Hush Summer

 

 

 

As you will know if you saw my post and vlog on Wednesday, I spent part of last week in Mallorca with Hush. They very kindly invited me out there for two nights to see their new collection, and it was the most relaxing few days ever. It was organised by Classic Collection Holidays who booked my flights, the gorgeous hotel (Cala San Vincenc), transfers.. everything! It was honestly a complete breeze, and I owe huge thank you's to both Hush and Classic Collection Holidays for treating me to such a lovely trip, and to Hotel Cala San Vincenc for letting us stay in such a beautiful setting. 

As part of the trip I picked out some pieces from Hush's collection to wear while we were there. While the weather at home has picked up a little this week, it was lovely to be in 25 degree temperatures; jacketless and bare legged!! The first look involved my all time essential holiday piece; a shirt dress. I always pack a shirt dress when I go away as they're so versatile. I tend to wear them early on in the trip and then convert them to being a beach coverup for the rest of the holiday. This blue striped number is perfect for that! 

We didn't manage to get down to the beach while we were in Mallorca this time, so this was an evening look for me. I did actually end up popping some jeans on underneath as I have a giant bruise on my knee at the mo which is best kept under wraps. But I was impressed with how good this looked over denim too, making it something I can wear while at home more often too! 

 

DRESS: c/o HUSH | SHOES: c/o DEAR FRANCES

The second look I am sharing is all about these amazing pants!! When I got dressed it was like getting out of my PJs and into another pair, which is something I am not complaining about one bit. They were a super popular choice with other bloggers on the trip too, and everyone looked incredible in them. I wore mine with my pinned up H&M t-shirt which I am becoming so fond of at the moment, my Loewe espadrilles and hugeeee Loewe sunglasses. I bloody loved this outfit!! I normally avoid showing off an elasticated waistband as I don't tend to think they look the best, but the print of these trousers lends itself to it really well, hence me opting for the shorter t-shirt. 

Also, blue seems to be subconsciously becoming my colour of choice for Spring. I was looking through my Instagram the other day (as one does, you know) and noticed just how much blue I have been wearing! It's by no means intentional but I am just going to go with it. 

TROUSERS: c/o HUSH | SHOES: LOEWE | SUNGLASSES: LOEWE | T-SHIRT: H&M | BAG: LOEWE 

Thank you again to Liv Purvis for these photos! 

Silk Dress

I am writing this post from a balcony in Mallorca, feeling a tad smug to be so far ahead on my blog content right now (it's Tuesday of last week as I am finishing off this post, and I am never ever this far ahead). I have posts from this trip coming up later this week, but before then I am sharing this one.. possibly one of my favourites ever. Without sounding like a broken record, I love working on film more and more with every post. This time Paul and I decided to shoot indoors, at no other than Affleck's Palace in Manchester. It's a giant (and I mean so giant you get lost) emporium of vintage, body piercing, food, antiques.. and countless other things. It's not somewhere I go very often, and wandering round there made me realise it's one of those gems that I forget about too often. It's where I picked up my new vintage blazer too! 

Such a special location deserved a special dress, and this one from Realisation Par fits the bill. Now this was sent to me so I can't answer any questions regarding customs, so apologies for that! What I can tell you is that it fits true to size (I am wearing a small), requires a petit coat as it's quite see through, and is incredibly flattering. You may well have seen these dresses on your Instagram many times before, as they are definitely a popular brand with so many of the girls I follow. I first wore this for an evening in Madrid but didn't get chance to shoot it, so I was so excited to finally shoot it... and in film, just a double whammy! 

I think what makes the dresses so special is they way they manage to be both sexy and incredibly classic. The plunging necklines with the figure skimming cuts makes for an very flattering piece that manages to be subtly sexy. There are styles like this available all over the high street too, and I am thinking of possibly doing a testing basics on them - what do you guys think? Let me know if that is something you would like to see and I will get on with ordering them all! 

DRESS: c/o REALISATION PAR | SHOES: AQAZZURA 

PHOTOS BY PAUL T JAMES