However, I decided to change all that this year, in my never ending quest for wardrobe staples, and bought a couple of pieces on my last trip to Bluewater in Jigsaw and more recently in London, at House of Fraser where I have invested in a couple of pieces that are either cashmere or contain it and a waterfall cardi of an Angora mix.
Now, I was feeling quite smug about spending out (should this say "investing") on some warmer winter pieces and decided that I would definitely get into this layering look and now that the weather is actually cold enough to start wearing them, I am feeling a tad disappointed.
First up the waterfall cardi on the Linea label from HOF in Oxford Street which had 20% off on the day, so cost only £35. Most things I have bought recently have been from the grey/black/white/aubergine colour palette, but I saw this cardi and thought how nice it would look on the school run with my leopard print uggs (which none of the grey/aubergine stuff will go with, see I am not very good at this Wardrobe Staple lark am I?) and got the chance to wear it for the first time the other day. It wasn't on my back for more than a total of 2 hours and look at the piling! I was horrified! I know you can buy a device to get rid of it, but why should you have to? I don't want to spend my spare time de-piling my knitwear, FFS! and the state it made of my new black long sleeve top was unreal, I used nearly a whole roll of sellotape to get the bloody fluff off!
I mean honestly, look at it, it looks more like skin tags than piling! Imagine standing in the playground with all that hanging off your knitwear!
Then the grey a-line jumper from Jigsaw, cost about £58, again piling and bobbling all over the show and this one even got bobbling over the bust area? doh!
I was petrified to wear the cashmere top, again from Jigsaw, £98 this time, very lightweight and in the shape of a long sleeve t-shirt - well yes you guessed it, it also bobbled, not as bad as the cheaper pieces but bobbled all the same. So if anyone wants to know what to get me for Xmas then one of those nice little devices, no doubt from JML, to defuzz my clothes with.....please.