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Chosen by Country Classic Lucinda – November Edition

It’s that time of month again – the opportunity to spend, save or splurge on ourselves or our loved ones! Once again, I’ve worked to bring you information on a glorious range of products that I have been trying and testing over the last few weeks.

Don’t forget, these are products that I have chosen to add into this blog, and they are products I have genuinely been using and trying throughout the month. These products are those which I have loved this month – hence the glowing reviews! They are products I recommend from my own personal using – not because I have been asked to promote!

I am so excited to share this with you – so, let’s have a look at this months top picks!

Enjoy xo

Glorious and Wild Skye Beret- Pale Pink & Forest Green

A ‘beret’ good place to start …

‘Head out into your world, laugh, have fun and live your most wild life in my little creations’ – Rachel, Glorious and Wild.

I have been obsessing over berets for a little while now. I love my fedora hats, and wearing a hat is definitely needed for me – I have crazy hair. BUT…. I rarely would opt for a bobble hat with my style – I think the last time I wore one of those was in Budapest!

There is something very classic about a beret and it’s style. I guess I hadn’t been sure previously if one would suit me, despite lusting over them on other bloggers, who seem to always pull off the look so seamlessly. Maybe because I have been admiring these images so frequently, I just automatically associated the hats with travel bloggers, who have these perfectly styled wardrobes, straight out of Gossip Girl.

Having followed Glorious and Wild for a long time, I loved the subtle Country style running through their clothing and accessories. Glorious and Wild was born through Rachel’s love of all countryside pursuits, alongside partying. Wanting to create clothing that would take you from day to night, countryside to partying, the unique pieces from Glouious and Wild were put together, and a new wave of Country inspired clothing were created.

The Skye berets instantly stood out to me. They are such a perfect mix of classy and Country, I just couldn’t resist. These berets are made from a super soft cashmere blend, with a removable colour coordinated pom pom on top. The berets feature the Glorious and Wild zebra logo embroidered on the brim too- such a lovely finishing touch!

I have been pairing these with EVERYTHING in my wardrobe, I definitely have a new found love! They have been everywhere from the supermarket to heading out and about into the woods. I am surprised just how easy they are to style, and just how much they actually go with! I have the gorgeous forest green, and the pink – and both match such a broad range of outfits. I know the forest green has been particularly popular – did you catch it on the cover of the Fairfax & Favor brochure?

If you would love to see a blog on how to style a beret, do let me know! I was a little unsure myself to start with, but now I so comfortable with just how versatile they are – I would love to share my tip and tricks with you if this is something you’d love to see.

Available in 5 different colours, these berets from Glorious and Wild are an absolute steal at £25.00 each.

Pampeano Polo Belt – ‘Sereno’

If they are good enough for Prince William…

I have spoken about my love of polo belts quite a few times now. I need my clothing and accessories to do it all, they need to be hard working and practical for my day to day life at work, and out and about on the yard and in the Country, but I also want them to be perfectly dressed up for brunch with the girls or a day at the races!

Originally, polo belts were created as essentially a ‘team uniform’ for polo players, and were a way for spectators to distinguish which team a player was on.

Pampeano means ‘from La Pampa’, which is a central province in Argentina – and this is where the Pampeano story begins! Pampeano only uses premium grade hand sourced leather, finished with the beautiful hand woven threaded designs.

I chose the Sereno colour-way because I loved how practical this would be against my breeches, but also against the colour palette of my entire wardrobe. These belts pair with everything, so whether you want to colour coordinate with your favourite riding outfits, or your favourite jeans or skirts – this is the perfect belt to go for. These would also make an amazing gift for any loved ones.

You can find a video of me unboxing my Pampeano belt here.

There are so many different colour-ways available through Pampeano, as well as some different styles of polo belt. It is also possible to have 3 initials embossed onto your belt, for a personalised finish. You can browse their website for the full collection.

Priced at £65.00

So Country ‘Kempton’ Scarf

When you can’t be at the races, bring the races to you!

I have a few different So Country pieces in my house already. Their homeware is so perfectly suited to the Country home and all items are made in England. The collection features a full range of living and kitchen homewares and fabrics.

