I had a brainwave the other day. Or it might not have been a brainwave, I still have to wait to find out.
Anyway what happened was that I am still thinking about a Christmas or Fairisle sweater – there are now plenty of options available but I have been unable to commit to anything. There is this one in The White Company … but is it just too damnably tasteful and boring in charcoal grey and white?
I have so few colourful clothes that I though something jazzy in a Fairisle might be nice come Christmastime. I turned back to Boden, which had disappointed me earlier this autumn by sending me a very bulky, unruly and scratchy sweater, which I immediately returned.
But I fell to thinking again not about Boden but about Johnnie B, the young person’s diffusion Boden. Perhaps a colourful sweater in age 16+ might fit me and also be less bulky than the adult version? Or something? The one I really wanted was sold out so I took a punt on this one, for maximum festiveness:
It’s all a moot point as it’s almost always too warm in December to wear a massive sweater such as this. I am continually baffled by all the people I see on the street swaddled in pom pom hats and puffa coats. It’s warm, everyone! I’ve still got my ankles out.
No matter, this sweater is a bargain at £48, as it is exempt from VAT, it being technically a child’s item of clothing. Look, it might be a disaster. I won’t know until it arrives.
More as I have it
Have you had a look at Gudrun Sjoden for a jazzy sweater?
Yes! I regularly order from johnnie b. Skirts, dresses, tops the lot. Usually 15 fits me better than 16+ as 16+ is too wide for obese teens I think! But better value Boden that’s for sure X
good idea! Kids clothes are so BIG these days that they easily fit grown ups. We’re similar size and I have clothes from the kids sections of H&M (age 14) and Zara kids which is always full of smallish adults snapping up jackets and tshirts. And my favourite shoes which I get loads of compliments on are a pair of brougues from the boys section of M&S which go up to a size 7 in some styles.
Kids are massive these days!
I bought a boys age 12-13 jumper in Fat Face last year for £10. It has an orange dinosaur on the front and I love it.
This is such a brilliant idea!! Gap also have some great kids stuff. They have got a lovely fairisle jumper that I fancied before I realised it was for kids. But Gaps stuff is always huge so biggest kids size might be ok??
yes Gap stuff is always a bit on the flappy side. you can buy with confidence I reckon
I LOVE the White Company one – but yes, it is a bit tasteful. I bought this one from Next but didn’t realise that it had sequins. My daughter thinks it’s AWESOME though so I kept it.
My impression is that if you want the jumper to be reasonably fitted, you need some elastane or whatever it is in it. Otherwise, you’ll have some baggy thing that men in the seventies used to wear.
You’ve got me obsessed with the Brora after the last post. Too damn expensive when converted into Australian dollars.
Oh, this is a good idea. It’s a super nice jumper. Is it only tiny thin people who can fit into kids’ clothes, though? I’m a 12-14 ish size, so I dunno if I’m a bit too podgy.