With the wintery weather meaning that it’s dark when I leave for work and even darker when I get back home, it’s been a while since I’ve posted an outfit. And because I’ve just been dressing from work, I feel like I’ve fallen into a bit of rut: building myself a uniform of outfits that I already know work and that I can easily just throw on. Since I invested in my Beadnell just before Christmas, it’s hardly left my back and it’s definitely becoming a huge wardrobe staple.
Barbour are one of those brands that I’ll always admire for not selling out and packing their HQ off to London. I think it’s brilliant for the region to have such an internationally renowned brand with its headquarters still based up here. Plus there’s something to be said for a proud North East based company that have stayed put and not only know their heritage but are proud of it. It seems a lot of British brands are following suit and embracing their roots from Mulberry to the creators of last year’s it-bag and star of a brilliant Google Chrome ad, The Cambridge Satchel Company. So being already something of a British brands fan girl now, I was over the moon when I was sent these navy Andalusia chelsea boots from Chatham Marine. When they first came, I wasn’t so sure about the chunky soles. They felt a little too conspicuous and bulky, but they’re definitely growing on me and with the recent bad weather, I realised they’d have been perfect for stomping around in the snow. Guess I’ll just have to keep my fingers crossed for more cold weather so I get more opportunities to break these babies in.
Pairing them with black jeans and my Barbour, I realised that I’m developing a little affinity for heritage style. You have to appreciate the irony though of a girl who isn’t really the biggest fan of the great outdoors, having a new found love for country wear.. I guess if I do ever decide to take up rambling, at least I’ve be properly attired.
Love that bag & those boots!
Classic and chic!
Love that satchel!
Sweet satchel <3
your booties look amazing.
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Funky bag, love it!
Totally agree – I love a good heritage piece but realistically I'd rather be indoors with a takeaway and a film than embracing the British countryside and its weather :L
They are gorgeous boots! And perfect for British weather!! I must say I have missed wrapping up and putting on big boots in the winter, it's been great to have warm weather for a change but you can't beat a good British chilly season!
I like! This bag is gorgeous <3
I'm rarely posting outfits either because of dark wheather – means I recreate the outfit on a Sunday and find somewhere to take the photos then. Cannot wait until it's sunny so I can come home from work, re-do my make-up and go take photos outside again!
I love your jacket and bag, they're such classics that will last for years 🙂 x
How strange, I have just purchased a cambridge satchel & a barbour coat! Haha! I love the pattern on the coat! & I love satchels with initials embossed on them! They always look so oldschool & classic! xx
This is absolutely your style! You are an English Rose!And you love the great outdoors when we can't get a taxi and have to sing Mariah Carey at maximum volume for warmth! xx
haha I'm a fan of the urban terrain but you know me, I start to feel a little uncomfortable when there's too much mud and not enough shops in sight.. xx
Totally agree, Hannah! Lovely to see British companies staying true to their roots, especially those originating from the North East!
Barbour have recently opened a training academy at a factory in South Shields to continue their local production – if you get chance, have a look at the article on it x
aw I didn't know about that! Thanks for forwarding me the article. I think it's a brilliant thing, it's so good to see local brands championing UK manufacturing 🙂 xx
No worries! I know, hopefully we'll see more of it in the future, too! x