I sure did buy a Hope Macaulay sweater when they went on sale earlier this summer. At the dawn of autumn, this past weekend was the ideal time to take it out on its maiden journey.
the Hope Macaulay Neptune Collassal Jacket
Hope Macaulay is an actual person; the knitwear designer is a twenty-something Irish textile design wunderkind. The made-to-order products are ethically produced in Northern Ireland by a team of artisans and seamstresses, Hope included. The merino wool is ethically sourced as well, though Hope Macaulay also produces vegan (acrylic) knit options in all of the styles.
I discovered Hope Macaulay via Free People; the bohemian style retailer is a stockist of the small business though the products constantly sell out.
The fit of the Collassal Jacket is decidedly oversized. I ordered a size medium / large. For reference, I typically wear an extra large as I prefer a slouchy fit with sweaters and standing at a tall 6′-2″, I need any extra length I can get. I cannot imagine wearing the size large / extra large in any of the Collassal Jackets. But the brand is size-inclusive, what’s not to love about that?
the Alison Lou x Loveshackfancy hoop earrings
I uncovered the Alison Lou x Loveshackfancy collaboration while looking around the website of the latter. Before that point, I had never heard of the purveyor of statement jewely. I purchased a pair of the small hoop earrings and medium hoop earrings from the collaboration. They are so lightweight, something that surprised me. Am I waiting for them to go on sale to purchase a few more colorways? One hundred percent.
sweater: Hope Macaulay vegan option | Hope Macaulay merino wool option) (also here) // denim: J.Crew // shoes: J.Crew // earrings: Alison Lou x Loveshackfancy // necklace: Maya Brenner via Baublebar // sunglasses: Lapima Teresa (also here and here) // watch: Cartier (also here)