My favourite time of year.
And even more so - new season at one of my absolute favourite companies - hush. I've seen most of their A/W favourites as when I went to Port Elliot I did a talk on transitional fashion in conjunction with them, picking my favourite pieces from their new collection..
Therefore I've had a lot of opportunity to try on, touch feel and lust over the A/W lines. I have to say, collating it down into couple of items isn't easy as there is just so much - ie most of it - that I would happily wear.
So today, it's a Focus on new season from hush. But with a special treat. 10% off using the code KAT10. This is valid from now until midnight on Sunday 21st. Please note this is not to be shared, it is exclusive use for readers of this blog.
Where to start? Well, it would be rude not to include the jacket that I have literally lived in since I got it last year. And there is every reason to buy this now. A) 10% off and b) they sell out.
Only decision you have to make is grey or black.... I know I wax lyrical about this constantly but merely because it is just the most perfect biker jacket that I've ever tried on. The leather is like butter, the fit is that perfect compromise between androgynous and feminine.
Onyx Leather Jacket £280
Or the grey - which, to be honest, is very much a blue grey. Anthracite even? Definitely a steel hint to it. Gorgeous. Maybe I could justify this as well....
I am ridiculously tempted to get the grey but it is very similar to the black and not even I'm sure I can justify both... but fear not, the other option for Winter is the Martina Jacket.
This is completely gorgeous and the photos simply do not do it justice. The ideal jacket for over leather bottoms. Perfect for longline jumper dresses and leather leggings. Not to mention leather culottes which can't be worn with a leather jacket.
Martina Jacket £250 Definitely worth buying with the 10% off.
Speaking of black jackets - the other that I wear all year round (from literally camping to out to dinner and everything in between) is the black jacket. Simple and perfect. There's nothing else to say about it. Yes I've brought it with me this week for Ireland, merely as I take it everywhere (did I mention camping?!)
Black Jacket £70
The other thing that I wore when I was camping (well, for one evening anyway when I pinched it off the Sample Rail and yes, I did return it), was the Claudia dress. Perfection for late Summer with sneakers or sandals. With a biker and opaques into the Winter months. Now be warned... this is long. But that's nothing that heels or a bit of hemming couldn't fix. I'm long in the leg and short in the body (ie normal...) and this is so unbelievably flattering.
Claudia Dress £99
Inspiration now for the cooler months and the only reason I'm including these now is that they will sell out. And they're also worth buying with the 10% off.
These look amazing teamed with the leather leggings but I am all over them with the wide legged trousers too. Just a decision to make weather you go grey or black? Of course they will also work perfectly as a dress with opaques. Super versatile.
Cashmere Roll Neck in Black £220
And in the grey (with the leather leggings!)
So I clearly can't go on any longer without mentioning the leather leggings. The most amazing pair you will find. As good as the Joseph ones which are double the amount. I have the black and the burgundy from last year and they have been worn and worn and worn. They don't bag anywhere, they are perfect for every occasion.
Leather Leggings in black £330
And the new colour for this season - the grey. It's definitely a blueish grey isn't it?
Whilst we're on the subject of bottoms - one other item in particular I need to mention (bar the harem pants which I live in) is a new in skirt.
The pictures do not do this justice. A skirt for all occasions. If you only buy one skirt this season, make it this one. Yes I love all things midi so obviously I am going to say that, but there aren't many skirts that you can wear with a sweatshirt and sneakers for bombing around on a Saturday. Or with a blouse and heels for the evening. And a polo neck and ankle boots for all inbetween occasions. I can guarantee you this will sell out quickly, so I'd get in there early if I was you.
Knitted Pleat Skirt £120
And of course, jumpers to go with aforementioned skirt (or culottes, or boyfriend jeans or any other form of skirt). Firstly an amazing piece of knitwear that also doubles as a layering top
Katie Crew Jumper in burgundy £65 This is a very fine knit. Exceptionally fine. I also think it's much more fitted that it looks in this pic.
And in the charcoal. I couldn't decide which colour is better, I'd say you need both. Exactly how perfect with a pencil skirt? And you see what I mean by fitted? It's not clingy but it's not a baggy jumper.
And then my ultimate favourite in jumpers - a good old logo one.
Etoile Jumper £79
Although I have to say, I think for me, it's the black that edges it.
Love jumper £79
This for me is an outfit you will absolutely be seeing me in. With the pleat skirt above. See how fabulous it is? The pleat skirt has an elasticated waist which would normally have me running for the hills as waists like this usually disappear into my prosecco tyre. However this is a thick band, so it's much more supportive and flattering. Trust me...
Finally good old footwear and what was I saying the other day about needing a pair of burgundy sneakers? Call off the dogs.
Kat trainers in Burgundy £129
And here I am in my much worn leather jacket which has proven more useful than I ever thought possible.
1970 jumper - Bella Freud
Boyfriend jeans - Current/Elliott
Onyx leather jacket - hush
Copeland sneakers - Air & Grace
Grab bag - Gucci
So last night we went to Bingo again. Full on huge extended family affair. Was all rather marvellous, I may be officially addicted.... Today I'm off to Kildare Village with the 11yr old for a girl's trip. Could not be more excited.... Bring on the shopping.
In the meantime, happy browsing on hush and please please do let me know what your favourite items are.