Monki jaguar jumper and purple A line skirt

Monki jaguar jumper and purple A line skirt

Have you ever seen something on someone else that you absolutely have to have…only to discover it’s completely sold out? Well that’s what happened with this Monki jaguar jumper. I saw someone at work wearing it, but as I didn’t know her I didn’t like to ask where she bought it. So I did what any obsessed fashionista would do and googled all the obvious search terms…”turquoise leopard/tiger/cheetah jumper”…and low and behold, google images came up trumps.

I took a bit of a gamble because it’s a small and I’d have preferred a medium. But I reasoned that I could wear a minimiser bra and breathe in.

Ok, so now I knew it was from Monki, but then I found out it had long since sold out. Groan. But still not content to let it go, I turned to eBay, and after months of searching I found one. After all that you’d think I’d have snapped it up there and then…except it was priced a fair bit higher than the original RRP, and that jars with me. It’s akin to people buying concert tickets purely to sell on at inflated prices. Well I blinked and it sold. You snooze you loose kinda thing.

So I carried on looking, and after a few more months I finally bagged one at a much more reasonable price. I took a bit of a gamble because it’s a small and I’d have preferred a medium. But I reasoned that I could wear a minimiser bra and breathe in. Yes, that’s how badly I wanted this jumper! It’s a bit snug around the armpits but not constrictive, so I’m happy 🙂

Monki jaguar jumper and purple A line skirt

The elusive Monki jaguar jumper and purple A line skirt make the perfect partners. It’s almost like the skirt had been patiently waiting for it all this time.

Wearing it with jeans wouldn’t really have done it justice; after all my detective work tracking it down I wanted to make more of a statement with it. It was a very grey and miserable day, much in need of a colourful outfit. So I paired it with this purple A line skirt that I’ve had stuck in the wardrobe for ages. I loved it when I bought it but always found it hard to pick a suitable top to go with it. It needs a fitted top that doesn’t overhang and obscure the belt and pockets. Well this jumper is certainly fitted, and it’s just the right length. The elusive Monki jaguar jumper and purple A line skirt make the perfect partners. It’s almost like the skirt had been patiently waiting for it all this time.

Monki jaguar jumper and purple A line skirt

I felt quite pleased that I’d created a completely new outfit from a mixture of old and preloved pieces.

Turquoise and purple is one of my favourite colour combinations, but I decided to add a third. I matched the pink in the jumper’s motif with a pink bag, jewelled beret and rose quartz bracelet. The lion doorknocker ring adds to the fierceness and contrasts with the sugary pink elements.

Only flats and chunky heels are feasible on waterlogged, muddy ground, but that doesn’t have to mean boring. These Kurt Geiger studded ankle boots are years old but the studs make them feel that little bit extra. And we all need that sometimes, don’t we? I felt quite pleased that I’d created a completely new outfit from a mixture of old and preloved pieces. Sometimes those turn out to be the best 🙂

Kurt Geiger studded ankle boots

J by Jasper Conran pink bag, Kenneth Jay Lane lion doorknocker ring

Monki jaguar jumper

pink jewelled beret

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Monki jaguar jumper and purple A line skirt

Monki jumper (from eBay, similar) | M&S skirt (old, similar) | Kurt Geiger boots (old, similar) | J by Jasper Conran bag (old, similar) | beret from Asos (old, similar) | Kenneth Jay Lane ring (old, similar) | Azuni earrings (similar) | handmade rose quartz bracelet (similar)

 

 

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13 Comments

  1. December 8, 2018 / 8:06 am

    This would have to be one of your best ever outfits, Emma! I adore the jumper and that skirt is fabulous! Definitely a match made in heaven! I love how you’ve accessorised too. XXX

    • December 10, 2018 / 10:03 pm

      Thank you so much Sasha! I’m so pleased you like it 🙂

  2. December 8, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    I totally love this outfit, Emma. The quirky jumper, that lovely skirt and your beret. I’m a bit of a fan of berets, and have them in many colours. Yours is a colour I don’t have yet! And your pink bag is divine! xxx

  3. December 8, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    Oh, what a beautiful outfit full of color and they all work really well together. I love the bow belt and your pink hat is just perfect with this entire ensemble!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  4. December 8, 2018 / 11:00 pm

    What a journey it took to get to you! But it’s like it’s made for you and that beautiful skirt! Perfect outfit.

  5. December 9, 2018 / 2:22 am

    LOVE this! I can see why you felt the need to track down this sweater.

    I’m a huge fan of secondhand or shopping our closets to create outfits. That’s the best!

    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

  6. December 9, 2018 / 6:34 pm

    The jumper was worth the wait! I like all of these lighter, happy colors when the weather is cold and dreary. Adding the pink makes an unexpected fresh addition. Good going, Emma!

  7. December 10, 2018 / 8:33 am

    What a fabulous jumper! That’s going to go with so much Emma. xx Jacqui Mummabstylish

  8. December 10, 2018 / 6:45 pm

    I love this look. You are serving Katy Perry and Moschino! #shelbeeontheedge

  9. December 17, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    Love the colors in this outfit Emma! So cheery! The beret is gorgeous on you! I have a rose [ink one I got to wear with my coat – I should wear it soon.. I love that yours has the jewel on there, so pretty!
    Thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  10. December 19, 2018 / 6:00 pm

    That is a unique sweater and I love the colors! It looks lovely with your skirt.

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