*This post contains items gifted by the designer.
I've been sitting on my special pieces of Hope & Harvest fabulousness for a couple of weeks, positively dying to show everyone!
I'm absolutely in love with the SS15 Nauticas collection and think it's H&H's best yet! I jumped around like a silly person when I first unwrapped these lovelies, but because I've been house-sitting for a month, I haven't had time to grab my camera and take some photos. So here they are!
Jacket: City Chic (Size S)
The Anchor Tee ($44.95) is the perfect signature piece for H&H. It's fantastic branding, and I adore the 'engineering for curves' slogan. I've had a bit of a tendency to shun T-shirts in my wardrobe, but am now re-incorporating them into my regular rotation. This style is particularly fab for curvy girls because it's longer than most tees on offer and has a decent sleeve length. The neckline is also deep enough not to choke you. I wanted to show how I could dress it up with the H&H Y.O.L.O Skirt ($39) and a white jacket for a dressed-up look, as well as a casual and relaxed look
Skirt: City Chic (Size M)
Vest: Boohoo (UK Size 20)
Shoes: Zu (Circa 2010)
I've already been living in both colours of the Anchor Tee this spring. They're 100% cotton so they're ideal for the hot weather. So, not only do they look cool, but they feel it too! I'm wearing the Large, but could comfortably size down to a Medium if I wanted a slimmer line.
Skirt: City Chic
Shoes: Alannah Hill (Circa 2013)
This top is my Holy Grail. End of story.
The Wrap Top in French Navy ($79) promised to be my best friend... and boy did it deliver!!! The fabric is luscious, silky and lightweight and the long sleeves can be gently pushed back to the elbow (I'm a serial sleeve-pusher) In this top I have no back fat bulges, no under-bust rolls... nothing! I'm wearing the Large, and could easily fit into the Medium if the upper sleeves were just a touch bigger.
Did I mention it can be worn as a cardigan too??? Talk about versatile! All you need to do is leave it undone, and it transforms into a lightweight waterfall cardi, perfect for warm spring evenings. I effing love this top! From what I hear, they're selling fast, so if it's on your list you'd better get in quickly.
Don't forget, by buying Hope & Harvest, you are supporting our local industry instead of offshore workshops with questionable conditions and wages. If we don't help our Aussie brands, they will cease to exist.