....from All Saints.
I used to buy loads and loads from All Saints. And then I stopped. I'm not entirely sure why, I assume it's because there just wasn't enough I loved from there.
And if you stop looking at somewhere, it sort of falls off your radar. Well, more fool me.
But fear not, they are back with a vengeance and I am all over them like a dog on deer poo (if you have a dog and live near a park that has deer you will know exactly what I mean. If you don't - take my word for it that these are the equivalent of kettle chips to dogs).
The main reason to do that at the moment is that they currently have 20% off everything using the code ENJOY. And when their prices aren't cheap, this is a hugely welcome discount *flexes credit card*.
I first thought of them again when I was looking for knitwear to go over my leather leggings. That didn't pan out for that occasion but still top of my wish list is the Benton Cape.
This I think would be perfect in the Autumn - yes, even now when it's slightly warmer, as it's a lovely thin knit that is perfect for layering.
Benton Cape was £118 before discount in the mist marl
For me though, it would have to be the grey marl - absolutely adore it. Now these do look exceptionally voluminous but in fact, the sleeves are fitted all the way up to the oxter (ok so this is under the arm for anyone who doesn't know this weird word. Please tell me there are a few of you out there who have heard this? I have spent my life trying to find other people who called it this growing up.... and yes I know you could just say armpit. But it's OXTER.) So you could easily wear a loose fitting chunky cardi, cape or heavy coat over the top. And it's perfect for a thin layer underneath.
Benton Cape in the grey £118
Moving onto coats. One of my favourite coats is a boiled wool drape front coat from Ronit Zilkah that I have had for about six years. I completely love it and am going to be beside myself when it finally bites the dust. I only hope that these are around as they would be the perfect replacement. For me, these are more than a fashion item. This is my favourite style of coat that I have been wearing for years.
Paxx Coat £328 in ink
This one again, I would wear pretty much every day.... simply adore.
Roux Coat in black £358
However I've just realised I don't have a khaki coat... (step away from another coat. Repeat to self. Step away from another coat)
Una Coat in Moss £398 How simply stunning is this?
Now I have always had great success with dresses from All Saints. Three of my dresses that I drag out year after year for special occasions are from All Saints.
This one is more casual but it's perfect for during the day and then dressing up for night time. It's dry clean only which would be my only bug bear.
Laurel Dress in black £168
They also do this in a khaki with vintage floral style embroidery on the collar. Love this little addition and adore the elastic ruching at the back of the waist. So incredibly flattering for giving a little shape without hugging the lumps and bumps on the stomach at the front. Genius.
Laurel Colt Dress £188
Love the versatility of this one - reminds me of the Reiss dress I had on the blog the other day but is slightly more cosy. A layered knitted dress you can wear done up with the zip or undone, depending on the look you want. Two looks for the price of one.
Drina Jumper Dress £158
And my final dress is another knitted number. In my head this would happily skim over my lumpier middle section (sod you plank - I am going to start doing them again tomorrow..or maybe Monday) and not cling to it like a reception kid on the first day of school. A girl can dream... and actually, I do think a ribbedish wool can be more flattering than a flat fabric. That's my theory and I'm sticking with it. Plus I'm hoping that the drapey top half would float over my muffin as opposed to highlighting it...
Flik Dress in Cinder Marl £148
It will come as no surprise to anyone that my colour for the A/W is (always) black. Predominantly black especially when it comes to night out outfits. And the one thing that I am desperate for - and I know lots of other people are too - are tops. The impossible to find "going out" top. Blog is coming shortly on that topic, but in the meantime, this one looks like a perfect starter for ten. I have one that will suffice at the moment.
Elan top in black £78 and goes in the machine This is going to be a definite yes for me. Perfect with jeans for a casual night out but the ideal top for over leather leggings or a leather mini skirt. Amazing.
Another slightly more casual option but still a great addition to your wardrobe - love the idea of the cinder marl with black leather.
Heny Long Sleeved Tee £48
Black Pleather joggers - H&M
Black Tux blazer - Topshop
Superstar sneakers - Golden Goose
Black Mario bag - Jerome Dreyfuss
And last night for drinks with the girls - wearing the one Winter top I have that works for nights out.
Leather leggings - hush
Black fringe ankle boots - Zara
And today an amazing day (with a slightly squiffy head...) in London with the girls. Breakfast at The Delaunay, followed by the Louis Vuitton Exhibition and then lunch at Les Deux Salons. Quick hop, skip and a jump back on the train for school pick up and then swimming lessons.
Black pleather joggers - H&M
Grey knitted long waistcoat - Primark
Cracked leather Stan Smiths - adidas
Black Mario bag - Jerome Dreyfuss
Things I have learnt today. The Louis Vuitton exhibition is slightly random but actually very interesting and if you can get to it, then I'd recommend. It's free - even the guided tour is free (all run by, we think, male models.. what's not to love?!). Yes it's one massive LV PR campaign, but fair play to them - beats a double page spread in all the glossies for interest, that's for sure.
And secondly - wearing pleather trousers to watch swimming lessons on a very warm day in a swimming pool that is housed in what is essentially a greenhouse, is moronic. I honestly thought they were going to be hermetically sealed to my legs when the hour was up. Still love 'em though....
Tomorrow the 11yr old comes home. WHOOP! And we are off to Ikea to choose desks for the 7 and 8 yr olds after footie in the morning. The Husband is out tonight at a Charity Whiskey tasting evening thingy which will be going on till the wee small hours. He can't WAIT to go to Ikea......snort.