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PUT your hands up who doesn’t love a Christmas jumper?!

Thought so! Funny isn’t it, how something that was once so naff  has become cool and on trend again over the last few years.

I’d resisted the Christmas jumper look for years but this year I’ve joined the knitted bandwagon and am embracing the festive spirit and getting snuggly in my Christmas knit too.

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I’ve teamed my lovely ‘jolly’ jumper from New Look with my favourite BooHoo skinny jeans which are as cheap as chips (almost) and a really nice snug fit which I adore. I don’t believe you have to spend lots of money on skinny jeans. In fact, between you and I, I’ve personally found that skinny jeans at the cheaper end of the scale are a much better fit than more expensive versions! Crazy I know but very true.

Not ignoring the feet, I’m adorning my twinkle toes with my beloved Carvela leopard print courts which are high enough for me to feel super sassy in but low enough to be practical. Carting my darling little girl around is wonderful but calls for sacrifices! ( I found these beauties in TK Maxx last year but you can find similar styles all over the high street this season.)poppy cuddlePoppy and me

Admittedly this gorgeous jumper needs little help in the way of embellishment thanks to it’s smattering of pretty sequins but in my book, you can never have enough sparkle, so I decided to ramp up the glamour stakes and team the knit with some of my favourite bedazzling earrings. These bobby dazzlers are vintage, possibly from the 60s and cost me a jaw dropping….£2.50! Oh how I love a vintage bargain! I’m also wearing a vintage diamante hinge bracelet that once belonged to my Mum.

After years of shunning the Christmas knit, what can I say, but I am now a dedicated firm fan. In fact, I love my jumper so much, I’ve already decided I’m going to be cracking it out on Christmas Day… quite possibly with a metallic gold pleated skirt and yep you guessed it, plenty of bling. Well it would be rude not to wouldn’t it?!

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And the perfect accompaniment to my festive attire?

Well, a jumper like this deserves some serious Christmas respect so it had just had to be accompanied with a delicious mince pice and a cup of Yorkshire’s finest tea in my special Christmas china mug.(Thanks Mum!)

All I need now is the snow to start falling and Nat King Cole to walk in singing and I’ll be in absolute Christmas heaven.

Till the next time,






* Thank you to the wonderful folk at New Look who kindly sent me my jumper as a special Christmas treat. If you love this jumper as much as I do and want to treat yourself to one, you can find it here, as well as some other amazing festive knits. x

P.S Poppy the cat decided to photo bomb one of my pics (see feet up pic above) so I decided to give her a starring role in the shoot. She’s a total diva but very very cute.
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