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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Cardigans




M&S Cardigan (instore), Zara Jeans, Primark Bag


No fancy titles there. Yes, I'm talking about cardigans and yes that's a pink one I'm wearing up there. I'm not done on the pink thing yet! I have to bust this pink thing right out of the water, even if it's in form of a cardigan. To be honest, I don't mind a cardigan. Infact I quite like a cardigan worn as a jumper. It's how I used to wear them in my twenties. I didn't really wear v-neck jumpers then but I did wear cardigans buttoned up like this with a camisole underneath (it was the nineties). Makes them a little "sexier".

Now I'd love to give you a link to the cardigan I'm wearing but I can't. It's one of those that you find on the clearance rail at M&S now they've reached the tail end of their sale and basically there are no returns on it. It's a 100% merino wool cardigan that I bagged for £10. I think that's what they call a bargain. And it's a size 14 but I think it works. 

But because I feel a bit mean, can I show you a couple of other little cardigan bargains I spotted ... you'd be silly to miss these. This is a Bella Freud ... for £104. That's a bargain in Bella world. A lovely vibrant pink for those who can't do the blue toned pinks that I suit more.



Colour a bit scary? How about a couple of 100% cashmere cardigans in most people's favourite neutral shades of navy and grey. For £40. This will be a proper boyfriend fit because they are from the men's section of Uniqlo. 





And just incase the neckline is a bit low for you, let's hark back to the nineties and add one of these :



Don't say I'm not good to you.


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Last Note :

  • This is a classic "shoot the stylist" moment. Apologies for the quality of the pic but it's the only one I can find on the internet which is of my cardigan. I may have to remove it from the blog shortly. It hurts my eyes.




18 comments:

  1. Hi there! I love that shade of pink on you, very flattering and a great shade for anytime of year!! I wear a cardi for work so my non work versions are taking a back seat at the moment!! xx

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    1. I can imagine if you wear them a lot at work, you'll be wanting something different for the weekend. And pink is not a regular thing for me so thank you for the vote of confidence.

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  2. Love it on you Sue - just gorgeous! x

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    1. Thank you - I need a bit of sunshine now so I can wear it as it is. This colour always looks better with sunshine.

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  3. Looks fab on you! I would normally swerve a cardigan like that, but has made me think again.....however, why oh why can M&S not get it right on the styling front?!! There are so many examples that are just horrific on their website. How can we tell them? xx

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    1. Their styling is very hit and miss on the website and I find that I overlook a lot of nice items which I spot in store instead. I noticed that they did an ivory version of the pink cardigan - I wish that one had been in the sale - I would have definitely picked that up and not thought twice about that (I still am a little anxious around pink) but it's a good way for me to try out the pink thing - and if it doesn't work out for me - it will still be nice to wear as loungewear with pj bots!

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  4. Gorgeous shade of pink, I like cardigans as jumpers. I am still to find a cardigan I like,,,,, on the subject of pink I sent for the H&M cashmere jumper , the pink is nicer than the visual online ,... But I wasn't totally sold, it's been wrapped back up and is being returned tomorrow. I think it was that neckline that worried you that sealed the return.

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    1. It was the neckline rather than the shade which I knew wouldn't work for me. It's a little "high" and tight looking which is no good on someone like me with a short neck. It's got to be a proper crew or a proper roll neck.

      And I'm sure you will find the right cardigan - sorry to hear that the Nina cardigan didn't live up to your expectations - it looked lovely as well.

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  5. Yes, yours works Sue. Fab sale bargain. Sue xx

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    1. Thank you. I did dither for a while as I knew I couldn't return it but then I thought it was a perfectly good wearable 100% merino wool cardigan for £10 and you can't pick up something that nice for that amount of money these days that often.

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  6. I love coral and I dabble in dusky pink but j can't go full on pastel pink like you. It's good to see you in colour, Sue. How do you even make an M&S Cardigan look cool?! Lynne xx

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    1. Ha you flatter me there Lynne! How cool, I don't know but I'm hoping that it doesn't age me and that's all I can ask for. Pink .... it's such a dividing colour.

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  7. Love that pink cardigan as a jumper too, what a bargain. The 14 looks fine, but m&s sizing is a bit haphazard but worth checking out. My best bargain from there was a £30 cashmere cardigan in a pale lemony green, I only paid £10 with a gift voucher. I was going to save it for spring, but maybe I won't now.

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    1. I can beat you on that bargain actually - my sister picked up a £10 100% cashmere black roll neck ... which she gave to me as she knew I would love it. And I do!

      And I was quite surprised at this little/big cardigan actually - I would never have picked it out online and hence I missed out on the ivory version as I would have been happy to pay full price for that!

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  8. Laughing here as I too did the buttoned cardi and 'sexy' camisole in the '90s. Hilarious! As much as I still find it difficult to put you and pink together, it really is a colour that suits you. You look lovely!

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    1. You did it too - I had a boyfriend at the time who was a bit worried about me going out wearing my underwear on show #prude

      And phew about the pink - you were the one person I really thought who would say "step away from the pink Sue".

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  9. No, I can't beat a free cashmere jumper! Sounds like a fab sister.

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  10. I love that outfit on you. The colour is gorgeous and I love the loose fit. You look stunning xxx Melanie

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