Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Introducing - Feather & Stitch



I love an opportunity to support an enterprising mum so when Fiona from Feather & Stitch approached me and asked me to take a look at her website, I was happy to oblige. It helped that she stocks some amazing brands like American Vintage and my personal favourite, Maison Scotch (remember those distressed skinnies I wear a bit too much on here?)
Feather & Stitch epitomises the kind of investment dressing that I am trying my hardest to do more of recently. I've bought considerably less over recent months and have been saving a little each week to buy just one quality item each month. It's not been easy for a mum with a small clothing budget...but I'm trying!
Luckily, for this month, my one item of quality came courtesy of Feather & Stitch, in the form of some fab leg candy from Maison Scotch - the Skinny Sateen Chino...code for skinny jeans. They are not a chino in any other way than having chino style front pockets. They are a skinny jean in the softest stretchy cotton with the most stunning neutral print...
and here they are on me - I wore them to the hotel for Friday's wedding - hence the fancy hair!
Jersey Cardigan - Linea @ House of Fraser (AW12)
Cream Top - Zara (SS13)
Jeans  - Maison Scotch Skinny Chino
Boots - Seven Boot Lane (current)
Handbag - Siopaella, Dublin
Pendant - Lola & Grace (current)
The colour's quite difficult to pinpoint. There is black but it's not a really black black so I know they will work with brown boots too. There's grey also - which pleases me plenty, given all the grey in my wardrobe and there are plenty of other muted mauves, blues and coral/pinks in the pattern as well as cream - hence my choice of top and jersey cardigan.

And they were so good - I wore them the next day too, en route home. How's that for capsule packing! But there was time for a beach walk before we headed back to Belfast..
Patterned jeans and muted/camo prints are huge this season so I think these jeans are a nod to both trends. A muted pattern is much easier to carry off - and the colours are perfect for this time of year. I'm going to style them for a night out next week though, to show you how versatile they can me - watch this space!

In the meantime, why not pop over to Feather & Stitch for stylish clothing from brands like American Vintage, Pyrus and Des Petits Hauts, or show them some Facebook and Twitter love? For all School Gate Style readers, there's currently 10% off all lines (excluding jewellery) if you use SGS10 at the checkout.
Here are my picks of their current range..
Vadum Joselyn Long Jacket
Becksondergaard Scarf
I've heard so many people rave about these tops - adore this colour too!
American Vintage Massachusetts Top
and because I'm officially obsessed with Maison Scotch trousers...
Maison Scotch 7/8 length ribcord skinny pants
finally, this bag is the most fabulous neutral shade - would match everything!
Liebeskind Botalato Handbag
I hope you enjoy looking through the Feather & Stitch website and if you live near Richmond, Surrey, why not call into the shop on 16 King Street?

Back tomorrow (time permitting) with a sneaky peek at the Boden stock that arrives with me in the afternoon. I'll try my best to get a quick try on of a few pieces and pop the pictures up ahead of Thursday!

Ax
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17 comments

  1. Great jeans and fab print for A/W.
    ~Anne xx

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    1. Aren't they fab Anne? Going to wear them so much over the coming months and I think they will work with pale pink and coral in spring time too! Ax

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  2. Hi there! I really love the print on those jeans, so different and really stylish! xx

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    1. Thank you Sharon - I have been wearing blue denim so much. It's lovely to have a wee change! Ax

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  3. Oh gorgeous jeans Avril, love them because I love printed trousers but these are great as you can probably dress them down more. They have a great mix of colours, sure to slot into most wardrobes pretty well. Looking forward to seeing the Boden stock! X

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    1. Yes - wouldn't they look amazing with a denim shirt? Must try that too...and must dig out the wedge trainers to wear with them too!
      Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday Trea! Ax

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    1. Aw - thank you Jane...the wonders a hairdresser can create!! Ax

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  5. Thanks for the tip, I've bookmarked the website. Looks like they stock brands between designer and high street and there are not too many websites that do that.

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    1. Thanks Minna - and they're not too far from you really. Perhaps a wee day trip to Richmond? Ax

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  6. Will be popping over to the shop to have a look. I have a personal fondness for Maison Scotch items - the finish is spot on on their clothing. I have a couple of pairs of their chinos - couldn't resist them. Still well jell over your jeans.

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  7. I don't usually go for patterned 'bottom halves' but these look really good Avril and I actually wouldn't mind a pair myself! Look forward to seeing how you've styled for your night out. The hair looks lovely by the way! xx

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  8. Looks like a beautiful shop - wish we had something local like that
    Those jeans look amazing and I'll say it again .. your hair looks amazing

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  9. Looks like a fab shop with some great stock and brands. The jeans look great on you x

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  10. The jeans & bag are just gorgeous! I have family near Richmond so will have to swing by for a look next time I'm there! Ax

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