"All you need is tweed!"
This jacket is no exception, it's a perfect addition to any wardrobe if you're looking for a tweed to wear all year round.
Welligogs are a very British company designing and producing very 'distinctively British' country attire. A small company with a big outlook, they have dressed not only me(!) but the likes of Victoria Pendleton, Clare Balding and Jilly Cooper (to name a few).
Their trade mark with this tweed jacket has to be the lovely little proud collar, as shown in the pictures. I love that thoughtful detail.
So lets talk about the Ascot Jacket. I'm pretty petite and worry about the fit of jackets, however, this jacket is cleverly designed to complement most body shapes, the smooth shape of the back just follows the contour of your body. I wore a size 8 and I would definitely say it was true to size, don't panic about the sleeve length though, they come up a bit longer so they can be turned back to show the gorgeous and funky silky feel lining if you wish.
This jacket has many great features, 100% new wool to start with, which is then teamed with moleskin detail on the collar, pockets and cuffs . beautiful buttons on the back and on the cuffs too, not to mention the pretty pink and fun lining.
I have to say whilst wearing this jacket out for the first time at our local point to point I had lots of complimentary comments, what seemed evident was people were loving how different and versatile the tweed was, and I have to say, that is what drew me to this particular jacket.
I can see me using this jacket for day to day activities like the school run, going out for lunch (not that that is day to day!!) shopping and also on an evening out.
Welligogs have a lot more amazing products in their arsenal, so keep your eyes peeled, you'll be seeing a lot more them .
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Jacket - Ascot Tweed
Boots - Mayfair (in Navy)
Fairfax & Favor Chelsea Boot in Tan Suede
I had heard amazing things about these Fairfax and Favor boots and I had always admired them being worn by friends, so when my chance came to own a pair I was crazily excited (kid in a sweetshop excited!).
When they promptly arrived, the first thing that struck me was the love and care put into packaging them, you can tell these are more than just your run of the mill brown boots. These have been made with passion and British flair, and it shows. Each boots was wrapped carefully so not to mark each other in transit and the box its self was bubble wrapped.
Why the Chelsea Boot? I know Fairfax and Favor do many lovely boots including their long Regina boot, I took the season into account along with being fairly petite, this boot is so versatile and on trend the choice was easy for me. The Chelsea Boot comes in a variety of colours, Tan (pictured), Black, Navy, Chocolate and Brown full grain leather. All of which are classic and ooze class, I chose Tan as it was the lightest colour and with summer fast approaching thought this would be most appropriate.
What stood out for me was the boots leather sole, I really don't think you can beat a good leather surface to walk on, although leather can be deemed slippery, I have not found this at all, maybe I haven't been in the right terrain yet, or maybe they just adapt really quickly and become non slip... I'll keep you posted on this. The suede is soft and I can already tell they will mould to my foot to become more of a 'slipper' than a boot, comfort is a massive factor me over style, luckily this boot has both in abundance.
The boot itself is, I feel, reasonably priced for the craftsmanship that has gone into each pair, however, still at over £100 per pair its good to know they can be protected from day to day spills and accidents. Sold separately is Fairfax and Favors own protective spray, and all I can say is WOW, i'm not going to say any more on this, just watch this:
The fit I found true to size, I am a mini size 3 (36) and haven't encountered any obvious sizing issues, they fit snug which is a bonus for when the leather gives a little. These boots are made to be with you for a long time, so I imagine they become a better and unique fit after months / years of use.
In spite of being new to these boots, I love them, I still have a lot of exploring to do and adventures left to have in them, so stay close to hear how they wear over time. I have no doubt that if I look after them, they will look after me and be my next faithful foot companions!!!
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