out and about: sunshine, antiques and vintage jackets

On Wednesday, the Husband had the day off work, and unbelievably, the weather decided to play nicely; the day dawned with bright sunshine and gentle breezes, so we did what any normal parents would do – offloaded the kids onto their Grandparents threw the kids in the car, and headed out for the day.

We started with coffee and cake (is there any other way to begin a day trip?) and then drove out to the park and the lake. We try to spend as much time out of doors with the kiddos as possible – neither of them are really ones to sit in front of the TV, and Ben gets a bit feral hyperactive if he doesn’t get out to run off some of his excess energy.

There were antiques shops, and colourful window boxes and then lunch on the common, where the Husband had a go with my DSLR:

He now knows the value of giving a warning before taking a picture. Also, not to be picky,
but I look a leeeetle bit like there’s something growing out of my head.

And I spotted some bicycle porn:

I like to be comfy when we’re out and about – I know some Mums manage to wear heels, but I just can’t cope with it. My recipe for success when chasing the kiddos around is jeans plus jacket plus flat shoes. Done.

Jacket – vintage from Tango Tea // Shirt – charity shop // Jeans – eBay //
Shoes – Kate Kanzier // Pendant – charity shop

This jacket is one of my absolute favourite vintage pieces in the entire world – it came from Tango Tea in Southsea, the most beautiful little vintage shop that sells all manner of eclectic things (I’ve bought some beautiful embroidered hankies from there before). The owner told me that it used to be a cape, but had been remade into a jacket – I love it for both its history and its unique print. A firm favourite!


  1. LandGirl1980
    April 27, 2013 / 6:38 pm

    Love the jacket and the blouse 🙂

  2. KatGotTheCream
    May 3, 2013 / 4:16 pm

    Dontcha just love days when you can sneak off for a day trip with the other half in the sunshine? I'm really enjoying all your gorgeous photos and outfits of late.P.S. Loving the bike porn too x

  3. Andrea Roberts
    May 6, 2013 / 10:56 am

    Your outfit is in style for this year. I think vintage is in the air once again.

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