Winter has been fashionably late this year. So fashionably late, I think everyone thought it would never actually show up and all our wool coats and chunky knits would remain hanging forlornly in our wardrobes.
But it’s here with freezing temperatures, catching us a little by surprise. We even had a light smattering of snow fall overnight in London on Saturday, so this week’s Seasonal Skinny is adapting to the true nature of the season!
Now it just so happens that a blogging pal of mine from over the pond – the gorgeous Debbie at FashionFairyDust did a post last Wednesday that’s so in tune with this outfit it might appear I’m copying her style! She showcased her Camel Cowl Neck Jumper but with black jeans and a plaid scarf.
However, with living in a building site this week – we’ve no kitchen at present – I got behind with my blog reading (my apologies fellow bloggers) and only caught up with her post over the weekend, after I’d prepared this week’s Seasonal Skinny. It’s funny how independently our style planets aligned within days of each other!
Telepathy across the Atlantic Ocean?
Perhaps, but the similarity made me smile, as I pondered what great taste we both have!
I’ve been itching to show this jumper on the blog for a while but it wasn’t due its debut for a few weeks. I have a list of planned Seasonal Skinny outfits going up to February but with the weather turning, this outfit jumped the queue – its time had come.
I bought the jumper way back in September when I was looking for a couple of new ones and I love the versatility of the camel colour. It works with denim, black jeans (as Debbie superbly showed) and then equally well with an assortment of my coloured jeans from burgundy, forest green, purple to my Winter Seasonal Skinny.
Sometimes you want a cosy, slouchy jumper you can just pull over your head and go. Nothing complicated, simple, easy styling. This one is loose fitting in the torso but close fitting in the arms with drop down shoulder seams, so some of the pattern falls down onto the upper arm. A design touch I like.
With a looser top, I kept the bottom half streamlined; the knee high boots were ideal and the slightly darker colour of the tan ties in neatly with the camel above.
When jumpers have patterns as part of the weave I do like the pattern to be on both sides. I never understand why manufacturers will have the pattern on the front but then not bother to do the same on the back. Scratches head!!!
‘You’ve half finished the job!’ is what I feel like shouting!
I didn’t shout that at this jumper though, as the job was finished. Thankfully, the pattern is on both sides. PHEW!
My light down jacket is surprisingly wearable, warmth wise, for short trips out and about, even with the mercury hovering around zero, but for an added layer and to bring in some pattern I threw over my plaid cape.
Like Debbie, I’m wearing some leopard print. However, I opted for my dark brown leopard print beret. Well, it wouldn’t be an outdoor shoot without my signature beret!
A tassel necklace is the perfect focal point against the block colour of the jumper and then my three tassel bracelets tie in with the necklace. They aren’t actually a set even though they look like one. I stumbled upon them in France over Christmas, when buying my Polka Dot Gloves I wore in last week’s Seasonal Skinny. The bracelets caught my eye as they were fortuituously in a tray at the till and I immediately thought they would go with my tassel necklace.
Debbie paired her cowl neck jumper with the most uber fierce leopard print boots. So uber fierce, I was tempted to hop on a plane, turn up at her door and ask to borrow them but that might have freaked her out!
I’ll definitely wear my leopard print ankle boots that I wore a few weeks ago in my Winter Wine post, with the jumper in the future but for this post, I’d always planned to wear a pair of old faithfuls – my knee high, riding style boots. These boots have been with me for at least 15 years and are still going strong. They are perfect for chilly temperatures.
Dorothy Perkins Petite Skinny Jeans
Tu at Sainsbury Jumper A/W15 – not available anymore. Wallis Camel Block Cowl Jumper
Marks & Spencer Riding Style Boots (old). These Camel Riding Boots from Clarks are in the sale.
Accessorize Tassel Necklace. Similar Tassel Necklace from Topshop
Tassel Bracelets from Camaieu currently in the sale
Light Down Jacket & Plaid Cape from TKMaxx
Dark Brown Leopard Print Beret from e-bay (old)
Wine Coloured Bowling Bag, Debehams (old) Jasper Conran Wine Bowler Bag
Do you think I’d make a good spy? I’m doing a little blending in with the fence, camoflauge style.
It was all going so well, until TallBrownFox blew my cover.
He started to make me giggle and once I start giggling, well, it’s game over!
Oh what the heck. Who am I kidding? Blending in, ain’t my style.
Have a great week everyone and I’ll see you back again on Thursday for a non Seasonal Skinny outfit – my last outfit from my Christmas trip to France.
You can read why I started this Seasonal Skinny Style Challenge here.
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I love the camel and burgundy/grape colour combo here.
That sweater is pretty sweet. I'm becoming more and more enamoured with oversized sweaters. I swear it has nothing to do with me overeating at Christmas. Nope.
Ha, ha, they can cover a multitude of sins, can't they? The odd mince pie or 3, the odd wheel of cheese or 4! Not that I'd ever indulge either, you understand. 😉
Love it, PSV – the hat is such a great piece too and that's a great versatile sweater. xox
Thanks Patti. I like how the darker colour of the beret is a contrast with the camel. Thanks for hosting.
An oversized sweater, a winter essential for sure. A very cute one, too!
Yes, definitely an essential! Thanks Tiina.
