Quick (non-sponsored) post on this before it sells out. The 'Etoile' one last season was gone in a heartbeat so as soon as I saw this black version with 'Love' written on it in the preview, I bought one. I wear my Etoile one so much and it's washed & worn really well so I was sure, although pricy, it would be a good investment piece...
I'll be honest, first impressions weren't amazing. It's not wool - it's a cotton mix (58% cotton/42% modal). Which of course, makes perfect sense given it's a spring/summer jumper. But the overall feel of it wasn't as impressive as the Etoile - there was a real sense of the latter being well worth the money. This 'Love' one felt like less knit for your buck. But actually, as soon as I put it on, I was quite literally in LOVE!
Coat - Karen Millen (old)
Black Jeans - Selected Femme
Star Trainers - Topshop (past season - similar here - bargainous!)
I wore it immediately and in the 2 weeks since it arrived, I've worn it on about 6 different days. I like how it lifts a black outfit.
The fit is generous, as Hush generally seems to be. I got the S and it feels like a 12 to me, I'd quite like to try the XS but budget won't allow me to buy a second one!
All told, I would absolutely recommend this jumper. Be gentle with it - it's not robust but it's absolutely appropriate for the time of year. Whether I'd want to wear a black jumper all through the summer, I'm not sure but it's brilliant at the moment. I've been layering it with a denim shirt on cooler days.
Denim Shirt - White Company (past season - similar here)
Black Wool Skirt - Marc Cain (past season from DejaVu)
Black Boots - Ilse Jacobsen via Sarah Jane Boutique (past season - similar here)
Pendant - as before
Camel Coat - past season
UPDATE - It does recommend a hand wash on the label but I just put it through a 30 degree gentle short wash with a few other similar items and it came out perfect.
While I was ordering anyway, I put in an order for the Navy/Grey Stella reversible star jumper that I'd seen on a few blogs.
This was more substantial to hold but a smaller fit. Overall, I wasn't keen as it was a bit too much like a sweatshirt to me. I quite liked it the grey way around but the navy way around, there was grey stitching on the seams and I wasn't so keen on that (there are also labels that need to be carefully picked off!). But I think it was mainly the fact that navy isn't a colour I have a lot of footwear and trousers for so I'd end up only ever wearing it with jeans/trainers and would probably tire of it.
I'd definitely consider buying it if it had black or camel with the grey...or actually a black/camel one....swoon! Perhaps they will be the options for winter time. A girl can dream.
I should say, the reversible jumper comes in a blush/grey colour way also but it's not a good colour for me so I didn't try it. I think it's a nicer mix if that's a colour that suits you.
Finishing with a couple of outfits from this week, starting with a workwear one featuring some fab new culottes I got in the Warehouse sale!
Culottes - Warehouse - current Sale Stock in store but not online
Jacket - Marc Cain (via DejaVu)
Scarf - eBay
Trainers - as above
and a slightly more casual option for a day of racing about Belfast meeting people and returning all the Barnardo's stock I borrowed (blog reality!)
Knitted Dress - Benetton (AW16)
Grey Jacket - By Malene Birger (bought in DejaVu)
Scarf - Dunnes Stores (AW16)
Boots - Ilse Jacobsen as before
Hope your week is going well!
Disclaimer - I bought both jumpers myself