So Edinburgh is lovely guys, it really is, but I'm definitely starting to notice that I've been carrying my umbrella around slightly more than I ever did in London. In fact I'm going to be honest with you, it is always in my handbag just in case and that mindset has already come in handy so many times.
I've never really been one for waterproof coats, at least since I was about 8 and had the best purple mac in a bag that had a hood that you could zip into the collar. I thought I was practically Inspector Gadget with wearable innovation like that I'm telling you. Recently though I've been spotting that waterproof jackets have been making a bit of a comeback - practical and on trend, how could I say no?
Lola Nautical Padded Short Coat: Target Dry*
Necklace: Forever 21
Striped Tee: Primark
Plimsolls: New Look
Target Dry have an amazing selection of outdoor clothing for men and women (kids too!) that combine functionality (something you really need in a waterproof jacket) with stylish designs. I picked the Lola Nautical style from their new collection for one reason really - I've been dying to get my hands on the perfect yellow jacket for ages.
And it really is perfect, it has a variety of both zip and button pockets, perfect for shoving your phone and purse in securely when you don't want to carry a bag around, there's a drawcord at the waist so that you can cinch the jacket in to look a bit more tailored (very flattering) and it's water and wind proof. It's been on a dog walk and a number of day trips so far and I don't know what I did without it to be quite honest.
I've got a bit of a 'casual weekend' uniform at the moment - I've stocked up on the super soft high waisted skinny jeans from Primark which I LOVE because they're so comfy and basically just feel like wearing leggings. I'm not going to lie to you and tell you they last ages, but they're not too bad and they're only about a tenner a pair. I should really make the effort to find a really good quality pair of jeans that I like just as much, but so far no luck unfortunately. If you have any recommendations let me know!
I'm also big on stripes at the moment, as you might have spotted in my last outfit post. Primark (again) have a huge selection at the moment, but I've also spotted some really nice casual tees and jumpers in H&M. So there you have it - what do you think of waterproof jackets? I think they have a bit of a reputation for being a bit dull and boring, but it doesn't have to be that way!