Sunday, 24 November 2013

Festive Jumper

Gone are the days of dread brought on by that hand knitted Christmas jumper from some great great aunt twice removed. In the last few years people have been embracing the Christmas jumper. No one would be laughing at Mark Darcy now in his festive jumper. No.  Wether they actually make someone look chic and fashionable is another question, but I love the sense of fun they bring to an outfit.
Some may be disappointed after reading all that, after all I'm not wearing a jumper with Father Christmas standing alongside ruidoff with a flashing light for his red nose. Nor is it the Christmas puddings jumper from Primark, which still makes me giggle! If you've not seen it, I'm sure you can guess the placement of the puddings. My jumper is extremely subtle. It has that Christmas feel with the colours and shapes within the pattern.

Jumper -  Boutique by Jaeger - charity shop - £8
Jeans - charity shop £4
Brougues - Office - charity shop - £15
Brooch - Lea stein - Gift
Hand Bag - Osprey - Gift

I've not worn this brooch for a long time, mainly because I wasn't sure what to wear it with but I think it goes nicely with my jumper. Lea Stein makes some amazing jewellery.
I didn't realise until I put it all on, that my whole outfit has been thrifted (apart from the gifts - both from my Grandma) and comes to a grand total of £27. A fraction of what the jumper alone would have cost. I know it's not for everyone and the idea of wearing someone else's clothes isn't all that appealing but, not everything you find will have been used before. These shoes by office were brand new.

Have you got a Christmas jumper this year? 

Emma Xx

I apologise for the not so scenic door step background which sadly may feature a lot while its so cold out!


  1. This is such a cute outfit - I love the brogues! Also, how did you create those waves in your hair? They're gorge xxx

    Hips Like Cinderella

    1. Thnak you lovely!
      My hair is so easy - I plait it when its wet and it comes out in waves, normally with more form than today but thats because I forgot to replait them last night.

      Emma Xx

    2. Thanks for letting me know! Will definitely have to give this a try! xxx

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  3. Perfect snuggly jumper for the cold! Very cute, and festive, without meaning you can only wear it on the day itself.