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Earlier this year, the night before Liv’s wedding to be exact, Harvest from the brand Hope & Harvest came to Brisbane. While she was here, Liv organised a Queensland Plus Blogger dinner for her. During the dinner, Harvest mentioned the new collection and how much she thought we’d love it. “I’ll let you know when it’s coming out,” she said before she disappeared into the car of her designated driver. And let us know she did.

Nauticas SS14 launched a week (or two?) ago and on Friday Liv of Wait Until the Sunset, Emma and I donned the clothes Harvest had crammed into a giant post-bag and grabbed some pics. And by some, I mean well over one hundred; most of which are great, funny or awesome. So with that in mind, let’s get started.

 

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We called this our formal outfit. Something you’d wear to dinner or out or dressier, you know. Styled by each of us and photographed with a timer on my tripod.  Have I mentioned yet how excited I was to see them come out of the camera? SO GOOD. There’s something very us about each of these outfits. But what I love most is how well they all work together with the string of navy blue connecting them all.

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My outfit features the Nauticas dress centrepiece of the collection. Apparently. I called shotgun as soon as I saw it and almost caused a blogger want meltdown. Clearer heads prevailed, and we decided to try on all the things and see what worked on who. With this dress, my height sealed the deal. I’m almost 5’11 so that should give you some idea of how much length is in it.

I’m wearing the large and it fits like a dream. The high neck and long sleeves are so stylish. Though the weight of the material means that I won’t get too much longer out of up here. It’s gorgeous and will be a feature in my wardrobe for years to come. I even have a plan to wear it to an upcoming night race meet now I’ve seen it on.

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Liv wears the Birds Wrap Blouse styled loose and, let’s face it, cool over a scalloped boohoo.com skirt that the brand sent me a while ago. Liv says thank you boohoo.com, she loves it. Haha. In true Liv style, the contrasting print shoes make the outfit fun and bright! The Birds Wrap blouse can be worn as a top, a kimono styled jacket or like Liv has here and the delicate print is beautiful.

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This green dress Emma picked up second-hand looked made for her. Especially with her gorgeous skin tone and hair colour which all made for a fabulous pop with the Zip Off Denim jacket, zipped off to the crop level. Em is Liv’s bestie and not a blogger, but an all-round good sport playing dress up for us so we could showcase more look at once. Go Em!

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This set we called our casual looks and there was a lot of back and forth about these, swapping of items between us until we nailed it. All cool blues and casual style, I love these photos too. There are just so many to choose from, I’ve done my best to narrow them down. Hang in there! Haha.

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At first, I had a very different outfit in mind for the casual section. It didn’t even include my sneakers. Shock horror. But a piece by piece it came together and I love the result. I was literally packing up my items to head to the shoot location when I spotted the scarf in Emma’s bag. The pop of orange is my favourite part of the end outfit. Don’t you think?

I’m wearing three items from the collection here, the white zip-off jacket (large), the anchor t-shirt (large) and the Nauticas skirt (large). I loved the jacket since I saw the first photos. I’m not a huge fan of the lining, to be honest, but the shape it gives me across the shoulders is everything.

 

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Liv is wearing her playsuit from Torrid which I tried on and it actually fits me! It’s a size 3 and goes to a size 5 (depending on availability) so long body girls rejoice. Playsuit! Liv has styled the jumpsuit with the zip-off denim jacket (medium) and her signature shoe, jellies. I love this outfit, it’s my favourite of the shoot. It’s so fresh and easy. HOT lady.

 

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Keeping it casual and cool in blues and flats, Emma picked up the slack when we had selected outfit forgetting these pants (coming soon). Adding layers including the collection’s anchor tee and keeping the pop of her red lippie with the look gives it an almost retro vibe. We totally should have made her knot up her shirt. Haha.

 

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This is also the most fun as we paired our jeans with the Anchor tee from the range. I love the idea of a brand tee for a collection, it’s just so cool. But you knew that about me already from my obsession with the afterglow tee. I mean check us out, it’s just waaaaaay too cool. I strongly recommend getting your friends together and taking some photos, it’s a laugh a minute and hello memories!

A big thanks to the team at Hope & Harvest for the items featured in this post. We have this inkling that you are going to love them as much as we do.

Over and out folks, what was your favourite piece from the collection?