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Rambling with TOG24

30th November 2017

Over this past year it has become more and more apparent just how important having a good old walk is for my mental and physical health. Having swapped my office job for an outdoor one it has made a huge different to how I feel on a daily basis and that is down to being out in the fresh air day in day out.

Walking/rambling is something that we can all do each day in some form. Whether it’s choosing to walk rather than taking public transport, or just popping your headphones in and getting out on your lunch break.  I always feel when I have been out in the fresh air, life seems more manageable and my head feels clearer.

I love how the term ‘rambling’ has been revitalised lately. It no longer conjures up images of middle aged groups with walking poles, and it has become alot more about hearty dog walks to the pub with friends.

Talking of things being revitalised…(seamless link)…TOG24 have rebranded – and I couldn’t love the new direction that they have taken the brand in more! I’m a complete sucker for a great outdoorsy clothing company, and TOG24 really does tick all the boxes. The new logo is lovely and clean/fresh and the website is so user friendly with gorgeous images that just make you want to whack on a coat and hat and venture into the hills! (they also currently have a massive sale on and I urge you to get onto the website immediately as there are some amazing bargains to be had!).

You can view their campaign film (here)

I’m wearing their Clancy TCZ Thermal Jacket and honestly, its a must in this weather. Its beautifully fitted and light – but still so warm.

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My top picks from the Ariat A/W Collection…

15th October 2017

Since farming I have come across alot of brands that are new to me. Ariat is one of them. If you don’t know, Ariat are a global equestrian and countrywear brand and specialise in garments that are not only, good quality products, but technically very built for the job. I’ve been really impressed with the fact that all of the pieces that I have been testing out are all so durable and I can see that they will really last me on the farm.

The Rigor H2O Jacket

The first piece from their A/W collection that I want to talk to you about is the Rigor H2O Jacket. I’m telling you, this jacket is WARM. It’s actually been quite mild out on the farm lately and so I haven’t worn this jacket that much….yet. Come the winter season I will defo be getting the wear out of this cosy number. Its a lovely luxe material and feels a bit like a ski jacket, I also really love that it is beautifully fitted – some winter jackets can make you feel a bit ‘puffed up’ but this is still nice and shaped.

The Burford Insulated Wellingtons

The next piece I want to talk about isn’t actually in their A/W Collection, they are the Burford Insulated wellies. I’ve had my eye on these for a while, these are slightly chunkier than my other wellies, but they feel so comfy and again, really durable. I also love the colour ways of these, with the leather trim at the top!

The New Team Softshell

The next piece is from their A/W Team Collection, I have the New Team Softshell and matching gilet and these are a real winner for me in this odd tran-seasonal time where some days are mild and others are a bit chillier! They are again, really nice a fitted which I love! 

The Coniston Pro GTX Boots

Lastly, but by no means least I want to just tell you about their Coniston Pro GTX Insulated boots. These boots really are worth the investment, they are a bit pricer than other country boots on the market – but I honestly think they are worth every penny if you are looking for some good country winter boots! Ridiculously comfy and warm and I feel like they will wear really well…I’m all about durable footwear these days!

Let me know what your thoughts are, and feel free to leave me a comment 🙂

Farming Fashion Lifestyle

The Toggi A/W Collection Part 1

28th September 2017

At the end of August, along with some other bloggers, I got a chance to visit Toggi HQ and preview the upcoming A/W Collection. It felt slightly unusual to be looking forward to Christmas in August, but I embraced the festive feels and came away from the day feeling so excited to don some cosy coats and scarves and hats. Not to mention how ruddy LOVELY all of the Toggi team were. We were taken through the new collection by the design team, they took us through the thinking behind each piece and I was taken back by just how much thought and care goes into each item. As well as the fashion and design elements of the production process, they also really focus on the practically of each piece ensuring that there is never style over substance.

The Toggi A/W did not disappoint. There is a huge range of really gorgeous pieces and over the next few weeks I’ll show you some of my faves.

Kicking off with some practical heroes. The Allerton waterproof jacket is a winner for me, it is rare that you can find a waterproof that is as fitted as this one, along with being water tight and windproof. I got mine in this colbalt blue, but you can also get it in bright pink too (LOVING the bright colours!).

