Oh winter…cold, rainy winter.
When this time of year comes around do you, like me, always find it really difficult to find a coat? The weather is so unpredictable isn’t it?
Sometimes waterproof coats aren’t warm enough, and sometimes warm coats aren’t waterproof enough! Then it comes to finding one that’s practical but still suits your style.
Evie has been fully kitted out in winter, wet weather gear since the start of Autumn. For little ones, practicality and style often fall into one. Don’t you find with adult coats though, that they always seem to be about just one or the other?
One thing I made sure of after I had Evie, is that I’d keep my style. I’ve always loved clothes! The only problem is, sometimes they are fabulous, but they aren’t always suitable. Previous to this post, I didn’t even have a coat with a hood on it.
As you know, looking after a toddler with an umbrella in one hand isn’t always feasible, so you can imagine how soaked I usually get on our adventures out!
Trespass recently got in touch and asked me to review one of their beautiful winter coats. After having a quick browse of their website, I was so happy to finally find a company that creates coats that not only look great, but are sensible. I absolutely fell in love with one particular coat; the ‘rubywax womens wax effect parka jacket’.
It’s me all over. It goes perfectly with my favourite black skinny jeans and ankle boots, and it doesn’t look ‘mumsy’ at all.
It’s available on the Trespass website in three colours; black, blue or green. What’s so perfect about it is that it’s baggy enough to fit a jumper or fleece underneath for extra warmth (as I’m doing above), but when it’s warm enough to be sans jumper, the waist can be adjusted by a simple drawcord for a more flattering fit.
It’s perfect for wearing all year around, and the cool wax effect means that it’s easy to clean, which if you’re outdoorsy like us, is great for any muddy outings or beach trips.
We took it to the beach in the rain this week for a spin this week, and also to get some much needed fresh sea air.
We’ve been to London this week for a blogging award ceremony, which I am shocked to say I won in my category! I am now officially, the Bloggers Lounge ‘Parent Blogger Of The Year‘, which is really exciting!
Being away in the city and coming back to the beach, really makes me appreciate where I live all the more. The wide open spaces, having fresh clean air and being able to walk to the sea in only a few moments, are all things I adore about where I live.
I especially love walks on the beach at this time of year. Even on a rainy day like today, it’s still so refreshing.
The coat was perfect for the beach. The wax kept the rain off, and the coat dried so quickly when we got home. What was even more beneficial, is that it seemed to repel sand!
We love going out for walks whatever the weather, so it’s nice to finally have some clothes that fit the perfect. As the saying goes:
‘There is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes!’
Now I just need to invest in some wellies!
If you need some wet weather clothes for little ones, be sure to check out these incredible clothes by Wet Wednesdays!
What do you think of this Trespass coat? Do you always find it difficult to find a Winter coat?
*This item was sent to me for the purpose of this review. All opinions are honest and are my own.