The trip up North at the weekend gave me a chance to try out my new coat. I spotted this one on the Brand Alley site during January - they had a 1 day Joules sale and at £50 and with vouchers burning a hole in my (virtual) pocket, it was too good a deal to turn down.
This link will take you to the exact coat on the Joules site but it's out of stock completely there. You can pick up this year's version in navy on this link here or you can have a look on eBay where there's a decent resale and new with tags market. In fact, that's what nailed it for me as there were secondhand ones on eBay selling for more than Brand Alley was charging so I knew I could sell it on if it turned out I wasn't wearing it much.
But since it arrived in mid-January, I have worn it more than I thought and it proved really useful at the weekend on the coast as it was warm enough to wear on a walk to the Causeway but it was also smart enough to wear over my black dress to our choir concert on the Saturday night (the main reason for the trip)
|Coat - Joules @ Brand Alley|
Jeans - Gap
Long Black Riding Boots - Carl Scarpa
Tan Leather & Suede Cross Body Bag - Boden
(oos but keep an eye on the link for returns)
Scarf - Soon to be in the SGS Shop!
Beanie Hat - New Look (old)
Sunday was a gorgeous day to look out at but it was bitterly cold and windy so the Causeway was particularly impressive with waves coming scarily close to where we were standing.
Only last July, we were much further forward on the rocks - basking in the sun. Hard to believe. This next photo was only taken a few metres further back from the one above!
Just one last thing to share. I mentioned the choir above - I mention them a lot! But we're heading to America in May on the invitation of the Belfast Lord Mayor, to sing at a business conference (and while we're there, we plan to sing at a ton of other concert & events). Unfortunately, we have to fund the trip ourselves! Along with payments from each choir members, sponsorship and lots of fundraising concerts in the coming months, each choir member is undertaking some effort to allow us to gather enough money together so the trip can happen.
So for this week, until close of business on Sunday, all profits from scarf or necklace purchases in my shop will be given to the USA fund. I know it's Frugal February...but this is exempt! If you've already purchased since Monday, it's included and thank you to friends and choir members who have bought from me already - and those who have made cash donations too. So very grateful.
Have a great Thursday my friends,