Roxy - A Standout Jacket
Roxy, Roxy, Roxy where do I start, I've had the pleasure of wearing this Welligogs coat for 6 months now and in that time I have lost count of all the wonderful comments and admires I've had over this one jacket.
For me, I chose this coat because of how different it looked and how it stood out as a massively stylish garment that could also stand up to the British weather. With it's contrasting fabrics of wax (the main body) suede and leather, you can only expect to be noticed whether it be in the field or on the high street. Being a short fit, it looks and feels great with jeans when you just pop out for a coffee (or wine!) or if you're simply on the school run.
As a coat I'd have to say it's one of the warmest I have worn, which is great right now as it is literally freezing, the beautifully silky quilted lining makes sure you'll never be chilly, plus the windproof and water repellent features give you the protection you need from the elements.
My favourite aspects of this jacket has to be first and foremost the funnel neck design, its bang on trend, looks classic, elegant and keeps out the biting wind. The off centre zip, makes the coat really flattering and remarkably comfortable. It's fitted, so will give any lady a waistline and looks super feminine.
Available in three colours chocolate, black contrast and black, I would say I think it runs slightly small, not hugely, but just a little. Now this isn't an issue at all, if you find you buy your lovely lady this jacket for Christmas (or you are treating yourself) , exchanges at Welligogs are simple and hassle free, If you call you'll speak to a human and if you email they are certain to have a reply. Brilliant customer service as well as fabulous, quality outdoor clothes... what a combo!
If you like the Roxy jacket, but not in the market for a coat just yet, why not look at the Roxy gilet all the same amazing features, just no sleeves!!!
This is truly Great British design at its best. x
Follow Welligogs on Instagram @welligogs.ltd to keep up to date with all their new ranges, you're in for a treat. x
Christmas Gifts for Her...
Christmas is literally just around the corner, so I thought i's put together a little inspiration for your Christmas list, or men if you're reading a some ideas to make your well deserving ladies happy this festive season!!!
There's a mix of items and price ranges, and all the products I can personally recommend. So here goes:
1. Fedora Hat (Navy, Red, Brown) - By Welligogs
Classic wool felt wide brimmed hat, which compliments a variety of our clothing.
Crushable – so it will return to shape with some minor manipulation
Padded cotton sweatband for comfort
Leatherette detail on band
Available in Chocolate brown, Navy & red sizes S (55cm) & M (57cm)
2. Some Kind of Wonderful - Written by Giovanna Fletcher
In losing him can she rediscover herself? Giovanna Fletcher's Some Kind of Wonderful is the perfect heartwarming read to cosy up to this festive season . . .
'A fun read with a big dose of girl power' Sun
When the love of your life says you're not The One, who are you?
3, British Polo Gin
The Gin and Tonic has been the polo players’ choice of refreshment for over 150 years, since the first polo match involving British Officers in India in 1859. This proudly British, quadruple distilled Polo Gin, uses only the best organic botanicals to create the most flavoursome and smoothest of gins. Hand made by artisans in a wood-fuelled small batch still and simply crafted with Ceredigion’s finest spring water, this gin is as pure as can be.
Based on the polo player with the most creativity and verve, No.3; this gin is incredibly versatile and can be used in countless ways. With so many different botanicals ranging from Elderflower to Vanilla to Cinnamon and Cardamom, No.3, is the ultimate British gin.
Add 'BPG' at checkout for a discount.
4. Salisbury Purse - By Fairfax and Favor
As part of our debut line of accessories, Fairfax & Favor introduces the Salisbury Purse. As a zip around purse for women, the Salisbury is a modern and sophisticated take on a classic accessory. Combining our signature shield logo with contrasting metal logo detailing, the Salisbury is available in several smart leather-suede combinations. This zipped purse has three separate compartments, six credit card slots and slip pockets for notes, providing plenty of room and a secure purse for a day-to-day staple. All purses come with the Navy Label premium packaging as standard.
