liked the fit. Maybe it will hide some of the holiday cookies I ate. I took my normal LEC size XS in this. I do love the blue/white fair isle combo and as I mentioned it definitely has a Nordic feel to it. Again, not the most appropriate for deep south Texas, but I'm 1/2 Norwegian so that's going to be my excuse.
If you can snag this one on sale, I'd say go for it. It's still a very well made sweater, and I can certainly attest to it being toasty warm.