The Chunky Twiglets

The Chunky Twiglets

Packages ahoy coming into the office and whilst I’ve spent close to half my salary on gifts for people, gifts have been coming in too…including gifts that I’ve bought myself (what can I say…I’m a generous soul…).  Yokoo’s package finally came after a hefty customs charge and in it is my long-awaited oatmeal cozy, the boyf’s Pembroke cowl in charcoal which of course I’ll be nicking from time to time and a Cambridge chain in deep plum.  At the same time, I caught my boyf in Wolford buying me the Medaillon tights which you guys have been egging me on to buy and so he was forced to give his ‘outed’ pressie to me a wee bit early…

Together I got into a ‘chunky/wooly on top, scant and tight on the bottom’ frame of mind….

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I know it’s a little ho-ish but I’m just desperate to wear something this short purely to show the full effect of the stocking top pattern in these tights…


Then another package came from Coco Career who have enlisted Chelsea Rebelle to create these limited shiny bow leggings exclusive to Coco Career which add a fresh new pair of ‘treggings’ to my collection… ok, ok I take that word back… they’re just really really tight trousers with an elasticated waistband… despite being a one-size fitting UK6-10….they’re really really well fitted and sort of remind me of Olivia Newton John’s satin trews which she had to be sewn into in that last scene of Grease.  So came more chunky on top, scant on the bottom…


The website says the bows should be on the back but me likey them on the front…




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  1. sonia

    2008-12-21 at 3:54 PM

    amazing knits, very snuggly! those shiny leggings look fabulous, but i fear i’d get the dreaded wobbly bum in them!

  2. SOS!

    2008-12-21 at 4:06 PM

    oooooh you got the wolfords!! They’re very unique especially with the top trim, and you’re have to show it off! otherwise, what’s the point?
    xx-LJ from SOS!

  3. Kelly Ann

    2008-12-21 at 4:10 PM

    It’s so cute that you caught your boyfriend buying you something you really wanted, and also great to get it early!
    I love the tights -the pattern is sexy but very pretty and delicate- but I always worry about buying tights that I like or will be precious about as they’re so easily ruined! Especially when you have a cat.
    Lovely blog.

  4. Stella

    2008-12-21 at 4:14 PM

    Ooooh…Yokoo knits…I like them but they’re a bit too expensive for me right now (poor grad student) and if I remember the knits info, they’re part wool so I definitely can’t wear them. So I’m egging my boy on to knit me some since he can knit! Yes…I’m horrible.
    Those Wolford tights are fabulous…so gorgeous. Now I want some!
    And I’m really sorry about those negative comments that you’ve been getting lately. You just go on being your fabulous and inspiring self!

  5. Miss ‚ô• Corrine

    2008-12-21 at 4:38 PM

    Wow, an AMAZING outfit! Your tights are to die for – major love! ‚ô•

  6. WendyB

    2008-12-21 at 4:44 PM

    You look so cozy until one gets to the feet!

  7. miss woo

    2008-12-21 at 4:53 PM

    Amazing, those Wolford tights looks soooo good. And the draping of the chain over the Topshop (?) furry vest is genius!

  8. Frida

    2008-12-21 at 4:54 PM

    I really like the contrast between the delicate tights and the big knits on top. You’re so great!

  9. Tavi

    2008-12-21 at 4:56 PM

    So so good Susie. I would want to show off those tights too! And the shortness is nice in contrast to the heavy knits.

  10. ian

    2008-12-21 at 5:01 PM

    I like the looks. I’m getting tired of calling them chunky knits though. Who coined that phrase? Its such a ridiculous term to be used so regularly. What if patent leather was called sparkletime cowhide? Would we still take its seriously?

  11. Alecca Rox

    2008-12-21 at 5:06 PM

    the medaillon tights… wow.

  12. andrea

    2008-12-21 at 5:26 PM

    Wonderful. But what kind of peep toes are you wearing with the treggings? ; D

  13. la couturier

    2008-12-21 at 5:30 PM

    i love the last photo! 🙂
    happy holidays!
    La C.

  14. That Girl

    2008-12-21 at 6:03 PM

    Ooooh I crave one soo…… Me so poor too… perhaps I’ll get one…. one day….

  15. Alice

    2008-12-21 at 6:07 PM

    Ohh you look so snug in them, they will definitely keep you warm in the winter
    happy holidays

  16. The Stylish Wanderer

    2008-12-21 at 6:21 PM

    i love the cambridge scarf and bow leggings!

  17. a la mode

    2008-12-21 at 6:26 PM

    Wow those leggings look beautiful on you! They didn’t look so nice on the website ha

  18. hek

    2008-12-21 at 6:31 PM

    Ha ha, not ho- ish at all! You look so adorable:) Love the leggings too, they are so cute, and that bow detail is just perfect isn’t it?

