Thursday, 17 April 2014

Introducing The Brit Pack: A New Voice for British Made Children’s Brands - WIN with Picaloulou



If you haven’t already read about The Brit Pack let me tell you more… It’s a collaboration formed of brands that design and manufacture quality goods here in the UK, specifically within the children’s arena. The collaboration is the inspiration of Grubbies - the ‘dungaree evangelists’ – made Great in Britain!

The premise for the initiative is to help support and build recognition for brands that not only design, but also manufacture their goods in Britain. By working together, The Brit Pack aims to generate greater awareness for British made children’s brands.

The Brit Pack is currently formed of 14 brands including: Grubbies, Eggnogg, Helen Gordon, Picaloulou, Tweedies Originals, Immink, White Rabbit England, Funky Feet Fashion, Hop & Peck, Carddies, Project Jelly, Wild Things Funky Little Dresses,Michiko and Me, and Little Ponchos.


Picaloulou The Brit Pack Easter Blog Hop Medicated Follower of Fashion
Picaloulou - Part of The Brit Pack

The Brit Pack are celebrating the collaboration with an eggciting Easter Blog Hop. For 15 consecutive days in the run up to Easter, you’ll have an opportunity to WIN delightful children’s products, made with love, here in the UK.

WIN, WIN, WIN…

The tenth prize on the Easter Blog Hop is from PICALOULOU who has provided an exclusive opportunity to WIN one of their luxury unisex sweaters, worth over £30 RRP

Choose between the unisex cotton and cashmere crew neck in sky blue, taupe, claret, or the Breton Stripe in Yellow & Navy, Green & Navy, Navy & Red.

Picaloulou The Brit Pack Easter Blog Hop Medicated Follower of Fashion


After growing increasingly frustrated by the poor choice of knitwear on offer, Shireen Cunliffe set up Picaloulou. Driven by intuition, creativity and passion, she set out to produce stylish but understated knitwear collection that was beautifully made from soft, natural yarns. A firm supporter of British made, Picaloulou employ British knitters, using the finest British yarn.

Picaloulou The Brit Pack Easter Blog Hop Medicated Follower of Fashion


For further information visit: picaloulou.co.uk. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

For your chance to win, simply complete the entry criteria below:

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For an opportunity to WIN the next prize on #TheBritPack Easter Blog Hop, head over to MAMAGEEK on Friday, 18 April ’14!

Friday, 11 April 2014

Trendy Thursday - Park Life!

We're currently house and dog sitting for my parents whilst they are away.  A little holiday away from home but not away from home.  My parents only live 10 minutes away from us so it's just a change of scenery but you'd be surprised how refreshing it feels!  That and the fact it's the Easter holidays so no school run.  Phew.  Collective sigh of relief!  We do all have a cold though.  That's par for the course these days though.  I truly cannot remember the last time everyone was well.  I know I had one day last week when I felt good in between the end of the D&V I suffered and this cold starting!

Yesterday we had a relaxing day.  Felix granted us the peace of a long nap.  Ethan and I enjoyed doing some craft together - he has to make an animal to take in to school inspired by the book Handa's Surprise (about an African girl who has fruit stolen from her by cheeky animals).  Ethan wanted to make a giraffe so we've been working on that.  In the afternoon we took my parents dog Alfie for a little walk to the park.  The sun was out and it was a lovely spring afternoon:

Kenzie Jaws, Whistle & Flute, H&M, Monkey & Mole, Medicated Follower of Fashion





Felix was comfy in his new Kenzie Jaws beanie.  He looks so funky!

Felix:

Beanie - Kenzie Jaws
Cloud vest - Whistle & Flute
Leggings - H&M
Moccs - Monkey & Mole

Ethan:

Beanie - LiandLo
Coat - Mini Boden
Cloud leggings - Handmade is Haute

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**links will be added for clothing later when I can do it more easily.  I am currently blogging on my phone via a bus! It's been a busy week.  Everyone has a cold & Ethan is off school.. Mayhem!**




Sunday, 6 April 2014

Our visit to the Legoland Resort

When we asked Ethan what he'd like for his 4th birthday, he told us, "a trip to Legoland please!".  No problem, we said!  The trouble was, Ethan's 4th birthday fell only a few weeks after Felix was born... and we just couldn't face the thought of dragging our tired selves and a newborn around a busy tourist attraction in mid summer... it just didn't seem like a good idea.  Besides, Windsor is almost a two hour drive from where we live.  Doable in a day, but not ideal with a young child and baby.  It had to be put on the back-burner.

