Bye Bye, Haters

sweater: romwe

jeans: new look

socks: primark

Ever had a piece of clothing that you get so much unplanned wear out of? This sweater is exactly that item for me. I picked it up in my Romwe haul, and, if you remember, was disappointed that it was a neoprene/scuba-type fabric. I never got my head around why having clothes made out of wetsuit material was (still is) such a fad, until now. 

I’ve been super warm all day on one of the most confused weather episodes we’ve had for a while. Blinding sunlight, gale force winds, and snow. Bye Bye, Neoprene haters, Fii is a convert. The weather is also why I’m taking ‘arty’ indoor photos… wind + tripod + expensive camera = dicy, and my parents would probably decapitate me if my camera broke. Also I’d probably cry. 

(Paired with my {new-ish} favourite high waisted, super skinny New Look jeans, and fetching pair of penguin socks. Gotta love a pair of penguin socks.)

Is there anything you’ve bought that you’ve had a ridiculous amount of wear out of, even though your initial thoughts weren’t that you’d wear it a lot? 


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  1. Rebecca Turner
    March 2, 2015 / 5:37 pm

    I am in love with that jumper. Great post πŸ™‚ Rebecca | Rebecca Marie xx

    • Fii Cridland
      March 2, 2015 / 6:16 pm

      It's surprisingly comfy. And warm. And the slogan is epic. ;)xo

  2. Anonymous
    March 2, 2015 / 5:52 pm

    New Look jeans are a God send, I actually love them. And neoprene is great I can't believe you've only just converted! I love it for skirts as it really keeps the shape for them (also it's really good for cleaning you can just wipe the fabric and TA-DA, rewearable but I totally didn't say that for fear of sounding a slob).Chantel Dione | fashion, beauty, music & life

    • Fii Cridland
      March 2, 2015 / 6:18 pm

      Ahahah I wasn't sold with T by Alexander Wang and it's been a bit of a hate-hate thing because I JUST DIDN'T UNDERSTAND??? Wetsuit material for swimwear, yeah sure, Triangl have that down ace, but for everyday?? So niave I was.And no, no you totes didn't say that what say what where?xo

  3. T'erra McDougal
    March 2, 2015 / 7:40 pm

    I love the jumper, so cute. xox

    • Fii Cridland
      March 2, 2015 / 8:36 pm

      Awh thank you :)xo

  4. ilovetrends
    March 2, 2015 / 9:43 pm

    Love that sweater!!xoxo

    • Fii Cridland
      March 3, 2015 / 9:42 pm

      Awhh thank you!xo

  5. Alyssa G
    March 3, 2015 / 3:51 pm

    I love that jumper!! I've always been a fan of the way neoprene looks when used for normal clothes, but I feel like it could be awkward to wear and too thick… I've never owned anything made out of it. I bought this Topshop dress in Ireland two years ago on sale, thinking it was something cute (and cheap) and I found myself wearing it literally every day to the point where it makes me slightly sick to look at it now. Nevertheless, this sweatshirt looks so cute.xx

    • Fii Cridland
      March 3, 2015 / 9:44 pm

      It's odd because I just … can't get my head around neoprene as anything other than swimwear! If I had known it was neoprene/scuba I probably wouldn't have bought it, which would be sad aha.Oh really? That's amazing though! Especially since it wasn't expensive – surprise-wear clothes definitely sneak up on you aha. πŸ™‚ xo

  6. ELLY
    March 3, 2015 / 4:41 pm

    that jumper looks great! I've never owned anything scuba for that exact reason, maybe I'll become a convert too! xxelly from alldeathbydiamonds

    • Fii Cridland
      March 3, 2015 / 9:44 pm

      Maybe! It took me long enough. Still hankering for some Triangl swimwear though…xo

  7. Lauren-lee Grace
    March 3, 2015 / 10:35 pm

    This post is great! I feel that everybody can relate to it. I've bought things and then thought my gosh why did I buy this I'll never wear, but then after a while I wear it all the time!xo,

    • Fii Cridland
      March 3, 2015 / 11:18 pm

      Awh thank you! It's often the things we're most reserved about that we find ourselves falling to more and more – which is really funny! A lot of the things I buy thinking 'I'll wear this ALL the time' sometimes hardly get worn…xo

  8. Ellie Fleet
    March 3, 2015 / 10:43 pm

    Not so much something I bought myself, but a hand-me-down. A really ugly beige woolly jumper. It's super warm and I try to wear it to bed every night, until it needs washing! But I love it :PEllie,xx Elephant stories and more

    • Fii Cridland
      March 3, 2015 / 11:16 pm

      Sounds so cosy! I have a few of my dad's old (totes now vintage) handmedown sweaters that I love with all my heart (Original adidas originals!). It's surprising what we take a liking to isn't it aha! xo

  9. * Helen *
    March 4, 2015 / 11:06 am

    Lovely sweater, you look great <3I have a new post on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:* Electric Sunrise – Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *x

    • Fii Cridland
      March 4, 2015 / 1:07 pm

      Awh thank you hun πŸ™‚ I'll be sure to stop by and have a loook xo

  10. Franziska Dully
    March 4, 2015 / 2:41 pm

    Oh yes, I have those pieces πŸ˜‰ I know why you like your sweater that much, it's amazing!Dullylicious

    • Fii Cridland
      March 5, 2015 / 3:14 pm

      They surprise me so much, something that I initially thought: 'oh I guess I like it, bought it now, we'll see' … and then I'M ALWAYS WEARING IT. Ahhaxo

  11. Teresa Amaral
    March 4, 2015 / 3:06 pm

    Thank you so much for your sweet comment! πŸ™‚ I too have one of those pieces, a floral skirt that I wear non-stop and is my go-to base for so many winter-lazy-outfits! :pxoxo

    • Fii Cridland
      March 5, 2015 / 3:14 pm

      Oh it's no problem at all! I really love your personal style πŸ™‚ xo

  12. Andrijana Bozic
    March 4, 2015 / 11:28 pm

    You are so cute πŸ™‚ I am following you via gfc now, hope you will follow back! :)Visit me: Kapege life moments πŸ™‚

    • Fii Cridland
      March 5, 2015 / 3:23 pm

      Awh thank you so much :3And I'll definitely check out your blog πŸ™‚ xo

  13. ThePixieCut
    March 5, 2015 / 9:32 pm

    I always find that the things I buy spontaneously are the things I wear the most? The things I save up for, or have on a wish list, I then hardly ever wear d'oh!! I have an oversized camel coat that was an impulse buy from Asos and worn it way more than I expected! It's just so easy to throw over anything ^^ BTW love your bed cover!! :DThe Pixie Cut | Cosmopolitan β€˜Best New Fashion Blog’ Winner 2014

    • Fii Cridland
      March 6, 2015 / 12:01 am

      I'm inclined to believe it's psychological aha! The things we really want, we want to keep precious and special for ages, and the things we buy on a whim don't matter as much? Maybe. And ahh thank you! Argos' finest, I do believe haha :)xo

  14. Vicki Skitt
    March 12, 2016 / 11:39 am

    I absolutely love the look of that! I'm trying to buy things I normally wouldn't buy just to break out of my usual go to look, it's quite fun to do! XLove Vicki | victoriajanex

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