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Chosen by Country Classic Lucinda – Outfit Essentials – May 21

It’s that time of month again – it’s pay day weekend and my goodie blog of treats is here to help you with those hard earned pay day treats!

Happy Bank Holiday weekend! I hope you’re all having a lovely time, and enjoying the gorgeous sunshine we have- what a difference sunny days make to everyone’s mood! I hope you’ve managed to enjoy some of this glorious weather ☀️

In this blog I’m bringing you some of the items I have been loving this month, these are tried and tested pieces which I have chosen to share a little more about. I enjoy doing these monthly round ups, to show you a more in depth look at some of the pieces I’ve been wearing recently!

Let’s go….


Hicks & Hides Zebra Safari Belt

Take a walk on the wild side… 🐆

About the brand …

Founded in 2010 from the scenic Cotswolds Countryside, Hicks & Hides develops leather goods including belts, handbags, travel-wear and shooting accessories, perfectly suited to the countryside enthusiast. Finished with spent shotgun cartridges, the unique designs incorporate the heart of the Countryside and a love for all countryside pursuits. With a workshop and showroom in the Cotswolds at the core of the bespoke designs, and utilising local villages to name the products, Hicks & Hides encompasses everything you could want from a great British brand!

The quality of the products is unbelievable, using butter soft leather these products ooze luxury, whilst at an affordable price tag.

Why this product?

I haven’t always been sold by animal print, but as I have grown ever more confident in my style, I have loved adding in clothing or prints that I would have shied away from previously. Animal print accessories are an easy way to add a statement piece to your outfit, without distracting too much from your finished look. If you prefer an outfit which doesn’t have a particularly overpowering element, a complementary piece like this would be perfect for you! Whether it’s teamed with a pair of jeans and a simple knit, or used as a waist belt with your favourite dress, this is sure to be a subtle, but endearing, talking point to your favourite outfit.

The Zebra Safari Belt by Hicks & Hides features a slimline 1″ width design, perfect for threading through narrower belt loops, or wearing round the waist to create a flattering feature to a skirt or dress. This slightly slimmer design is effortlessly elegant, adding a luxurious flash of print. Part of the new Safari range, zebra print is right on Summer style, and perfect for adding to those monochrome or neutral outfits. Team with the matching accessories to create a completely polished look! (Matching coin purse, purse and clutch available).

Available in sizes X Small to XX Large, view the size guide here.
Also available in Leopard print.

How much is it, and where can I buy it from?

Priced at £39.00


Crested & Country Blue Barrel Bag

A girl can never have too many handbags…. right?! 👜

About the brand …

Based in Yorkshire, Crested & Country is a British brand specialising in leather goods, including belts and bags, but also in clothing, specifically the turtle neck jumpers. With all of their products reflecting a love of countryside pursuits, these products are not only great for treating yourself, but also make the perfect gift for any age!

With incredible attention to detail and beautiful designs, Crested & Country really strands out with their classic styling taking on a unique Country twist.

Why this product?

I definitely need a Mary Poppins bag with me at all times, I am a fine example of carrying far too much around with me! I like to have to space within my handbag for everything to be easily accessible, particularly having to navigate around all of the things I never need! Whilst I love a spacious bag, I also like something that looks delicate, elegant and classic, I don’t like to compromise on design just because of size, something Crested & Country have perfected with their barrel bag.

The Barrel Bag features beautiful tonal navy suede with brown leather handles, detailing and base. An open main compartment allows you to store all items easily inside, with a neat zip compartment at the back of the bag for the items you need separate access to.

This bag is beautifully crafted and is suited to all ages and styles. Whether you’re looking for an every day handbag, or something a little more glamorous for those special trips out, this bag ticks all the boxes. I love versatile pieces, and this bag is incredibly easy to style, and available in two classic Country colour ways.

Available in Blue and Brown.
Sizing: 30cm length, 13cm wide, 16cm height
Check out the website for more beautiful bag designs too!

I treat all my suede products with a suede protector prior to use, so that I am able to enjoy them on all occasions – Liquiproof is my preferred protector.

How much is it, and where can I buy it from?

Priced at £120.00
You can use ‘Lucinda30’ for a huge 30% off!!


Ella & Cherry Jazz Jersey

Every wardrobe needs one…. or two! 💃🏻

About the brand …

Founded in 2013, Ella & Cherry took to the market with the aim of creating striking but practical shirts, which were comfortable enough to wear on a daily basis. Founder Cherry had struggled to find shirts on the high street which were unique, and became frustrated by the same designs being shared. With a focus on the collars and cuffs, Cherry drew up shirt designs with soft pure white cotton materials, and beautiful cuff and collar combinations. The name Ella & Cherry comes from founder Cherry, and her daughter, Ella, who was born shortly before launching the brand. The brand now consists of a full range of shirts, knitwear and accessories.

