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

View all Dorothy Perkins new in by clicking here.

It’s Christmas Jumper Day this Friday

I have a confession to make, this year is the first year that I have ever been tempted to wear a Christmas jumper. In the past I have always thought they were for someone else, I loved them on my sister. who always looks super cute in them. My good friend Emily-Jayne totally rocks a Christmas jumper, and my little boy Joe just looks adorable in them. But me, a total no-no. That is, until last Friday…

I had chosen a really cute design from Tipsy Elves, of a lovestruck Christmas Yeti with a sprig of mistletoe, ready to move in for the kill. This must be the jumper I’ve been waiting for, because after never being able to pull off a Christmas jumper, I must admit to totally loving this one. And so I guess, when it comes to wearing a Christmas jumper, it’s all about finding the right one for you – because there is a jumper for everyone.

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With my Little Minion wearing our Christmas jumpers.

This Friday (12th December) is designated Christmas Jumper day for Save the Children Fund. The idea is very simple, you wear your fave festive jumper and make a donation to Save the Children therefore ‘spreading the Jumper Joy. (You can donate right now by texting WOOLLY to 70050 donate £2.) If you have yet to find a Christmas jumper that suits, then hop over to MyVoucherCodes. The money saving website has created a fabulous Christmas jumper Finder that has selected all the key picks in the way of Christmas jumpers from all over the High Street, including a great selection from George at Asda, who are one of the main partners for this year’s Christmas jumper Day.

 

main-characters-bigIt would be great if everyone, whatever their sex or age, or job, could make this Friday a brigher day by donning their brightest, cutest, funniest Christmas jumpers. And remember, the government will match every donation pound for pound so let’s see if this year’s total can be the biggest ever.

Christmas jumpers for everyone

I saw my first Christmas House last night. You know what I mean, the houses that I always refer to as Griswold houses after one of my favourite Christmas films, ‘National Lampoons Christmas Vacation’. I did think it was a little early to be decking the halls as such, but it did give me a warm glow too – Christmas is coming!

With all that in mind, my Friday shopping focus could only look at one thing – the Christmas Jumper. I remember when these were something only worn by people trying to be funny or ironic – the dreaded gift from nans and ancient aunts in possession of a knitting machine. But these days it has become a much-loved tradition to wear a Christmas jumper, either on Christmas day, or in the run-up to Christmas.

Wearing your Christmas jumper can also be a force for good, with December 12th being Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day, where you are encouraged to wear a jumper and donate. (Click here to find more information of how you can get involved.)

Treat yourself to a Christmas jumper this weekend – I have a selection for all the family below, including a few containing penguins which I have a feeling are going to be very popular this year thanks to a certain John Lewis advert…

Enjoy

Plus size Christmas jumper from Evans

Evans Grey Penguin Jumper     Price: £35.00 click to visit Evans

Evans Grey Penguin Jumper
Price: £35.00 click to visit Evans

Evans Red Penguin Motif Jumper     Price: £35.00 click to visit Evans

Evans Red Penguin Motif Jumper
Price: £35.00 click to visit Evans

Evans Grey Let It Snow Motif Top     Price: £32.00 click to visit Evans

Evans Grey Let It Snow Motif Top
Price: £32.00 click to visit Evans

Evans Mint Snowman Jumper     Price: £35.00 click to visit Evans

Evans Mint Snowman Jumper
Price: £35.00 click to visit Evans

BHS – Christmas Jumpers for all the family

Christmas Stag Jumper     Price: £25.00 click to visit BHS

Christmas Stag Jumper
Price: £25.00 click to visit BHS

Navy Christmas Dog Jumper     Price: £25.00 click to visit BHS

Navy Christmas Dog Jumper
Price: £25.00 click to visit BHS

Navy Petite Snowflake Jumper     Price: £28.00 click to visit BHS

Navy Petite Snowflake Jumper
Price: £28.00 click to visit BHS

Navy Robin Christmas Jumper     Price: £25.00 click to visit BHS

Navy Robin Christmas Jumper
Price: £25.00 click to visit BHS

Christmas Robin Jumper     Price: from £12.00 click to visit BHS

Christmas Robin Jumper
Price: from £12.00 click to visit BHS

Boys Navy Ski Christmas Jumper     Price: from £14.00 click to visit BHS

Boys Navy Ski Christmas Jumper
Price: from £14.00 click to visit BHS

3D Rudolph Christmas Jumper     Price: £20.00 click to visit BHS

3D Rudolph Christmas Jumper
Price: £20.00 click to visit BHS

3D Reindeer Christmas Jumper     Price: £20.00 click to visit BHS

3D Reindeer Christmas Jumper
Price: £20.00 click to visit BHS

Something a little bit different from Tipsy Elves

Women's Suspicious Gnome Jumper £38 click to visit Tipsy Elves

Women’s Suspicious Gnome Jumper £38 click to visit Tipsy Elves

Women's Romantic Yeti Jumper £38 click to visit Tipsy Elves

Women’s Romantic Yeti Jumper £38 click to visit Tipsy Elves

Women's Runaway Sleigh Jumper £38 click to visit Tipsy Elves

Women’s Runaway Sleigh Jumper £38 click to visit Tipsy Elves

Youth T-Rex Jumper £29.95 click to visit Tipsy Elves

Youth T-Rex Jumper £29.95 click to visit Tipsy Elves

Bargain buys from George at Asda

Fairisle Reindeer Jumper £16.00 click to visit George at Asda

Fairisle Reindeer Jumper
£16.00 click to visit George at Asda

Moda Sequin Snowflake Eyelash Jumper £16.00 click to visit Asda George

Moda Sequin Snowflake Eyelash Jumper
£16.00 click to visit Asda George

Bobble Robin Christmas Jumper £14.00 click to visit Asda George

Bobble Robin Christmas Jumper
£14.00 click to visit Asda George

Christmas Snowman Jumper from £8.00 click to visit Asda George

Christmas Snowman Jumper
from £8.00 click to visit Asda George

 

Christmas Skiing Dog Knitted Dress from £10.00 click to visit Asda George

Christmas Skiing Dog Knitted Dress
from £10.00 click to visit Asda George

Christmas Penguin Jumper £12.00 click to visit Asda George

Christmas Penguin Jumper
£12.00 click to visit Asda George