And yet another new find...

ok so it's not new new and I've featured some bits on the blog already but I haven't actually bought anything from there.  Until now..... 

Kin at John Lewis.  I was telling The Husband about my new purchases (no he wasn't that excited at all....) but his ears did prick up when I mentioned the brand.  "I FOUND THAT AGES AGO", he roars (this he was vaguely excited at).  

And yes, I now remember that his very plain, classic, straight beige mac, is indeed from there.  Very pleased with himself he was too.   And very smug he is now at having discovered something and bought into it before me.  

So yes, I may be late to the party but it's definitely a brand that I've been watching for a while.  Now that I've burst my Kin cherry, I don't think there'll be any stopping me. 

I did have the brushstroke dress on the other day that I'm still umming and ahhing over but I have two other purchases which did make it home with me the other day. 

What's different about the brand?  The simplicity of it.  Very reminiscent of Cos I think, but much more accessible where I live - for a start I could easily get it delivered to my Waitrose with Click and Collect (I couldn't be more in love with this service if I tried - and the fact you can return things there as well but do always check your bank statements as I have had something go astray.. of course they fixed it immediately but do take note) 

Simply, clean cut, lines in good quality fabrics and classic styles with a modern twist.  Perfect for my homage to all things French, even though it has a Scandi feel to it.   I've bought in hook line and sinker. 

Starting with some of my favourite things from their range.

Oversized v-neck tee in gray marl was £35 now £24




Probably shouldn't have worn a black bra under it.....


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They also do it in a black which would be really useful as a wardrobe basic - not on offer though but still I would say it's better to pay this price for one excellent quality tee as opposed to three inferior ones that you'll have to replace next year. 



Another top that just oozes chic is this black and white boxy top. 

Stripe Cotton Top £35


Moving onto knitwear and this is where I have had success number 1. 

So I had tried on a fair few the other day - this one in pale blue I just love and it's on offer now as well. 

Tuck Stitch Jumper was £59 now £41  It does say machine wash at 30 on the label but according to the review, I would handwash it.  I'm wearing it in the large. 





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They also do this in a grey - personally I do think it works better on the oversized side. 



Speaking of grey, I absolutely love the texture of this one. 

Oversized Textured Jumper in Grey was £69 now £34


Of course, the one that I got the other day isn't in the sale (actually none of the above were on offer on Thursday).  I was whizzing through John Lewis trying to keep up with whirlwind son number 1 who is like a gazelle shopping - the other two are easy to keep up with but he runs as if his feet are on fire.  But had just enough time to grab the perfect off white jumper.  Success, success, success. 

I didn't realise that I had actually already tried it on in the blue - really didn't see it last time in the white as well. 

So here it is in the blue. 

Float Stitch Jumper in Indigo £59





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And the white version which I bought.  This feels so expensive (ok so it's not cheap at nearly £60).  If someone told you it was from Maxmara, you'd believe them.  It's gorgeous.  Great shape, great length (I got the medium).  Perfect to wear on its own or for layering.  It's actually very similar to a Duffy one which I nearly bought last year which was over double the price.  And I've always regretted not buying it, so am over the moon with this. 








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Similar shape but a sweatshirt material and again, my beloved black and white stripe. 

Striped Sweatshirt £45



Their bags are also really worth looking at.  Not all leather but at a price that reflects that. 


The perfect Summer, throw it all in Canvas bag. 

Bronte Oversized Tote Bag in Bronze £69




Magnus across body bag in white £39  Size wise, it's the same width as a ruler.  Perfect.



And in black 




Finally though, Success number 2 and the other bargain I grabbed was the jumpsuit that I had on the blog the other day.  Absolutely love this.  One of the issues I had with my old cheap one was the creasing issue.  And, as a friend of mine reminded me the other day - it's not just the creasing on wearing, it's the hassle of ironing the darn thing.  Ironing and I are not friends.  I absolutely loathe it and only iron things if I have to. 

