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

 

My first fashion wishlist for 2015

Before I start to talk about my first fashion wishlist for 2015 (I’m thinking of doing regular updates as the new season lines start to arrive in store) I think I need to explain that this is a wishlist – rather than a what I really need list. Confused? Well let me explain.

A recent trawl through my wardrobe has shown there are some real gaps in the clothes I own. I have nowhere near enough jeans and trousers, as proved as I have tried to grab for these for the rather cold school run, and have then discovered they are all in the wash. I really need a good pair of leather boots with a sensible heel for general day-to-day wear, rather than the very pretty suede types I tend to buy, which then fall apart at the sign of the first rain storm. A black cardigan is so practical and can be worn over everything, but I would opt for a bright red one, or sunshine yellow every time, rather than opting for what I really need. And don’t get me started on jersey tops. This morning I opted for one I have been wearing since I was pregnant with Joe…and he was 6 last month!

So this list is most definitely not what I need in my wardrobe, but it is what I am lusting over as I peruse the first of the Spring drops. Full of colour, print, impractical heels and the prettiest soft pink suede, if I happen to win the lottery this week, this is what I shall be buying.

Fingers crossed!

 

Harriet Suede Shoulder Bag £110.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Harriet Suede Shoulder Bag
£110.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Emilia Leather Pointed Shoe £69.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Emilia Leather Pointed Shoe
£69.00 click to visit Phase Eight

HARVEN DRESS £195.00 click to visit Coast

HARVEN DRESS
£195.00 click to visit Coast

Double layer jacquard shift dress Details http://www.mandco.com/double-layer-jacquard-shift-dress-black/122254600100008.html Product Number: 122254600100008 Colour: BLACK £39.00 click to visit M&Co

Double layer jacquard shift dress
Colour: BLACK
£39.00 click to visit M&Co

Pink Double Zip Shift Dress     Price: £29.00 click to visit Wallis

Pink Double Zip Shift Dress
Price: £29.00
click to visit Wallis

Ivory Floral Lace Shift Dress     Price: £50.00 click to visit Wallis

Ivory Floral Lace Shift Dress
Price: £50.00
click to visit Wallis

 Linea Weekend Boucle biker jacket £120 click to visit House of Fraser


Linea Weekend Boucle biker jacket
£120 click to visit House of Fraser

 Therapy Floral scratch print dress £45 click to visit House of Fraser


Therapy Floral scratch print dress
£45 click to visit House of Fraser

Dolcis Venice High Heels Court Shoes £25 click to visit Brantano

Dolcis Venice High Heels Court Shoes £25 click to visit Brantano

Manfield Nina Ankle Boots £35 click to visit Brantano

Manfield Nina Ankle Boots £35 click to visit Brantano

Lotus Christie Clutch Bags Handbags £50 click to visit Brantano

Lotus Christie Clutch Bags Handbags £50 click to visit Brantano

 

 Biba Leopard print tie front dress £99 click to visit House of Fraser


Biba Leopard print tie front dress
£99 click to visit House of Fraser

Black and White Textured Check Skirt     Price: £20.00 Click to visit BHS

Black and White Textured Check Skirt
Price: £20.00 Click to visit BHS

Black and PInk Belted Bardot Fit and Flare Dress     Price: £22.00 click to visit BHS

Black and PInk Belted Bardot Fit and Flare Dress
Price: £22.00 click to visit BHS

Lemon Supersoft Crew Cardigan     Price: £15.00 Click to visit BHS

Lemon Supersoft Crew Cardigan
Price: £15.00 Click to visit BHS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New season focus – BHS

In recent seasons BHS has seen a style revival that puts it right at the top of the list for stylish, yet affordable clothing. In addition to housing Wallis and Dorothy Perkins concessions, their own branded clothing has become something that is definitely worth looking at. Last year I wore BHS dresses to two major Midland fashion events, the Harvey Nichols fashion show, and Style Birmingham Live after party, and both dresses got lots of compliments, and a few shocked looks when I said ‘It’s from BHS.’

This season, a few pieces have already been appearing in the press and eliciting really positive comments for the style, cut and colours used. With black, white and red being the key colours, it is sort of fitting that they have been gaining some column inches (I can’t be the only one who remembers that old joke – what’s black, white and read all over am I?). There is also a lot of grey, not quite 50 shades, but still enough to add that always useful blending shade to your wardrobe, and a lovely contrast colour for the red.

In terms of influence, I love the Bella Freud style of the ‘Love’ jumper, while the fit and flare coat is something you could imagine the Duchess of Cambridge wearing. The black and white funnel neck dress is very 1960s in style, and I could well imagine Alexa Chung loving the sexy, yet covered up look.

What are your thoughts on this latest collection from BHS?

Red Zip Back Pleated Skirt     Price: £25.00 click to visit BHS

Red Zip Back Pleated Skirt
Price: £25.00 click to visit BHS

Red Colourblock Grab Bag     Price: £19.00 click to visit BHS

Red Colourblock Grab Bag
Price: £19.00 click to visit BHS

Red Fit and Flare Belted Coat     Price: £60.00 Click to visit BHS

Red Fit and Flare Belted Coat
Price: £60.00 Click to visit BHS

Checked Cowl Neck Tunic     Price: £30.00 click to visit BHS

Checked Cowl Neck Tunic
Price: £30.00 click to visit BHS

Black Textured Coat     Price: £50.00 click to visit BHS

Black Textured Coat
Price: £50.00 click to visit BHS

Black Heart Jumper     Price: £25.00 click to visit BHS

Black Heart Jumper
Price: £25.00 click to visit BHS

Textured Drop Waist Dress     Price: £30.00 click to visit BHS

Textured Drop Waist Dress
Price: £30.00 click to visit BHS

Dogtooth Hem Tunic     Price: £22.00 click to visit BHS

Dogtooth Hem Tunic
Price: £22.00 click to visit BHS

Black Collarless Crepe Coat     Price: £65.00 click to visit BHS

Black Collarless Crepe Coat
Price: £65.00 click to visit BHS

Purple Printed Belted Skirt     Price: £18.00 click to visit BHS

Purple Printed Belted Skirt
Price: £18.00 click to visit BHS

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