5. Hearts Mug - By Emma Bridgewater
What better way to say I love you than with this bestselling mug in the very popular Hearts pattern, Made in Stoke-on-Trent
Dishwasher-safe over glazed hand-decoration
Triple-fired for durability . Pretty and practical!
6. Cashmere Wrist Warmers - By Cove
A classic has had a makeover! These gorgeously soft grey 100% cashmere wrist warmers with neon yellow trim detail are both stylish and cosy. The perfect way to keep warm when the weather turns chillier.
We recommend you wear them with everything for a contemporary layered look.
7.Shotgun Cartridge Pendant Necklace - By County Equestrian Jewellers
This piece of jewellery is understated but classic looking, and would go with almost any style of Neckline. The pendant features a Shotgun shell base crafted of either sterling silver or 9ct gold. This is a fantastic Shotgun Necklace for anyone who loves shooting or field sports in general
All of the above a beautiful gifts, however, if you'd really like to spoil her (or yourself!) Here are a few things that will earn you super brownie points...
Enjoy browsing and look out for my Gifts for the Kids and Gifts for Him coming soon. xx
School's out, summer is well and truly here. It's time to select a few events to take the children to in between combining, hoping to entertain them. Harvest is going well (touch wood) this year, seeming to be on track. So, we have decided to pop along to The Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park, home to no less than HRH The Princess Royal. Although you would think this is purely for horse lovers, The Festival offers a lot more, it's a great family day out for anyone who enjoys the outdoors and the British countryside.
From August 4th through to August 6th –The Festvial becomes a haven for all thing country, with a mix of world class eventing, wonderful displays, shopping and fine crafts there really is something for young and old alike, including my burly farmer husband and my 3 and 2 year old children.
VALEGRO - Parade of The World's Best Ever Dressage Horse - 13:30 SUNDAY ONLY
ATKINSONS ACTION HORSES - Saturday & Sunday
Atkinson Action Horses have spent the past twenty years training horses and riders for Film & TV. With recent credits from Poldark , Victoria, Peaky Blinders, The Living and the Dead & Hippopotamus – it is guaranteed this elite force has at some point invaded your TV screen!
Tricks/stunts include: Roman Riding, Drags, Falls, Pick Ups, Flips, Horses Rearing and Laying Down.
SHETLAND PONY GRAND NATIONAL - Saturday & Sunday
PONY CLUB MOUNTED GAMES - Saturday & Sunday
FUN DOG SHOW - Saturday & Sunday
You can bring your own dog along and enter on the day.
For a full itinerary of the arena displays and the eventing program please click here: Plan your day
be All this and I haven't even touched on the eventing program! I am so excited to see some of Britain's top riders go for the following Championship clases: The TopSpec Challenge for The Corinthian Cup, the British Amateur Championship, The Dodson & Horrell British Novice Championship, The Smith & Williamson British Intermediate Championship, The British Open Championship CIC3* incorporating the Event Rider Masters (ERM) and The Neptune Trophy for Advanced Horses.
It's going to be a spectacle to watch and the atmosphere is sure to be electric.
Shopping, did I mention shopping?? At The Festival there is a whole shopping village, with trade stands opening at 9am, a whole days shopping would not be out of the question! Having looked through the exhibitor list, all my country favourites, amazing crafts including jewellery will be there along with new exciting companies.
Ticket wise, I feel this is a really reasonably priced day out for the amount that is on offer and under 13's go FREE, you can buy day or weekend tickets. For ticket information and to book tickets click here. Buy tickets
If you are making this a day out or considering it, let me know, I'd love to hear your thoughts and how you plan to spend your day or even weekend.
I'll be reporting on how our day out went after The Festival, I have to say I'm pretty excited about taking to family somewhere new.
British Polo Gin
"The gin and tonic has saved more Englishman's lives and minds, than all the doctors in the empire" - Winston Church.
Firstly I am writing this review as a gin lover not a gin expert.
