Knitwear is my favourite clothing type. I think if I could have the most perfectly curated selection of knitwear, the rest of my wardrobe would just fall into place beside it. Perfect, classic knits are worth spending a little more money on to get right. They are also, grudgingly I might add, worth the effort of washing them by hand. My favourite knitwear all comes from Whistles: it's all proper wool, fantastically snug and warm and in utterly classic cuts. Currently they are offering 30% off knitwear so it's the perfect time to add another beauty to my collection. This is top of my list: oversized and with a rollneck but still very classic: you can't get more timeless than soft wool in a textured grey marl.
Don't get me wrong: I love the easy length of this dress and it's so comfortable. But sometimes wearing a midi skirt can feel just a little frumpy. So I always make sure to wear it with something a bit edgy (hate that word, but can't think of a better one) to steer firmly clear of that territory. A slogan sweat and fierce zipped ankle boots should do the trick.
It's that time of year again: time to shop for someone else for a change. With December just around the corner we can't really put it off any longer, and in fact this weekend is the perfect time to start, because many shops are offering Black Friday discounts (25% off at Whistles and 20% off at ASOS, for a start). It can be a daunting task, but luckily I've done the hard work for you. I won't be helping you with what to buy your boyfriend or your dog, but if you happen to know a woman who likes her fashion, beauty and interiors as much as I do, or maybe just want a little something for yourself, then you've come to the right place. This is basically everything that I'm (admittedly very optimistically) hoping to find under my tree. It doesn't really matter what your budget is, my advice for Christmas shopping is always the same: get them something they wouldn't buy themselves, be that a decadent beauty set, a little alcoholic treat in fancy packaging, some jewellery from a designer they haven't heard of or some luxurious lingerie. It doesn't have to be wonderfully original or incredibly personal: just go for something that feels a little bit special.