  19. selina

    2008-12-21 at 6:33 PM

    i’ve been lusting for sort of satin, shiny trews for months and as soon as i read ‘shiny bow leggings’ i knew they’d be love! they look seriously hot on you! plus those wolford are to die for but i KNOW i’d ladder them asap so theyd be a total waste of money- i need a generous/fashion concious boyfriend!

  20. anne

    2008-12-21 at 6:42 PM

    many your thights are to die for! and i need to get myself some of Yokoo’s scarves.

  21. Chic Looks

    2008-12-21 at 6:56 PM

    ohhhhhh!!! the first look is amazing (i think i use this word to much on here)also the yokoo knits, i want the multicoloured one so badly, but I might have to wait till my birthday for a from me to me pressie seen as I’m so skint right now, i blame xmas.

  22. naboonies

    2008-12-21 at 7:25 PM

    chunkyness galoreeee! i’m so copying this for my outfit tomorrow!

  23. Lauren

    2008-12-21 at 7:42 PM

    Ahhh those tights! SO hot! And don’t wozzas, you look totally un-ho-ish. haha. The knit looks so cozy, I need to knit me one of those.
    x x x

  24. Wax

    2008-12-21 at 7:44 PM

    lovin’ the first look! so ferosh! 😉

  25. Alize

    2008-12-21 at 7:45 PM

    Love, love, love it! J’adore Susie! 🙂

  26. Katlin

    2008-12-21 at 7:49 PM

    I don’t mean to gush, but these knit outfits you put together look amazing!!!

  27. pretty face

    2008-12-21 at 7:56 PM

    You look snug as a bug in a rug!
    Is that Cambridge chain meant to be one of those across the body things women working in the fields wore in the 1800s? I’m getting that from TV series Tess of the D’Ubervilles….
    Either way, it’s really lovely!

  28. ondressingup

    2008-12-21 at 8:09 PM

    You look gorgeous, Susie! Those chunky knits sure look cozy. And refrain from the “ho” comment. Not at all. It occurs to me – the “silhouette” (ahem) of these outfits seem to be – party at the top, even more of a party at the bottom! I love it.

  29. Lydia

    2008-12-21 at 8:15 PM

    The wolford tights are AMAZING! They don’t look “ho” ish….just sexy in a classy way. I really really love this look!

  30. KD

    2008-12-21 at 8:19 PM

    Amazing gifts, amazing leggings, amazing outfits! Love love love!!!!!!!

  31. KD

    2008-12-21 at 8:21 PM

    *Deep breath* OK, sorry Susie, I’m a gusher. I’ve calmed down now.

  32. 1234

    2008-12-21 at 9:02 PM

    you look so warm. those shoes are to die for.

  33. FashionPoisoned

    2008-12-21 at 9:03 PM

    Awesome combo’s. I really like your style, and your shoes are just AWESOME! ;D

  34. jennine

    2008-12-21 at 9:11 PM

    perfect chunky knits… esp with the ‘thi hi’ tights…

  35. fritha louise

    2008-12-21 at 9:14 PM

    The tights are really great, and I love the leggings too.
    I think I might steal your “wooly on the top, tight on the bottom” idea, it looks really good!

  36. Linda

    2008-12-21 at 9:33 PM

    I LOVE those shoes! Where did you get them!

  37. Mona

    2008-12-21 at 9:57 PM

    Oh Susie, brilliantly put together again. I love the oatmeal cozy in the first one and the shoes in the second outfit are outrageous.
    Do you want to do a blog exchange? Hope you have a happy holiday season!
    x. Mona

  38. Frankie - Swell Vintage

    2008-12-21 at 10:21 PM

    Amazing tights! You look so nice and warm x

  39. viv

    2008-12-21 at 10:26 PM

    I love the detail on the ankle! It’d be great if they were a different or even contrasting color. Your shoes caught my eye and I came across a pair of similar contour but with fabulous colors (, thought you might like it. ~v

  40. Hebden

    2008-12-21 at 11:05 PM

    Shows how crazy I am…when I saw the title for this post I thought (for about a second) that you might have been going to talk about Twiglets…a delicacy which I’ve never been able to find in the States 🙁
    Regardless…I love all the knitted pieces.

  41. SewerMetro

    2008-12-22 at 12:28 AM

    This is old (okay according to the date, exactly one month old) but the other day I was on streetpeeper and could have sworn it was you in paris ( and it was.
    I was so excited by the coincidence.
    Also, yes, those tights and knits are all so… how can it be said, to die for? Your boyfriend is incredibly sweet.

  42. Iheartfashion

    2008-12-22 at 12:51 AM

    The Wolford stockings from the NY Times! Beautiful.

