Get Your Rain Coat-On

Twinning is winning they say. As a mummy to a little boy I rarely get the opportunity to wear the same as him so I am sure you can imagine my excitement when the opportunity presented itself! I’m usually a pretty trench coat, leopard print duster jacket or alike kind of girl, on too many occasions have I been caught out on the school run or our days out and so I have added a little practicality to my wardrobe. I have succumbed to packing a rain coat just in case like it did at the weekend the weather turned, on this day we weren’t caught out by the rain. On this day I was cheered by my six year old as we didn’t get wet. A parenting win.

And with the weather as unpredictable as a six year old it is time to join in with the yellow rain coat hysteria. One of the most noticeable things in outdoor fashion lately is a brightly coloured rain coat which are fast becoming the norm. I took the plunge – and I guess you could call this seasonal dressing. On Saturday morning we were treated to a downpour which was at the precise moment that we were enjoying a little walk with our furry baby and on Sunday afternoon the sun shone as we were tucked up in doors watching a movie drying off from the morning treat.

My outfit is pretty basic: my uniform of stripes, jeans and converse. Canary yellow is a difficult colour to pull off, however teamed with a Breton stripe and my converse I think I managed it. The lovely people over at Lighthouse Clothing have the cutest collection – I couldn’t resist a little twinning with my gorgeous boy and let’s not forget those blue and white stripes – the perfect combination.

We won’t be getting caught out on the school run or our family days out that’s for sure. I’m a little excited about that, boy do I sound old and that is definitely the mummy approach coming out in me – I think I might be turning into my mother-in-law. Practical clothing and a rain coat it is. Gone are the days when I am inappropriately dressed for a birthday party, just like I was at George’s, completely mis-judged the weather and was left looking a little worse for wear alongside all the prepared parents who were indeed in their colourful rain coats.

And how cute is George’s little jacket? I actually prefer the lining on his coat, but then you know me I do love a breton stripe. In terms of practicality I love the velcro stripe on the sleeve of his jacket, helping to keep out the rain and lets not forget the little hood with its press stood at the neck which I am sure will come in handy when the combination of wind and rain invariably arrives later on the year.

So tell me, are you a practical or fashionable dresser? Although I should say that Mr H said I looked rather cute in my rain coat, thanks for that!

* Disclosure – this is a collaborative post



  1. 5th July 2017 / 10:58 am

    Twinning is winning!
    I’ve got a Lighthouse jacket too and I love it. It’s so nice to have both practicality and style. x

  2. 6th July 2017 / 9:48 am

    Oh I love these so much. I need to get them for our whole family that would be ace. lol Can’t beat twinning it’s definitely winning here babes. Your photos are so beautiful of you and lil G I truly love them all. Wish my two would stay still long enough for some close ups like these. One of Lil G reaching for you hand out is my fave! Can’t beat yellow either it’s our fave color in this house.

  3. 6th July 2017 / 8:23 pm

    You DEFINITELY pull off the bright yellow – it looks gorgeous on you. I don’t have any kind of raincoat – I really need to get one sorted as I’m always getting caught out in the rain.

  4. 7th July 2017 / 10:55 am

    It looks lovely on you! I always end up inadvertently (and sometimes deliberately!) dressing us in the same clothes, especially stripes. There are days where 4/5 of us can be dressed in stripes and it takes someone else to point it out to us. Too funny! xx

  5. 12th July 2017 / 12:36 pm

    How cute are you guys in your matching yellow raincoat?!! I know what you mean on the practical coat front, I’ve now got a few raincoats for the school run that are ALL VERY practical. Lets home we won’t need them again until September now xxx

  6. 16th July 2017 / 8:59 am

    Oh I do love lighthouse jackets! I have a lovely yellow one and a green one (and a beige one and a blue one…. told you I loved them!) They are super stylish and twin for the win!! xx

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