British Polo Gin (BGP) as it sounds, is stunningly patriotic, from its Union Jack packaging, its quality and its association with the sport of kings, polo. Described as "The Players Choice" I can see why.
Ironically, I came across BPG at a polo game nestled in the Shropshire countryside (Moor Farm Polo Club). I immediately fell for the gins smooth taste and its serving garnish, so then I got chatting to founder Richard Hine.
The story behind BPG is a simple one, Richard saw a gap in the market for 100% organic gin, he had retired from being a professional polo player, sold his top polo ponies and in 2016 launched the company we see today. Although this gin is typically British you will find hints of Australian gin lingering in there as Richard spend a long while in Perth working for a gin business, this is where he picked up and established the need to create a gin that is smooth, yet different from gins already on the market. The organic gin is distilled in small batches of 150 bottles at Da Mhile Distillery in Wales and boasts spring water and organic botanicals including elderflower, cinnamon, cardamom and vanilla.
What I particularly love about this gin is that it is quadruple distilled which means is it so smooth it can be enjoyed with no fuss and straight on the rocks, yet it still has the unmistakable taste of a world class gin. The serving suggestion is so fresh, strawberries and basil with a splash of tonic, this not only looks so pretty it adds a completely different dimension.
As far as gins go, this is defiantly one for your collection and to bring out on those long summer evenings in the garden or on the beach. Gin is the perfect drink to spark conversation, all gin lovers can't wait to try something new and compare to their last tipple, BPG is certainly a welcome ice breaker.
British Polo Gin Here
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Featured - Cove Knitwear
Cashmere and two toddlers don't usually mix well from experience, until now! Thanks to two friends and Cove founders Sarah and Jacqueline who have created a luxurious knitwear brand for everyday so we can look good effortlessly.
Being a busy mum of two, I need clothes that are simple and easy to wear, yet at the same time are stylish and flattering. Introducing the very eye catching and super soft Holly Star jumper in navy and pink.
We went for a little break away last weekend. The beach can be one of two things either blistering hot or artic cold, as we headed to North Wales I had no doubt I had to pack a jumper! The sun shone for two days, although the wind soon took the edge off the warmth. How thankful was I to have the Holly Star with me? very... It's a cashmere mix (5% cashmere, 95% cotton) so although its not a chunky jumper, it is, by all accounts beautifully cosy and warm. It didn't feel out of place wearing this jumper with my denim shorts, if fact, I've never been complimented so much for an outfit!!!
On the beach, in town and in the bar this jumper turned heads (so much so, someone asked if the could 'stroke' my arm!), I can see this being a very versatile piece in any wardrobe. It's comfortable enough to throw on for the school run and stylish enough to wear on an evening out, its the perfect investment.
So, what made me look into the niche company Cove? Without a doubt it was the way they use classic base colours for their jumpers and ponchos and then from nowhere add a subtle hint or generous splash of neon or lurex sparkle, who in their right mind could resist that combination? Not me! Suitable for ladies of all ages, this playful trademark would cheer up any dull day.
From previous posts, you will know I'm pretty short in statue! This, however, was not an issue with this jumper, the fit is so flattering and the cut is such that it would become most women. The sleeves are slightly more fitted and ribbed (great detail), this add shape and structure to jumper allowing you to casually Push your sleeves up and still feel you're doing your jumper justice. This also means that if you have shorter arms you can turn them back and continue to look good.
I can completely understand how and why this jumper was a sell out when it was very first launched, it has got everything you need and want from a jumper, from being machine washable to being a classic timeless design.
The Cove journey actually began with its signature reversible ponchos, today continues to grow with new styles that show off the simplicity and elegance of its designs with eye catching details and motifs. Ever loyal to its original desire for practical style, the collection continues to include both cashmere and cotton cashmere pieces that focus on gorgeous colour combinations, quality yarns and original designs.
If you do nothing else, have a browse on their gorgeous website and you'll see exactly why I have fall in love with this company, whilst you're on there take advantage of the voucher code below - www.covecashmere.co.uk
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