A few weeks ago Alex from Barkarama asked me to take part in her Walking Style series showing what I wear when taking Nico for a walk (outfit photos of this very soon!) & it got me thinking a lot about my casual wardrobe & making mental wishlists of what pieces I’m missing from it. Though this is not exactly a dog walk friendly outfit, it’s more off duty items, because I got a little carried away!

Whenever I go over to Ollie’s I always end up borrowing his Mum’s quilted Barbour jackets for dog walks across their fields & I’ve been meaning to get one of my own for a while. I have to admit I’m not the biggest fan of the more classic versions & couldn’t justify the price for one, but this one is another story, the biker style, jersey lining & the little details like the buckle at the neck make it the perfect blend of comfort, practicality & style.

My quest for the perfect flat boots is still on going, the last pair I ordered were not quite right & so were returned like all the previous pairs. My next pair to try, once I have some spare cash, will be these Cinzia Araia ones, I love how worn & broken in they look, plus the minimal, fuss-free details make them a true classic. I hadn’t heard of this brand before until Jenny posted about them, and I fell in love with pretty much every pair. I’m also still obsessed with any headgear with ears, so obviously I have my eye on this adorable Eugenia Kim ‘Felix’ hat too!

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  1. Posted 26.03.2014 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    Nice items! :) Especially loving the felix hat!

    x Dawn

  2. Posted 26.03.2014 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    Nice boots are definitely hard to find.. and I think these are so great, you should get them! Oh and that beanie with the ears is just so cute, love it :)

  3. Posted 27.03.2014 at 12:55 am | Permalink

    This is a lot more put together than my dog walking outfits, I’m just all about bundling on as many layers as possible! And gotta have trainers on too. I’m in love with that Whistles jumper, it’s so perfect and a Barbour is such a good investment…I have one of their parkas and it’s just SO warm…perfect for doggie walks! xxx

  4. Posted 27.03.2014 at 3:07 am | Permalink

    I have never heard of Barbour, but I sort of love them-they look like the perfect weight for Texas winter weather.

  5. Claire
    Posted 27.03.2014 at 7:11 am | Permalink

    Hi Steph,yes,I think a barbour would be a great idea for you when walking Nico,wether here at Springfield or at home.It is the perfect outdoor clothing,as they say ‘there’s no such thing as bad weather but inappropriate clothing’ also I think you would look great in the coat you chose.Ollies mum xx

  6. Posted 27.03.2014 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    I get the feeling you could quite easily walk Nico in a few of these outfits though! I’ve been thinking a lot about my own casual wardrobe, as I’ve only got one pair of denim and zero sweatshirts – this is a little bit of a reminder.

  7. jenny
    Posted 28.03.2014 at 12:22 am | Permalink

    I just love the bag, boots and sweater! Also if your looking for anything designer related I highly recommend as they discount everything and the shipping is also free to the UK and comes the next day ;D I got my Cinzia Wedges from here but stock changes all the time! :) I would love to see some style posts for when your out walking Nico, as it’s difficult to decided what’s suitable especially during winter, but summer should be easier as hopefully the weather stays nice and dry! x

  8. Posted 28.03.2014 at 3:31 am | Permalink

    i was just thinking there’s something quite english about this look, haha – i think the barbour jacket reminds me of riding out in the country for some reason! maybe it’s the polo shirt too. those boots are just gorgeous, i love it when boots like these come pre-lived in!

  9. Posted 31.03.2014 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    Awesome choices! Really like the leather pants especially.

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