  43. The Clothes Horse

    2008-12-22 at 1:10 AM

    You look cosy. Yokoo’s creations are seriously tempting me. And you got those stockings! Jealous…

  44. calamityjem

    2008-12-22 at 1:22 AM

    Such wicked style you have, you have & those leggings are lush!

  45. Eelie

    2008-12-22 at 1:32 AM

    Not ho-ish at all lol. Admittedly short but definately tasteful. Have a happy Sunday!

  46. Primoeza

    2008-12-22 at 1:52 AM

    i predict that yokoo’s knitting career is going to go off! everything looks adorable on you.

  47. Melly

    2008-12-22 at 2:22 AM

    i really like both the outfits. the tights are so sweet as a gift and they look schweet on you. yokoo’s knits look amazing!!

  48. Rhiannon

    2008-12-22 at 3:26 AM

    I’m so glad you got the tights!!! 🙂

  49. arline Jernigan

    2008-12-22 at 5:31 AM

    So cute 🙂
    Is it cold where you are?

  50. meliinda

    2008-12-22 at 5:53 AM

    thanks for giving me inspiration on how to last through these winter months :]

  51. Alicia/InstantVintage

    2008-12-22 at 6:08 AM

    I love these…so much…

  52. Sandra Mendoza-Daly

    2008-12-22 at 6:19 AM

    You look adorable? And are you losing weight? You look really slender!

  53. Fashion Tidbits

    2008-12-22 at 7:31 AM

    i totally love it!!! knits and layering are a perfect mix

  54. susie_bubble

    2008-12-22 at 8:18 AM

    Thanks for all the comments…. it actually for some reason ISN’T into minus temperatures in London yet…. which is why I could probably get away with natch on the bottom and chunky on the top….
    The peep toe shoes are from Topshop…
    Ian: How about weight-challenged knits… heavyset gauge knitting… ho ho ho…ok, I agree with ya… new phrase needed…
    Pretty Face: No, it’s meant to be worn as a necklace…. I just slung it around there… nice Tess D’Ubervilles reference there…did you see that adaptation on BBC?? Awesome…I want Gemma Atherton’s lips…
    A few people have commented on my weight and after months harrassing my boyfriend pondering ‘Look someone has said I’ve lost weight, have I lost weight?!’, he has finally conceded that I do look thinner than usual… (weight loss is lost on guys I tells ya…)
    It’s NOT a conscious effort trust me… if I kept a food diary, you guys would be horrified at the sheer quantity and frequency…
    It is I think a little down to stress and being ill all the time… 2008 has been a stressful one… especially towards the end… I’m hoping for better times…and chubby cheeks…

  55. kim

    2008-12-22 at 8:37 AM

    You got the tights!!! Hooray for you!
    And they are fabulous, I hope I can find a pair too 🙂

  56. jess

    2008-12-22 at 10:04 AM

    the knits are glorious. you look lovely in them. would love to see the back of the tights on you, and out of the boots, too!

  57. slanelle

    2008-12-22 at 10:14 AM

    i love that outfit ! the boots look terrific, and the tights are magic

  58. songy

    2008-12-22 at 10:39 AM

    me likey the whole thing.
    The volume is magnificent. It’s so cute that the whole thing made me laugh.

  59. Pratishtha

    2008-12-22 at 11:22 AM

    can. I. Have. those. Boots.??? Puhleeze. they are awesome!
    And BTW, the shotcouture giveaway is here! Visit, answer a simple question, and you could win one of the fabulous prizes. The contest in currently open to shotcouture readers in Asia, US, Europe and Canada. Last date is 15th January. There is designer stuff and jewellery to be grabbed. So hurry!

  60. adreamer

    2008-12-22 at 11:25 AM

    nah you haven’t gone into ho territory yet. yeh you’re close but the head swallowing knit saved ya.
    those legging look a bit like my dad’s lycra bike riding gear…except prettier.

  61. Han

    2008-12-22 at 11:36 AM

    Agh, Yookoo stuff and postage! My dad ordered me the pumpkin snuggler for xmas (on my Etsy account, so I got the confirmation in my email, giving it away completely!)
    But I can’t believe he had to pay ¬£18 to get it out of the post office after all that!
    And I still can’t have it til xmas day! 🙁
    I’ll send you a pic though and we can compare snuggles! 😉

  62. Miss Urbanita

    2008-12-22 at 11:42 AM

    Need your tights!!! Fantastic looks. Kisses 😉

  63. juliet

    2008-12-22 at 11:53 AM

    I lov ethat knitted thing!
    juliet xxx

  64. Bee Hive Girl

    2008-12-22 at 12:44 PM

    Always inspiring!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

  65. natty

    2008-12-22 at 2:35 PM

    Susie these outfits are seriously amazing. You look fantasic in those tight satin wonders. I can see you doing a turn as Sandy in a Grease – all together now “your the one that I want oh oh ooooooohh baby” – he he!

