Basic Knitwear Essentials

As we say goodbye to summer and usher in the autumn/winter season, we also need to ensure we have our basic knitwear essentials at the ready. The new season collection has arrived in most stores, so this is the perfect time to have a good look at your wardrobe to see what you need to shop for and what you need to get rid of.

Here are 3 pieces you should have in your wardrobe this autumn/winter:


A Cashmere Jumper

Cashmere Women's Jumper

We all know cashmere is an expensive fabric but every wardrobe should have at least 1 100% cashmere piece. A cashmere sweater/jumper is worth every penny in my eyes. Having a few in various designs and colours is a smart wardrobe investment decision. Dunedin Cashmere have some amazing womens jumpers in various colours. This red beauty above is one of them, and it is currently on sale for £63 (was previously £90). Why spend so much on a cashmere jumper when you can get cheaper alternatives I hear you ask? Well, a cashmere jumper will hold retain its shape, feel amazing on the skin – it is super soft, and it will never go out of style. Having a few cashmere jumpers is definitely a worthwhile investment.

A Long Sleeve Jersey Top

Jane Norman Long Sleeve Top Image


A long sleeve jersey top is a wardrobe essential for all seasons especially the autumn/winter season. It is a multi-tasking piece, very versatile and very easy to style. It can be worn on trousers, skirts, jeans or shorts. In an ideal situation, you should have a few of long sleeve tops in your closet. This Jane Norman piece above is an ideal choice, and it is currently on sale for £10 (previously £16).


A Knit Scarf

Scarf in Lambswool Image


A knit scarf is another knitwear essential for this new season. A stunning knit scarf finishes off a look beautifully and also retains body heat. It is worth having a few in different colours and designs for different outfits. I am currently loving this Aran Scarf in lambswool by Dunedin Cashmere. This fine quality scarf will be a fab wardrobe accessory. It currently retails at £27.95.


What do you think of these essentials? Sound off in the comment section below please.

Thanks for reading.


*This is a collaborative post.




Product Review: Braun Silk SE5531 Wet & Dry Epilator

Braun Silk SE5531 Wet and Dry Epilator Image


I used an epilator for the first time some days ago and I am in awe of how smart a gadget it is. Prior to using this smart gadget, I have always used shaving creams, gels and sticks to get rid of the hairs on my legs, bikini line and underarms. At the moment, I am very into various hair removal treatments, having had my 6 laser hair removal treatments, and you should know all about that if you are a regular reader, and if you are not, you don’t know what you are missing…

I have been dying to use an epilator. I have heard mixed reviews about this hair removal gadget, so as soon as I spotted this epilator on offer on the Boots website, I bought it immediately. I went for the Braun Silk SE5531 Wet and Dry Epilator because the reviews online were good, and because it was on offer – I got it half price!


Braun Silk SE5531 Wet and Dry Epilator Picture


I have used this epilator on my legs and attempted to use it on my underarms and I am have quite a lot to say about it. But before I dive into the review, here is what Braun has to say about this epilator –

Developed for ease of use, comfort and great results, Braun Silk-épil 5 Wet & Dry removes even the shortest hair that wax can’t catch, leaving skin silky smooth for up to four weeks.

Here are my thoughts:


  1. It is super easy to set up. You won’t be needing a dummies guide. It does come with a manual with the clear and simple instructions in English on page 11.
  2. This epilator comes with 2 speed settings. I used mine on the first setting because I only just started using an epilator and I found this setting much more comfortable.
  3. In the pack, there is a cleaning brush, tweezers, charging cord and a massage attachment designed to stimulate the skin for a gentler epilation.
  4. It is sold in many stores – Boots, Argos, and Amazon, to name a few.
  5. It leaves the skin silky smooth and without strands of hair for at least 4 weeks.
  6. It can be used in the shower, which makes it very convenient.
  7. The packaging was easy to rip off.


Epilator Review Image



  1. You have to charge it for an hour before first use which was a pain for me because I was in a hurry to test it.
  2. The cord needs to go in an adapter to charge which is a pain if you don’t have 1 at hand.
  3. I would have preferred to have a sort of lid on the epilator head for when not in use. It does not come with any.
  4. I found it extremely painful at first. Then it gradually became bearable on the legs but I could not stand the pain on the underarms. I found it so painful, I had to stop mid-way.

I have heard many people complain about how painful epilators wer but I thought I could handle it. I have had 6 sessions of laser hair removal treatment on my chin, so I thought this would be a walk in the park but I was so wrong. Epilators work the same way threading, waxing and tweezers work, it plucks the hairs from the roots. I find the hair plucking from the roots very painful, I rather go for a laser hair removal treatment that would ‘burn’ the hair rather than pluck. I guess that is why I did not find laser treatments so painful.

I recommend this Braun Silk SE5531 Wet & Dry Epilator to anyone who can withstand the pain of waxing and threading. If you can handle that, then this should be fine for you. The RRP is £89.99. This price can be a pro or a con depending on how useful it will be for you.

I will be using mine on my legs when I need to, but only on my legs. I will stick to other methods of getting rid of body hairs in other parts of my body for now.

What do you think of this Braun Silk SE5531 Wet & Dry Epilator? Have you tried it? Are you a fan of epilators? Which do you use? Drop me a comment, lets chat.

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