Thursday, 7 November 2013
Penningtons Holiday Favourites
I want to preface this by saying that I think that Penningtons gets a bum rap. I too used to turn my nose up at the big blue and yellow signage and walk on by to places like Addition-Elle and Lucy. However, this year thanks to nothing but providence, I walked in, had a great time and left with bags of clothes. I am liking what I am seeing! I love their blouses and how they don't gape at my chest, and how they are just the right length, shorter than a tunic, but just a bit longer than an average shirt, perfect for flattering my figure. I love how their jeggings are snug in all the right places and have a ridiculously comfortable waistband. I love how their sheer blouses give a hint of skin, but not too much... just the right amount. Now, my Penningtons blouses and jeggings sit nestled next to my J Crew sweaters and Eileen Fisher skirts, just as they ought to.
But! On to my picks from their holiday lookbook!
This fuchsia blazer is all kinds of awesome. The colour is perfect, the cut skims the body but does not add bulk and it is a nice length to elongate the torso. I love it. It will look fantastic with dark denim, fun with graphic skirts and can carry one from the Winter into Spring. Most importantly, how awesome will it look with polka dots?! It is $68.00 and will be available later this season. I, for one am stalking the website daily waiting for it.
Pastels! Oh yes, yes, yes! I must admit that I love seafoam. I must also admit that I have never seen actual foam from the sea in this colour. It is always a dirty beige. Let's call this soft mint, shall we? Pastels can look 'hospital' very easily, but this colour has enough bright white in it to avoid that fate. I love how the fabric just drapes and the rolled up sleeves make the outfit look polished, yet relaxed. If this blouse also comes in an off white and a soft pink, I might just keel over with delight. This blouse comes in at a extraordinarily reasonable price of $42.00. It has yet to be released.
I wish I could tell you more about this rack. But I just had to include it. It has soft pink in it. Not just pink alone, but with lace! I am very curious about this garment and I figure we will be together. It looks like an elevated baseball shirt of knit pink sleeves and a pink with lace overlay front. I think it needs some sweet seed pearl earrings, a ballerina inspired top knot and delicate peach blush to go with it. I do like the white popcorn sweater as well, however, I have two lovely Cats that would make very short work of the weave!
This rose gold confection of a belt *is* available right now in store and online. I am currently pairing it with my black and white striped dress and a soft pink sateen blazer. It is only $18.00 and can be found here.
There you have it, folks! These are the delightful items I am waiting for with baited breath. I will update this page as the items come available. Have a lovely rest of the week!