Outfit | Green Joules Raincoat and Bow Wellies
[This post is a collaboration with Joules]
When we moved to our new house (Which I guess I should probably stop referring to as “the new house”, seeing as we’ve been here for a year-and-a-half now…), I quickly realised I was going to need some countryside-appropriate additions to my wardrobe. Well, stilettos and and circle skirts don’t quite cut it when you’re tramping through a muddy forest in February, do they?
Where we used to live, walking the dog generally involved strolling around suburban streets, which could be done in my usual “civilian” clothes. These days, however, walking the dog… well, it STILL often involves strolling around suburban streets in my civvies, but it’s also much more likely to involve mud, rain and all of the other joys that come with a more rural setting, so in addition to my usual high heels and 50s-style skirts, I’ve been slowly accumulating a small collection of Wellington boots, raincoats and other, more practical gear.
The latest additions to that collection comes courtesy of Joules, and prove that “practical” doesn’t have to mean “boring”. I mean, a bright green coat, with a stripe lining? Shiny wellies, with a bright yellow bow? They’re almost too cute to “waste” on dog walking – in fact, when I put the boots on this weekend, there was a part of me that didn’t want to get them muddy… even although that’s kind of the whole point of Wellington boots. Ahem.
Anyway, my green jacket definitely helped brighten up a grey February day, and once I’d gotten over the desire to keep my new boots all shiny and clean, they were the ideal footwear for a muddy walk. Rubin, on the other hand, was TOTALLY inappropriately dressed for the occasion (Seriously: a fur coat, in the countryside? What was he thinking?!), and had to go straight into the bath as soon as we got him home. If only Joules made wellies for dogs. And if only Terry would let me put them on him if they did…