I wanted a something that I could wear around the house and out around town during the cold days and nights, this is perfect for that. I love snuggling up in it and it keeps me so warm. I wear a size US 10 and decided to buy a large but most likely could have gone with a medium as it is a little big, which is just fine. This has become a favorite and I couldn't be happier that I bought it. I bought the Oatmeal and I love the little specks of golden orange, black, and the teeny bits of teal. I am truly happy that I bought this.