Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Design your Dream Wellies with Joules

It's autumn. The season of pumpkin spice lattes, coloured leaves, candles and all the Halloween fun. And rain, particularly here in the UK.

Generally, the thought of rain mostly fills me with dread. Water droplets on my glasses, wet feet, cold, and either hair plastered to my head or desperate balancing of an umbrella with whatever I'm carrying at the time. But if there's something that makes rain, if not enjoyable, at least manageable, it is a good pair of wellies. Mine are Joules, and they tick all the boxes for me. They're comfortable, they keep my feet dry — and they even look nice!

My wellies make me jump in joy. Even back in 2012.
Joules has launched a fantastic competition inviting everyone to design a pair of Joules wellies. The winning design will be put into production, with all the proceeds going to CHARITABLYJOULES. Sounds great, doesn't it? But that's not all! The winner will also win a luxury Forest Holiday worth £5000, and the 10 runner-ups will receive a £250 Joules voucher each. Not too shabby, eh.

If you'd like to enter (and I'm sure you do!), head over to the entry page: The process is super simple and fun (no need for drawing skills, in case you're worried!) — I've already entered mine!

The closing date for the competition is 4th December, and the winner is announced on the 23rd December. Good luck to everyone who enters!

Post in collaboration with Joules (my love for wellies is all my own though)

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Outfit: Hues

How do bloggers deal with passers-by when taking photos in public? I mean, if I have someone taking photos, cool. But alone, with a tripod? After taking photos in the spot above, I noticed an old lady staring at me out of a window and fled in embarrassment. She must have thought I was doing something suspicious, camera clicking away at a quiet street out back...

Not that I was too upset about changing my place after I came across this utterly gorgeous tree! The perfect autumn backdrop, don't you think? Sadly, I was quite badly out of focus with pretty much all of the shots in this spot (hence the inclusion of the previous photo).

Scarf: ASOS (similar) | Leather biker jacket: TKMaxx (old) | Shirt: H&M (similar) | Necklace: Oliver Bonas (on sale!)
Ring: Forever 21 (old) | Nails: Barry M Berry Cosmo | Bag: Vinted | Corduroy skirt: Primark (old) | Boots: Primark 
Who else loves oversized scarfs? It's basically like wrapping yourself in a cosy blanket, but socially acceptable in public.