Recently, So Country welcomed a beautiful new range of scarves into the collection, meaning you can take these truly stunning designs out of the home, and with you on your day. The Kempton scarf is an 100% cotton scarf, featuring a beautiful racehorse print. This print is set on a white background, edged in hot pink and grey. The detail to the scarf is absolutely stunning, and if you are a racing fanatic like me, this is one you won’t want to miss.

The scarves are a long rectangle, measuring at 120cm x 27cm high. This . This scarf size is perfect for creating various styles. It can be tied in multiple ways around the neck, shoulders, and even around handbags.

I nearly always wear a scarf – even in the summer. I prefer the look of a an outfit when it is finished with a beautifully matching scarf. The colour-ways of these scarves are perfect for pairing with all outfits, with a great blend of subtle colours with bold, bright flashes of colour added throughout.

I love finding unique items which truly show my personality through my clothing and style. This collection of scarves really speak for themselves, and if you love your Country wardrobe really showing off your personality, these are definitely worth a look!

The scarves are all machine washable, meaning they are super practical for Country life! There are 3 other designs available in this scarf too – Trophy Stag, Badminton and MFH.

Priced very reasonably at £20.00 each.

High Bird Designs ‘The Lucinda’ Hairband

Every day is a good day to dress up…

If you have followed me for a while, you’ll know how much I love High Bird Designs, and I have spent a lot of time working with them in the past. High Bird Designs create their beautiful Country inspired accessories using spent shotgun cartridges, tweed and game feathers.

This ‘Lucinda’ headband is a brand new launch from High Bird Designs, and consists of a thick velvet headband with a game feather detachable brooch. These are completely customisable, so you are able to pick what colour feathers and heabhand are wanted, this is great if you are wanting to match with a specific outfit. Once you have your headband, you can also buy other detachable pins separately, to be able to change up your look.

I am such a huge fan of headbands, I actually wear one most days, so I knew this look was going to be perfect for me. These offer such a great alternative to a hat or fascinator for a wedding or the races, or it could be dressed down for a more every day look.

I am keeping everything crossed that I will be back out racing soon, so keep an eye out for this beautiful piece styled with my racing outfits, and stayed tuned on my social media channels to see more ways to dress this up and down!

Available in over 15 different headband colours – there will definitely be one to suit your style.

Priced at £30.00

Teddy Edward Ava Luxury T-Shirt

So, it may be a little out of season…. but you can never have enough white tees. right?!

Ok, so hear me out, I know t-shirts are slightly out of season right now, but they are still perfect for cozying up at home, using a layering piece, or they are even perfect for if/when we are able to head out for brunch again!

I have raved about Teddy Edward continually throughout my blogs. Their clothing is all made in Great Britain, and they have such fantastic values when it comes to producing their limited number clothing and accessories. Teddy Edward create beautifully timeless, unique clothing pieces, which are guaranteed to become firm wardrobe favourites.

I gave away one of the Ava t-shirts earlier on in the year, and I just fell in love with it. I was soo envious of my lovely giveaway winner, who was able to style this super soft, classic tee. The Ava features a lovely wide scoop neck which is ultra flattering, alongside a curved hem, and the Teddy Edward logo embroidered onto the chest. The Teddy Edward clothing is always cut to be extremely flattering, which means you know you are getting pieces which will feel as good as they look!

This tee is not only perfect for those more casual days – it is also the perfect t-shirt for dressing up with skinny jeans. Thinking of the ever tricky jeans and a nice top combination? Well, this t-shirt could be perfect for you! I have had no issue teaming this with some outfits, despite the colder weather starting to set in. Why not team this tee with a pair of their gorgeous moleskin jeans (find here!), or team with sweatpants for a loungewear look (find here!).

Priced at £39.00

The Silver Stable Maxi Stirrup Necklace

Jewellery is so personal, often sentimental, and adds so much character to an outfit.

I am really quite picky about my jewellery. You may have noticed, if you are a regular here and on my social media channels, that I wear the same jewellery every. single. day.

I actually leave most of this jewellery on constantly. It has just become part of who I am now, and I have chosen such timeless, good quality pieces over the past couple of years, that it will last me a lifetime.

