Jazzy Details: The Striped-Cuff Cardi

boden cardigan stripe sleeve

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After my latest video I had almost as many questions about the cardigan I was wearing as the skincare products I featured – something about the striped cuffs seemed to really get people going!

boden cardigan stripe sleeve

Well I can reveal that the cardi is from Boden* – wool and cotton mix, machine-washable, £65. And yes I did choose it specifically for the stripy cuffs; when you spend the majority of your time filming yourself from the chest up, it’s nice to wear tops that have a bit of a print going on, or an interesting little detail on the shoulders or at the neckline.

In this case it’s the sleeves that do the talking – quite nice to have a flash of bold colour come on to the screen each time you wave your arms about or hold a product up to the camera. Although what the video didn’t show was the extra set of go-faster stripes up the back of the cardi – a jazzy little feature if ever I did see one.

boden cardigan stripe sleeve

(“Jazzy”. Something inside me dies every time I use that word. It’s up there with “trendy” and “bonk”, a word my Mum still insists on using whenever she refers to the act of sexual intercourse. I mean she doesn’t talk about sexual intercourse a lot, let’s not give the wrong impression here, but she does like to throw the B word into the conversation every now and then. Mostly to watch me cringe.)

You can find the Cassandra Cardigan here* – it comes in three different colourways, the grey you see pictured and then bright red* and dark navy. I must say that the red one feels very wintery and festive – and there’s something about it that reminds me of those old United Colours of Benetton adverts. I’m feeling all nostalgic…

united colours of benetton ad

*UPDATE* Boden have a 25% discount code running at time of writing – it appears to be A4H3, but I’m sure it will come up on the page when you go to the site so do double-check.

This cardigan was gifted.

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  1. November 1, 2018 / 10:03 am

    i like your stills…your so gorgeous..

  2. Farah
    October 28, 2018 / 1:54 am

    Oh my! I have such a weakness for stripes! And, perhaps strangely, I also love the word STRIPEY. I may need this sweater (sorry I live in the US where we call these sweaters) Why do we call it a “sweater?” Who would want something that tells you it will make you sweaty? Although I don’t really understand “jumper” either….. Sorry for the strange musings… Thank you for the info on the stripes!

  3. October 27, 2018 / 4:34 pm

    That is such a lovely cardigan, it looks so chic!

    Danielle xx

  4. SomeGirlMel
    October 27, 2018 / 3:31 pm

    So jazzy. Love your lip color too.

  5. Lou
    October 26, 2018 / 11:41 am

    The word ‘bonk’ or its usage in the phrase ‘she’s bonking x’…or ‘he’s bonking x’ is perfect.
    It’s not threatening or dissing, if anything it’s affectionate and verging on wistful.
    I’m between you and your Mother in age and it was (and still is in the same company a few times a year) happily and very effectively used to great effect. Even if we are mainly talking about events that happened 25 years ago!

  6. Maireaddy
    October 26, 2018 / 9:08 am

    A4H3 doesn’t come up but a 15% code does – it’s out of stock for eight weeks but that’s when it gets really cold anyway, and Boden quality is amazing; I’m digging an A/W 2005 skirt out for this weekend.

  7. Jane F
    October 26, 2018 / 8:17 am

    Ahh Benetton! Brings me right back to my early 20’s – loved those ads.

  8. Natalie
    October 25, 2018 / 11:20 pm

    Does anyone else think that Ruth would make an AMAZING life coach?! Sign me up please!

  9. Gail soear
    October 25, 2018 / 5:51 pm

    I bought the Boden striped cotton top with coloured cuffs and get a lot of comments. Very pleased with that. It’s the same idea X

  10. Beka
    October 25, 2018 / 5:39 pm

    I am in love with this cardigan. You rock it!

  11. October 25, 2018 / 3:36 pm

    I attended a conference today and one of the women there wore a dress with similar details – beautiful.


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