This jacket is going to be great for Autumn on the farm, there have already been a few really wet days where its still been quite mild, so no need for a heavy coat yet. So I’ll be wearing this jacket alot whilst zipping around the farm on the quad bike. I’m also starting up running again, and this jacket will be great for rainy days as its really lightweight.

The next ‘practical hero’ I’ve been wearing are the Kodiac steel toe slip on boots. I literally can’t believe that I’m THIS excited about steel cap toe boots, but honestly these are an absolute foot saver. I’ve been working alot with the sheep and cows up in pens over the last few weeks and my feet have been constantly stamped on by the animals. The difference its made wearing these boots is a dream. My perception of steel cap toe boots would be that they would be clunky and really heavy, but these are unbelievably light! So much so that I thought I’d been sent the wrong boots at first before reading the box!


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Spotlight on The Spanish Boot Company

24th September 2017

I cannot say enough good things about these boots

Beautifully made traditional Spanish riding boots that mould perfectly to your legs and feet, and are really flattering on the legs too. After seeing the lovely Charlotte in England sporting these bad boys and also seeing that they were a favourite with a certain princess(!), I knew I had to get some for myself.

As many of you know, I’m a Spanish Boot Company Style Advocate, and advocate I am indeed. I feel like these Spanish Riding Boots are going to be my go to boots for the Autumn when it comes to off the farm activities (I feel slightly precious about getting muddy, or ‘farm-a-fied’)!

These boots are made from leather and are fully waterproof, and easy to clean – I stupidly wore them to the Game Fair when it was pouring with rain and got them extremely muddy, but once I let the mud dry and brushed them off, they were good as new! They also have interchangeable tassels (of course!), they have them in a range of lovely colours which you can see here.

About The Spanish Boot Company

Where it all began … 

After a summer working at a stable yard in the Algarve, Portugal, Emma (SBC Owner & Founder) received so many compliments from many British clients for a pair of Spanish Riding Boots she had purchased locally. It prompted her to make a small detour on my way home to Valverde del Camino, southern Spain to pick up a few pairs of these fantastic boots. 

On her return in October 2002 the enthusiastic welcome to the boots allowed SRB Valverde (The Spanish Boot Company) to be born.

Their overall aim is to provide the British market with good quality Spanish merchandise at affordable prices. They have already expanded into stocking a selection of styles and plan to increase the range where possible.

SBC are the original importers of the Spanish Boot styles back in 2002 and still going strong! They now have new product lines and a hugely popular bespoke service, gorgeous Egality Freedom tailoring and some pretty amazing accessories, all hand picked by our team for your shopping pleasure.

All in all, these boots are a timeless country classic, they really are made to last and people who I have spoken to that have owned these boots, have all commented that they have had them for years and they are still going strong!

Let me know your thoughts and whether these will be on your wishlist 🙂

 

 

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Why you need the Toggi ‘Luella’ wax jacket in your life…

12th September 2017

So there are just items of clothing, things that you buy and instantly know that you’re going to wear ALL the time. This jacket is one of those things (Click here for link).

I flipping love it. The fit, the colour, the material, and the fact that it is WATERPROOF aaaaand warm. The lining is also gorgeous too. Whenever I wear this jacket, I always get compliments. I think its because its a different colour to most wax jackets on the market – and stands out a bit as a result.

Those who follow me on Instagram will know that I have a slight obsession with wax jackets! I just think, for me, they are the perfect bridge between town and country life. I can wear a wax jacket on the farm/walking the dogs, but then I won’t look out of place if I decide to keep it on for a trip to London. I’ve worn this jacket to a festival with a dress/wellies and also on the farm riding around on the quad – the perfect all rounder.

Having never owned a wax jacket from Toggi, I now want their whole waxed collection. They’re beautifully made, and look even better aged a bit too. I will be wearing this jacket in years to come for sure…

Oooh also, some new info, you can now buy direct from Toggi.com.

My Waxed Wishlist

The Balmoral

The Austin

The Cordova