The Porridge Jumper

Tuesday, 23 October 2012


Sometimes you find an item of clothing that you know does absolutely nothing for you and you just don't care.

Meet the porridge jumper:


I was actually looking for something entirely different in Primark at the weekend.  Well, perhaps not that different, seeing as it was a grey, oversized jumper, but as I was doing that can't-find-what-I'm-looking-for-so-must-stomp-around-the-entire-section-mocking-the-vile-clothes-instead thing, I found this lurking at the back of a rail of size 6 and 8 versions.  The Liverpool Primark is terrible for doing this: either they think everyone is really skinny and order accordingly or no-one is skinny and so they end up with loads of tiny clothes.  Either way, there's hardly ever anything in my size.

And this isn't.  It's about 3 sizes too big but I like it even more for that.  I made Char try it on for comedy value and it drowned her so much it was longer than her actual dress - quite amusing!  It's amazing though.  So warm and so comforting that it's like sitting in a big bowl of brown sugar porridge.  Who cares if it's not that flattering?  Not everything in my wardrobe needs to be.


Jumper - Primark
Skirt - Tesco
Shoes - Dorothy Perkins sale
Belt - Dubrovnik market

The only bad thing about this beauty is that it's so big and so snuggly that I'm likely to fall asleep whilst wearing it...

20 comments:

  1. I have so many jumpers like this that I know make me look like a frumpy aunt, but they're just so comfy!
    Cx

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  2. The contrast of comfy/frumpy and those hot shoes is A1. You look fabulous!

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  3. with those gorgeous shoes you can get away with anything!!

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  4. I have a similar baggy porridge-y cardigan, love it. Anyway this looks fab with your snazzy red heels x

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  5. Alex it's fab, sometimes comfort is a priority, this is the unlikely winnning combination. I loathe Primark sizing, always makes me feel incredibly bad for not being a size 6 or 8, where do they hide all the other sizes? xxx

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  6. There's nothing like an oversized snuggly jumper. I agree with you about Liverpool Primark. So many 6's and 8's and about 1 in each other size if you're lucky!

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  7. ooh I think it is lovely, there is nothing like wearing a cosy jumper on a cold day! x

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  8. it looks surpremely comfortable! I've actually been wearing Dave (hubs)'s jumpers recently, I go through phases of doing that.

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  9. Love it. I have a couple of jumpers that fit into this category, comfy and cosy are sometimes the most important factor when getting dressed on cold mornings.
    This looks fab with those shoes x

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  10. I agree i'd say about 30% of my wardrobe is very unflattering :] I love it. Blackpool and Manc primark are goo dbut Preston seems to only have small sizes too.! x

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  11. I acutally like the contrast between the smart slick red skirt and this big comfy oversized jumper all cinched together with a beautiful belt, who cares if it isnt flattering it looks bloody fabulous xxxxx

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  12. I love this post! I have a cardigan that is almost the same, and it's one of my favourite things! xx

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  13. This looks so cosy! Now I really need to have brown sugar porridge for breakfast.

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  14. Oooh oooh want! How great would that be on a cold night on top of my jammies x

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  15. Well I really rather like it, picture 2 especially. The contrast between the jumper and the red skirt and shoes is very fun. x

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  16. Ashleigh has this jumper too and it is uber soft. So cozy.

    X x

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  17. Sod it. We all have those kind of clothes. I have a jumper that looks like a sack on me, and have been told it makes me look pregnant. Do you know what? It's amazingly comfy.
    Love the look of that snuggly jumper.
    x

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  18. I love this jumper, I have one that is very similar from good old Primark and it is the toastiest thing, even if I look like a sack of potatoes!

    Maria xxx

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  19. Eeee, I love it. May I move in and live in a porridge-jumper-nest please!

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