We felt bad postponing Ethan's birthday treat, especially when we hadn't been able to organise him a birthday party, well, not one with friends (we had a small family get-together) for him (again, we're blaming Felix and tiredness here!!) so to soften the blow, we told Ethan all about the Legoland Hotel.  How it was themed.  We told him that we wouldn't be going for a while, but that when we did go, it would be a mini holiday, a fantastic family weekend filled with Lego themed fun.  Who doesn't love having something to look forward to anyway?

Shortly after Christmas, we booked up our Lego getaway.  We plumped for a weekend in March, chose and Adventure themed room, marked the date in our diaries and then looked forward to it!

It's amazing how quickly time passes.  Last Saturday our time had come!  It was the great day of the Legoland adventure!  We set off as quickly as we could in the morning, which as anyone with young children knows, wasn't as early as maybe you'd like, but hey, that's family life!  We got ourselves to Legoland for shortly after midday and our fun began.

Leaving for Legoland Medicated Follower of Fashion
Leaving for Legoland!

On arriving at the Legoland site, the excitement in the car was palpable.  I believe Pete and I were just as excited as Ethan who was leaping about in the back asking if EVERYTHING would be made from Lego.  Felix didn't know what was going on of course, but was picking up on our vibes and shouting out his cute gobbledygook words peppered with the odd GRANDDAD and CLOCK (he often shouts these just because he can).  We parked up and walked to the hotel entrance.  THERE WAS A HUGE LEGO DRAGON THAT BREATHED ACTUAL SMOKE ON US AS WE STOOD UNDERNEATH!!!  Ohhhhhhhhhh, we knew this was going to be good.

Legoland Windsor Hotel
Legoland! We're here!

When you get into the reception of the hotel, you are greeted by jolly music and a large Lego pit for the grown-ups kids to jump in play with.  This is a fantastic distraction technique when adults are dealing with the boring tasks such as booking in.  Once we'd confirmed our arrival at reception we headed off for a quick lunch at the restaurant before hitting the park.

Legoland Hotel Reception - Playing in the Brick Pit
Legoland Hotel Reception - Playing in the Brick Pit

Lunch was a tasty affair but in all honestly we were all distracted - we just wanted to get into Legoland Proper!  We ate up and within 45 minutes were strolling into the park.

Legoland Windsor
Say whaaaaaaaaaaaat? Lego Themed Toilets Yo! Messing about.

One of the coolest things about staying at the Legoland Hotel is that you are right in the heart of the park.  You can even enter through a cool back entrance making it really quick and easy to get in.  Total bonus.  It also means you can come and go if needs be - you get your hand stamped.  Very handy when you are with children.  If you run out of nappies, food or even get tired, you can run back to your room for a bit.

Legoland Windsor
Lego Giraffes! 

We mostly got our bearings on the Saturday knowing that we had the whole of Sunday to enjoy the park as well.  One of the other bonuses of the staying at the hotel, you see.  You get two days entry to the park.

Duplo Valley, Legoland Windsor
Hugging a Duplo dog

When we checked in to the hotel, we took the receptionists advice and booked a table at the hotel's restaurant, Bricks,  for 5 pm.  We were glad we booked.  Within 10 minutes of us taking our table it was getting busy.  The restaurant is very family oriented with a paper tablecloth covered in Lego drawings to be coloured in with the crayons provided.  It was an all you can eat set price buffet affair which was very suitable.  There was a great deal of choice, plenty for adults and children alike, accounting for all tastes.  We felt that despite it not being cheap (£18.95 for an adult and £7.85 for a child) you did get value for money.  The staff were exceptionally polite and helpful.  We were happy!

Bricks Restaurant - Legoland Windsor
Bricks Restaurant - Legoland Windsor

After stuffing our faces a delicious meal we retired to our family room for the night.  This was just as exciting as the park.  The hotel has themed rooms.  Ours was adventure themed.  We travelled up in the lift which talks to you, something Ethan found hilarious!

