Some of my favourite posts to do over here are fashion collaborations. As a little girl I used to make 'paper people' and create changeable wardrobes for each girl I drew (with paper tabs that you could fold over to keep in place). My parents at the time were quite anti 'Barbie' or similar toys so creating my own girls and their outfits was my way of combating that, I suppose it actually meant I was forced to be more creative and imaginative. I always wanted to do 'something' to do with fashion when I grew up and until I first started taping away at this little blog of mine I didn't quite know how I could make that work.
I was really thrilled then when Miele got in touch and asked if I'd like to collaborate on a winter capsule wardrobe post with them. They sent over their fantastic W1 Washer and T1 dryer and set me a task of a 'luxury collection' that I would then use the machines to wash and dry. What's amazing about these machines is that they can wash and dry the items of clothing that are usually relegated to the bottom of the laundry basket. The wooden jumpers, cashmere, mohair or silks, these are the items that usually get worn once and then spend 3 months in the basket before seeing the light of day again. No more!
I've been so impressed by thee machines, previous 'dry clean only' items (hello coats that never ever usually get cleaned) are now able to fit the spacious drum. To test it out I created a wardrobe that featured a lot of delicate items and as so pleased to be able to pop them in the machine after I was done with them with no worry about how they may turn out afterwards!
So here's what I chose :
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The Mohair jumper
The White Stuff yellow skirt ( I love how versatile it is and can be paired with so many different colours)
The Pinafore - I got this one from Anthropologie and teamed it with the pink polo I'm wearing the top pic. It's brilliant for wearing with a jumper too and for breastfeeding. In fact all these outfits are breastfeeding friendly, to feed in the pinafore just pull a strap down and top up.
The Tunic - its a must in my capsule wardrobe, they are SO versatile as you can pair them with tights or jeans, layer beneath with a vest and above with a cardigan or bomber jacket and coat.
My shoes I'm wearing are past season ones from Seven Boot Lane
Which leads me to my 'hero item' the wool blend colour block coat! I feel like this coat can suit so many outfits but also be a bright statement piece. It makes me happy overtime I put it on and is so soft it's like a big warm hug!
I've been posting my daily outfits over on Instagram if you want to check them out there and look out for an IG stories tomorrow where I'll be showing you a bit more about the Miele Washer and Dryer too!
I'd love to know what you thought of my pics. I've included where to get them in the widget below, lots are on sale now too!
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Photography by Sarah Lou Photography
#In association with Miele