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Cos has finally launched its online shop, which means I can enjoy its jumper selection from the comfort of my sofa. It’s a particular biannual pleasure of mine to invest in a new Cos jumper, preferably grey or navy; I am definitely a jeans and jumper person. It’s a source of never-ending delight that I can wear this uniform to work and no one thinks it’s weird. Currently I could be in the market for a white or red cable-knit sweater but LET’S NOT GO CRAZY.
Oh lovely lovely jumpers. How could I ever choose between your delightful, dull, woollennesses?
This one with ready-snipped thumbholes, may be my dream jumper. This might test the patience of even my colleagues though. For that reason, the one with a bow wins this time.
Tomorrow: more hot jumper action.
It’s September and that means new stationary and things for “turning over a new leaf” (I wasn’t a model student at actual school and got asked to do this a lot). There is so much I would buy this season if only I had the money, so I’ll have to look at these bits and pieces and dream. Cos seriously needs to start doing a student discount AMIRITE.
For work and uni:
For chilling at home, minus the jacket and shoes and plus a blanket and a laptop (like right now):
I have a skirt a bit like this and it gets a lot of wear despite having a really small waistband - I got it from a charity shop. If I had a version that actually fit me I would probably wear it every day.
Or I could go for something a bit different like this high-waisted bow skirt. I do adore a colourful, prim look but always fall at the last hurdle of scruffbagness. I would need a blouse to go with this as I am dyed in the wool t-shirt person.
Between scruffbagness and Topshop’s student discount, this looking like a favourite to enter my wardrobe. It’s grey jumper CHECK. It has French writing on it CHECK. If I lose my voice while visiting my boyfriend’s family I can just point at my jumper instead.
I’m pretty miffed to discover the shoes I was planning to save up for at F-troupe are already sold out. And that they are a bit more expensive than I thought, at £99.00. So I’m actually wavering over the issue of loafers, a place I never thought I would go. I need flat shoes and the grandmother chic going around looks really tempting to me. I wouldn’t even be wearing them ironically, it would be as a testament to grandmas, a category of person loved by all, especially me. Sometime I wish I could skip being a parent and go straight to being a grandma.
I’ve been cautious about elevating Leighton Meester to my stable of favourite starlets, but I think she’s drawn the line between herself and Blair Waldorf in bold enough ink now. It’s not that I don’t enjoy Gossip Girl, but it’s one thing to like a character and another to like the actor. This week I’ve seen two whole images of Leighton out at events wearing jumpers.
I love this micro-trend for being deceptively impractical. You might think, oh a jumper, nice and cosy. And I have seen a lady at the corner shop this week wearing just a jumper with no top underneath (believe me, the situation was clear). But I wouldn’t like to be stuck in a bar with no under-layer to retreat to. I also love it for being incongruously non-sexy. These are great outfits.
p.s. This looks like the combo of so many things I strangely love: country music and Gwyneth Paltrow. Add Leighton and I’m now so watching this on DVD next year.
It is a cold and awkward day here in London, and I am huddling under blankets. Soon I will watch Mamma Mia on DVD, but for now I am opening my imaginary calendar, whose Tardis-like properties impress me greatly, and finding this delightful jumper. Why don’t I own a sequinned jumper? There is a hole in my wardrobe where this item should be, in a world where everything is fair.
- A loves macaroons. A loves fabulous things. Ergo, if I had any money, I would buy her these special Christian Louboutin macaroon boxes from Laduree. FYI, if you ever have a row with her, she can bought back with macaroons. Incidentally, my dear fellow-blogger is on her way up to Edinburgh to enjoy the festival so hopefully she can will report back from there at some point
- I have a love for anything ultra-default, like clean new spiral-bound notebooks and grey sweatshirts. This jumper from French Connection takes my beloved sweatshirt and raises it two sequinned bunnies. This seems ideal for Nap purposes, i.e. hanging around in the house keeping warm.
As I am rather house-bound at the moment I have had plenty of time to do creative pursuits, although I have not really done this and have instead been spending my time watching tv. I did make space in my busy schedule to make something for my boyfriend’s birthday. It was a special birthday but I have no money to buy him fabulous gifts or jet him off anywhere so I made him this poster because he loves vintage-style posters and we have a few of old films like “The Leech-Woman” etc. I bought DVDs of and downloaded loads of disaster films like “The Towering Inferno” and now we have to watch them all in a “Disaster Movies Season” culminating in the amazing-looking “2012; Mayan Apocalypse”.
I have included the contentious sub-genre of “Alien Invasion inc. Destruction of Landmarks” because I really wanted to get the DVD of Independence Day, one of my all-time favourites. I would also have argued that “Jurassic Park” is a disaster movie but I saw that on tv the other day so I am good for the time being.
Here you can see the many stages I went through in making the poster, which I did while watching Gilmore Girls, a terrible program. Hopefully none of its themes have seeped into the tone of the poster.
I noticed that we haven’t done a boy’s post for a while. And for that, I’m sorry but, honestly, I don’t know what boys like to wear. I know what I like boys to wear but that really isn’t the same as what they like. Obviously, boys like lots of different things although most boys I know would agree that a) there isn’t much choice out there for men, and b) two-tone shirts are always wrong.
So, I guess, for now anyway, I’ll have to go with what I like via Oki-ni, the menswear/lifestyle shop (I’m certain they would rather I called it an ‘experience’ though).
At least most men would agree that good quality and good cut is important – in fact, that’s not really a gender specific thing. I like these brights from V-Room, available on Oki-ni;