Legoland Hotel Adventure Themed Room
Our adventure themed room

The family rooms are a great set up.  As you walk in, the children's section is on the right with bunk beds, a pull out bed and space for a cot.  We had a cot brought up and set up by staff at the hotel.  They even provided a sheet (something no where we've been before has provided).  There is a separate TV for the children and themed bedding on the beds.

The walls and carpet all fit the the theme of your room and there are loads of Lego models (obviously glued together!) around the room.

Continuing on from the children's section you have wardrobe/cupboard/drink making facilities on the left and the bathroom on the right.  The bathroom was not big, but it was well set out and of excellent quality.  Plenty of towels were provided and the complimentary toiletries had Lego characters on them!

At the end of the room you have the "parents" section comprising of a large desk and draws, a good sized double bed and a wall mounted TV.  Our bed was very comfy and whilst we decided to spend the evening reading and chilling out, we felt you could easily have had the TV on (quietly) without disturbing the children.

Perhaps the best thing about the room was the treasure hunt.  We discovered a sheet of paper with a set of questions on which, when answered correctly, would provide us with the passcode for the safe in which a prize was contained.  Ethan had a great time answering the questions to get the correct number for the safe (such as how many snakes can you see on the carpet) and on opening the safe, found a Lego gift set which made his day!  Which reminds me - a big box of Lego is provided in each room for guests to play with - but not take away!  Though the set from the safe is yours to keep.

Ethan with a Lego creation (on the windowsill!)

Sunday dawned after a reasonably restful night (we have a 10 month old who doesn't sleep through remember) and we were all super excited to grab breakfast and hit the park again.  We woke up to sunshine and really couldn't wait to get going.

Breakfast was provided as part of our package and was served in the Bricks restaurant.  Again, it was a buffet affair.  We were bowled over by the choice; cooked breakfasts, toast, cereal, fresh fruit, waffles, pancakes, juice, coffee, tea.  Everything you could want really.  A great way to make sure you had enough fuel to make it around the park!

Outside the Lego Hotel
Outside the Lego Hotel

As hotel guest, we were allowed to enter the park from 9 am (it opens at 10 am officially).  We didn't manage to get in quite that early, but after checking out we did manage to make it in there from about 9:50.  Those extra few minutes did make a difference.  The park was quiet and our first few rides of the day were made without queuing which made things very pleasant.

Hand Stamp!

The day passed in a busy happy blur.  Ethan enjoyed going on rides and visiting all the different sections of the park.  He loved Miniworld (he's always been fascinated by model villages and this is like the ultimate model village!).  We all enjoyed a submarine ride.  It was something all of us could go on as a family.  Felix spent the whole time pressed up against the glass cooing at the stingrays.

Legoland
Felix in the sub

We got wet on several rides - just as well it was warm and sunny!





We were constantly impressed with how polite the staff were.

Legoland Windsor
Legoland Love

We did NOT want to go home.  Not at all... but we had to.  With heavy hearts..  however, we know that we WILL be going back.  No doubt.  We will probably wait until Felix is a similar age to Ethan.  At that point Ethan will be around 7/8 so still of an age where he will enjoy it.  Mind you, if we had the money and the opportunity, we'd go back sooner, I'm sure of it.

Would we recommend it?  100% hands down, YES.  It isn't cheap, especially if you stay at the Lego hotel.  However, it is special, and the people at Lego really work hard to make that so.  There is so much attention to detail.  Every effort is made to make your visit special.  My recommendation is that if it means saving for a few months more, do so.  I think your trip will benefit from staying at the hotel on site.  From getting the really easy access to the park, the early entry, the ability to come and go, use of the pool in the hotel (themed - we didn't get time to try it but want to next time) to just feeling that little bit special and exclusive.

A BIG thumbs up to Legoland and the hotel from us!

**This is not a sponsored post.  I have not been compensated for the post.  Our visit and stay at the hotel was paid for by us**

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Trendy Thursday - Legoland Dudes

My boys were looking like total dudes during our recent stay at the Legoland Hotel (more to come on that soon).  Ethan loves the weekends, being able to bust out of his school uniform and wear something bright and fun.  He asked to wear a Barbabpapa top to Legoland so I created his Saturday outfit around that:

Trendy Thursday Barbapapa H&M Legoland Asda George Kids Fashion
Trendy Thursday - Legoland Dudes
Cap - Asda
Barbapapa top - H&M (old)
Leggings - H&M (girls section)
Converse & Shwings - eBay

I am so glad I picked up the cap for him in Asda a few weeks ago.  It was the only one there in that style and cost something silly like £2 and I think it looks so fantastic on.  The colours are great and the pattern really on trend with a tribal feel to it.  It goes with pretty much anything and of course, keeps the sun out of his eyes!

