I didn’t mean to take a blogging break but an epic 5 week holiday with patchy wifi combined with no shopping for 2 months meant it just happened. These last few weeks have seen my first purchases since July!
Let’s start with Hush. I have two jackets from a Hush sale a few years ago and nothing else. Until now. They constantly bombard me with emails and brochures and their persistence has paid off (don’t tell Me+Em who send me 4 copies of every brochure they make and fill my recycling bin every week) Back to Hush.
Hush black ruched skirt.
This skirt is great, it’s really flattering on and works with trainers or heels. I’ve been steering away from jeans a bit recently, mainly because I put over a stone on during the summer and the waistbands on my jeans are too tight. Skirts have been my saviours. I’ve worn this with a tshirt and Stans and am wearing it to a wedding this evening with heels and a silk shirt. One of those quiet wardrobe heroes that I expect will be a “no idea what to wear” saviour.
Hush leopard Joggers.
They’re soft, cosy and a step up from the maternity harems I’ve been wearing with flip flops to do the school run. All the class. They do bag at the knees after an hour or so but the print makes it less of a problem and to be honest the snuggle factor makes up for that. Perfect loungewear but also good rolled up with Stans, a tshirt and leather jacket.
Hush Amour sweatshirt.
I have loads of sweatshirts and they’re my autumn wardrobe staple with jeans. This year my jeans and sweatshirts are just that bit too tight and while I am not buying new jeans, I did treat myself to a new sweatshirt. It’s soft and cosy and looks good with skirts too. I have a L.
Hush Marina skirt.
I love this skirt. It’s black with an elasticated waist and big pockets. It has a sheer layer on top that makes it look good for evening with heels and a shirt as well as with trainers and a merino crew neck for day. Initially I worried that the sheer outer layer would snag but it’s been fine, even scooping up my little one in her velcro shoes.
& Other Stories Poppy Shirt
I adore this shirt. I sized up to a 42. The buttons on the Stories silk shirts are perfectly placed for a larger chest, these ones are not and their non-silk shirts can gape. I’m a bit cack-handed with safety pins so am putting a small press stud in mine (I have the same problem with the Stories Leo shirt too)
I bought a new coat. Or two. Maybe even three.
Last winter I hardly wore my wool coats because they’re long and bulky – great for a day out but not the kind of coats I throw on for a normal day of jobs and kid stuff. This olive coat from Hush is shorter, a true pea coat and I’m hoping it will help me stay away from throwing my Woorich parka on every morning (much as I love it)
I got this coat from River Island too. My nod to the check trend.
River Island coat, Zara trousers, Boden cashmere crew neck, Stan Smiths.
I highly recommend the Zara trousers I am wearing in the photo above. I have them in black and dark grey and have been wearing them on rotation.
You’ll have to wait to see the third coat, I’m waiting for it to arrive.
A few outfits before I go.
Zara pleated skirt (old season), black Cos t-shirt, J Crew leather jacket, Chloe mini Marcie, Nike Air Cortez (similar on sale here).
All old season/sold out – Next blouse, Zara culottes, H&M mules.
All old season – Zara jeans, Jack Wills Star shirt, Zara jeans, Zara jacket, & Other Stories mules. (I’ve just added this star shirt to my collection)
Old Zara coated skinnies, & Other Stories shirt, & Other Stories shoes, All Saints jacket, Chloe mini Marcie bag.
Zara trousers, old & Other Stories ruffle shirt, Zara jacket, gold Nike Cortez.
Back soon, promise.