Christmas Jumpers from BHS

Aah Christmas jumpers. Once something only worn by embaressing uncles, or children who had been forced to wear one of nan’s awful knitting creations, the Christmas jumper has now passed into that so bad it is brilliant catagory, and they even have their own day dedicated to them. (I believe it is December 18th this year, but don’t quote me.) It seems that if you are getting into the Christmas spirit, you need to get yourself a Christmas jumper.

Luckily, not all designs are garish and unwearable. Every year BHS seems to come up trumps with designs that are both cute and cuddly. Robins, penguins, polar bears and pretty Christmas trees are all included in their designs, with black and grey being the popular colours. In addition, they have designs for those who want to be seasonal, without necessarily being festive, so we have sparkles and Fair Isle prints that give a Winter/glamorous feel without actually shouting Christmas in your face. Of course, these designs are also practical in that they look good long after December 25th has been and gone. BHS also has a couple of gorgeous jersey Christmas tops, perfect if you don’t like to wear chunky knitwear.

It is the perfect time to snap up your Christmas sweater, as BHS currently has up to 30% off all knitwear, so you can get a real saving on your chosen piece.

Are you planning on wearing a Christmas jumper this year?

 

Grey Fluff Polar Bear Jumper     Was £25.00 Now £17.50 click to visit BHS

Grey Fluff Polar Bear Jumper
Was £25.00 Now £17.50 click to visit BHS

Petite Grey Racoon Jumper     Was £28.00 Now £19.60 Click to visit BHS

Petite Grey Racoon Jumper
Was £28.00 Now £19.60 Click to visit BHS

Black Fluffy Christmas Tree Jumper     Was £28.00 Now £19.60 click to visit BHS

Black Fluffy Christmas Tree Jumper
Was £28.00 Now £19.60 click to visit BHS

Navy Penguin Christmas Jumper     Was £25.00 Now £17.50 Click to visit BHS

Navy Penguin Christmas Jumper
Was £25.00 Now £17.50 Click to visit BHS

Black Robin Christmas Jumper     Was £25.00 Now £17.50 Click to visit BHS

Black Robin Christmas Jumper
Was £25.00 Now £17.50
Click to visit BHS

Purple Gem Neck Jumper     Was £28.00 Now £19.60 Click to visit BHS

Purple Gem Neck Jumper
Was £28.00 Now £19.60 Click to visit BHS

Ivory Fair Isle Yolke Jumper     Was £30.00 Now £21.00 Click to visit BHS

Ivory Fair Isle Yolke Jumper
Was £30.00 Now £21.00 Click to visit BHS

Oatmeal Stag Xmas Jersey Top     Price: £14.00 click to visit BHS

Oatmeal Stag Xmas Jersey Top
Price: £14.00 click to visit BHS

Red Snowdog Xmas Jersey Top     Price: £14.00 Click to visit BHS

Red Snowdog Xmas Jersey Top
Price: £14.00 Click to visit BHS

 

F&F Clothing have sorted your Winter Coat Dilemma

It is getting colder. That is official. Yesterday I spent a couple of hours on the touchline watching my son play football, and I don’t mind admitting I was cold. Really cold. The wind was blowing a gale, the sky was dark and murky and the sun never even made one fleeting appearance. It was a day when a jacket just would not do. It was a day for a proper Winter coat.

F&F Clothing have totally got Winter coats sorted. Ultimately we want something that will look great, keep us warm, and be hardwearing enough to last us until Spring. But we don’t want to spend a fortune because ultimately most coats only last us one Winter, we want to get a new style or colour when the cold comes around again. And, some of us actually want to get two coats, one for every day wear like going to work or the school run, and then we want to get something a little more glamorous for going out, especially over the Christmas season, when fur coats tend to reign supreme.

