Top 5 Fashion Launches: May

My top picks of the latest launches…

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With so many exciting products launching from all my favourite brands I couldn’t help but put together my top picks for May. The weather has been so changeable (hello scorching hot bank holiday – where did you come from?!) but all my picks are extremely versatile no matter what the great British weather throws at us.

  1. Fairfax and Favor – Imperial Explorer Boots, Sporting Fit!

Launched at Badminton earlier this month was the long awaited Imperial Explorer boots in, get this, Sporting Fit (hurrah our prayers have been answered!). Just when you thought the Imperial Explorer boots couldn’t get any better – they did! The boots come in two beautiful shades – oak and mahogany – tough choice! And they are designed to accommodate a wider calf  so all the muscley legged girls, myself included, may rejoice and bow down to the Fairfax and Favor gods (and get our purses out).

2. Evemy and Evemy- Pluma Shawl

Evemy and Evemy have just launched their new Pluma shawl and it’s stunning (of course!). The game bird feathers are hand drawn and printed onto the super soft shawl, making it the perfect accessory for any outfit. The shawls are completely versatile and can be used in various different ways including as a statement piece on your handbag or perhaps a headscarf.

3. HiHo Silver – Twisted Sterling Silver Bangle

The wonderful HiHo Silver have been at it again with more gorgeous designs and exquisite collections. Being the magpie that I am, I was immediately drawn to the Twisted Sterling Silver Bangle. I have this thing about bangles, they go with everything and you can have as many or as little as you’d like – perfect. I am currently sporting the HiHo Silver Springy Bangle which is coming up to it’s fifth(!) year and I wear it every.single.day! Back to the Twisted Bangle, which is perfect for stacking or wearing on it’s own – take a look and don’t fall in love, I dare you!

They have also released some new additions for their Cherry Rollers (these also caught my magpie eyes – so sparkly!) including a collaboration with Fairfax and Favor.

4. Ariat – Fuse

Just about after I stopped swooning over their cowgirl collection (one day) I saw that Ariat had released trainers. Now I’m definitely not the sort of girl to get excited over trainers (too many memories of PE at school *shudder*) but if Ariat have made a trainer or the Fuse athletic shoe (fancy trainer) to give their proper name it must be good, right? I’ve heard good reports so far and they claim to ‘soothe and re-energise tired feet’, after a weekend in Blackpool sign me up!

Ariat Fuse Collection cc- Ariat
Ariat Fuse Collection cc- Ariat

5. Mackenzie and George – Red Pheasant Spear

Now this is seriously a work of art, the Red Pheasant Spear feather brooch made by Wendy Goode for Mackenzie and George is a spectacular addition to any hat or coat. The red running through the feather is perfect for spring/summer and matched with the wine felt hat is a combination to die for. This brand is getting bigger and better all the time, I just love how they’re making everyday items such as hats, even key rings so beautiful.

*Disclaimer* Apologies if my blog post has caused damage to your bank account, however it is most definitely worth it!

Ruth x

Country Christmas Gift Guide: Hiho Silver

It’s exactly 1 month till Christmas!! So probably time to start thinking about Christmas shopping… here’s the first installment of my Christmas gift guide!

It’s beginning to look a lot like…Christmas! AKA my favourite time of the year. As it is the season of giving I thought I would let all my lovely readers know some of the amazing country businesses that deserve a shout out. Starting with the ever fabulous Hiho Silver!

We all know the best presents come in little purple boxes…

I’m lucky to have a few Hiho pieces, my favourites being the bracelets (see below). There is honestly a gift for everyone, Mum, Dad, Sister, Brother, Niece, Best friend. A little purple box under the Christmas tree is guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face.

The quality of the jewellery is unbelievable. A little story about this is that about 3 years ago my boyfriend bought me the silver bangle for Christmas, and I have worn it (not even exaggerating) every.single.day since then. It goes everywhere with me, the farm, work, going out, holiday and it still looks as good as new. There is no doubt in my mind that the bangle will go on for several years to come.

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A new edition to my collection is the gorgeous silver snaffle leather bracelet, this too is sturdy and well suited for a day on the farm as well as a night out.

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Head over to the Hiho website now to browse their collections, notably the popular Cherry Roller collection.

AS IF you needed any more reason to choose a Hiho Silver piece for a Christmas present (to you or someone else) they have beautiful gift wrapping too! I know that’s a huge plus point for those lazy present wrappers out there *puts own hand up*.

Have you got any Hiho Silver pieces? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Hiho ho ho!

Ruth x