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Merino cardigan to wear lounging about with newborn

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suntodayplease Thu 19-Sep-13 12:20:23

Can anyone help me find a new cardigan to replace a much loved but very tired cardigan. I'm after ideally a merino wool in grey,navy or cream. Needs to be longish (I'm 5"9) that I can chuck on over pjs or whatever I managed to thrown on with a newborn. We've a cold house and I'm no doubt going to be up a lot in the night feeding. My current one was from the White Company and has lasted brilliantly except for me catching it on a door and it ripped. Needs to be smart enough to wear with visitors and quick trips to the shops too.
The WC haven't got anything in this winters range which fits the bill, I've tried Hush - the cardigown thing is pretty good except the sleeves were really baggy.
Budget of £150
Huge TIA

BitchyRestingFace Thu 19-Sep-13 17:20:06

Yes, I would look at Woolovers. You could get four or five items for your budget there. All nice natural fibres, too, wool and merino wool and cashmere and silk.

Totally understandable to want a bit of luxury, especially post-birth. Fleeces etc have their place but would only make me feel grottier if I was wearing them day in, day out. Merino is a lovely fabric.

I have a cashmere "wrap" from Boden which does the job OP describes. It rarely leaves the house, but it is gorgeous to wear inside, over PJs, as a smarter version of a dressing gown. I use it all the time.

teatimesthree Thu 19-Sep-13 17:25:33

Isla, that's exactly what you were suggesting when you posted this: "Can I just clarify, have you got the newborn yet, or is this for when he/she arrives?
I'm guessing it's the former, because I can't imagine anyone spending £150 on a cardi with a brand new baby grin"

IslaValargeone Thu 19-Sep-13 18:17:40

I said "I can't imagine anyone spending £150 on a cardi with a brand new baby" because most people quite often complain that their clothes get covered in milk/shite/other bodily fluids and might well get ruined, so don't feel inclined/able to spend a lot of money for something to 'lounge' in with a newborn.
I did not suggest she couldn't or wasn't allowed to.
If the OP wants to wear Chanel, good luck to her. The comments were meant light heartedly, not meant to be dissected, but I'll know next time, although I probably won't bother.

Onemanwenttomowameado Thu 19-Sep-13 18:27:52

Isla, telling someone to 'lighten up' isn't lighthearted, it's inflammatory, as I'm sure you know. The OP didn't ask for lifestyle advice, she asked for help finding a cardigan to replace an existing (damaged) item.

Good luck finding your cardigan OP.

PrimalLass Sat 21-Sep-13 14:22:00

I had a fabulous cashmere grey hoodie that was some ridiculously tiny price in a Littlewoods glitch. I lived in it when my DS was tiny. Made me feel comfy-cosy but not slobby.

fuckwittery Sat 21-Sep-13 14:32:18

Not merino, wool and cashmere, but this seraphine one looks nice. I've got a super soft seraphine cardy.

MrsCampbellBlack Sat 21-Sep-13 15:06:14

M&S have got some lovely cashmere in at the moment [collective gasp at cashmere with a newborn] wink

nicer in RL

kotinka Sat 21-Sep-13 15:53:51

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Twinklestein Sat 21-Sep-13 16:09:17

Another vote for Woolovers & Uniqlo do excellent merino.

If you don't mind handwashing stuff, this is the nicest boyfriend cardigan I've ever had. Comes in light grey, charcoal grey & deep sapphire, among many other colours.
With the current 25% off promotion it would be under your £150 budget.

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