The Fair Isle Sweater

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I have always loved Fair Isle sweaters and became completely obsessed with them when I saw Megan Fox in one a few years ago in a magazine, but had no clue where the name Fair Isle came from until I looked it up via The Google yesterday. The Google always seems to answer my questions when I become curious…

Did you know that Fair Isle is a knitting technique? (Probably, I’m just behind…)  Fair Isle knitting is where stitches are knit alternately in different colors. And guess WHAT?! Fair Isle was named after Fair Isle (go figure?!?!?!), which is a small island in Scotland. Fair Isle became well-known in the 1920s when the Prince of Wales (Edward VIII) wore Fair Isle sweaters/sweater tanks to golfing events and out and about. Thank you Google for taking me to the answers. Now I know, and I apologize if the rest of you already knew this! On a final note: now I really want to go back to Scotland

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Fair Isle Wrap Sweater, Forever 21 (OLD, but similar here) :: Coral Jeans, ZARA (Similar here) :: Ruffle Blouse, Primark (Similar here) :: Booties, Steve Madden via DSW (Similar here) :: Bracelet, Boutique in Italy (Similar here) :: Name Plate Necklace, Etsy (Buy here) :: OPI La Paz-Itively Hot Nail Polish

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41 Comments

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    Rachel
    February 12, 2013 at 7:05 AM

    Fair Isle reminds me of winter- always! This one is very pretty, and your makeup looks gorgeous!

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    Jenny
    February 12, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    Ha ha ha, I too have a love for Fair Isle, but don’t worry, I only learned that it was a knitting technique back in the Fall when I also used ‘The Google’ to find that out. :) You look adorable and so perfect for a wintery day!

    xo Jenny
    http://www.crazystylelove.com

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    Amy
    February 12, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    I had no idea there was so much meaning behind fair isle! You look adorable in this sweater and I’m loving the color of the jeans.

    xo Amy

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    Ginny
    February 12, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Very pretty Rachel :) I really like how you’ve styled it too :)
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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    Lynn
    February 12, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Cute sweater! Those boots are fabulous as well!

    XO Your Lifestyle Upgrade

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    Bethie the Boo
    February 12, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    I love this! I have always found Fair Isle sweaters to be really cute, but I’ve never had one. I absolutely love how you styled yours!

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    Ashley
    February 12, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Love Fair Isle! And I love how you’ve paired it with coral skinnies. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    Alyssa
    February 12, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Your makeup looks flawless here, Rachel! I love this look :)

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      Rachel
      February 12, 2013 at 10:50 AM

      Awww thanks darling! I like the weekends when I can spend a bit more time “perfecting” my make up before going out. During the week… I am usually in a rush from sleeping in haha!

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    Briseidy
    February 12, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    love your sweater! you look amazing! great photos :)

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    Julie, from prosecco to plaid
    February 12, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    You look so pretty! Love the pop of color in the pants. xo, Julie

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    two birds
    February 12, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    what a cute sweater…and thanks for the lesson! you learn something new every day! i also love your boots!

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    Sofia
    February 12, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Beautiful look on you.

    If you get a sec, check out me latest post ‘Ripple Effect’.

    XO
    Sofia

    stylishinlove.blogspot.com

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      Sofia
      February 12, 2013 at 3:13 PM

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    Rachel
    February 12, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Very pretty, and so perfect for February!

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    Sharon
    February 12, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Thanks for the little Fair Isle lesson! Your sweater looks SO warm and comfy! These photos are gorgeous with all the snow around.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    JCrew giveaway!

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    Anonymous
    February 12, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Super cute outfit! I love that Fair Isle Wrap and the color of your pants.

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.wordpress.com

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    Closet Fashionista
    February 12, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    Ooh I love that sweater!! I’m a bit fair isle obsessed too, haha…always drawn to it in the stores :)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    Cammila
    February 12, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    I love Faire Isle and I never knew any of that. So thanks for the lesson!

    Also: LOVE it with the bright jeans. :)

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    Olivia
    February 12, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Love the sweater! And I’m never opposed to gaining some random knowledge, so thanks! :) xo

    go for the glam

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    Elizabeth
    February 12, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Cute outfit! Love that cozy sweater + how you paired it with bright jeans!

    xx Elizabeth
    Champaign Taste

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    milex
    February 12, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    gorgeous!

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    Rachel's Fashion Patch
    February 12, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    I have wanted a jumper like this for the longest time! It looks so warm and cosy! xxx

    http://www.rachelsfashionpatch.blogspot.com

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    Ashley
    February 12, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    This outfit is gorgeous! I love the printed sweater, the ruffles in your top, and the color of your jeans. So very sweet ♥

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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    Sam
    February 12, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    The print is awesome on your sweater. Great piece for winter for sure. You look great and let me tell you that you have a gorgeous blue eyes dear. Thank you for visiting my blog and for the sweet thoughts.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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    ashley
    February 12, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    What a cute sweater!!

    xo Ashley
    http://www.ashnfashn.com

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    AJ
    February 12, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Thanks for the fun facts! That sweater is fab, so cozy but stylish! Love it with the salmon skinnies!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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    Jill Erickson
    February 13, 2013 at 4:32 AM

    Ha! I love me a history lesson. Aaaaaand you're adorable.

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    Fierce & Fashionable
    February 12, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    I love everything about this outfit! That pants are a great color and I really want a sweater like that!

    xx Michelle

    Fierce & Fashionable

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    Inna
    February 13, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Haha I think we are on the same page. I had no idea what Fair Isle knitting was. Regardless you look adorable and beautiful as always. I’m glad we discovered blogs!

    P.S thanks for your lovely comment on AshN’Fashn blog today, I appreciated the mention of my blog.

    Xo Inna

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    Silvia
    February 13, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    You look amazing! I am doing a giveaway at my blog and would love you to enter <3<3

    http://lovesushiandfashion.blogspot.com.es/

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    Mathilde
    February 13, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    I love the pants so much! lovely look.
    xoxo
    parisian-fairytale.blogspot.fr

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    Emily Ah Tye
    February 13, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    So pretty! I love that sweater!

    <a href="http://www.emilybeth5.blogspot.com">xo Emily Beth</a>.

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    Franziska
    February 13, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    you look so pretty in these pictures. seriously.

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    amy
    February 13, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    your look great. I hope you are having a great week.

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    Ani
    February 15, 2013 at 6:29 AM

    Rachel, seriously I think your style is getting more stunnish everytime when I look at it. I love that fabrique mixing going on between cozyness, feminity and girlyness. And that snowy winterland adds that perfect finish touch to it :-)

    ani
    http://www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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    Emily Devine
    February 15, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Love this outfit! Those pants are such a great color. And you look so pretty in the snow!

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    oomph.
    February 15, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    i was qyite obsessed with fair isle a couple years ago…i just love it, too! i did not know the meaning behind it, thanks for sharing! your sweater looks pretty here with the wintry backdrop!

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    Susan
    February 17, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Gorgeous sweater. I love the color of the jeans as well.

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