Cosy knits and bobble hatsMonday, December 07, 2015
I can't tell you it's getting cold outside. Some days are chilly and others are verging on warm they are so mild. On this occasion it was brass monkeys-ish (we're going back to our mid November weekend away in the Peak District), it was a Monday morning and we'd had to leave the cottage before 10am so we made the most of the rest of our day so we took a walk through Lathkill Dale (ideally more photos to come in time).
In true Sophie style I fought convention and went out in a dress. It was only for an hour or so and involved no challenging terrain if you discount the steep road in and out of the valley. Attempts to pack light meant that I brought a variety of items in the hope I would have all bases covered; from long treks up hills to dining out. This dress last worn a year ago is one of those strange pieces I really never know where to wear; it's too thick for summer, has long sleeves but won't go too far keeping me warm enough on its own. A base layer underneath and an oversize jumper on top resulted in an appropriate combination along with thermal tights and sturdy walking boots.
My cream tartan scarf and Masato knitted bobble hat are outdoor essentials at the moment; keeping me toasty on the windy and nippy days. Don't forget that there is still time to support the homeless beanie campaign by Masato which is an awesome project to be a part of. Plus I adore my hat, which not only keeps me warm but also a less fortunate person on the streets too.