There are many things that drew me to this particular piece of knitwear when I spotted it online. The fact that it’s a waffle knit. It’s a chunky jumper but it’s kinda short and cropped and cute. And also the fact that this is labelled as colour cinnamon. I suppose it’s sort of strange that this very specifically labelled colour was something that made me want to buy the jumper. For one thing, I hate cinnamon. Yeah, it’s a nice idea to have a little bit of cinnamon sprinkled on your hot chocolate at Starbucks, and yes, I agree that those cinnamon swirls you get in a bakery look quite delicious. It’s just that when it comes down to it, I can’t stomach the taste of cinnamon.
Just thinking about the taste makes me feel slightly heady, yet there’s something in the idea of a piece of clothing being cinnamon-coloured that makes me feel excited. I want to own that piece of clothing, and now I do. Any other colour, and this knit may not have drawn me in quite so easily. Yeah I like a good basic, but more often than not, something graphic or slogan is going to pull me in more than something basic is. Yet, label it cinnamon and it’s basics all the way for me. Am I just waffling nonsense, or does anyone agree that a cinnamon knitted jumper sounds very exotic?
Have I brought these jeans to the blog yet? I don’t think I have, but it’s about time that I did. We all know that I’ve been a sucker for a frayed hem jean in the past (see this extreme frayed denim for reference). So I can put a tick next to frayed hems on the how well do I rate these jeans scale. Then to amp it up even more, Zara went and added some eyelets. How cool? It’s all in the detail, and these ankle grazers are scoring highly on that scale.
My little niggle with these jeans? They’re not quite high-waisted enough for my liking. I just wanted to be able to tuck that knit in a tiny bit more, and this look would have been a 10 for me in terms of ultimate comfort. Apart from the fact that I’m wearing open sandals in the middle of October, of course. That was slightly risky, I will admit, but the things we do for fashion, eh? You know when you just have visions of pairing all these items together and you like it so much that you decide you’ll take the frozen feet for a happy outfit. Yup, #firstworldproblems right there guys.
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Topshop bag (unavailable online, similar here)