On Sunday purple was our theme:

Legoland Dudes Converse Shwings Coq en Pate Mibo GAP Tie Dye Smafolk
Trendy Thursday - Legoland Dudes
Bear t-shirt - GAP Kids
Tie Dye top - Made by a friend
Trousers - Smafolk
Rucksack - Mibo by Coq en Pate via Pippa & Ike

Ethan loves to wear his Coq en Pate Lion rucksack when we're out and about.  Originally I bought it for him to use at school, but he doesn't really need it due to having a book bag.  It's too gorgeous not to get used though, so it comes out with us when we go out.  Ethan likes to carry a bottle of water, his Gloworm and some paper & pens in it.. and whatever other treasures he has!  It's great because it's just the right size for him.

The bear t shirt from GAP is one Ethan picked out himself last year.  I got it in their sale for about £2 so a bargain.  Such a different image on it as well.  Who doesn't love a bear playing keyboard whilst rocking some sunglasses?!

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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Bristol Fashion Week SS14

Last Friday I was very lucky to attend one of the catwalk shows that made up part of Bristol Fashion Week SS14.  I had a great deal of stress getting there (nothing is easy with two children!) but once I got there, I sat back in my seat and enjoyed the show.

And what a show!!  I was impressed by the quality of the models used.  They were all shapes, sizes and ages and great fun to watch.  There was one male model in particular who kept busting out killer moves, leaping all over the catwalk like a gazelle on a rather funky run from a lion.  Loved it!

The show was hosted by Mark Heyes and Andrew Barton who I loved.  They were a hilarious double act, bouncing off each other, teasing the models.  It really brought a fun edge to the show.  I loved their style advice and titbits offered between catwalk runs.  It was also particularly lovely to see they had given a make over to one very deserving lady who has been through breast cancer.  Very touching and I loved the fact they were planning to take her for a pint and get her drunk after the show!!

What tips did I pick up?  Well, Nautical is in again, as it often is for Spring/Summer.  However, instead of mixing the blues and whites with the traditional red, this season it's all about mixing it in with yellow.  Something I'm very up for as I love a bit of yellow.  Thinking about it, my Boden jacket would fit in perfectly with this being navy, white and yellow!

Big brush stroke patterns and bold colours are still in and it's super on trend to clash patterns - far beyond what you'd normally go for.  Be bold and brave.  Clash it and then clash it a little more!

Don't forget some bright neon as well if you're feeling brave!

Bristol Fashion Week SS14
Bristol Fashion Week SS14

I'm afraid I was in such a rush I forgot my camera so I've only got photos from my phone which doesn't cope well in dark conditions, but hopefully it will give you a taster.  If you get a chance to attend a fashion week catwalk show, go for it, I say.  Great fun and a good way to see fashion on the move and pick up tips.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Trendy Thursday - Little Bird by Jools

If you read my blog regularly, you'll know I love the retro look.  I grew up in the 80s and have fond memories of my childhood clothes - my Mum dressed my brother and I in hand me downs from my cousins who grew up in the 70s so when I think back to the clothes I love, many of them have that 70s vibe.

Jools Oliver's Mothercare range, Little Bird, is just that - reminiscent of childhood clothing past.  That's why it appeals so much to me.

I made a few purchases for Felix from the range recently.  Much of the current range has been reduced (hopefully because new stock will be released soon!) so I thought I'd share those today!

T Shirts from Little Bird by Jools from Mothercare
T Shirts from Little Bird by Jools at Mothercare

Little Bird by Jools Playsuit from Mothercare, vintage, retro, 1970s
Little Bird by Jools Playsuit from Mothercare
What do you think?  Cute or what!  I'm particularly excited about Felix wearing the playsuit.  I think it's going to be fantastic in the summer and autumn.  Or all year round with tights and a long sleeved vest!  I bought it in 12-18 months so it's a bit big just yet.

