Since I am openly owning this blog, I can now talk about the things I love most… fashion! I am a bit of a materialistic-zilla when it comes to fashion. Can’t help it. So for those of you who are interested, I am about to show you my favourite pieces I wear round the farm that is practical and make me feel a bit more glamorous in a not so glamorous setting. At least I am keeping with the theme!!
I have bought so many jackets, boots, trousers etc. over the years and eventually, you do find the ones that are right for you, so here I will let you know about the things I love and rely on the most to save you the time and trouble!
So, James and I spend a lot of time outside… obviously. And dealing with all types of weather is something we have had to put up with and learn to fight at the same time.
I HATE being cold. Cold and wet! I really hate it, it makes me want to curl up in a ball and not move. Great survival skills I have there… But James is the opposite, he can just get on whatever the weather. He’s obviously in the right job! But I still like to make sure that we both have the best protection for all types of weather.
I will start with my most favourite field jacket that has never let me down. The Lady Gembling Jacket by Rydale £75.00. In fact I am a huge fan of Rydale full stop. They are the best priced for outdoor country wear ever. And they some damn good items too.
Photo by C.J. Photography
This jacket has a detachable hood via a zip and it is actually a good hood! I love this jacket that I’ve had for a couples years now and it has never looked worn (except the muddy patches). It cleans up very well too so I also wear this jacket out and about to the shops.
It comes with a sturdy double zip and an overlapping lapel with poppers. The sleeves are a very good length too and come with cotton cuffs that keep your wrists warm. I also love the height of the double collar that provides good protection on your neck. I have a lot of love for collars.
Another favourite from Rydle is their Huggate Fleece Waitscoat at £29.99 full price. I wouldn’t have minded the Schoffel Gilet which basically looks the same but didn’t want to spend £139.99 on a cotton waistcoat. So Rydale thankfully created a perfect duplicate. The Rydale Huggate Waistcoat is lightweight, fleece and comfortable! I love the moleskin material edging detail and zip pockets, I live in it at the moment!
One thing we can both agree on is that we have nailed the footwear section. We are huge lovers of the classic Le Chameau wellingtons and wear them every day all day! These need not to bare any amount of reviewing as they are the only option for a welly boot! We both have the Vierzonord boot and have had for years and will continue to wear them for more years.
Here is a list my favourites – or some of them as I wouldn’t want to bore you! It is a mixture of high-end and high street as I am a sucker for all things pretty.
- Fairfax and Favor – Obviously! – £355
- Le Chameau – Ladies Vierzonord Neoprene Lined Wellies – £170
- Rydale – Gembling Jacket £75
- Rydale – Huggate Fleece Waistcoat – £29.99
- Barbour – Classic Beadnell – £199
- Dubarry – Malta Moccasins – £99 (£49 sale)
- Barbour – Latimer Boots £124.95
- Rydale – ALL SHIRTS!! – £14.99 – £29.99
- Joules – Harbour Tops – £24.95
- Lazy Jacks – Sweatshirts – £47.50