Iona and I took these lovely photographs back on a freezing cold day early in January so I could finally introduce you to this stunning Hilary Grant scarf I have been wearing for over a year now. It is still one of my favourite accessories in my wardrobe and I should also mention Hilary Grant, in my opinion, is one of the coolest/hippest Scottish knitwear designers out there. Based far north of Scotland on the remote Island of Orkney where she lives by the sea, Hilary’s small range of luxury accessories are as current and as fashion forward as you can get while remaining great classics.
Hilary is a one-woman business. She has a great eye for detail, her taste and brand image is impeccable. Those gentle colour choices, soft 2-ply knit and classic designs set her apart from the rest. Her range includes scarves, hats, gloves and best of all deliciously cozy blankets that are at the top of my current homewares wishlist now. I am just waiting for that beautiful mustard blanket to come back into stock before I place my order.
Unfortunately this particular patterned scarf is no longer available (hence the need for faster blogging which you will read about in a moment) but not to worry there are a few scarves to choose from and the stunning Loki Jacquard Shawl is the next scarf of Hilary’s I am excited to invest in.
I should also mention that I would most certainly add a statement scarf to the list of wardrobe essentials one should own because it can really make an entire outfit if you choose wisely. I love to wear my scarf as a statement outer accessory over my wool coat with a leather waist belt to keep everything in place. Hilary also offers a small unique range of hand made (in Scotland) leather accessories to help keep your scarves in place and definitely worth checking out.
If you do commit to buying one of Hilary’s fantastic pieces, she’s given a step-by-step visual guide on Instagram detailing how you can best care for your knitwear:
I am such a firm believer in slow fashion, buying a piece that you hopefully treasure for a lifetime, but certainly not a believer in slow blogging. However, it seems that is unfortunately how I’ve been blogging on and off for a while now. Matt and I are working on scheduling more frequent posts and hopefully dedicating more time to working on content for this site. We have so many exciting independent labels to share with you and to feature here on our blog and maybe with careful planning and, yes, less faffing on my part, that might soon be possible.