This however in a thick, flowy fabric is (fingers crossed) totally crease proof.  I am banking on this being the sort of fabric that comes out of the washing machine drip dry. 

Tie Waist Jumpsuit in Black was £99 now £49 - true to size.





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So I am pretty chuffed with my purchases - we will of course see how long it takes me to wreck the off white jumper..... And the jumpsuit also looks ace with heels.  I'm out with the girls on Wednesday night for drinks and dinner so it I think it may well make an appearance then.  Very pleased indeed.   

Have you come across Kin in your John Lewis?  Thoughts?  Definitely products I think you need to try on as they do have that classic non descript look to them on the hangar.  I can't wait to see what they bring out next.  (and I still have the shoes to bring you.. saving them for another day.  I can feel a number of shoe obsessions starting.....obviously having said I don't need any more.  Obviously....) 

Finishing with outfit from yesterday. 

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Cream blouse - Zara
Flared jeans - Stella McCartney 
Gold earrings (just seen) - Forever21
Camel Cypress boots - Acne

So today after the excesses of yesterday (yes I have a very very sore head).... we are all taking it easy.  Loads of movies and just hanging out, kids have overdosed on chocolate but I can still polish my halo as (and I know I'm starting to get dull about this - I prefer evangelical as it really is something that has worked so well for my children) they've been doing their Maths Factor programmes, inbetween Disney Infinity and Minecraft.  

And tomorrow is the last day of their special offer of £1 for your first month.  Proof is in the picture which gives me an extra hour to do research for tomorrow's blog (can you now see why I love it so much?!) .... apparently it might be getting warmer.....


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Hope everyone had a fantastic Easter - I'm about to have hair of the dog in the form of a large glass of red wine whilst The Husband makes the roast lamb for dinner.

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  1. Love the jumpsuit and the bags - think the jumpers would be too long on me but perfect length on you. Yes suffering here too but just had roast dinner Al fresco if you can believe in sunny Manchester with a large glass of rose so perking up now. Whilst inebriated last night I may have placed a cheeky zara order for skinny cargoes and some gorgeous strappy khaki tan heels - sooo don't need the heels but a bottle of red reduces all self control!

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    1. Oh I love a little tipsy online shop! Hope they all work out ok xx

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    2. Oh no - just been grassed up!! Who the hell delivers on bank holiday? Zara that's who! And guess who was home and answered the door? Oh yes, the hubbie!

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    3. always. always always always.

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  2. Love your blog
    Have followed you for over 2 years
    Would love to see more of your kitchen if you are thinking you may like to share your fab style (from what I can see) with you followers for house decoration!

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    1. We'll see....! I do put more pics on Instagram if you want to have a look on there (beware, it's highly highly addictive...) @doesmybumlook40

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    2. oh gosh I'm sorry then! I will do some more (or if you want to know anything specific do email me on doesmybumlook40@gmail.com any time xxx

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  3. Love a bit of Kin, you have some good stuff there. Word of warning about that bronze bag though: the code on the JL site is wrong so if you order it (which I did. Twice) you get a black canvas tote.

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    1. oh NO that's rubbish. Hopefully they'll have changed it by now. Did you get the bag in the end?!

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    2. No... but I have at least now got round to calling John Lewis customer services about it!

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    3. Would be interested to find out if they do anything other than arrange for the right bag to be sent..... xx

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  4. Yes, I discovered Kin in January armed with a John Lewis gift voucher. Lovely stuff! I have another gift voucher to use, so I can feel a little trip to John Lewis coming on...

    The flares are looking good, especially with the Acne boots.

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    1. What did you get? YesI love the flares but it is such a pain in the behind having to find the exact right heel all the time!

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  5. Ooh love that jumpsuit! Would be even more fab if it is definitely crease-free!!??!

