I know it seems ridiculous to be talking about cardigans and knitwear when we’re in the midst of a heatwave but I’m so excited about this brand I recently discovered I had to share it ASAP.

Plus, they currently have a sale going on, so now is the time to bag yourself something beautiful with 30% off!


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I discover lots of brands thorough Instagram, which isn’t all that surprising given I spend a disproportionate amount of time on the app(!), but Hayley Menzies stole my heart more than most.  The divine prints, perfect colour combination and adorable fringe detailing is sheer perfection.


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It was founded in 2011 by Creative Director Hayley Menzies, in my home and favourite place in the world, Notting Hill.  It is a contemporary women’s RTW brand with a focus on statement knitwear (although rumour has it the brand will be significantly extending their collection next season).

Hayley describes her designs as “modern effortless shapes, elevated with a fearless use of colour, print and embellishment with high quality fabrics and attention to technical detail to maintain the brands passion for luxury”.


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Talking of luxury, it definitely has a high quality feel to it; the knitwear is a mix of cotton and cashmere.  The best part about discovering Hayley Menzies was the price tag was much less than I expected.  I cannot tell you how many times I get excited over a gorgeous independent brand, only to find the pricing is totally unattainable for me.


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Prices range from £140-£290.  Personally, I’m more than happy to spend a few hundreds pounds if I know I’m getting gorgeous quality which will last for years while supporting an independent brand and huge talent.




However, to make it even more affordable there is currently a 30% off sale taking place HERE.  I highly advise nabbing a bargain while you can.  I currently have my eyes on the Long Carousel Cardigan (see it HERE) and Zebra Jumper (see it HERE).  I’m almost certain one of these will end up in my closet before the sale is over.


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If you’re based in London, Liberty also has the Get Lucky Jumper (see it HERE) on sale with 60% off, but unfortunately it’s only available in store.

You can expect to see a lot of this cardigan in the Autumn, when I’ll be wearing it with anything and everything.


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Outfit details: Cardigan – find HERE on SALE | Jeans – similar HERE on SALE & HERE | Belt – find HERE (only £10!!) | Sunglasses – Similar HERE on SALE & HERE on SALE | Shoes – find HERE in Pink, HERE in Green & HERE in Black | Bag- find HERE


Don’t forget you can also keep up with me on Instagram @thatnewdress, Twitter @thatnewdress, Bloglovin That New Dress, Snapchat thatnewdress and Depop @dominiquew.






  1. Yvonne July 7, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    This cardigan is so cute and it’s never too early to start preparing for the colder weather! Love the complete outfit and those shoes are so cute!
    xo Yvonne

    • thatnewd July 22, 2018 / 11:59 am

      That is very true, especially when you live in the UK where it’s cold most of the time, hehe xx

  2. Geniussr July 7, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    This cardigan really worth that you can wear it in hot summer days too😉 joke apart… it looks such a stylish, good quality cardigan with beautiful color contrast.. simply love it and definitely heading towards their website to check more..❤️

    • thatnewd July 13, 2018 / 8:20 pm

      Thank you so much hunny! I want kinda want to wear it all summer, I love it so much, haha! xx

  3. Florentina July 7, 2018 / 6:05 pm

    I also find out brands pn social networks and blogs, it is very useful. I don’t know this brand but I will look out for their products and promotions.

    • thatnewd July 13, 2018 / 8:23 pm

      Definitely a great way discover some new brands xx

  4. Allie Mackin July 8, 2018 / 12:12 am

    What a fun sweater! So out of the box, love it! And yes I agree with you about supporting independent brands and so much more so when it is affordable. Thanks for the introduction and it looks great on you. : )

    Allie of

    • thatnewd July 13, 2018 / 8:24 pm

      I’m all about supporting independent brands and designers, plus you always get something unique that way! xx

  5. BeingIsabella July 8, 2018 / 12:41 am

    Hayley Menzies looks fabulous! I’m always down for discovering new brands. I like that you included a bit of history about the brand, it’s always good to know exactly what you are wearing 🙂 In all honesty, I tend to wear cardigans in the summer more than the winter because there are times when I don’t want to wear pants or a long sleeve top, but it’s just a bit cool outside. Or especially in the evenings when it can be cool, it’s good to have an extra layer. I would not take this one off if I had it – fabulous and I hope you have a lovely Sunday!

