Discount time again
And this time it's thanks to Mint Velvet. 15% off their new season until the 27 September using the code GREY15. With free delivery too.
Now I'm not going to lie, Mint Velvet isn't somewhere that I've shopped often. And this blog now is no way prompted by any contact with them - it's merely a new catalogue that came through the post and was unrecognisable to as the Mint Velvet I'm familiar with. There is a definite absence of lilac (I know some people love lilac... I love it teamed with leopard but as a rule, it's not up there with being my favourite colour) and lace edging (again - I appreciate that other people love but again, I've never been tempted).
Fear not however if you have always been a Mint Velvet fan - on further exploration they do definitely still have lots that works on this level but they've also gone in a new direction which I think is pretty interesting.
This is the cover that greets you. All rather not what you'd expect from MV is it?
I need to immediately wear my collar turned up and invest in suitwear to wear as dress down. And for those of you who do work, well lucky lucky you as you can invest now to wear during the week and then have a field day with the same wardrobe at the weekend.
Above she is wearing:-
Navy Relaxed Coat £179 This is the perfect coat for work but with a tee or jumper and jeans at the weekend, it will end up costing you nothing per wear (not to mention with the 15% off).
The trousers alas are not in stock yet and are coming soon (everyone keep an eye out for them..)
White Zoe Metallic Trainer £79 I've come to the conclusion you can never have too many white trainers. It's a fact.
And great look two.
Black Formal Wide Leg Trouser £129
Charcoal Alice Plimsoll £89 which you can't see properly in the pic so here it is.
That plimsoll is pretty darn lovely and also comes in a rather lovely (read VERY lovely) monochrome pony skin.
And look three.
Black Formal Duster Coat - £189
Ivory Hook Up Tunic - £89 (online only)
White sneakers as above
And trousers - again not available yet...
Now for some mainline Mint Velvet which, as I say, does have some of the old favourites that they know people love but there are definitely some new additions which I think are more than worth a look at.
Two of my favourite things are these skinny polo necks which come in three colours. Not to mention the leather and suede mini skirt. Love.
Black Marl Jersey Polo Neck £45
Which they also do in two other shades which I defy not to be supremely useful this season. Wear on their own now but ideal for layering under dresses and jumpers later into the Winter.
In the Granite Marl £45
And my favourite which is the Silver Grey Marl £45. Now I've seen somewhere, an amazing pic with this but do you think I can find it now?
And this look I could really get on board with. Perfect for a night out or with sneakers for during the day. And all the separate elements are ridiculously versatile.
Clean Leather BIker Jacket £349
Charcoal Star Tunic £89
Lincoln Black Skinny Zip Jean £69
Black Tallulah Ankle Boot £159
And I know people haven't been able to get hold of the M&S leopard sneakers so these may be of interest to a few of you?
But possibly my favourite pic is this. As I have a camel trench style coat but what I don't have and now realise I'm not sure I can live without, is a navy suede biker jacket. And I can hear you all agreeing with me from where you are (not that I need one but that you all need one!).
Navy Suede biker jacket £259 (and this is where the 15% is really worth using).
And just in case you haven't got a camel coat, this one with epaulette detailing is that perfect mix of classic with a twist.
Camel Relaxed Longline Coat £199 (so again, the discount is not to be sniffed at).
So give me your thoughts. Have you always been a Mint Velvet fan and this is an improvement for you, or do you prefer the more classical MV pieces. Or is there something there that has given you food for thought when previously you've not shopped at MV?
I was going to try and pop in today but got totally sidetracked with time. A lovely day spent visiting possibly my favourite independent boutique, Quattro Rish in Reigate. And obviously couldn't not bring something home with me.. all will be revealed tomorrow. Will be back there next Friday for a styling event instore during the day. If anyone is local and would like details, do holler.
It was ridiculously humid and drizzly today so my newly washed hair could actually be seen from space. Not to mention my roots have gone from being acceptable to being GRIM.
Je Ne Regrette Rien jumper - Orwell + Austen
Khaki Industrial Pants - Current/Elliot at Quattro Rish
Flame Black Slip Ons - Seven Boot Lane
Leopard coat - Fenn Wright Manson
Hazlemere bag - Village England
Tomorrow - apparently it's going to be back up to 22 degrees. Which is better than 30 degrees I guess... I shall be wearing my new dress I got today which is the PERFECT in between dress. In fact, I have been inspired to get frocking again so later, once the kids are in bed maybe I shall have a look to see if there's anything new in stock anywhere. However I have made the husband promise he will watch another episode of The Night Of. I am completely hooked after episode one. It could not be more up my street and less up his. Oops.