The Smart-Casual-Off-Duty-Spy Winter Coat…

hush eskimo black parka

Do you remember last year’s “best parka” video? I’m partial to a bit of a parka, me – I like the casual nature of them and the fact that if you wear them with a dress they make you look a bit dishevelled and cool, like Kate Moss on the cover of iD magazine.

One of the top parka picks for me was always the Hush one – they did it with a blue furry hood trim and then a fiery red one; the coat itself was the classic green and it had a proper, moddish parka cut at just the right length. I still get comments when I wear it now, and I wear it a lot!

But Hush have thrown a spanner into my “favourite winter coat” works by bringing out their Eskimo coat; slightly more modern in shape, what seems to be a fuller and fluffier hood trim and – rejoice, rejoice! – the option to buy it in black.

Yes black.

I love a casual coat in black. It makes me feel as though I should be one of those cool, outgoing people who goes skiing and wears sunglasses even in winter. It’s smart and sharp but at the same time off-duty casual. It’s the sort of coat I expect I’d wear if I was an amazing Mi5 agent, spying on arms dealers in the week but jazzing around in my armoured 4×4 at the weekend.

What on earth am I talking about? Someone put me back on track, I’ve derailed…


Anyway, the new Hush Eskimo Parka features heavily in my new Maternity Lookbook, below. It’s actually a little video I’ve put together for my baby blog, The Uphill, but quite a few of the items are non-maternity and so if you’re interested in having a nose then please be my guest. Hit the play button or click here to watch on Youtube.

You can find the gorgeous new Hush Eskimo Parka online here – it’s £170. I’m wearing it with a nursing tunic and over-the-knee suede boots. As you do. I have a small obsession with over-the-knee boots at the moment, post upcoming – these are from L.K. Bennett and utterly gorgeous – I think there’s a 25% Grazia code running at the moment, check their homepage here.

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  1. October 17, 2016 / 9:08 am

    That Parka looks fab, really cosy and warm!!


  2. Ginger Griff
    October 17, 2016 / 10:24 am

    thanks Ruth for starting my Monday of with a laugh you have such a clever nutty way with words, Parka looks great btw xxx :)

  3. October 17, 2016 / 11:53 am

    The coat is gorgeous. The whole outfit is beautiful!

  4. October 17, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    I´d buy anything that makes me look like Kate Moss on a magazine cover.

  5. Gemma
    October 17, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    Mum question alert…is that bloody coat waterproof?!
    I’ve been ogling it for a while now but for 170 I need it to be at least waterproof for playground /park warfare!

  6. Alexandra Samadi
    October 17, 2016 / 3:23 pm

    I love the coat but those shoes!!!!! Where did you get them??? I’ve been searching for a pair like that for months! Please let me know!!!! Thanks. BTW you look gorgeous as ever!

  7. Ellie
    October 17, 2016 / 7:51 pm

    I bought my first Hush parka last year after your recommendation and have worn it to death! I love it – apart from some strange orange stains that have developed like I’ve brushed up against some bleach?! Such is the idiot I am! This might be now become my Hush parka number two!
    Gorgeous look Ruth by the way – Dune also have some beautiful over the knee boots, very similar looking, including in a khaki green I have my eye on! xxx

  8. October 18, 2016 / 9:02 pm

    I also have an obsession with otk boots! Love that you’ve teamed them with a nursing tunic, /sexy mama.
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  9. kristine
    October 27, 2016 / 5:58 pm

    Hi Ruth, I wonder if you ever tryed superdry microfibre tall windparka jacket? It seems same design apart of faux fur colour. I’m in hunt for casual \stylish\smart parka or hooded coat. My personal dislike to any type of khaki\green\muddy colours doesn’t make it any easier . So I was truly delighted seeing something in more smart (I assume?) Colours such as this all black parka. However 50+ ,£ difference in price made me wonder how do they compare?

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