Cosy Cocoon Cardigan

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Today was one of those great Irish weather days. One minute it's bright, cold and sunny so you nip out in your sheepskin boots to pick up the grocery order. By the time you get to Tesco - it's chucking it down....and then, just as you've been soaked for the second time getting the groceries into the house, the sun comes out. And it's done that continuously ALL day...hence we've got indoor photos, tho predictably, as I type this, it's sunny again!
Today I decided to dig something older out of the wardrobe. This is an alpaca-mix cocoon style cardigan from The Wall London, which is lovely and cosy for around the house. I got it in the charity shop about a year ago but haven't worn it much. So in preparation for Frugal February, I've been thinking about ways to re-style these older items so that I'm not tempted to buy anything new!
It tones in really nicely with this checked square scarf from M&S - another oldie. It's a square shape so difficult to tie but I think I've finally sussed it - just draping over one shoulder and tying once to the side. It's got lovely silvery threads going through it and features the grey of the cardigan, navy and taupe.
The cardigan is a bit like a poncho style really so it can be a bit of a PITA when you're cooking or filling the dishwasher. But mostly it's just a cosy blanket of a cardigan - perfect for days when I'm working from home.
Cardigan - The Wall London (old - similar here & here)
Scarf - M&S (old)
Jeans - Gap
(Use DEALSGAP for 20% off this weekend only)
Navy Top - Boden
Navy Ankle Boots - M&S (old - but these are a great option)
Just a wee note for anyone using the shop - I've had some issues with the platform provider, Tictail, this weekend and a number of you have contacted me to tell me you haven't been able to place your orders. I'm so sorry about this and I have flagged it with Tictail. In the meantime, if there's something you want, please just drop me an email to schoolgatestyle@yahoo.co.uk and I'll arrange a Paypal invoice for you. Thank you.

I hope you've had a lovely weekend so far. I'll back soon with my final January Style Challenge item and already, I'm writing the posts for next week's Frugal February. It starts on Saturday and I hope you'll join me for a month of making the most of what you already have in your wardrobe.
Ax

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous look Avril,exactly the style cardigan I love for mooching around at the weekend:)
    ~Anne xx

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  2. Truly a vision in blue!! I never left the house today, that weather was so depressing. I won't even tell you what I wore round the house! X

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  3. Love the different shades of blue together, a perfect cardi for a day like today, just wrap it round and grab a hot chocolate....actually no, a large glass of red! X

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  4. Definitely up for a frugal Feb, at least I can shop guilt free in March then! Love the blues all together x

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  5. I love all of the blue and grey tones together. And I especially love your boots xxx love Liz xxx

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  6. I love that outfit Avril- great mix of colours and love a wrap or cocoon / poncho-y type of outer layer. Your hair is looking lovely by the way :-) xx

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  7. I love different tones of blue all worn together. x

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  8. Oh poop - that February challenge of no buying…I was going to join you. I need to mentally prepare!!!! I love a cosy knit, it looks just that on you x

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  9. Love the colour and shape of the cardigan. Looks so good on you
    Abbi x

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  10. Simply stunnning! Avril you ook absolutely fantastic in this outfit! Hope to see lots more lots more of the gems you have hiding in your wardrobe being styled this perfectly during frugal February! x

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  11. Looks like a really handy cardi to have in the back of your wardrobe. I am joining in for sure, Frugal Feb here I come! x

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  12. Totally love this too! That scarf is gorgeous! Ax

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