Have you grabbed any children's clothes bargains recently?

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Wednesday, 26 March 2014

The National Trust - Getting it right

The National Trust - when you read those words, what does it conjure up for you?  For many, it might evoke long journeys, dusty old houses and cold picnics from the boot of your car.  Those days are long gone, my friends!

I have been visiting National Trust properties for my entire life.  My parents have been members for around 30 years I believe.  We regularly used to visit houses, usually on a Sunday.   I was a funny little child with a bizarre interest in Tudor, Elizabethan and Victorian life so quite often I would find the houses interesting.  My brother on the other hand, used to find the visits mind numbingly boring.  As soon as Mum and Dad mentioned that we'd be visiting a National Trust property at the weekend he's start grumbling and moping.  He used to moan throughout the journey there and have to be dragged around the house.  I have to admit though, there were times I would feel bored as well.

It wasn't just boredom that made these visits tricky.  This is the UK and the weather isn't known for being predicable or all that warm for a lot of the year.  Many houses had few facilities.  We always used to take our own picnic and spend a shivering half an hour camped out beside our car.  Apart from look around the house, there would be very little to do!

Well - fast-forward to now, and haven't things changed!  When we had Ethan, it took a while before we could get ourselves together enough to do anything like leaving the house before 2pm.  There was no way we were going to go out for the day.  As he got a little older though, this started changing.. and we wanted something to do, somewhere to go!  For my husbands birthday one year, my parents bought us National Trust membership.  At first, we weren't sure.  Pete hadn't been to many NT properties as a child and thought it might be boring.  I remembered the NT as it was in my childhood and worried it might not be very child friendly.  Still, the membership was a present and we gave it a go.

We visited Tyntesfield first.  It's our second closest property after Clevedon Court and somewhere we'd wanted to visit after the NT saved it (I remember that well, I helped raise money to save it!).   We were pleasantly surprised by how child friendly the whole set up was.  Gone are the days of an old house with nothing to do.  The NT have really switched themselves on to what families want now.  They have realised that this isn't just something for the parents.  They are making themselves interesting to the children as well.  Which of course benefits the parents. Happy children, happy parents!

Tyntesfield, National Trust, Medicated Follower of Fashion
Playing with sticks at Tyntesfield, Tickenham, October 2012

Of course, all NT properties are different.  That's where your handbook comes in handy.  Some have a lot less in the way of facilities.  That doesn't mean they aren't worth visiting, it just means a little more organisation on your part.

It doesn't seem to matter where you go though, you are always greeted by a friendly face or 10.  There is almost always a children's activity sheet or at the very least a free sticker (we all know how those work!).  There are often seasonal activities like Easter Egg Hunts.  These do have a small cost, but for a couple of quid, they are very worth it and you always get a prize.

Dunster Castle, National Trust, Medicated Follower of Fashion
Food Fight! A picnic at Dunster Castle, February 2013

If we ever say to Ethan "Let's go to a National Trust house today!" he doesn't look sad and mope.  He jumps up excitedly and asks us which one "Will it be Tyntesfield, or are we going to one with Peacocks?  Can I have some cake in the cafe?".

Stourhead, National Trust, Medicated Follower of Fashion
Autumn Colours, Stourhead, National Trust, November 2013

We recently visited Montecute House.  I hadn't been since childhood and Pete had never been.  We weren't quite sure what to expect but we were completely bowled over by the facilities.  They have HANDS DOWN the BEST nappy changing facilities I have EVER used.  I am not kidding.  A dedicated room with two changing tables that include mats on them, toys and books for the babies, FREE NAPPIES, WIPES AND CREAM!! Two sinks with hand towels (no crying babies as you shock them with a bloody Dyson hand vac!) and two chairs for sitting on.  I was hugely impressed.

Montacute House, National Trust, Medicated Follower of Fashion
Montacute House - National Trust

It wasn't just the changing facilities.  We were greeted by a lovely lady at the entrance who really engaged with Ethan.  She handed us an activity sheet and asked him to come back and see her at the end of our visit to tell her how he'd done.  Which we did.  She remembered him as well.  It's the personal touch!

The cafe was lovely. We had lunch as a treat which was very tasty and served incredibly promptly by a very friendly lady.  There were plenty of high chairs as well so we didn't have to worry about that.

