Do you want to know something? I wasn't really that bothered about getting a Christmas jumper until I saw the picture of Talisker (here) getting measured up for his Christmas jumper. I've pretty much managed without one all these years and then that one picture of a dog in a half knitted ensemble, started me off looking at Christmas jumpers which I never knew I wanted or needed. Suckerrrrr!
And I did say previously that I wasn't going to go for Christmas pudding or robin on the chest but I did say I might give the old Fair Isle a chance. So I did. I picked out this one!
H&M jumper, New Look Jeans, Vintage Snakeskin Clutch (Ebay), Dune Shoes
So not a true Fair Isle jumper but a more contemporary take in a retro kind of way - I'm loving that 70's mustard yellow and brown detailing! I did try on a gazillion of these jumpers before I found my perfect one and it was all because the first one I tried on in store in a size XS was rather roomy on me yet the S was teeny weeny. So I then went and grabbed armfuls of the same style jumper in various sizes and had a manic trying on session before I ended up with my "perfect" one.
And yes, I've styled it up a little with some heels and a snakeskin clutch but it's one of those outfits which if you strip away those two items and replace with a pair of regular flats or boots and stick on a heattech underneath, a parka on top, you're good to go to the park (I have such a glam life).
Anyway recreating a similar look is very simple and aren't those shoes below wicked? :
Last Note :
- You know, it's something when a dog can sell you a jumper isn't it? But you have to admit that Tal does look rather dapper in his finished jumper. Didn't Debs (Tal's owner) do a good job?
Pictures by Neejel (Tal's other owner)