F&F Inspiration

F&F Faux Fur Collar Belted Wrap Coat £39 click to visit F&F Clothing

F&F Faux Fur Collar Belted Wrap Coat £39 click to visit F&F Clothing

F&F Unlined Waterfall Coat with Belt £29 click to visit F7F Clothing

F&F Unlined Waterfall Coat with Belt £29 click to visit F7F Clothing

F&F Monochrome Faux Fur Patchwork Jacket £39 Click to visit F&F Clothing

F&F Monochrome Faux Fur Patchwork Jacket £39 Click to visit F&F Clothing

F&F Faux Suede Trench Coat £39 click to visit F&F Clothing

F&F Faux Suede Trench Coat £39 click to visit F&F Clothing

F&F Striped Faux Fur Coat £45 click to visit F&F Clothing

F&F Striped Faux Fur Coat £45 click to visit F&F Clothing

My F&F Clothing Coat

I was sent the very stylish and warm Chevron stripe Blanket coat from F&F Clothing to review. This is very much on-trend at the moment, the blanket style coats and wraps are still a big story, and the boho style prints show that the 1970s style is not going anywhere. When I first saw this coat I just imagined wearing it over jeans and trousers for a more casual look, but I think you can see from the pictures below that this totally lends itself to more formal, glamorous looks too.

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This coat is fabulous, very generous in size and so warm and cosy. It looks great worn belted, or just left loose and open. It is no longer available online, but I have still seen it in stores so you will probably be able to find it there. It is perfect for Winter wear, it will keep you snug no matter how chilly it goes.

Are you getting a new Winter Coat this year? What sort do you choose?

 

Dorothy Perkins Winter Warmers

1st November. And although the sun is now shining high in the sky, this morning there was a definite cold chill in the air, along with mist and fog that said just one thing – Winter is coming. As a person who hates all things cold, and longs for sunshine and heat, the only things that make me even slightly smile at the coming of Winter is Christmas, and the chance to add some sparkle and winter woollies to the wardrobe. Frankly everything else, the cold, snow, sleet, dark nights, dark mornings, sludge etc, etc, can just do one! (Anything mulled can stay though…)

This month the fashion focus is going to be looking at everything that is warm and cosy or glam or glitzy. With Christmas on the way it is definitely the right time to be looking for that knockout dress and jumpsuit that will basically serve you all through party season, but this week also sees Bonfire Night, so jumpers and winter warmers are also right at the top of your shopping agenda. Add in all those lovely Christmas markets that will be starting very soon, and it is quite clear your wardrobe needs to be Winter ready right now.

I’m starting the November focus with a look at Dorothy Perkins – it is always one of my fave stores for affordable, quality fashion, and this is certainly the case once again this season. Key picks are faux fur – either as a full length coat or just a super cute collar. I have also added a couple of Christmas ready jumpers, ranging from the obvious (dog with antlers anyone?) to the more subtle sparkle of the snowflake jumper.

What is on your shopping list this month?

Stone Suedette Midi Skirt     Price: £25.00     Colour: White click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Stone Suedette Midi Skirt
Price: £25.00
Colour: White click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Check Fur Collar Coat     Price: £75.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Check Fur Collar Coat
Price: £75.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Skinny Stretch Trousers     Price: £20.00     Colour: Black click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Skinny Stretch Trousers
Price: £20.00
Colour: Black click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Purple High Neck Blouse     Price: £20.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Purple High Neck Blouse
Price: £20.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

DP Curve Black and Silver Wrap Dress     Price: £50.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

DP Curve Black and Silver Wrap Dress
Price: £50.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Mono Textured A-line Skirt     Price: £22.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Mono Textured A-line Skirt
Price: £22.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Light Grey Pom Pom Sausage Dog Jumper     Price: £26.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Light Grey Pom Pom Sausage Dog Jumper
Price: £26.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

black mesh pencil dress     Price: £32.00     Colour: Black click to visit Dorothy Perkins

black mesh pencil dress
Price: £32.00
Colour: Black click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Charcoal Sequin Snowflake Jumper     Price: £26.00     Colour: Grey click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Charcoal Sequin Snowflake Jumper
Price: £26.00
Colour: Grey click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Brown Stripe Faux Fur Coat     Price: £59.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Brown Stripe Faux Fur Coat
Price: £59.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

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