Monday, 14 October 2013

Red Velvet and Reindeer

I've been going really stir crazy over the last couple of weeks. I've learnt to deal with being house bound and stuck in bed most of the time, and I accept it- but every now and then I get really frustrated with being cooped up, and would give anything to get out of the house. Anything to be out in the fresh air, just doing normal every day things... things that I used to take for granted. The ~cabin fever~ usually passes after a day or three, but I still miss living my life outside the confines of these four walls. I miss having the freedom to live a normal life; to go wherever and do whatever I want to do; to make plans or act on impulse, and just be me, I guess... but, c'est la vie. One day it will end.

My sister gave me a temporary break from captivity at the end of the week by taking me to Sainsburys for groceries. (Ooh, aah!) Yes, I live such an exciting existance! I did come home with a new jumper, though, so it wasn't all bad. I wore it out in to the garden the next day to get some fresh air, and test out my new boots on the patio.



It may only be mid-October, but yes, I'm wearing a reindeer jumper! I regret nothing. 

I saw the jumper in Sainsburys and I couldn't leave without it. (Mostly because my sister wouldn't have allowed me to). I don't know what it is, but I love fairisle patterns, especially on knitwear. My Mum used to dress me in the things when I was little, and then I spent the next decade or so avoiding them like the plague... it's funny how tastes change, and styles come back in to fashion again. Fairisle prints and Christmas jumpers are everywhere again. Bill Cosby would be proud! 

The jumper is so thickly knitted, and so cosy. It'll be perfect when Winter sets in. It was really chilly (and raining) when I took these photos, but I felt lovely and warm wearing it. The background is cream, and the pattern is in red and navy, with a burgundy reindeer. It was only £20, which is a pretty good price for a lovely, good quality sweater.


I had an urge to try it with my black velvet sparkly skater skirt that I bought from New Look last Winter, and opaque tights, and I really like how all these pieces look together. I'm not hugely comfortable in jeans, but I think the jumper looks cute over a skirt. I think I'll be trying to recreate looks like this through Autumn and Winter.

I was also wearing my new studded ankle boots from Simply Be that I treated myself to a month or so ago. This was the first time I'd worn them out of the house, and although I was a little underwhelmed when I first got them, I'm now loving them more and more each time I look at them. Looking at these photos, I think they look quite nice on. The colour is lovely, and they fit so well. They're wide-fitting boots (I got the EEE as I've got really wide feet), and I don't think I've ever had a pair of boots that fit so well. They're so comfortable, and there's even width to spare! I must get the other colours!


Who says a girl can't sparkle on a dreary drizzly Friday in October??



Close ups of the pattern, and my messy red hair.





The boots are a rich burgundy, and they are studded on the outer sides. Sorry about the crap photos. The zip feature makes it super easy to get them on and off. Always a bonus with wide feet!


I wore my anchor ASOS ring.


And I wore an old Evans ring on my other hand, which is missing a couple of gems and looks unsightly, but I still love it. 

I went for a burgundy nail polish (Barry M's 'Raspberry'), and added a red and black glitter polish to the tops of the nails (Barry M's 'Ruby Glitter'.

Outfit Details

Jumper-TU at Sainsburys // Skirt-New Look Inspire- Tights-Evans // Boots-Simply Be // 
Anchor Ring-ASOS // Black Gem Ring-Evans // Nail Polishes-Barry M

Well, I don't know about you, but I think I've found myself a casual Christmas outfit!

20 comments:

  1. hehe! 'I regret nothing', you made me giggle! your reindeer is proud in October! I love love this look on you, your hair is fiery fabulous! and goes so well with your red lippie (Isn't red lippie great? I love the stuff!) ps your nails are awesome! x x

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    1. It's never too early to enjoy a Christmas jumper! Haha. Thank you so much! My hair's a mess, but I still love the colour. And yep, red lippie is one of life's little treasures! Thanks, Sandra xx

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  2. Really love the reindeer jumper, I may have to buy that! Also, fan girling over the boots; anything in red footwear and I'm swooning! Xx

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    1. Thanks Vicky! You definitely need one. And you should also get a pair of the boots- they're perfect for winter and wearing with all your pretty dresses! xx

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  3. Lovely jumper and you have reminded me to dig out the pair of cheapy red studded Zara-copy ankle boots I bought at the start of spring this year and put away for the bad weather. I think it's time.

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    1. Thanks, Char. Ooh it's definitely time you dug those boots out. I'm looking forward to seeing them :)

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  4. I love the jumper... It's now on my list of things to buy after my holiday!

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    1. I hope you manage to get yourself one!

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  5. ah, gosh this sweater is so darling! i love it!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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    1. Thank you, Lindsey Louise! I love it, too!

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  6. Love this outfit and your nails are amazing! x

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  7. Love this outfit as always. Your hair is looking so awesome and your sparkly skirt is amazing! And hell, you can't save the reindeer jumpers purely for December ;) xxx

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    1. Thanks, Hannah! Really? I think my hair looks such a mess! It's way over due a cut. And, reindeer jumpers were definitely meant to be worn in October, too! Haha! xx

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  8. Gorgeous jumper. And those shoes … *.* … Love!!! You look lovely. :)

    ♡ Mel xoxo

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  9. I always feel like we're missing out down here - having Christmas in summer means no quirky knit Christmas jumpers!! Love that sparkle skirt - how fun :)

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    1. I'm sure you're used to celebrating Christmas during the summer and warm weather, but I''m not sure I'd be able to get my head around that! Though it's not usually cold enough for me to wear a Christmas jumper at Christmas- we almost always seem to get some winter sunshine on December 25th, and I've only seen one white Christmas (2010)- but you definitely need some Christmas knitwear to cosy up in during the festive season! :)

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  10. you are such a cutie!! love those booties they are gorgeous xx

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    1. Aw, you're making me blush! I love them, too! I really need the other colours xx

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