Snuggly heaven: Knits

How freakin' amazing are the knits this season!  I literally own one knit.  A khaki creation from Isabel Marant that I have worn probably in excess of fifty times now and I believe that to be an under estimation.  I'm pretty good with clothes but after so many wears there are threads here and there loose and un-ravelling. The thing is, apart from this one knit, I haven't bought knits over the past maybe... two years due to not being enamoured enough with them.  There were a few that I would have gladly purchased if they weren't sold out in my size, but these I could count on one hand.  I just couldn't bring myself to part with my hard earned money for anything I didn't love whether it be a $30 knit or a $300 knit, my sentiment is if you don't love it, don't buy it.  The lack of knits however created a major gap in my wardrobe so I made do by sneaking a few wears out of my boyfriend's knits.  Thanks for the fall back option Tom and I'll err... return them soon!

My lifestyle doesn't call for me to be dolled up 24/7 so pass me a great tee, knit and a pair of jeans (leathers for a special occasion) and I'm one satisfied gal!  The knits that are coming thick and fast to the online stores are a bit of a thorn in my side since living in Australia, we are now on the wrong side of winter.  Regardless, I've decided to pick up just one or two. I'm sure they will be worn a few times with the crisp cool still in the air and Melbourne is renowned for it's fours seasons in one day, even in summer, so at least one knit is justifiable.  What the hell, I'm not one for having to wear current season anyway so if these only come out next winter then I'll still be happy. After all you never know when the next knit drought is going to hit. It could be a few years before anything that compares to these get released again. 




Top row:
 Alexander McQueen chunky Aran knit (HERE)
Carven contrast knit (HERE)
Alexander McQueen chunky Aran knit (HERE or HERE)


Middle row:
 Etro wool blend sweater (HERE)
Proenza Schouler V-neck sweater (HERE)
Isabel Marant cable wool knit (HERE)
Acne Lia cable knit sweater (HERE)


Bottom row:
Yigal Azrouel cabel knit sweater (HERE or HERE)
Burberry Brit cotton and wool sweater (HERE)
Joseph cable knit wool sweater (HERE)
Chloe cable knit turtleneck sweater (HERE)



14 comments:

  1. I have to say that I find it really difficult to find a knit jumper that I really love too, and have mistakenly bought some in the past that just weren't right. Hope with all of this seasons offerings that you're able to find one (or a few) that you love!

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    1. I've been the same as you in the past but I put it down to trying to buy one that I never truly loved to begin with. They never work out. This season there are so many though. I'm sure I'll nab one or two :) Have a great weekend x

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  2. I don't own ANY chunky knits - it's all down to sizing for me. I haven't come across any that fit nicely enough :( But I agree, pick them out now before they become difficult to find!

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    1. I can imagine it's definitely down to fit for you. You are so lovely and petite.

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  3. I'm slightly obsessed with knits. So comfy and easy to throw on! Maybe you should consider opting for one made from cotton instead of wool, which makes them a bit more comfortable to wear in Aussie? I'm trying to ignore IM's knits, so expensive but so nice. Have a great Sunday Mandi! xx Kayin

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    1. I have to agree with you Kayin. The Isabel Marant knits are getting so expensive! I think I'll take your advice and maybe get a lighter cotton one and also a wool. A great mix that will cover all bases then. Have a great weekend Kayin xx

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    2. Why is Isabel getting so expensive? I love her knits, but I've been holding back, too. I've been searching knits for the past month, an obsession I can't give up. - Aliya :)

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  4. Totally agree - all the good stuff arrives out of season - but just gives us a good excuse to stock up in advance! :) And end of season US/Europe sales are at the perfect time for us going into the new season ;)

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  5. Oh that's why I love fall: knits! That purple one is gorgeous!

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  6. I got my eye on the Burberry Brit cotton and wool sweater ;)

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  7. I'm rather obsessed with sweats and jumpers at the moment. My Uniqlo and Z&V ones have been worn so much that I should really rotate them a bit more. I just wish the Etoile IM ones are a bit cheaper!

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  8. weather has been so schizo in sydney that i'm in a really heavy cable knit right now and it hit 32c only last week! definitely stock up if you see something you love, i have so many regrets when things get sold out haha.. i find zara to be great for cheap and chic knits and really love that yigal one in the bottom row

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  9. I actually don't have any good knits right now... but I'm hoping to change that soon. I need some coziness.

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