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A. Time to Follow The White Rabbit

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Good morning lovelies!

I do hope you’re well and taking shelter from this ghastly rain! If you’re wondering why I’ve been absent for a week or so it’s because, things are a-changing. In a genuine bid to give you, my dear Agatha customers, exactly what you want I’ve made the decision that from today you’ll only find me frequenting the blog every other week.

This is to tie in with my fresh newsletter (sign up by scrolling to the bottom here) which will be flying out to inboxes twice a month to keep you more up-to-date with what’s going on in store, our new arrivals and exciting collaborations and events. Fear not, I’ll still be pulling together a weekly fashion fix for you, you’ll just need to make sure you’re signed up to the newsletter to get your fill. Take a sneak peek here at the first one which went out last week to see what you’ve been missing out on.

Now we’ve got admin out of the way, this week PS by Paul Smith has got me thinking about Easter. A time for simnel cake, daffodils, chocolate eggs and that cheeky bunny, this spring celebration seems to have made quite an impact on Mr Smith and his SS18 collection. Fluffy white rabbits, uplifting spring colours and crisp white cotton and denim have made this cute collection a beautiful addition to the store.

From t-shirts to trainers, classic pieces have been given a contemporary edge – and seasonal quality – thanks to a lovely little bunny and some colourful polka dots. Paul Smith’s signature colours punctuate the collection, of course, while staples such as denim and the white shirt get a touch of Paul Smith magic.

One of my favourites is this premium soft-touch cotton crew neck sweater. The relaxed fit is infinitely flattering, the ribbed cuffs and collar adding a little definition, and our furry friend brings a fabulously playful vibe. He is a busy little thing, and can be found on the White ‘Yoga Bunny’ T-Shirt too which features in the collection. Cut for a slightly boxy fit the tee is features side pleats and a soft-handle finish – perfect for teaming with your favourite jeans.

Speaking of which, the washed denim boyfriend jeans which compliment the season’s pieces not only fit like a dream -taking design inspiration from the men’s collection but tailored to offer a more feminine fit – but bring a 70s feel to the edit. The multi-coloured embroidery on the rear pocket too is just the cutest detail.

While there is mostly definitely an undertone of dressing for chilled summer afternoons coming into play here, at the other end of the spectrum there are some more structured pieces vying for your attention. Take the white stretch-cotton shirt and its eye-catching cycle stripe cuff linings. Constructed in Italy from the most crisp cotton, this shirt delivers the most flattering fit and showcases how fun and function can partner to the utmost effect.

Then there are pieces which can be dressed up or down, such as this gorgeous short-sleeved striped top. Again made in cotton, this textured knit in black, white and contrasting coloured stripes, has a slash neck and rolled sleeves – perfect for work and play.

Keep well, warm and ready to welcome spring – it’s coming, I can feel it! Pop by and say ‘hi’ soon,

Agatha x

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