Dr Dolittle, move over, I'm in.
All the animals, all the jumpers, bring it on. Dr Dolittle would be collecting these, one for each of the Autumn season. Although maybe not all of them as guess what - these aren't cheap. But I have found some bargain versions (ok I've found bargain) but I've also found some pretty grim more expensive ones to make us feel better (not entirely sure why that should make us feel better but I cannot be the only one who sees something gopping adn things YES - just saved £220. Fess up... This can be filed under "reasons why my husband think I'm nuts".)
Ok now this does nothing for me. For £170 are you kidding? But then I'm pretty sure that oether people will think the same about my tiger ones. Perhaps doesn't help that I'm not a fan of cats and this one looks like something you get on pyjamas that I'm not sure grown women should wear.
Paul & Joe Sister Knitted Jumper with Cat Motif £170.
If you love cats then this may well float your boat though. Shan't be making its way into my basket.. (although I do like the navy)
ASOS Jumper with Cat Elbow Patches £20
It appears cats are the flavour of the day.
Natalie embellished cotton sweater was £295 now £147.50
You see, I say all that and then as per usual, I find one that I really rather like. And it's one of the cheapest as well which is a real shocker. Ok so I clearly have been indoctrinated by our feline friends - maybe I don't really rather like it but don't mind it. In my head it's *obviously* very Gucci. Obviously...
Cat Knitted Jumper from Miss Selfridge £35
Not forgetting the humble dog.
Abercrombie & Fitch Dog Print Knit Jumper £58
And then slightly way out there. But starting with one that I definitely would wear. Love this.
Not forgetting that at Very Exclusive there seems to be 30% off using the code KPAGK.
McQ Alexander McQueen Swallow Crew Neck Jumper in grey and black from Very Exclusive £180
Ditto this one. I appreciate I shouldn't but I do. On looking at it again, I really really shouldn't at all, should I?! But I'd completely wear this ("files under To Watch in Sales").
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Intarsia Raccoon Jumper £220
Zebra in sequins (not something I ever thought I'd type) at French Connection £85
Emma embellished intarsia jumper was £245 now £122.50
But if you prefer less moggy and more serious cat then look no further. This is where my heart lies. There's something about a tiger or a leopard that just doesn't seem so comedy. Yes it's just a bigger cat but... ok so there's absolutely no rhyme nor reason for why I prefer these. I just do.
And the more obscure the better. I don't even like purple but I LOVE this. Made far more palatable with the 30% off above....
PS by Paul Smith Leopard Jumper in Purple from Very Exclusive £195
This, well... let's just say I prefer the one above.
Tiger Knit Embroidered Jumper from French Connection £69
But then randomly I'm found a man's one which I think is pretty ace. The fact it's monochrome is obviously super appealing.
ASOS jumper with fluffy Tiger £30 (doesn't look overly fluffy to me, fear not).
But the two that I have snagged and am ridiculously happy with are these. Big cats rule. Quality wise at two ends of the spectrum but both will get worn a lot this season. You have been warned...
Starting with the H&M one that I wore the other day. Size down. This is a Medium and it's enormous.
Knitted Polo neck jumper from H&M £14.99
And then the beauty that is the green Stella McCartney one I got from Bicester last week. I was invited for the day with the British Wool Collective and thought it was only right that I bought a wool jumper then.
Can't find it online at all - it's old season but they do still have lots at Bicester. They come in two sizes, the more fitted and an oversized version. I loved the green, camel and grey which happened to come in the fitted size which suited me down to the ground.
So much so I wore it today.
Green leopard jumper - Stella McCartney
Black pleat knit skirt - hush
Black Susanna boots - Chloe
Black Half moon bag - APC
Burgundy leather bomber jacket - Gerard Darel
One thing I think we can agree is that these are going to divide. Be it the concept, be it your choice of animal. Some will be vomming in their mouths, others will be diving for their credit cards. I'm somewhere in the middle and may stick with my two big cat versions (oh famous famous last words... They don't call me Dooley for nothing. They don't at all by the way. I don't think so anyway).
So are you feeling a tad queasy after these or could you give a home to any of them?