jacket courtesy joules, jumper - french connection, collar - cos, skirt - americal apparel, boots - schuh
I am quite obsessed with having the perfect capsule collection of coats and jackets. I can tick off most of the classics - the wollen winter coat, the trench and the leather biker jacket but I really wanted something smarter than my leather jacket but lighter than my winter coat, that I could wear casually and to work this spring. Joules is a very 'country' brand, which I was introduced to when I visited Farlows back in 2011, and when they offered to send me something I headed straight to the women's jackets page and picked out this quilted coat.
I love the bright patterned lining and the smart style, and it fits perfectly into the little niche that needed filling in my coat collection! I love adding a little bit of country into my wardrobe as well, and being a total city bumpkin with all the ignorance that comes with that I discovered all sorts of things on the Joules website I never knew existed (Joules Wellibobs anyone? Apparently that's what you call a short wellington boot!)
James told me the outfit wasn't complete until I have a shotgun over my arm, but I shall ignore him and enjoy pretending my walk to the tube is actually a stroll through the fields each morning!