Look what stylish gems arrived through the letter box the other day! Don’t you love getting parcels in the post? Both were just beautifully packaged.
The boots were from Palladium and in the Let It Reign gift box was a gorgeous necklace. I had to instantly put them all on and parade around the house in them!
The Palladium boots here is ’The Baggy’ – Palladium’s signature boot and are of such high quality, that I decided to theme my outfit post all about top quality brands. Let It Reign, who I’ve blogged about before here, are all about British designers, so I also decided to try and throw as many high-end British products in the mix too!
Shawl: Abraham Moon & Sons for M&S
Jumper: French Connection
Jeans: MiH Jeans
Necklace: Paper & Chain for Let It Reign
Bag: Dr Martens
I love championing home-made products and style. The Abraham Moon & Sons shawl is just gorgeous Yorkshire tweed. The company was founded in 1837 and are a Yorkshire (go Yorkshire!) brand, owning one of the last remaining vertical woollen mills in Great Britain. The shawl was made for M&S and it’s great to see them supporting British companies with their collaborations. You can find out more about Abraham Moon & Sons here.
For an easy weekend outfit – I also popped my trusty French Connection black jumper, which I’ve had for years and just goes with everything. As they’re such a massive global brand, everyone forgets their roots in the UK. Their design team and HO (who are a lovely bunch) are actually based in London. Plus, who can forget their famous FCUK campaign and products?!
My jeans are so comfortable with made with top quality denim. I bought them in British store Fenwick and are from MiH – another British brand gone global. The jeans are expertly cut and are pure luxury. I hate jeans shopping so when I went last time, I decided to invest in a pair that were going to last me a decidedly long time! Find out more about the premium British brand on the MiH website.
The bag, I bought when Dr Martens set up their new stand-alone shop in Newcastle and I just couldn’t resist. It’s gorgeous leather and a perfect size. It’s all about quality leather satchels these days and you can’t get better than Dr Martens – another classic British heritage brand. You can pick up a similar version here.
I recently discovered the fabulous British designer boutique website – Let It Reign and was delighted when my Paper & Chain ‘Chevron’ necklace arrived in the post. It’s stunning and so elegant. I don’t know why but I love the word Chevron, as well as its shape – there’s something so simplistic in the design. The necklace sits wonderfully just on the collarbone. I’ve been wearing it a lot with high-neck dresses for work. You can pick it up on their website here.
Finally I’m delighted to complete the whole outfit with these wonderful Palladium Boots! Palladium, if you’ve not heard of them (and if not, why not – they’re currently EVERYWHERE, see GQ, Time, Teen Vogue) was founded in 1920 to make tires for the aviation industry. Soon the majority of Europe’s aircraft were using Palladium tires, but thankfully they decided to go into footwear, where in 1947, they created the legendary Pampa boot!
Soon as I got them, I was cooing over the leather, the stitching and the warm and incredibly comfortable lining. The boots are inspired by Bomber Jackets and have premium antiqued cracked leather. Inside, its 100% genuine shearling wool lining wicks away or retains moisture (depending on humidity) so you can wear it all year round. I know I keep banging on about quality but soon as you pick up these bad boy boots, you can just tell they’re so well made.
What I love about these boots too is that they’re adaptable. You can wear them with the tongue out – as above or pop them up to suit whatever outfit or style you want. I just adore this!
If you love them as much as me, you can pick up the same exact pair here, however check out their website for a range of great stylish boots – for men and women.
If you can, I urge you to try to dress yourself head to toe in quality and British made products, as much as possible. For me, it’s never about trends and clothes shouldn’t be made to be picked up and thrown away next season, but made to last and treasured in your wardrobe. I believe everything I’ve popped on in my outfit post above, is a high quality product, that I’m going to wear for quite some time.
Thanks for reading and ciao for now!