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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Hi! I’m Melissa Walker Horn. Around here, they call me Suger. I’m the Chief Blogger and doer of all the things here at Suger Coat It. Blogging since 1901; I love a casual ootd, taking photos, and writing about things that irk or inspire me. I love wine and cheese, long days at the beach and spending time with my family. I make stuff for the internet over at Chalkboard Digital. You know, living the sweet life.
We bought a similar star denim beautiful shirt in Walmart. it’s seasonal.I loved it very much until my daughter became 20.It doesn’t fit anymore
Awesome! Glad you were able to source something similar, it was such a cool addition to this outfit.
Hi where is the star print denim shirt from? Please
It was a gift from a friend, but it is tagged Old Navy. Not sure of how recent or if available in Australia. Hope that helps. 🙂
Thanks for replying, I’m in uk anyway.
You’re so welcome. Darn it. Maybe they ship to the UK?
Oooo curvy women are just soooo juicy, delicious, and wonder!
Love the tees – and the other pieces are great too! Great shoot 🙂
Thanks Sarah! The tees are my favourite too. Longline tees are so hard to find. So good.
Sooooo in love with the bird wrap top- ordered it on Friday with the white jacket. Kind of in love with the skirt and maybe the t-shirt as well.
Blogger reviews are the best idea. Gives me so many ideas on how I could wear these beautiful pieces.
Haha. That’s one heck of a list you have there. Enjoy your pieces when they arrive. The tee is pretty fab, especially for me because it’s a longer length. SO GOOD.
That really is the best bit, right? Sooooo many ways to style a piece.
It looks like fun was had by all! Love it!
All of the Hope & Harvest pieces look amazing & so wearable for anyone! I really like that about Hope & Harvest from what I have seen here on your blog! That bird print top/jacket/kimono is the bomb diggitty! So gorgeous!
Lots of fun! Glad to have introduced you to another fab Australian brand. That bird top IS all kinds of wonderful, Liv rocked it.
You just made my day and it’s only 3am. I freaking love this collection. Usually I’d go straight for that white zip off jacket or the blue stripe detail midi dress (both of which I do love) but I am totally crushing on the tee, and loving the bird kimono wrap top.
These blogger reviews are fabulous – the fun and energy leaps off the screen. Makes me wish I could be there, or as a close second, buy all the clothes to capture the fun myself x
Haha. Glad to be of service Ms Jo. Hope all is well in the land of the bub. You’d be moving by now too, wouldn’t you? Anyway, YES, so much fun and if you are ever in Queensland consider it done. You’ll love hanging out with the girls up here, they are a laugh a minute. x