Putting the Win in Winter: Jumpers

We couldn’t help but notice that one of our most read posts at the moment is our jumper roundup from last year so we thought seeing as it’s now November, and officially jumper season once again, we should compile a new list of our current favourites! Fabulous knitwear is appearing all over the shop at the moment, mostly adorned with some sort of animal or food motif, it’s all so tempting.

Sweet Treat Jumper £58.50 from Miss Patina
Sweet Treat Jumper £58.50 from Miss Patina

We could waffle on all day about how much we love this jumper but that wouldn’t be berry entertaining now would it?

Jumper In Retro Chevron Stripe £30 from ASOS
Jumper In Retro Chevron Stripe £30 from ASOS

You’d be chev-wrong not to love this fab jumper

Peanut Butter £34.90 from Rad
Peanut Butter £34.90 from Rad

Instagram went peanutty when V wore this butterly good sweater recently. Everyone went to jelly.

Billie Fluffy Knitted Jumper £75 from Cath Kidston
Billie Fluffy Knitted Jumper £75 from Cath Kidston

Woof! You’d be barking mad not to want this puppy! Fetch us this jumper!

Fashion Box Popcorn Jumper £14 from George and Asda
Fashion Box Popcorn Jumper £14 from George and Asda

Sorry for being corny but we really love this jumper! Hopefully it’s more sweet than salty.

Lena Hot Air Balloon Slouchy Sweater £42 from Sugarhill Boutique at House of Fraser
Lena Hot Air Balloon Slouchy Sweater £42 from Sugarhill Boutique at House of Fraser

Who doesn’t love a big balloon? Put this in your basket and you’ll be floating on air!

Aztec Retro Jumper £29.50 from Marks and Spencer
Aztec Retro Jumper £29.50 from Marks and Spencer

If, like us, you like to hang out on the Apres Ski scenes of your local Town this retro knitwear will help you fit right in.

Schnauzer-Dog Intarsia Jumper £45 from Louche at Joy
Schnauzer-Dog Intarsia Jumper £45 from Louche at Joy

Pups are obviously pup-ular with us at the moment! ‘Wowzer what a schnauzer’ is what people will say when they see you in this bad boy.

J&V


Putting the Win in Winter: Coats

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but the weather seems to have waved a fond farewell to sunshine and warmth and replaced it with rain, wind and a brisk chill. This is, of course, brilliant news as it means we can all finally justify buying those coats we’ve been stroking in shops since mid August. Marvelous. Here are some of our current favourites…

The Katy Coat £95.00
The Katy Coat £95 from Oasis

First up is this dreamy oversized blazer fit coat from Oasis. I adore the natural colour but if you want to be totally jazzy, it also comes in very bright shades of orange and yellow.

Kelsey Coat £125 from Louche at Joy
Kelsey Coat £125 from Louche at Joy

You won’t get the hump about the cold in this luxurious vintage camel number from Louche. If that faux fur doesn’t get you, the lining will – it’s covered in super cute animals!

Colette Coat £99
Colette Coat £99 by Hell Bunny at Aspire Style

Go dotty for this spotty retro Hell Bunny number. Giant buttons and pockets are clearly the way forward.

Stand Collar Swing Coat £19 from Forever 21
Stand Collar Swing Coat £19 from Forever 21

Forever 21 appears to be THE place to go for budget friendly winter coats. The above also comes in black and camel but they have a pretty enjoyable selection of plaid too.

Ronnie Coat £125
Ronnie Coat £125 by Louche at John Lewis

I think this gorgeous Louche number might be my current most coveted coat. I adore the pink, which thankfully seems to be still a big trend for 2014, but it also comes in a rather fetching shade of blue.

Check Coat £95
Check Coat £95 from Warehouse

This Warehouse coat is neatly ticking the pink, plaid and pockets boxes. Plus I do love a brushed fabric. It makes up for the fact I don’t own a cat.

Dolly Coat £33 (was £70) from ASOS
Dolly Coat £33 (was £70) from ASOS

I really rate the ASOS Dolly style coats, having bought one this time last year, and so I thought this was a bit of a bargain. I really like the ice blue colour above but, for a £16 extra, it also comes in the bright raspberry.

Frances Coat £110
Frances Coat £110 by Sugarhill Boutique at House of Fraser

If you like this sixties style Sugarhill Boutique number with its lovely fluffy collar and velvet (I think?) detailing then I suggest you step on it as it seems to be rapidly going out of stock.

Iris Dress Coat £129.99 from Fever
Iris Dress Coat £129.99 from Fever

The more I stare at this Fever coat the more convinced I am that we are meant to be together. Beautiful colour, beautiful collar and the perfect coat shape.

Swing Coat with Contrast Faux Fur Collat £85 from ASOS
Swing Coat with Contrast Faux Fur Collat £85 from ASOS

Last but not least is this lovely swing coat from ASOS. I think the swing style is super cute and flattering – plus it would totally hide any extra roast dinners! Good work, fashion. It’s also available in pink.

