We took a run down to The Argory as part of our 'Maximise the National Trust Membership' initiative. Hubby is determined to make the absolute most of our annual fee and The Argory was the next closest to our home that we had still to visit. After a quick caffeine fix at the The Fat Gherkin in Moira, we continued on down the M1 where we practically had the whole of this beautiful estate to ourselves.
The post is called One Day Out - Two Coats and it's where where you learn a little about what it's like to go on a day out with a blogger. Endless outfit photo opportunities in a new location - perfect for showing off something you've not worn before. BUT you need to dress practically for a country walk! A dilemma, especially, as you've seen my Merrell more times than you need to. Lightbulb moment - wear one outfit down for the blog photos and then change!
Here's the first non-walk appropriate outfit:
|Coat - Press & Bastyan|
Jumper - H&M
Shirt - Gerry Weber
Jeans - Gok4Tu at Sainsburys
Boots - River Island
Handbag - Radley Cross Body
I don't wear this coat enough. I bought it about 10 years ago in a sale in Glasgow. Its pleather trim is bang on trend for this season - as is the black/white check. It was a great coat for wearing over a suit when I worked but I've struggled to wear it much casually. Here's another posey shot…8yo was taking the photos and prefers it when I'm not looking at him!
Once the nice location photos were taken, it was straight to the car, ankle boots off, coat off, replaced by wellies and Merrell. Perfect for the mucky walk on which I found my new favourite front door!
Wouldn't this be fab for my daily photos? The outfit here is the same as the first photo apart from the Merrell and my Karrimor wellington boots.
If you like the look of my checked coat, here are some similar ones in the shops at the moment:
|Marks & Spencer|
|Debenhams - Ben de Lisi for Principles|
|Merrell Ellenwood in Charcoal Heather|
Do keep warm and dry this week - lots of wintery weather about! See you on Thursday :)