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  6. I've never heard of Kin but then I don't have a John Lewis anywhere near me *sob*. I love the jumpsuit & bags :) x

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    1. oh that's such a shame - do you have a Waitrose as, like I said, their click and collect is an amazing service which I use for everything all the time! Otherwise, their delivery service is great too. Really great things if it's your sort of style x

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  7. `i've been looking for a jumpsuit for ages so thanks for that! Only two sizes available online so got it delivered to my local Waitrose - didn't know I could do that as no JL near Brighton - good news all round! Another DMBL40IT hit- hurrah!

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    1. How did you not know about that? You will be totally sold. hope you like the jumpsuit xx

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  8. I need that white jumper!!!!! We must talk ... xxx. Looking gorgeous as always

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    1. It's really really gorgeous!

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  9. just need to say you look so young in the outfit from yesterday. love the look and suits you so well x .

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  10. How spooky, Kat, I've also just (on Saturday) discovered this brand. I bought these gorgeous flats that I'm crazy in love with http://m.johnlewis.com/mt/www.johnlewis.com/kin-by-john-lewis-fifty-one-leather-pointed-flat-shoes-grey-black/p1747281?un_jtt_v_pdp=yes&un_jtt_v_from_product=un_product_1#page_loaded after "accidentally" spotting them en route to their cafe with my husband and daughter. I'm so chuffed with them and impressed with the quality! I've also had to check out the full range as soon as we got home and liked quite a few pieces (that slouchy grey t-shirt and some of the jumpers you've featured are among them!).

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    1. Now that's spooky as I've earmarked them for a blog on d'orsay flats this week! All gorgeous stuff, isn't it? And I don't think it's too badly priced.

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  11. I love that cream jumper on you, it's just gorgeous! I've never heard of this brand so I'll be having a look now. Lynne xx

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    1. Lynne, it's honestly lovely. Good sales as well!

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  12. just bought the kin white jumper and the black and white striped one. Fingers crossed. not bought that brand before but some really nice classic cos like pieces as you say. Happy Easter to you all

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    1. I have my jumper on today - quality is amazing. x

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  13. I love the pic with you wearing your fantastic SM flares. LOVE the look. Love Love Love. H xxxx

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  14. Reminds me of Whistles/Cos - and even a bit of Me&Em. Love that grey tee especially - love tees made of viscose or lyocell - but sold out in my size! Not bought any Kin before - no JL nearby. However I can definitely do Waitrose click and collect in Farnham. That white jumper is perfect - I love the fabric composition amd it looks like the perfect cut and drape. Jumpsuit is fab too - wondering now whether to return my M&S a Collection one and try the Kin one! Am off to London tomorrow for a 24 hour girlie stay - sightseeing, the Tate, dinner etc - so will try to pop in to JL in Oxford St and see what's available there. At least it's finally warmed up and we can start wearing our Spring togs!

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    1. Btw - forgive the repetition (wrote a comment in your blog about khaki trousers) but I found my leather jacket! Left it in a pub last week. It came to me 24 hours after I turned the house inside down looking for it. Rung them up - it was still there! It's now back in my wardrobe safe and sound. And it's coming with me to London tomorrow!!! Yay!!!!

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    2. oh YAY you found the jacket - how amazing is that! Definitely worth a try on the jumpsuit I would say - I picked mine up in store so they did definitely have some. Fingers crossed I'm off to Covent Garden with the 10yr old tomorrow.... but the 6yr old has been puking all night so watch this space.... ARRGGGGHH

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  15. You look fabulous in the cream blouse and flares. Am loving that Zara top and feel it's something I 'need'. Is it from this season? (Please say yes)

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  16. You look gorgeous in your flares & cream blouse Kat! Great purchasess too! x

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  17. Yes, I discovered Kin in January armed with a John Lewis gift voucher. Lovely stuff! I have another gift voucher to use, so I can feel a little trip to John Lewis coming on...
    The flares are looking good, especially with the Acne boots.
    black fit and flare dress

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