My New Sweater

Followers of my Instagram (here) will know all about this new purchase. It was bought during a prosecco-fueled panic shop on Christmas Eve in Bath. We were supposed to pop in and buy a book for Gus' Dad, but we accidentally had some bubbles and an hour later I found myself in Whistles oogling over all the new-ins...

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Whistles fell off my radar last year as it got a bit of a reputation for being incredibly overpriced and went into a pattern of producing "you can't sit with us" East London hipster type clothes. In other words; not my kind of thing. But the window of the Bath store caught my eye; this sweater is so colourful and bright it has picked me up on an otherwise dull and dreary day. Today is Monday and it's tube strike day, meaning my usual 20 minute commute to Shoreditch took me well over two hours. If I hadn't spent so long waiting for the damn thing, I'd have considered throwing myself under the train - really was a hellish journey. I say this before attempting the one home, wish me luck...

outfit details at the base of this post

I love that it's essentially a navy sweater so goes with everything, but the embroidered detail makes it a little bit special and gives it a little va-va-voom... I hope that makes sense. I've worn it to death since I got it, even paired it with a white collared shirt, black skinnies and heels for date night (which looked really good, even if we're taught that navy and black is a cardinal sin). This "look" is what I like to call "waking up earlier than your boyfriend so grabbing the first things you find so as not to wake him up..." which is something I go for at least twice a week...

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Overall Whistles seems to have changed it's tune and I really recommend taking a look at their new collection here. On top of that their sale is incredible; this lace top and this breton tee are both £35 - and I've included quite of a lot of their stuff in my discount/sale edit on the blog here. Other things of note in this post have to be the shoes (from L.K.Bennett's athleisure collection, here) and my jeans which were a complete bargain from Levis at Bicester Village (£25!). 

Whatever you're doing today I hope you get home in a decent time (particularly aimed at Londoners) and are able to put your feet up. Hell it's needed, the first five-dayer on 2017 already feels like the longest week of all time...

Outfit details (click link for details)
jeans = as worn, Levi / similar for less here (£17.50 in the sale)

Photos taken using the Olympus PL7 at John Lewis here.

1 comment

Ellen said...

I find navy and black to be a very sophisticated combination, if styled correctly. Black and brown though, not so sure about that.

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