Wednesday, 5 December 2012

A Guernsey jumper, a pair of glasses and some gold shoes...

My mum picked up this Guernsey jumper from a charity shop last week, it's perfect for the freezing weather at the moment, as it's literally the heaviest piece of knitwear I have ever owned.
If you aren't to hot on what a Guernsey jumper is, I can give you some sneaky facts - It was originally a garment for fisherman who wanted a warn, hard wearing, but comfortable item of clothing. They were traditionally knitted by the fisherman's wives and the pattern was passed down the generations of the family.
It's a pretty classic piece as well as super practical. Take a look...







I really love the shape of the jumper, it's pretty unusual - A high neck and a really cool weave on the shoulders. This kind of thing fits into my winter wardrobe pretty well, just paired with a pair of jeans. As the outfits pretty simple I jazzed it up with these gold Banana Republic lace ups - Pretty festive! 
Very kindly I was sent the glasses by Firmoo, they are the world's most popular online eyeglasses store.They launched a really cool program offering free eyewear to first-time buyers so you can test out the quality first. The quality of the glasses was super, and the delivery was speedy, to get your free pair I'll leave their link for you here. I'm not sure how I feel about wearing fake glasses, even though I love them. I had fun wearing them today and hey, they did make me feel slightly more intelligent... 

Harri xxx

37 comments:

  1. That jumper looks lovely! You look great in the glasses by the way, they really suit you! xx

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    1. Thanks Leanne, its super warm, had a hot flush whilst taking the photos! xx

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  2. I've always wanted a Guernsey sweater! They're so cozy and perfect for winter. I love your glasses too.

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    1. They are definitely cosy, got it on again today! Thank you :) x

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  3. lovely jumper and you look gorgeous <3

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  4. You look lovely! Your hair is fab :) xo

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  5. amazing pics!!! i follow you now ;)
    i would love to follow me back because I really love your blog!!
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    1. I'll definitely check out your blog :) x

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  7. oh wow i love this jumper. it really suits you :) it's great to have that perfect piece of knitwear at this time of year when it's just SO cold all the time! x

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    1. Thanks Rachel and I totally agree, its so nice to have something warm and cosy to hand :) x

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  8. I looove fishermen type of sweater, they're the coziest things ever. And I really like that yours has a high neck. I'm going to keep an eye out for one like that- and I really liked hearing the story behind it :)

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    1. It is brilliant especially when it's rainy in the UK! xx

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  9. I love big jumpers and pairing them with simple jeans. It's so nice to have a jumper that is actually warm as opposed to what is normally available in womenswear with thin cardigans etc
    You look lovely :) X

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    1. I know right, it's my winter wardrobe, so simple and easy :) Thank you xx

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  10. that's a belting find, the kind of one that doesn't come around often. the pattern was also for if the sailor got loads or the jumper did then they would know which part of the country he/it was from and then could be returned

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    1. Yes kudos to my mum for that one, the history of them is so interesting x

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  11. Those glasses are killer. So cute!

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    1. Thanks Jessica, have a look at firmoo, they are super cheap :) x

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  12. You look so beautiful. The jumper is awesome, you look so cool in these! Just started following your lovely blog. xx

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  13. Hello darling, lovely blog here! Wanna follow each other? Let me know through comments... it would be great to keep in touch =)
    XOXO
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  14. Great post!

    Loving your sweater and nice pictures in general !!:)

    Love,

    Janice
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  15. I love how chunky the sweater is! And the meaning behind it. Your glasses are cute too :)

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    1. It's always lovely to wear something with a bit of history isn't it! Thank you :) x

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  16. I love that jumper! I need something warm and soft like that.

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    1. Have a look in charity shops, this one was a brilliant find! x

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  17. They are so so cute!

    Love from VA

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  18. Wow I absolutely love those glasses! And your blog as well :)

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