A knitted dress.
Specifically this knitted dress from Whistles. Which I tried in "just to see" the other day. Why would I do that? To be fair, a vast majority of Whistles garb that I do try on, does look totally and utterly grim. The sizing is more than random (clearly it's not my shape...) and some things are purely wrong diddly.
However there are times when the planets align and the other day was one such occasion.
I know I could search forever and not find something as perfect as this dress.
But does that stop me trying? Hell no. You know me when I'm on a mission.... And in fact, the one thing that could make it more perfect would be the dress in black. Or charcoal. As opposed to navy.
So this is where the inspiration has stemmed from...
Soft Funnel Cashmere Dress from Whistles in Navy £180
At ASOS (already sold out in the Large - EEK)
Another navy one which is similar (although obviously I don't like it as much...)
Selected Mado Ribbed Jumper Dress £80
And some alternatives at Reiss which do seem more dress like I would say...
Gilmore Black Roll Neck Jumper Dress £170 from Reiss - Wool and cashmere mix..
And in the minx...
Funnel not polo neck now at ASOS Tall Swing Dress with high neck in camel marl £32
In a normal version too (more sizes available in this) Cashmere mix £32
Black from Noisy May - Nmkarna Jumper dress for £34
A slightly different version from Topshop - Clean Swing Knitted Dress £48 - a viscose and nylon mix so I think I know what this would feel like and I think it would be more crepe style than jumper dress. This one could easily be dressed up for a night out for sure.
Longer now and these could be cool or I could look like a huge knitted willy...Some shaping may help these perchance. But I do love the idea (assuming I don't look like a woolly knob)
ASOS WHITE Ribbed striped jumper in silk and cashmere mix £85
ASOS Midi jumper midi dress with roll neck £40
This is sightly less of a dress and more of a long jumper in my book. Nothing that a pair of leather leggings couldn't fix though....
ASOS Tunic in boucle knit in khaki £45
Also adore it in this colour - mink.
Doesn't have to be a higher neck though - round at Me+Em in a gorgeously autumnal shade. I love the oversized cuffs on this. I've also got a 20% off voucher to share from Me+Em - FNJC1.
Ribbed Tunic from Me+Em £165
Also in a navy version
Sutton Knit Dress in black from Baukjen £110
Label Lab Jersey Knit Cowl Dress was £45 now £36
In lots of other colours too - particularly loving the wine one. Also navy, grey and teal available.
Another different neckline at Esprit - Jumper Dress £55
Finishing with a couple which are slightly more out there..
Diesel Jumper dress £150 Oh I love love this. Very Bella Freud.
And I know this is totally wrong diddly but I freaking love it.
ASOS White Cable Knit Front Dress £110
Thoughts? I was freezing today and could so have done with one of these. But then I'm under the weather today for sure as are most of the family. The poor 11 yr old sounds she's been on 20 Lambert & Butler a day for the past five years, with a hacking cough to go with it. Took her to the Dr today (as she's off on a 7 day residential trip with school this weekend. EEK) and they think it's a virus so the pair of us had a day on the sofa feeling very sorry for ourselves.
Yesterday though, we were in much better form - up early for a couple of hours of rugby. Lovely afternoon - family party, so 16 over for a late lunch and a glass or two of fizz and red wine. The late night can't have helped anyone's health though so it will be an early night for us all here.
I changed into my trusty summer black jumpsuit and Anthropologie ponyskin mules for the party but to rugby I was sporting...
Beige knit top - Zadig & Voltaire
Turn up jeans - Zara
Nessa cardigan - hush
White cracked leather Stan Smiths - adidas
Stone maxi zip satchel - Anya Hindmarch
I am definitely getting into the A/W zone now.... just need to compile the final wishlist....