The full range of Ella & Cherry products are beautiful. It is the sort of website that you go on, and you just want everything (you have been warned!!).

Why this product?

If it comes in Navy, I seem to be automatically drawn to it. My wardrobe consists of all sorts of colours now, but it seems as though I always reach for navy as my base colour or as starting piece to my outfit. I find navy to be a slightly softer colour than black to work with, so it’s quite often featured as my staple pieces.

I really hadn’t realised how much I would need these jersey tops in my wardrobe until I started to wear them. I’m not particularly a fan of just a round neck tee, I generally prefer something with a little more to it than that. The Jazz Jersey shirt is that versatile, every day top that you can reach for time and time again, but it has some features which make it seem that little bit more special. Adorning a beautifully subtle collar, and gathering to the front, create a flattering and stylish top that’s easy to style in a multitude of ways. Wether you wanted to team with a tweed skirt for date night, or skinny’s for the weekly shop, there’s nothing that this top won’t get you looking ready for!

Available in sizes 8 – 18.
Navy and White options available.

How much is it, and where can I buy it from?

Priced at £79.00
Use ‘LUCINDA10’ for 10% off!


Timothy Foxx Swanbourne Sweatshirt

‘Olive’ you …💚

About the brand …

Certainly no stranger to the CCL blog, Timothy Foxx is one of the brands which has graced my home and wardrobe for many many years now. The brand was founded in 2009 by the incredibly talented Rosalie Eustace, who wanted to create specialist, hand made tweed garments.

Typically found on the show circuit all season, the TF team are always on hand to help. Alongside attending shows and selling online, the TF also have a showroom where they are able to welcome customers for a personal shopping experience, meaning you can get the individual service wanted, particularly with specialist custom made items. More and more now we are looking for more unique items, and also investment pieces that fit really well and will last, so this personalised service is just astounding.

Rosalie has the most amazing eye for beautiful tweeds and materials, well-cut items and long lasting, attractive pieces. I think it is safe to say I am obsessed with this brand!

Why this product?

The Swanbourne Sweatshirt is the perfect new addition to the Timothy Foxx casual wear range. Whether you want something comfy for relaxing in the evening, or something to dress up with your favourite jeans, the Swanbourne is that perfect mix of smart and casual.

Featuring a scoop crew neck and straight fit design, the Swanbourne is then adorned with colourful Timothy Foxx detailing. A contrast shield logo features on the front, and both arms feature colour white and Candy stars.

Created from 80% organic cotton and 20% recycled Polyester, this sweatshirt is super soft, but easily washable!

The Swanbourne Sweatshirt is made to order, so please expect approx 10 days for delivery.

Available in Olive and Navy!

I sized up by one size in this sweatshirt.

How much is it, and where can I buy it from?

Priced at £52.00


Cotswold Fox 1/4 zip

Feeling Foxy?! 🦊

About the brand …

Created by Masters student and event rider, Jemima, Cotswold Fox was created from the founders roots based in the beautiful Cotswolds. Currently studying at RAC, Jemima aims to bring forth a brand of durable and practical, but stylish, country wear.

With clothing currently ranging from 1/4 zips to t-shirts and polo tops, there is certainly something well suited to any country girl, or guy!

With the reality of Country life at the heart of the brands clothing design, it’s a relatable brand bringing forth a down to earth twist on classic country fashion.

Why this product?

I am OBSESSED with 1/4 zips right now. This weather switching from one extreme to the other has us constantly reaching back and forth for layers. 1/4 zips seem to cover suitability for every type of weather we receive at the moment, whether layering up is required underneath, or worn more open for a warmer day style.

The Heritage Quarter Zip is a medium weight with a brushed back cotton lining, perfect for days outside in this unpredictable weather. The bold, but complimentary fox branding on the sweatshirts adds a tonal, trendy take.

Available in Fire Red, Navy, Grey and NEW limited edition Burgundy, there is a colour to suit every wardrobe!

It is recommended to size down in this product if you are between sizes.

How much is it, and where can I buy it from?

Priced at £38.00


Super excited for the next blog coming Darlings, you’re going to love it.
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Lots of love, Lucinda xo


“Never underestimate the power of a good outfit on a bad day”

– Unknown

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