Sunday, 29 May 2016

Taking A Closer Look At Hush & WIWT

Morning ladies I'm taking a closer look at one of my favourite brands today - Hush Homewear.

Regular followers will know that I've previously worked with the brand in styling some of their latest pieces from the past few seasons but on a recent trip to London I was able to tie it in with a trip to their pop up store that they had opened in Notting Hill.  Where I was greeted by an a mass array of colour & temptation as you will see from the pictures I took below.


My Midlife Fashion, Hush Homewear Pop Up ShopMy Midlife Fashion, Hush Homewear Pop Up Shop
My Midlife Fashion, Hush Homewear Pop Up Shop
My Midlife Fashion, Hush Homewear Pop Up Shop


Having spent many an hour studying their SS16 collection online one of the things I loved most was being able to see the clothing in the flesh, feel the fabric & most importantly see the quality & fall of the garments.  Which as you would expect from a brand such as Hush that is not only about fashion but lifestyle too (have you seen their latest & recently re-designed magazine sent out with orders?) was all set in stylish & extremely friendly surrounds.

Naturally I had to have a little trying on session & here's just a few snaps of some of the pieces that caught my eye.

Firstly this stuninning sequin cami top that is available in the two colourways shown.  So beautiful & delicate & despite being sequinned so easy to dress up or down.  Imagine the top teamed with some boyfriend jeans & trainers on a warm summers day or teamed with a chic blazer & cigarette pants & heels for a night out.  The difficult part is deciding which colour to pick!


My Midlife Fashion, Hush Homewear Pop Up Shop, sequin top




Next onto a couple of dresses that immediately caught my eye when I entered the store.  Firstly this gorgeous draped dress in the most stunning shade of red (also available in black or blue), which I had seen online but was seriously even more beautiful in the flesh......so much so & having found myself constantly thinking about it during the rest of my trip to London was promptly ordered on the way home!  

Then this lovely little sundress for summer.  It's described as a beach dress on their site & whilst of course it would be ideal for the beach I would describe it more as a sundress as the thickness & quality of the fabric were more substantial than I would have presumed for a beach dress.  Perfect for hot summer days both here & on holiday but equally would look stunning teamed with a denim jacket & trainers for cooler days too.  The hot pink embroidery against the white backing really is beautiful & so fresh looking.

Size wise I'm wearing a size 6 in both as I find Hush clothing can be slighly on the generous side.


My Midlife Fashion, Hush Homewear Pop Up Shop, hush homewear Danielle Dress, Hush homewear Clovelly Beach dress




Then having been tempted by their pom pom scarf for the past couple of summers I just simply had to try this season's version.  For any fellow pom pom & embroidery lover this really is the scarf for you.  I love this years colour combo (off white & red, which for me is so much more wearable than the very vivid hot pink of the past) & the ruching down the centre of the scarf, which is something I wasn't quite sure on when looking at it online means it drapes beautifully & isn't noticeable when worn.  You can simply just throw it on & go without having to arrange.  Again this was also ordered on the train home & is now hanging in my wardrobe.

And my final picture is of their stunning knitted jacket.  If you love Chanel inspired & boucle jackets then you should seriously check this knitted version out.  It's a real stunner & something I'm currently having to resist the strong urge to not 'click that button' but as hubby keeps saying I don't need any new jackets.  Although if I hadn't recently purchased a blue tweed jacket from Zara then this would have been ordered in an instant but never say never as I'm still extremely tempted :-0


My Midlife Fashion, Hush Homewear Pop Up Shop, Hush homeware spanish dancer scarf, hush homewear cara crop knitted jacket




Unfortunately this pop up store has now closed but there are plans to open more in the coming months & the next one is due to open on the 2nd of June for four days at 126 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1QP, so if you're able to visit I can highly recommend it.  Although be warned it will make you an even bigger fan of the brand as they really do have a gorgeous collection & it would be quite easy to pick one of everything in your size.

Of course despite the pop up shop closing it doesn't mean we can't still shop online at Hush & with free standard delivery & returns it's as simple as ABC.  

As I'm sure you would expect my mind has been buzzing with all the lovely pieces I spotted instore & here's just a highlight of my top picks (please click on image to see price & details).





I've also been lucky enough to have been sent a few pieces from their summer collection to style.  

First up this stunning embroidered maxi dress that can either be worn with or without the straps.  I can't wait to take this beauty away with me as it just screams blue skies & sea.