I love your ruana/poncho, bag, bracelets and necklace. I am a huge fan of berets, tassel jewelry and ponchos. Berets suit you so well. =)
Have a great week! Ada. =)
I seem to have ticked alot of favourite boxes for you, Ada in this outfit! During winter, I rarely leave the house without a beret on my head! Have a great week too.
Fabulous look! The jumper works so well with the colors in that pretty ruana.
Thanks Susan. They blend really well, don't they?
A love your tassel bracelets.
Had to laugh about the unfinished jumper yelling…I concur!
Loooove your boots!
Xo Jazzy Jack
Ha, ha, glad that made you chuckle! Yes, a do love a tassel here and there. Thanks Jazzy.
We do have trans-Atlantic telepathy! Of course I love this; how could I not?! I have to say your blanket scarf is absolutely gorgeous…the colors are delicious. Thanks so much for the shout out my style twin! xo
You know I love that wrap 🙂 I like your new jumper, and the tassel accessories are a cute touch to your outfit 🙂
Hope you are staying warm! My cousin is in London at the moment and was telling me about the snow – not enough for her to get excited about though, she wants more haha!
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I was so lucky with this wrap. It's been one of my best unexpected buys from the Autumn. People are going to be bored of seeing it so often!
I don't think I want more snow, ha, ha. Well, only if it stays for a day and then quickly melts as I hate it when it turns to ice! Hope your cousin is enjoying her stay.
Hope your kitchen renovations are progressing well, having done the same not so long ago let me assure you it will be worth the mess in the end.Now back to your outfit, I love that cape on you and how you styled it with the camel boots and the great knit.I am sure the cape keeps you warm and snuggly.
Slowly but surely, thanks Jill, although it's a bit challenging having to squeeze a mini oven and hobs into a living room that is also doubling up as a kitchen! Still it's only for a few weeks so we'll survive. I'm so pleased with the cape and rather chuffed at how well it actually goes with the jumper and boots. Thank you for your lovely compliments.
The tassel jewelry is so sweet and just the right touch for this outfit!
Thank you Belle. It does fit doesn't it.
Such lovely colors here! I adore it whenever you wear that beautiful cape! It's a stunner!
The cape has definitely been the hit of the season! I can't believe how much I've worn it. Thanks Laura.
I love how you threw the cape on top of everything – it's so cheerful and bright, yet you look snuggly warm. I also adore oversized sweaters with drop shoulders, something you can just drop on and go. Yes, fits of giggles also blow your cover. Hahaha. You can join my detective agency.
I do like being snuggly warm! There's something very satisfying about an oversized sweater during Winter.
I'd be an undercover apprentice learning the trade from Miz Bagg!
I love the layers and this cape is so pretty! Just perfect for the colder temps you are having. Plus, the colors are stunning together. You can't go wrong with rich, jewel tones.
Layers definitely required at the moment, Katie! Yes, I love the jewel tones.
The jumper looks like a perfect winter piece: soft and cozy, interesting design and I guess it warms up pretty well too. As always, great colour combination.
Thank you Olga. The pattern attracted me as it's not too fussy and it's surprisingly warm despite the torso being a looser fit.
This is a cosy look that I would happily steal!
I am glad your jumper did not disappoint….I never see the point of the design/pattern/beads on the front and not on the back (beaded or lace collars are the worse!). I would rather pay a little more and get a "finished job" as you so rightly said!
Another great look.
Exactly – get a 'finshed job'! And the same with collars – drives me mad!
Such a cute look! Love that cape!
Thank you. It's become a firm favourite that cape.
The cape looks so pretty. I love wearing cape or ponchos, they are so cozy and stylish. xx
They do add an extra style element, don't they. And easy to wear too.
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Pretty! That cape looks so cozy, and I love the tassel accessories!
Thanks Tif. The tassels are fun, aren't they.
It's the matchy matchy necklace and bracelets that are the wow factor for me. Not that I don't adore the much loved boots, and comfy, slouchy knit, and that cape is rather cool too! Seasonal weather does have its plus points, eh?
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They are pretty and I was so pleased at how close a match the bracelets are to the necklace! This weather certainly allows us to have fun with layers.
Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.
That jumper is smashing!!! It looks so comfy and the ultimate layering facilitator!! The tassel is the perfect accompaniment!!!Xx
Thanks Kezzie. It is so cosy to wear.
Great winter look and I love the color pairings. Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!
Camel isn't a colour I wear too often but I do love it paired with the wine! Thanks for hosting, Alice.
I seriously love everything about this chic, cozy cold weather look – very much including your fabulous brown boots (swoon!).
Aw, thank you Jessica! I've had such good wear from those boots, I can't tell you! I was wondering if I'd ever get round to wearing them this winter though it's been so mild. Thank you for your lovely compliment.
Fabulous winter layered look! Your poncho looks perfect with your beret and boots. I was getting tickled thinking of you showing up Debbie's doorstep. 🙂
Thank you Jennie and thank you for featuring me this week. Ha, ha, I still might turn up on her doorstep!
I love love love ponchos. I'm always wearing them, they're so comfortable and warm. It's like wearing a blanket. Thanks for linking up with me, hope to see you next week! I'll be pinning this to the linkup board.
I've really discovered them last Autumn and have been surprised at how much I've worn mine. Thanks for hosting Monica.