    • thatnewd July 13, 2018 / 8:25 pm

      You’re so right, cardigans in the evening is a must! Thank you so much hunny for the lovely comment! I’m delighted to hear you like it so much xx

  6. Mica July 8, 2018 / 6:05 am

    What a fun mix of print and colour! it looks like such a cosy piece, and it’s great you found the brand through instagram 🙂

    Hope that you’re having a wonderful weekend 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • thatnewd July 13, 2018 / 8:26 pm

      It’s definitely very cosy, I love wrapping myself up in it, hehe xx

    • thatnewd July 13, 2018 / 8:26 pm

      Thank you so much Laura xx

    • thatnewd July 13, 2018 / 8:27 pm

      I’m not usually a bold print kinda gal but I love this one so, so much xx

    • thatnewd July 13, 2018 / 8:27 pm

      Thank you so much hun xx

  7. Yiota July 8, 2018 / 12:05 pm

    Beautiful photos and outfit!! It’s not ridiculous at all to talk about jumpers and knitwear, I personally bought 3 long sleeve tops yesterday and one jumper, they were discounted and crazy cheap so I couldn’t leave them behind. Looking fab in this outfit! x


    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 1:17 am

      You and I are the same, grabbing a bargain or gorgeous piece, whatever the season! Hehe xx

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 1:10 am

      Thank you so much lovely xx

  8. Vika July 8, 2018 / 6:22 pm

    As usual very interesting! Thanks a lot for sharing)

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 1:10 am

      Thank you! xx

  9. Dorota July 8, 2018 / 7:31 pm

    The sweater looks definitely great. I really like the colors and how it is tailored, although I have one concern which is… price, obviously. It is quite expensive, let me say – although cashmere has it’s price.

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 1:11 am

      I’m not a fan of fast fashion, I would rather buy 1 high quality piece then 10 cheap items, so I actually think this is really well priced for the quality xx

  10. Kinga K. July 8, 2018 / 11:31 pm

    I love wearing cardigans,this one is perfect <3

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 1:12 am

      Me too! I can’t wait for it to be cardigan-season xx

  11. Mercy July 9, 2018 / 6:53 am

    Love the details of this cardigan, the colour and print are perfection. I like that it gives a bohemian vibe and at the same very girly look.

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 1:12 am

      Thanks hun, it definitely has boho-vibes xx

  12. Babita July 9, 2018 / 7:39 am

    Love this look and style girl! 🙂 its very hot and humid at my side, but the look makes me to note for autumn! So chic & fun look! Love it!

    Xoxo Babita

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 1:13 am

      It’s really warm here too! I just wanted to share it as they’re having a big sale at the moment and didn’t want anyone to miss out on a good ol’ discount xx

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 1:13 am

      It’s cool right? It’s definitely very different xx

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 1:14 am

      You should definitely try and grab one while it’s on sale! 50% off! 🙂 xx

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 1:14 am

      Than you so much hunny xx

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 1:15 am

      It’s always good to shake it up and try new brands! xx

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 1:15 am

      Thank you so much hunny xx

  13. Kasie July 9, 2018 / 3:19 pm

    I am OBSESSED with this cardigan! I popped right over to Hayley Menzies’ website and LOVE their knitwear! So unique and chic.

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 1:15 am

      Haha that’s great to hear! Aren’t her designs fab?! xx

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 1:15 am

      Thanks sweets! xx

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 1:16 am

      Artsy is such a good way to describe it! xx

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 8:42 pm

      That’s so lovely to hear, thank you xx

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 8:42 pm

      Awww thanks doll xx

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 8:42 pm

      Thank you so much hun xx

  14. Saida - She talks Glam July 10, 2018 / 1:16 pm

    Oh, you found a really original and unique piece here, Dominique! I love the fun touches, such as the fringes, but I mostly love how well you styled it! I think I would have trouble with such a statement piece but you did a wonderful job! I love discovering new and independent brands on Instagram as well <3

    Sending hugs, babe

    Saida | She talks Glam

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 8:42 pm

      You’re such a sweetie, thank you so much! I love this comment so much xx

  15. Patricia & Miguel July 10, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    Aww so beautiful, love the style and the pattern 😀 We find a lot of brands on Instagram, specially ethical ones that are not that known by the people! It’s such a great platform.
    Wishing you an amazing day,
    with love

    Patricia & Miguel

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 9:28 pm

      Totally agree, it’s such a great way to find new brands xx

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 9:28 pm

      Thank you so much sweetie xx

  16. Ashley July 10, 2018 / 4:18 pm

    This wrap really is a stunner- I love stumbling on new-to-me brands via Insta, too!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 9:30 pm

      It’s such a good way to find unique and one-of-a-kind brands xx

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 9:32 pm

      Me too! It’s such a good way to discover something new xx

  17. Vivian July 12, 2018 / 11:16 am

    What a gorgeous cardigan Dom! I love the print and I’m glad to hear they provide high quality! Love how you styled it with a belt! Beautiful!

    Vivian x

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 9:34 pm

      Awww thank you so much doll xx

  18. Biki July 13, 2018 / 10:05 am

    Brava for this layered look hon, loving the mix of different proportions!
    My eyes are always peeled for quirky or statement knitwear and Hayley’s cardi mos def gets my vote!
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    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 9:36 pm

      Isn’t is fun!? I adore the print so much xx

  19. Lorna July 15, 2018 / 11:05 pm

    I find brands on Instagram all the time too lol! It’s a fantastic way to search! Love this cardigan! I would be boiling in that though right now, so you’re brave doing this shoot, ha ha!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 9:56 pm

      Tell me about it! Haha xx

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