Me and Chris have had one of those weekends where we’ve been desperate not to spend money, because well, we have none. OK, so I exaggerate, but after a few weekends on the trot of entertaining people and spending stupid amounts of money on crisps, beer for beer pong, Rekorderlig and Prosecco, our bank balances are looking less than sparkly.
So we spent our Sunday morning going for a walk, because walking is free and good for you and perfect for Instagram and outfit photos. Chris decided we should head to Felixstowe, which is about 1o miles from Ipswich and situated on the coast. He compared it to Brighton. It’s not Brighton. Heck, it’s not even Worthing, or Littlehampton. I suggested we didn’t come back for a long, long time.
Although we did get some lukewarm sausage rolls from Greggs, so there’s that.
On the flip side, it HAS made for a pretty swish fashion blogger background despite the fact it looked like the sky might fall down at any moment and the sea was a really sexy shade of brown.
The sweet people at Joules were kind enough to send me a couple of pieces from their SS15 collection to trial – and if you don’t know much about Joules, it’s kind of like the grown-up version of Jack Wills. It’s casual, it’s well made and it was born for long Sunday morning walks around Suffolk with a cup of coffee.
I picked this mega-happy pink rain coat from their Right As Rain collection. It’s exactly the sort of coat I wished I’d been dressed as in a child. Like seriously, why was I not this tremendously bright and fun and cool as a kid? WHY?
I’m planning on using it as my ‘outdoor’ coat. My sort of practical piece you need in your wardrobe for all-weather outdoor activities like walking, or camping (I have no plans to go camping because camping makes me feel a bit sick and ewww no, but you get the idea). It’s perfect for layering up against winter winds, and for popping on top of denim shorts and a shirt when it’s not *quite* summer.
I teamed it with this cute Breton tee, which once again, features more bright pink – because is it just me, or is there a general lack of bright pink in fashion life? Without a doubt that’s my favourite thing about Joules – the abundance of Breton tees. They have a ridiculously vast variety and from the couple I’ve picked up, they’re some of the most comfy and decent quality out there. I have images of me still wearing mine with jeans every single damn day desperate to look like a cool mum with Converse and sunglasses way off in 2022. Lolz.
And also, I’m secretly really impressed with Chris’s photographs today. I’ll make a budding street style photographer of him if it kills me.
Sunglasses – Old from Zara (but these lookalikes are just dreamy)
Jacket – Joules, £69.95
Top – Joules, £24.95
Jeans – Topshop, £40
Trainers – Nike at Office, £84.99
Nail Varnish – Essie’s Maximillian Strasse-Her, £7.99