My Midlife Fashion, Hush Homewear Mandalay maxi dress, h and m straw panama hat, zara denim jacket, lotus shoes sparkly flats


Maxi Dress - Hush £65
Panama - H&M, similar here
Denim Jacket - Zara, similar here
Sandals - Lotus Shoes £45


The embroidered detailing is just beautiful & the primary colours against the white look stunning.  I'm wearing a size 6 as like I've mentioned above I do find I'm able to size down in Hush's clothing.


My Midlife Fashion, Hush Homewear mandalay maxi dress


This next item is something that I will be wearing all year round as it will be ideal to layer in the cooler weather as much as it will on cooler summer days.  Having had my head turned with cashmere this past winter I would definitely say that its worth investing in as it's so lovely & soft to wear next to your skin & is incredibly warm.  Obviously I've not washed this yet but based on other knitwear that I own from Hush I'm planning on simply following their washing instructions.  I'm wearing an XS which is loose without being shapeless so the perfect fit without looking like you're actually wearing your boyfriend's jumper!


My Midlife Fashion, Hush Homewear cashmere boyfriend jumper, massimo dutti slim fit jeans, harry rocks entwined initials pendant, leopard print pointed flat shoes, massimo dutti animal print scarf


Scarf - Massimo Dutti, similar here
Belt - Gray & Osbourn, similar here
Bracelets - Ashiana & J Crew £39.50
Jeans - Massimo Dutti, similar here
Shoes - Bought in Majorca, similar here


My Midlife Fashion, Hush Homewear cashmere boyfriend jumper, massimo dutti slim fit jeans, harry rocks entwined initials pendant, leopard print pointed flat shoes, massimo dutti animal print scarf, ashiana bracelets, leopard print belt gray and osbourn, j crew bangle


And finally this next item I'm actually wearing today & is another past summer favourite that I've long admired - their military jacket.  Something that will take you from Spring through to Summer through to Autumn.  As with the dress I'm wearing a size 6 & was quite surprised at the lovely give to the fabric.  I had expected something quite stiff so was worried that I would need to size up to prevent the jacket from feeling restricted but I need not have worried. 


My Midlife Fashion, Hush homeware military jacket, marks and spencer lace camisole, hipanema bracelet, harry rocks entwined initials pendant, zara cigarette trousers, golden goose trainers


Jacket - Hush £65
Camisole - Marks & Spencer
Trousers - Zara
Trainers - Golden Goose


Styling A Khaki Military Jacket, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, Hush Homeware Military Jacket, marks and spencer lace camisole, baukjen veja esplar trainers, boden richmond ⅞ trousers, mango leather fur animal clutch


Jacket - Hush £65
Trousers - Boden £59.50


So ladies are you a fellow Hush lover?  If so perhaps you've also popped into one of their recent pop up stores?  If so did you find it as useful *lethal* as me?  As always I'd love to hear your thoughts not to mention what's currently on your wish list.  Plus to tempt you further they've currently got 10% off a large selection of their Spring/Summer collection in celebration of the Bank Holiday weekend click here to grab the discount!

Enjoy your Sunday.  Nothing like knowing we've got another lie in with the Bank Holiday tomorrow is there?

See you tomorrow & if you haven't already taken advantage you can still get 25% off everything in Boden's holiday shop, simply click here & use code 4T3X at checkout to get saving.

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Saturday, 28 May 2016

WIWT - Neutrals

Happy Saturday ladies.

I'm keeping things pretty neutral today & layering up so I can loose layers as & when it heats up.  I'm also bringing the other skinny scarf I recently purchased out to play.


My Midlife Fashion, Hush Homeware Cashmere Boyfriend jumper, John lewis reptile skinny scarf, ashiana jewellery, zara double breasted jacket, mango tabbed suit trousers, golden goose superstar trainers


Jumper - Hush
Scarf - John Lewis
Bracelets - Ashiana
Trousers - Mango
Jacket - Zara
Trainers - Golden Goose


Styling A Skinny Scarf, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, Next single breasted navy blazer, hush homeware cashmere boyfriend jumper, john lewis reptile skinny scarf, mango tabbed suit trousers, baukjen veja esplar trainers


Jumper - Hush £185
Scarf - John Lewis £12
Trousers - Mango Now £19.99
Jacket - Next £20


A normal Saturday here - errands first thing, then karate run & then treats & a couple of films this evening.

Don't forget there's still 25% off everything in Boden's holiday shop, simply click here & use code 4T3X at checkout to get saving.

Enjoy your day & I'll see you in the morning.

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