January Style Challenge time again and it's item 3 - a black, crew neck jumper. Not oversized, not long lined. Just a bog standard, black, fairly neat fitting jumper that finishes at my waist. This is a gap for me as I have some lovely patterned trousers that I never wear in the day-time and I think this would dress them down a bit.
Now you'd think this would be an easy one to find but I searched Belfast without success. This House of Fraser Linea knit was one contender - reduced from £50 to £25. The neckline was a little lower than I wanted however:
|Linea Tipped Jumper - Black|
This one from Warehouse ticked all the boxes but it was out of stock in my size in store:
|Black Quilted Crew Jumper - Warehouse|
The Boden Cashmere Crew Neck is still in stock and is fabulous but the budget can't stretch to it at the moment. It would be an amazing buy and I will keep an eye on it on the off-chance it reduces or I get a good discount code!
|Boden Cashmere Crew Neck|
So in desperation, I googled and found this one in what looked a little like an old lady/Daily Mail style knitwear website - Woolovers. Despite my reservations, the shape looked good and I realised it was a merino wool/cashmere (70%/30%) mix for just £30 including postage! Now, I'll confess, this isn't in the sales...slight divergence from rules but I honestly couldn't find one reduced anywhere. But these are such a great offer and you can even buy two for £50 if you want a better deal but having read tweets telling me that their sizing was a bit random, I just ordered the one and kept looking as I honestly didn't have the highest hopes..
|Black Crew Neck Jumper - Woolovers|
It arrived a few days later and first impressions were great. It's beautifully soft and just the right weight. Tried it on (I bought a size M) and it sealed the deal. Perfect fit...wow. Now sorry I didn't buy a second!
|White Shirt - Betty Barclay via John Lewis|
Jeans - Gap Outlet (similar here)
Scarf - eBay
Boots - Boden (old)
It's a keeper - I'm really pleased it and look how wonderful it looks with my new white shirt too! I'm motoring through the 5 items and should be able to share the last two with you next week. I've already secured one and the other is en-route. Once again, I'm adding a linky for all my blogging readers who want to share their sale buys this January. I know some of you linked already to the last couple of posts but feel free to link again and please do click through to read other posts - there are some amazing bargains still to be found in the sales!