We visited the house and were again pleased by how friendly the volunteers were.  We were allowed to take our buggy in which was handy because Felix had fallen asleep in it (we had planned to take him in the baby carrier if he were awake).

All in all, it was a truly lovely visit.

The National Trust have recently announced their Top Ten places to spring spot after some research showed that there are benefits to listening to the sounds of spring such as birdsong and lambs, making us feel happy and optimistic (I'd agree with this!).  To celebrate the start of spring last week, the NT commissioned beatboxer Jason Singh to create an album featuring the sounds of spring - I love this idea!  I know Ethan would love it, he likes to try to beatbox himself!!

Now, I expect you would like to know which places made the top ten!

1) Montisfont Abbey, Hampshire
2) Tatton Park, Cheshire
3) Biddulph Grange Gardens, Midlands
4) Hardcastle Crags, West Yorkshire
5) Brockhampton Estate, Herefordshire
6) Batemans, Sussex
7) Sheringham Park, Norfolk
8) Polesden Lacey, Surrey
9) Quantock Hills, Somerset
10) Sugar Loaf & Usk Valley, Wales

Hopefully that list will inspire you to get out and about this spring.  I truly thank the NT for being around.  For saving all these beautiful houses and their grounds, helping us and our children to be interested in history, nature and our surroundings.  A day spent at a NT property is a truly fulfilling one.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Leggings, leggings, I LOVE leggings!

I'm not sure when it started, but I have fallen for leggings in a big way and my collection is growing all the time.  

They are so comfy.  You can wear them with a T-shirt, a dress, a skirt.  They are just the perfect mum outfit solution!

These are a couple of my newest editions:


H&M Tiger Leggings
H&M Leggings

Salt City Emporium Leggings
Salt City Emporium Leggings

The top pair are H&M.  I spotted them in a catalogue a few months ago but decided to buy a zigzag pair instead.  I adore my zigzag pair, they fit really well, so when I spotted these for 99p on eBay I decided to take a punt.  As you can see, they are now mine! Bargain!

The bottom pair are one of my favourite brands, Salt City Emporium.  I'm always harping on about them, but I think their prints are some of the coolest out there.  I picked these babies up in their sale and less than a week later they arrived through my front door.  I love buying something like these - you can bet no one else in Clevedon will be rocking these babies!

I'm linking up today for #RealMomStyle.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Trendy Thursday - I'm Superman!

Ethan isn't really all that into Super Heroes but since starting school he is mentioning Superman, Batman and others with increasing frequency.  He now likes to wear his coat with the hood up but without his arms in his sleeves so he can "fly with a cape!".  I expect all the children whiz around the playground at breaktime, that's where I assume he gets it from!

Where am I going with this?  Well, a couple of years ago Boys & Girls Shop sent us a rather amazing poncho for Ethan.  At first, it was a bit big on him and he found it overwhelming to wear, but as he's got older, he's really come to love it.  It isn't something that gets a lot of wear over winter - you can't really fit it under a coat so it can only be worn if you know it's going to be dry.  However, it really comes in to it's own in Spring time when the weather is dry but still chilly.  It works well over layers (it's huge, you can fit loads underneath!) and best of all, as far as Ethan is concerened, it is a cape and therefore, he spends the day as Superman, whizzing about!  It's just a bonus that he looks super cool whilst he does so!






Cap - Asda
Tie Dye - Handmade by a friend
Leggings - DUNNS via Bebaboo.com
Converse, laces & Shwings - eBay

Do your children like to use an item of clothing to make themselves into someone else?

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Monday, 17 March 2014

Boden Rainy Day Mac - School Run Style

After sending back the stripy Boden Rainy Day Mac I originally ordered, I received my replacement, the navy spotty one, last week.

On trying it on, I was much happier.  There was something about the stripy design that I just didn't like on me.  Luckily, I'm much happier with the spotty design.  It's not as bright as I like my coats to be, but it looks really stylish & will compliment more outfits & colours.  It also has a fantastic bold yellow lining & zip which makes it pop & really lifts the coat into something special.

I took the coat on it's first outing on the school run this morning & I really am pleased with it!

Boden Rainy Day Mac


It looks fantastic I think.  I felt confident in it & got a few compliments.

Boden Rainy Day Mac


Yay!

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