I have been holding off talking about sweaters because usually every year J Crew bring out some stunners – I have two from last year in grey and camel, big cosy thick roll necks.
But this year they haven’t done them – or haven’t done them yet I suppose, I’m still hoping that they will do something.
And because I worry about you guys being cold, I have been on the hunt for something similar, which I found in that temporary mystery, Arket, a sort of Scandi concept/superstore, which has opened on Regent Street in London, but also does a roaring online trade.
They have these sweaters, for £69, which is insanely good value. It is pretty much identical to the J Crew sweater I have, and it comes in sort of browny beige and also in navy.
They have some other sweaters, too – really beautiful slightly shorter swing knits kind of like a fisherman’s sweater. I got that lurch in my stomach when I saw them, like the same one that I sometimes got as a teenager when I saw a really hot boy. How times have changed. But the sweaters are still nice.
If you’re wondering why I haven’t posted much recently it’s because I’ve had some actual paid work on, which always takes precedence over this and other things (not alcohol) and also I’ve been having too much fun messing about on Instagram which is a damn sight easier than writing actual words down. And if I think that then WE’RE ALL DOOMED!
Alexandra Minton says
Love these. How are they against your skin? I have a low itchy fabric threshold!
not itchy at all
Loving Arket, its like an affordable version of APC, I’m still on the hunt for the ideal grey jumper. My two from Uniqlo are a bit uniform grey, Hush too light, and marly, tho lovely quality. All fine, but not the one…
Emily A says
I love the children’s clothes at Arket too. Really nice t-shirts.
What’s the sizing like? I’m a kind of 12-14 which isn’t one of their sizes!!
It looked pretty roomy to me
Those roll necks look lovely and I even learned more about Yaks than I was expecting to today from the website.
I love Cindy. Jumpers look nice too.
Hello, can we find your paid work somewhere online to read?
Hi Melinda! My paid work is much less fun than what I write here. But I have written two e-books that you can read on your iPhone if you have the Kindle app – The Bad Cook and The Bad Mother x
Although… I have written some fun stuff for The Times recently – but you have to subscribe to read that 🙁