Short Wellingtons And A Mohair Serape: Excellent Additions To A Transitional Wardrobe.

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 enjoy 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.



  1. August 22, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    The serape looks very cosy and stylish and considering the boots are “sensible” they look quite trendy. Great transitional buys Lizzy!

    • elizabeth
      August 22, 2017 / 6:20 pm

      Thank you Gail. Yes, it’s so cosy and I agree that for sensible wear, the boots are really rather good! xxxx

  2. August 22, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    A real family thing, taking outfit photos! Lovely!

    • elizabeth
      August 22, 2017 / 6:18 pm

      It is! I’m so lucky. And they’re so honest ;)xxxx

    • elizabeth
      August 22, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      Thank you very much! I’m so pleased with both the outfit and the photos too xxx

  3. Sian
    August 22, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    Love the wrap. I have wellies like that but they came about by cutting down a pair of full length ones that had a rip in 😂

    • elizabeth
      August 22, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      Thank you Sian and how fab that you created ed your own short wellies!!! 😂xxx

  4. August 23, 2017 / 6:20 am

    What a beautiful, romantic and warm post! I love the photos and the look with the blanket, which seems very soft and delicate. Booties are cute and look great with jeans. A very nice post and you look really lovely in it.

    • elizabeth
      August 23, 2017 / 6:29 am

      Thank you Josep-Maria. It is such a warm and comfortable blanket and I felt very cocooned and cosy in it. I’m looking forward to wearing it throughout autumn and winter xxx

  5. August 23, 2017 / 7:36 am

    Love those wellies. I have a pair much cheaper and plainer and I look a frump in them. They are for garden only.

    • elizabeth
      August 23, 2017 / 7:53 am

      I’m sure you don’t look a frump in them but I know what you mean about wearing them in the garden only! I do wear wellies frequently so try to choose ones that are stylish too! Happy Wednesday xxxx

    • elizabeth
      August 24, 2017 / 12:12 pm

      Hi Eni, thank you for the lovely compliment. It is perfect for a rainy day yes. I think I’ll need it again today- it’s cold and damp here in the UK again. I’ll head over to your blog and follow you too. Have a lovely day, Lizzy xxx

  6. August 25, 2017 / 6:53 pm

    Wow, you even look fashionable wearing wellies. Living in a warmer place than you I am still in full summer swing, yet love getting inspiration for the autumn season. Your white blanket looks very cosy.

  7. August 26, 2017 / 1:19 pm

    I never thought I would said that : those Wellingtons are so cute … 😁

  8. August 26, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    I’ve been looking for short wellies! The reason being – I have huuuuuugeeee calves 🙂 And taller wellies either cut of my circulation or I can’t tuck anything into them. Saw a nice pair from Joules recently but didn’t have in my size, so I will definitely check out the Muckster boots – perfect for the daily dog walk! have a lovely weekend! Lisa xx

    • elizabeth
      August 30, 2017 / 12:26 pm

      Hi Lisa, oooh, I hope you found some Mucksters. They’re so much easier to get on and off than full-length wellies and don’t necessariy need for things to be tucked in so they’re brilliant all round! xxxx

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