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Sunday, 13 September 2015

Big Cardi



A : That's going to be MASSIVE on you!
Me : Nooo!  it will be fine.
A : I tell you, it's going to be massive.
Me : Trust me, I think it will be alright.

Thirty seconds later.

Me : What do you think?
A : But it looked huge on the hanger! How come it doesn't look huge on you on! I like it! It's good! Buy it!



 J Crew Tee (similar here), H&M Distressed Jeans (old but similar here)


To be honest. It did look huge on the hanger so A had a point. I saw it earlier in the week and picked up the size small, tried it on and decided the pockets weren't particularly good on that one so I put it back. This time round, there was no size small and only one size medium. The pockets were straight and even, I tried it and it was good. Bought it.

It wasn't all luck you know. I knew that cardigan rang a bell with me - I'd spotted something similar before :



That's Mija Flatau in her Acne Raya cardigan. 

I'm not daft. A cardi with shades of the Acne Raya cardigan about it at a fraction of the price. Done deal. And it's perfect for the school run with blue jeans ....



Primark Cardigan (instore), J Crew Linen Tee (old but similar here), New Look Jeans (old), Converse


or with black. Especially with a bit of Olsen big scarf inspiration.


Primark Cardigan, H&M Mens Scarf (old but similar here), H&M Distressed Jeans similar here, Next Skate Pumps (old but similar here)


My cardi is from Primark and cost me the princely sum of £14. And I'm pretty happy with it. Its quite warm and could double up as a light coat quite easily. I bought myself a chunky grey cardi from there last year and I'm still wearing it this year - it seems to have gone the distance and not ended up as cat bedding which I said it might. So I have high hopes for this. 

So two scores from Primark this season ... a camel coat and a camel cardigan. I wonder what's next?


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I spotted these which also look good :

The Hush Nina cardigan seems to be getting the love from a lot of blogs out there and should be supersoft as it has a touch of cashmere in it. Nice for those who want a little touch of luxe in their knitwear :




This Warehouse one is a little cooler toned for those who can't wear the stronger camel shades and is the most similar to the one I have in texture and style. I actually really like the colour on this one ... best described as "oatmeal" to me.




Last but not least, a little easier on the pocket is the one below from good old H&M in a nice mid camel shade.




I thought a camel shade would make a nice change from grey. Go me (mime fist bump)!








21 comments:

  1. Ha I was just about to ask if they do it in grey! Perhaps I should brave camel, it looks fab with the leopard spot shoes!

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    1. I don't think they do actually. But I'm not entirely sure. I do know they do in a green, navy and black though. But give camel a go - I think it works really well in this shade for this style of cardi. Be aware, they may look a bit crumpled up and squished together (it is Primark after all) but with a little TLC, they will look ten times better.

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    2. Ooooh green is tempting. Definitely need a trip to the big City Primark now the kids are back at school!

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  2. I love it Sue, you look blimmin' stunning in that last photo! Now I really do have to go and investigate my local Primark, don't I?? xx

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    1. I am having the world of fun in Primark at the moment. I won't tell you what else I picked up there since as I am still making decisions on things. But it's certainly making me happy.

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  3. Wow, that's Primark? It's lovely... must pop in this week.

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    1. It is - have a nosey. Their winter jumper range has just come in and there's a lot of little gems in there.

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  4. Wow that's lovely!! Didn't spot it in Primark on Friday so may need to make another visit tomorrow!

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    1. It doesn't look like Primark admittedly and is remarkably similar to the Warehouse pricier one I featured above. Take another look if you get the chance.

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  5. Oh my goodness Sue....how have I missed brilliant Acne homage! I love it....and how you have styled it! Primark do have some real gems don't they! I get dragged in there all the time as Gracie loves it and spends all her pocket money in there....well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! ;0) xx

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    1. Michelle, I was delighted when I got it home. I think if I'd seen the cardigan before I'd seen the camel coat, I might have just made do with the cardi! And I wish I had such a good excuse! Mine is usually, the boys need new socks!

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  6. I love it. I need that in my life. I have had to send the Nina back and I have ordered the size down (it was massive.) I may try and pick this one up though because the price is supremely tempting compared to the Hush cardi. You really suit the colour with the black. H xx

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    1. Thank you Helen. And that was unlucky with the Hush cardigan - I know you quite like their range and did well with their Michelle coat last year didn't you? I'm glad that you mentioned that it came up huge - that might help some of the readers who had been contemplating buying it.

      And you're colour

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  7. Love it on you and how you have styled it, simplicity at its best. I ordered the Nina in Medium and like Helen I have had to to size down, still awaiting the smaller size. You find great things in Primark, I need to look properly instead of scooting through. x

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    1. You're trying again then with the Nina cardigan - it must be nice. And I don't set out to look for things in Primark, I tend to scan the store and see what stands out to me. Usually it's not a lot but sometimes just sometimes, you get lucky. I have to say, I've found some cute pieces this season.

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  8. That's an amazing find/look alikey! I do have a hole in my wardrobe for a camel knit.....So definitely off to Primark very soon!! Xx

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    1. Are you going to have a look at the teddy coat as well which was mentioned in Glamour magazine. It's not bad for the price but it seems to be a little too slouchy and needs a bit more structure to it. But it's a lovely colour and much nicer than some of the coats they had last year which looked like the dog had slept on them #harshbutfair

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  9. Brilliant find & it looks like a proper £££ cardigan when you style it....just fabulous & effortless. Love it with the black & leopard x

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    1. I think the cheetah pumps were a happy coincidence. I've just unearthed them now the weather has cooled off. But thank you Avril - I will take your lovely compliment!

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  10. Love it & it looks very expensive! I've just bought a couple of wraps & coatigans from Primark, they've got some great pieces atm but I really want to get this too as I don't have any camel pieces! X

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  11. Love it on you, Sue. Bargain too! Not a colour I usually see you in but it looks fab. Lynne xx

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