Hello again, it’s been a while since I last posted! I have been busy spending time with family and preparing for going back to university. As you may have seen on my Instagram page I am currently reading the novels of Jean Rhys as I am studying her for my Dissertation. Rhys is a quick read and great for those who are interested in how women lived and felt in the 1930s…..
But anyway, back onto the incredible cardigan I found in the Sue Ryder shop in Bourton-on-the-Water which is where I was staying last week. I wasn’t familiar with this charity before I found the most perfect cardigan. Honestly, I’ve been trying to find a cardigan exactly like this for so long and I bought it for £4.50. It is an old piece by Gap.
I love the bagginess of the arms and how the material gathers at the elbows, making it look snug and cosy and perfect for a laid back outfit. This summer I have been obsessed with these jeans and have been pairing them with basic t-shirts on a daily basis. I have been wearing a thin cotton cardigan all summer and so this new cardigan was a nice change!
The following pictures were taking by my sister Emily at Ann Hathaway’s cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon. I wanted to take the garden home with me – I was especially in love with the apple trees and the love seat…
I was determined to wear this cardigan for the rest of the holiday – obsessed may be the right word to describe my feelings towards it. I wore it for a bike ride around the Slaughters -two miles away from Bourton-on-the-Water (and on a side note I particularly like how my vintage bag from Resurrection works as a backpack as well as a shoulder/cross-body bag).
I found the cardigan to be very versatile as well as the knitted pattern is delicate and so gives it an elegant touch, making it perfect for a casual outfit like the one above, and a smart-casual outfit like the one below.
I wore this outfit for my cousin’s fiancé’s fabulous hen party in York. I bought this dress from Next about four years ago and every time I wear it I am complimented on it. It is a very light dress with the back and the arms being of polyester material and the front being a thin sheer material. I have worn it for both smart and causal occasions. Without the dress the outfit would simply look casual if replaced by jeans and a t-shirt so it is perfect to dress up this cardigan. This dress can also be worn all year round due to the light material and despite the look in this post being autumnal, the lightweight scarf and the knit of the cardigan made this perfect for a summer day with a chilly edge.
Now I must tell you about where we went for the hen party! We had afternoon tea at the National Railway Museum and were served in a restored railway carriage! Absolutely delicious!
If you would like to find out about the Sue Ryder charity you can visit their site at m.sueryder.org. This afternoon I uploaded an Instagram post of this cardigan on @justloveliverpool. We are starting an ethical buy of the month series. In today’s post I have written a little bit about what incredible work the Sue Ryder charity do so please go check that out or read what I wrote below…
The money we spend in the Sue Ryder charity shops goes towards helping the @sueryder charity ‘provide incredible hospice and neurological care for people facing a frightening life-changing diagnosis’. They support both the patients and their loved ones. They are the leading charity in the UK at treating life-threatening conditions and so our support is vital in making sure they can keep up the amazing work that they do.