It’s been a wonderful summer. A ten day holiday in Nerja with my family and a subsequent long weekend with Ian in Northumbria, made for memories full of sunshine and blue skies. But what a change in the weather over the weekend. There was a tangible hint of autumn in the air which required an outfit rethink. New jeans replaced the denim shorts and short wellingtons replaced the skater shoes that have been my “off-duty” outfit for the last few months. Not only that, it was cool enough to need an extra layer which came courtesy of this divine mohair serape. Transitional dressing is on the cards.
A Mohair Serape
I’ve never had anything made from mohair before because I can’t wear wool, (not even cashmere). It makes me itch and drives me mad. Because of this, I was reluctant to try this serape. I was certain it would be scratchy and uncomfortable. How wrong I was! It is super-soft, warm and cosy and doesn’t irritate at all. It’s like wearing a hug and is a perfect addition to my transitional wardrobe.
Floral Short Wellingtons
Regular readers will recall that I’m a “soccer mom”. My fourteen year-old son is a goalkeeper who trains and plays several times per week, pretty much all year round. I love watching him and the social aspect of seeing the other parents. However, it does mean that I spend a lot of time standing pitch-side in every imaginable weather condition. I need suitable attire for every eventuality. It was with this in mind that I chose these ankle-length wellingtons from Muck Boots. They’re brilliant for days when the ground is wet or muddy but when it’s too mild for a knee length wellington. They have a neoprene lining so are comfortable and cosy. I’ve had several pairs of wellingtons in the past that offer no insulation whatsoever. They resulted in feet so cold, I could barely drive home. It’s worth paying more for a decent pair, especially if like me, you’ll wear them over and over. Of course, whatever the circumstances, I want to look as stylish as I can, and these are as pretty as they are functional. The same can be said for the mohair serape.
The pink striped top you can see in the last few photographs is one I wore when I had a mini-break in Malham and is another perfect transitional piece. The Lift, Shape and Slim Skinny Jeans (£45, Next) are recent new additions. The *mohair serape is from Samuel Tweed, a local (Yorkshire), based brand and the short wellingtons are the *Short “Muckster” ankle boots, (£75) from The Original Muck Boot Company. Once again, Ian took the photographs and did a brilliant job. He’s so patient and willing and I feel very lucky to have him as well as my daughter Poppy to take my photographs. Later this week I’ll be linking this post to I Will Wear What I Like, Brilliant Blog Posts and The Saturday Share.