Today I ventured to Penneys HQ with Rory from Eat Drink Run Fun to have a sneak peek at their A/W collection. First of all the office space is absolutely gorgeous. It is an absolute palace of a place to work.
On arrival we were greeted by the nicest staff and were offered drinks from their bar which consisted of different types of water (I opted for cucumber and mint), smoothies and cosmopolitan tea (which Rory tried). There was a table full of fancy treats including quail eggs, mini fish cakes and creme brulee which was yum.
We then went to explore the new collection. It was absolutely stunning and I can’t wait to buy all of it when it appears in stores which will be very shortly. There are a couple of really striking elements to the womenswear collection. Much of it is very bohemian and there is lots of layers and lace. It is really pretty and floaty and gives a nod to the 1970s.
There is also a more Victorian element with a darker slightly gothic edge. The dresses in this part of the collection are absolutely beautiful and really my kind of style.
The harder edge continues into some of their studded leather pieces which I absolutely adored.
Fringing features in many of the pieces and there is some lovely chunky knitwear which automatically conjures up ideas of cosy wintertime. Fur also has a key role in the coming season’s pieces.
My favourite pieces were a navy cape (I LOVE capes) and fringed boots which came in both black and tan. I think I’ll have to buy both.
The menswear suits were amazing. They looked fantastic and had a gorgeous vintage feel to them, particularly the wool collections. There was plenty of tweed from Irish Molloy & Sons Donegal Tweed which I absolutely loved. Tapered cuts featured strongly throughout. Rory was drawn to a blue three piece suit. It was a little more expensive than prices normally attributed to Penneys but it is made form the finest wool and he would look fabulous in it.
We were absolutely spoiled by the free market where there were plenty of gadgets and goodies to choose from. We were told to take whatever we want. We also received goodie bags that were really cute parcels containing a scarf from the A/W collection and a voucher.
On the way out of Penneys I bought these Jurassic World pyjamas. I love them and so does Pumpkin as he was busy crawling all over them.
We’re in for a real treat this Autumn with the new arrivals from Penneys. I will be stalking their shops to make sure I get my hands on some of their pieces.