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!
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
We managed to grab a break this weekend inbetween sheep moving/checking, cow feeding and other farm related activities! We have been wanting to explore the woodland near our farmhouse ever since we moved in last September, and it didn’t disappoint! Sun dappled and covered in rhododendrons, it felt like we could have been in the middle of a Canadian forest.
I took the opportunity to test drive my new Toggi Rundle boots and Taymouth tweed coat. It was sooo nice to be out of my wellies and farm coat that is caked in mud!
I’m delighted with this little beauty, despite being tweed, its really nice and lightweight, whilst still waterproof. A great transeasonal coat that stands up to unpredictable British weather! It has adjustable waist straps at the back which nip it in nicely, and also has them on the cuffs too. The colour is unusual for a tweed jacket and the brown is a great colour that pretty much goes with anything.
These boots are AMAZING.
1. They are the perfect height, they sit a bit higher than other country boots out there and are really flattering on the old legs as a result.
2. They are also really sturdy, I love a sturdy boot, it means that they ‘stand up’ on their own and won’t ‘sag’ (sorry, I hate that word, but couldn’t think of any other word to describe!).
3. They are super easy to clean (that’s my no.1 advantage these days on the farm – everything has to be mud proof!)
4. They will get only get better with age, a bit of mud and once they are nice and worn in.
My Toggi wishlist…
Toggi have got some gorge spring wear in at the moment, I know I’m a sucker for a stripe, but I’ve also been lusting over this Cranston jumper! Then their Morella boots will defo be going on my Birthday wishlist!