Last fall when Zara came out with their oversized plaid scarf, I immediately purchased one - large, flannel, and comfy? I'm all over it.
Unfortunately I should have taken the term "blanket scarf" more literally - it was ginormous. I sent it back, but had major scarf FOMO all winter after seeing it over and over again. Fortunately for all of us, Target really knows what trendy things to pick up on, and made a very very similar scarf this year. I think it's even better than the original though, because it isn't as blanket-like but still oversized and comfy.
Best part? It's half the price of the original, and you can pick up a gallon of milk at the same time.
Or a couple of gold throw pillows to make yourself feel better after an exam. Just me?