Thursday, 9 March 2017

The Hush 'Love' Jumper | What I've Been Wearing

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!

Ax
Disclaimer - I bought both jumpers myself




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  1. Really love what you wear Avril, have just ordered the love jumper as an early mothers day present (partner and sons fully aware), hope it fits! Any tips you can pass on as a busy but stylish working mum would be great 😊

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    1. Thank you so much - you're very kind to take the time to comment. I'm glad it's helped ensure you get a fab gift for Mother's Day! Enjoy wearing xx

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