  66. Prêt à Porter P

    2008-12-22 at 2:44 PM

    the yokoo scarf looks good! and those tights!!! amazing!!
    and i LOVE the shoes you’re wearing in both!

  67. mollandiva

    2008-12-22 at 3:03 PM

    Yookos store went right in to my favourites! Love the outmeal cozy!Congratz

  68. Daphne

    2008-12-22 at 3:47 PM

    Not ho-ish! You look divinely cozy.

  69. Cate

    2008-12-22 at 4:50 PM

    I can’t wait for Christmas Eve, which is when we open the presents here in Germany!! I know a few presents already too, but I’m saving them all for Christmas Eve.
    The tights your boyfriend got you are awesome though.

  70. Mona

    2008-12-22 at 4:52 PM

    Ha, sorry, I meant blog link* exchange 😛

  71. Tina

    2008-12-22 at 4:55 PM

    Love your shoes and leggings! 🙂

  72. Isabel

    2008-12-22 at 5:18 PM

    I would seriously kill for some Yookoo knits. That lady’s got talent! And of course, your outfits are spectacular!

  73. savvymode sg

    2008-12-22 at 5:30 PM

    oh i love the chunky on top look. very stylish.

  74. Soultanggg

    2008-12-22 at 6:07 PM

    i love it all!
    especially your lacy tights.

  75. Brandon

    2008-12-22 at 7:22 PM

    WOW Susie you have swiftly become a one woman advertiser for Yokoo I can’t think of a better pairing and those wolfie tights are soooooo cool loving those satin trews as well! maybe you could double layer them with the cropped drop crotch pants so that you get the bow detailing + drop crotch?

  76. L A

    2008-12-22 at 9:26 PM

    u look ugly with already short neck and even shorter wearing this chucky knit.

  77. kirsty

    2008-12-22 at 11:17 PM

    Amazing so jealous!!
    how did you get yokoo to ship to the UK? I’m desperate for a snuggler and the new bow tie but they won’t post here 🙁

  78. kirsty

    2008-12-22 at 11:25 PM

    amazing so jealous!!
    how did you get yokoo to post over here?
    im desperate for some of their stuff!
    i hope they’re as gorgeous as they look 🙂

  79. enc

    2008-12-22 at 11:28 PM

    I say front too! I really love the bow leggings with those shoes, Susie.
    And the knits? Oh boy! 🙂

  80. NiceAndShiny

    2008-12-23 at 12:34 AM

    Hah, the new “disco pants” from AA remind me of the secondskin Grease pants. I love that outfit Sandy wears at the end.
    I don’t think the outfit is ho-ish though, I think it’s every level of awsome! the only way to really wear chunky knits is to just pile them all on at once, I say!
    That shaggy vest is heavenly by the way, just amazing.

  81. SwanDiamondRose

    2008-12-23 at 2:37 AM

    for a girl who claims to not look sexy, you look pretty sexy! i really want those tights. i WANT those boots. and Yokoo’s knots will keep you nice & warm for sure.

  82. SwanDiamondRose

    2008-12-23 at 2:38 AM

    omgoodness- “knits” not “knots”. i swear i make types each time i comment somewhere.

  83. Helen-LG

    2008-12-23 at 3:12 PM

    I think you’re right to wear the leggings with bows at the front, looks much nicer to me. – the bows are right at the bottom of the calf so on the side view of the model they’re not very flattering, almost giving her cankles! Your way round works a LOT better

  84. Tina lynn

    2008-12-23 at 10:19 PM

    Happy Holidays!! and a rocking New Year !!
    I this is the best fashion blog Ive seen yet. Very Inspirational and creative.
    keep it up

  85. Tina lynn

    2008-12-23 at 10:20 PM

    Happy Holidays and a rocking New Year !!
    This is the best fashion blog I’ve seen yet. Very Inspirational and creative.
    keep it up

  86. diana

    2008-12-26 at 2:52 PM

    love the huge contrast with the delicate tights. 🙂

  87. Sunset

    2008-12-27 at 6:32 AM

    Ahh those leggings!


    2008-12-30 at 1:14 AM

    Superb play with oversized knitwear. Looks adorable on you.

  89. Susan

    2009-01-01 at 6:06 PM

    Wow, I’m dying to know – where did you get those fabulous boots from? x

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  91. Hollsie

    2009-06-27 at 9:04 PM

    I am actually in love with the whole chunky nit on lace. it’s insanely beautiful.

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