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You know how when you were younger…
You know how when you were younger, your idea of a fab Saturday afternoon was to trawl as many shops as you could before they shut, hoping to find a top to wear for your night out? Well that kind of changes as you “grow up” doesn’t it?
We have less time and we’re no longer interested in disposable fashion. We also want things like sleeves in our dresses, a decent rise in our jeans and a good length to our hems, not to mention quality fabrics, products that last and fabulous customer service. With discussions around sustainability, environmental impact and workforce conditions gaining greater awareness than ever before, brands that we invest in need to deliver on these too.
We don’t want frumpy stuff!
At the same time we don’t want “frumpy stuff!” Whilst we may want our clothes to be more sophisticated, that doesn’t mean boring, or frumpy or looking like Miss Marple at the age of 45.
Chuffed to be working with Baukjen…
I’ve worked with Baukjen for many years now but presenting their shows on QVC has given me a far greater insight into the brand and the people behind it, which has led me to having a closer understanding of their goals, their ethos and their philosophy. So when they asked me to Partner with them for the next three months to introduce their A/W ’19 collection, I jumped at the chance.
Over this period I will be choosing some of my favourite pieces to share with you and this month, I’ve opted for some great transitional pieces.
First off, there’s the Wren Skinny Jean (£99) which I am wearing above and which are pictured below. It’s a while since I’ve worn a skinny jean as I’ve been living in boyfriend and straight fit jeans over the last few seasons. But the skinnies suddenly seemed quite fresh again and as I don’t have a decent pair that fit me (anymore!) I thought that these would be a hard working staple. They also come in black.
I don’t think that you can ever be sure about a pair of skinny jeans until you’ve had a good wriggle around in them! I knew from working with these jeans on QVC that they had a great composition of 95.4% cotton and 4.6% elastane but I hadn’t truly appreciate how soft, stretchy and comfortable they were, whilst at the same time still feeling like a pair of quality jeans, as opposed to something legging or jegging like.
Now for something a little fun!
For something a little fun I also chose the Kylie Top (£59) (featured in the top photograph and below) which is again made of premium jersey. I always think that it’s good to have a fancy top in your wardrobe for when an occasion suddenly pops up that requires one. I have quite a few fuller “statement” skirts and the fit of this would work really well with a more voluminous skirt, wide legged trousers or any type of jean style. So actually if that fancy occasion never does pop up – and if Cinderella doesn’t get invited to the ball – there are still plenty of reasons to wear this top.
Next I chose the Ophelia Tie Neck Top in blue leopard print (£85) which you can see below. It’s made of premium jersey (95% viscose 5% elastane) for which Baukjen is well known. This soft top is so comfortable and versatile that I knew it would be a winner for me all year round. Having a similar top in white, I know how handy a top like this is for when you need something a little smarter than a tee. It can be as “done up” or as “undone” as you like, depending on your mood and how you tie the bow. I love that viscose is a sustainable fabric plus shall we just mention the leopard print? Oh shall we just?!
I’ve long been a fan of Baukjen as a brand with a simple aesthetic and great quality pieces with a twist and don’t forget that you can get 20% off with the code BG20AW. If you fancy taking a look at their new season pieces, you can do so here
Until next time! Beth x