When I first saw The Silver Stable, I was instantly drawn to two pieces as I was browsing the collection, these pieces were the T-Bar Clasp Necklace, and the Maxi Stirrup Necklace. The reason I was drawn to these, was simply how unique they looked, they really stood out to me as a different style to the typical equestrian jewellery that you see.

Wanting to avoid ‘fast fashion’ the jewellery from The Silver Stable is built to last, and has been made and finished by hand in Lancashire. Featuring sterling silver and 9ct gold pieces, the jewellery is designed combining founder Camilla’s love of horses, and her passion for beautiful, elegant, jewellery.

I was drawn to this Maxi Stirrup necklace due to its unique length. Typically you see most jewellery sitting much higher, on shorter chains. This necklace is available on longer length necklaces, meaning you can layer up jewellery styles.

Whilst a simple design of a small sterling silver stirrup placed on a long chain, this necklace feels so special, and looks amazing with all outfits – whether at the yard, or dressing up! As I rarely take my jewellery off, I do need pieces which can ensure life at the yard, as well as enjoying being dressed up.

I have worn this necklace every single day since I received it. The quality, although dainty, is incredible, it absolutely feels like it is built to last. This item is incredible value for a timeless piece that will stay in your jewellery box forever. I have worn quite a few different ways already, if you have seen my social media, you will have seen various styles already – but keep an eye out for even more style inspiration with this gorgeous piece!

The whole of The Silver Stable collection is hand made, and made to order. These pieces really are incredibly special, and would make the most perfect Christmas gift or treat for either yourself or a loved one. The jewellery comes really beautifully packaged too – check out my unboxing to see how the items arrive – check it out here!

The necklace is available in 4 different chain lengths, and 2 different chain thicknesses.

Priced at £60.00
(currently in the Black Friday sale for £48.00)

Eton Taylor Katy Simple Taupe Fur Gilet

Investment in pieces you will wear and love forever …

Staying cosy and warm is a top priority for me with my winter clothing picks. I absolutely hate being cold, and most of my hobbies involve being outside … in the cold, so clothing which will keep me warm is a priority.

I love being able to layer up clothing, and gilets add a great ‘inbetween’ layer to your outfits. You can wear your gilet on its own, or underneath a bigger coat, and generally they are a much less restrictive layer, whilst still keeping your core toasty warm.

Choosing a neutral colour in your layering clothing is a great choice, these will generally go with any outfit, so your will be able to just throw this on over the top of any of your styles. I particularly love layering over green, burgundy, cream and navy in the winter months.

This classic fur gilet is a wardrobe staple from Eton Taylor. Eton Taylor is a luxury ladies clothing brand, which focuses on timeless pieces, taking you from day to night, town to Country. Founder Jo has always had a ‘passion for fashion’ with her mother owning a clothing shop in their local village. Jo’s aim with Eton Taylor was to find pieces which would take you from ‘field to fashion’ – investment items which would be both practical and stylish.

The Katy gilet is beautifully warm and cosy, whilst being a lightweight and unrestrictive layer. I love the length of this gilet, which for me isn’t too long, so it fits perfectly under all of my jackets, without any gathering or bulk below the hips. The gilet features two pockets, and closes with a simple hook fastening. It features a high neck collar, which is really flattering, and looks beautiful over a roll neck jumper.

I have been living in this gilet, whether it has been heading out for a winter walk, or pairing with a working from home outfit. I love how lightweight it does feel, whilst still keeping me really warm.
I love the pieces from Eton Taylor and I have purchased some beautiful pieces which been practical and so stylish. I can’t recommend this gilet enough!

The gilet is available in 3 sizes – XS/S , M/L & XL.
It is also available in 2 other colour-ways.

Priced at £130.00
(currently in the Black Friday sale for £117.00)

So there we have it, my round up of favourite products from the month. With Christmas just around the corner now, maybe this has given you some inspiration for some presents, or even just a treat for yourself!

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Lots of love, Lucinda xo

‘Nothing haunts us like the things we didn’t buy’

– Unknown

Please note I have in the past, and do work with all of the above brands. This blog has been produced to express my genuine thoughts, and has in no way been influenced by any of the brands featured. Please note that information was correct at the time of publishing. None of the links included are affiliate links.