Jx

Putting the Win in Winter: Coats

Floody hell it’s cold…and wet…and really really grim outside. I’ve decided that the best thing to do is hibernate and look at pretty coats on the Internet (and eat my body weight in chocolate but that’s by the by). Here are my current coat crushes.

Pink Fit and Flare Coat £40 by F&F

PINK COAT! PINK COAT! Remember ages ago when we were all shoving each other over in the street in order to get hold of a pink coat? Well, so do F&F who have cunningly brought out this stunning fit and flare number. It has lots of lovely details, such as that vintage inspired Peter Pan collar, and the price is very nice too.

Textured Swing Coat £89 from Topshop

This is my current top coat crush and comes courtesy of the ever bank balance raiding, Topshop. My only concern is that it won’t be fitted enough but, hey, after all that chocolate I’m eating perhaps it’ll do me a few favours.

London Checked Double-Breasted Coat £156 (was £195) from French Connection

As with most French Connection coats this one leaves me dribbling over my keyboard. How cute is this? I love everything about it and if it – by some miracle – comes under the £100 mark, might cause me some spending issues.

Flocked Woollen Cloth Coat £49.99 (was £59.99) from Pull & Bear

Pull & Bear is a brand that’s fairly new to me but I’m constantly impressed by the quality and affordability of their pieces. This coat is lovely and would go with pretty much anything. It also has huge pockets. Absolutely huge. Continue reading Putting the Win in Winter: Coats

Putting the Win in Winter: Jumpers

Hey Hemsters!

It’s now October and officially jumper season!  Fabulous knitwear is appearing all over the shop at the moment, mostly adorned with some sort of animal motif. It’s all a bit tempting so I’ve compiled a list of my current favourites!

Top Hat Badger Jumper £45 by Louche from Joy
Top Hat Badger Jumper £45 by Louche from Joy

A badger in a top hot? Need I say more.

Up And Away Sweater £45 from Sugarhill Boutique
Up And Away Sweater £45 from Sugarhill Boutique

A long time ago when we first started this blog, our first post was all about hot air balloons! This lovely jumper would clearly have made it onto the list! Marvellous.

Cuteoat Quilted Bear Jumper £28 from Dorothy Perkins
Cuteoat Quilted Bear Jumper £28 from Dorothy Perkins

This jumper makes me really happy. I think it’s because the bear has such a teeny tiny mouth. Continue reading Putting the Win in Winter: Jumpers

Putting the Win in Winter: Coats *Pink Special*

PINK COAT PINK COAT PINK COAT. All people keep banging on about at the moment is pink coats.  And now, well, so am I….because hubba bubba aren’t they lovely?  I have now officially spent the better part of my Tuesday wondering how I’ve ever lived without one before! So thank you, internet, for your pink pandering has resulted in some serious style crushing on a number of sickeningly sweet candy coloured creations. I have, therefore, put together my favourite sugar coat-ed offerings for your reading pleasure.

Vintage Style Cocoon Coat £110 from ASOS

This ASOS coat has been highly anticipated by the general coat buying public since it first appeared in their magazine a while back. It finally arrived online this week which sparked an internet frenzy, no really, which has resulted in a lot of the sizes going straight out of stock! In fairness it does look lovely and I am sure those nice folks at ASOS will be replenishing sizes so don’t be too down-hearted if it looks as though you’ve missed out.

Notch Lapel Oversized Duster Coat £85 from Marks and Spencers

Another pink coat getting a lot of attention is this pretty Marks & Spencers affair. So much attention in fact, that it also sold out the second it hit stores at the start of the month. Fear not though, pink lovers, as they restocked it today.

Short Woollen Overcoat £79.99 from Zara

Another pretty effort, this time from Zara who have gone for a lovely soft, shorter number. This one is unmistakably baby pink but could definitely be toughened up with some dark accessories. Maybe even some leather if you’re game. Continue reading Putting the Win in Winter: Coats *Pink Special*

Putting the Win in Winter: Coats

Hey Hemsters,

If you are anything like us, you have spent the past week despairing at the weather. You leave the house in your big coat, tights, and boots and by lunchtime you are kicking yourself for not packing your sunglasses as you sweat uncomfortably at the bus stop. Or maybe that’s just us. Picking the correct coat for the day ahead is currently nothing short of traumatic (overstatement?) but one thing is for sure, coats are back! Hooray! There are a lot of lovely ones appearing on the high-street at the moment so we have gathered together our favs!

Red Bow Coat £79 from Miss Selfridge

We tweeted about this little beauty a couple of weeks ago! Look at those bows! NEED.

Dog Quilt Bomber Jacket £50 from Topshop

It probably won’t see you through those cold winter months but this dog print jacket will certainly look pretty darn cool in the meantime.

Coat with Gathering on the Shoulder £99.99 from Zara

The future is bright after all and, if you believe the magazines, orange is set to be a big colour this season! This coat is sharp, chic and zesty.

Oversized Check Coat £75 from Next

Now THIS is a winter coat. We could quite happily hibernate in this snugly affair.

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