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Another 'I never thought I would post here thread' - help please!

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GreenEggsAndSpam Fri 01-Aug-08 19:56:47

I am a jeans and casual top kind of girl (and happy in my skin smile). Tops tend to be tunic/empire shape. What can I wear to go over them when it gets a bit chilly of an evening? Cardies are too slim and tight fitting, while hoodies are too big. Is there an in-between garment I am yet to discover?
Links especially welcome! Be gentle with me, I am a style novice grin

giddykipper Fri 01-Aug-08 20:06:43

I have a couple of casual jackets - one linen, one cord - that I wear on occasions like this. I'll try and find pics of something similar.

frumpygrumpyhasPMT Fri 01-Aug-08 20:10:06

A shrug? Takes the attention up and the tunic will still hide the hips. I am also a fan of a gorgeous scarf with a little jacket. Scarves can be pretty, serious, delicate, heavy, thin. Have loads and wear with the same plain jacket/cardi/shrug.

GreenEggsAndSpam Fri 01-Aug-08 20:19:31

A shrug? That's what I am doing with my eyebrows raised - do you have a picture hmm

Little jackets? Maybe...but it would have to be just the right shape and material. Any ideas?

I am not a dressy kinda gal (in case you hadn't realised!).

giddykipper Fri 01-Aug-08 20:19:48

This kind of thing

giddykipper Fri 01-Aug-08 20:20:52

Or this

GreenEggsAndSpam Fri 01-Aug-08 20:21:23

Thanks giddy smile. It looks a good shape (although I would want full sleeves), but £75 shock

GreenEggsAndSpam Fri 01-Aug-08 20:22:42

Just thought - I am short - 5ft2, and a size 12-14, so bit worried it might make me look a bit square shaped hmm. What do you think?

BBBee Fri 01-Aug-08 20:24:53

boden long cardi

giddykipper Fri 01-Aug-08 20:27:32

Sorry, didn't even look at the price, was just looking at the style.

I'm not very good with shapes, I don't know whether it would suit or not.

GreenEggsAndSpam Fri 01-Aug-08 20:35:08

BBBee - I am SO not the shape of the woman in that picture! I fear the cardi would cling to all the bumpy bits lol! Thanks for trying - but I know that is definitely not for me smile
giddy - ta again, I have an idea at least now smile

mamalovesmojitos Fri 01-Aug-08 21:05:57

what about a big pashmina or a shawl? i know they're not as fashionable as they were but i love them.

GreenEggsAndSpam Fri 01-Aug-08 21:31:22

mlm - don't want to offend but pashmina's just say 'poncy' to me - sorry smile.
Thanks for replying to my question though!

iheartdusty Fri 01-Aug-08 23:05:00

I have a couple of cardis (from Sainsbury's, I am so glam) which have a single large button or tie on the bust then which drape from there

nothing which clings or is tight

they go very nicely over a tunic shape

GreenEggsAndSpam Fri 01-Aug-08 23:16:04

Oh, that sounds good dusty - ta smile

cornsilk Fri 01-Aug-08 23:18:34

OMG I really, really WANT that Boden cardi.

mamalovesmojitos Fri 01-Aug-08 23:31:59

christ green eggs- poncey shock! i'll have you know i am far from poncey grin.

i cannot describe the young, natural, un-poncey way i wear them (wink)unfortunately, i wish i could as they are fantastic at warming without adding bulky layers.

hey ho, different strokes.

fin42 Fri 01-Aug-08 23:42:07

I agree with the one big button/tie theme (iheartdusty)over a tunic/empire line

Niceychops Sat 02-Aug-08 09:37:11

this?

GreenEggsAndSpam Sun 03-Aug-08 15:15:27

Ta for the advice - I feel better equipped to hit the shops now smile

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