Tomorrow on Friday 13th December it is Christmas Jumper Day on behalf of Save the Children, so it will be the ultimate opportunity to pull your reindeer and snowflake emblazoned knits out of the cupboard and embrace the Mark Darcy effect.
Not that Christmas Jumper Day should be your only opportunity to rock a festive sweater, in fact I firmly believe that it would be totally acceptable to wear one every day from now until Christmas Day, and then maybe for a couple of days afterwards just for luck.
So if you've only got the one Christmas Jumper to work with for now (or god forbid if you don't have any) then you'd best click over to ASOS, as they have a brilliant selection of all different styles and colours. My attention was immediately caught by this quirky Brat & Suzie number, but if you don't want to go full out OMGCHRISTMAS then you also have a number of more subtle options.
Personally I'm going to go in search of some reindeer antlers that I can wear at the same time as my new sweater. Overkill? I don't know the meaning of the word!
Early last week I came to the sudden conclusion that I needed a new Winter coat. This may or may not have been spurred on by the fact that my sister had just received a lovely new Boohoo coat in the post and made me really very jealous that I had yet to buy a new coat for this year.
Now the reason I had not yet bought a new coat was because I was trying to be sensible and limit myself to the numerous jackets and coats that I already have in my wardrobe from years gone by. Obviously though those good intentions didn't last very long at all and within hours of deciding I wanted a new coat I had clicked buy on this little beauty.
There are a couple of brands that have really got it right with outerwear this winter season and I would say that Boohoo is one of them, they've got duffle coats, biker jackets, parkas and capes galore and the tartan trim and fur hood on this navy number caught my eye straightaway - its all in the details after all!
It arrived at the end of last week and I put it straight on as I headed out of the door to work. Its beautifully warm and fits wonderfully, though I would say if you're between sizes go for the larger one as I'm a 10-12 on top and I wouldn't want to go any smaller than the 12 that I went for in the end. Now all I need is a nice pair of knitted gloves and I'll be all set for those chilly Christmas walks!