I don't really think any of us has a clue whats going on with the weather at the moment. We seem to be experiencing all four seasons every single day! This morning, we woke up to frosty lawns and icy cars but then the sun came out and at lunchtime I walked home from work in just a t-shirt! Right now the sky has turned grey and it looks as if the heavens are going to open..... Just in time for the school run of course.
Being British, even when summer is in full swing I always like to carry lightweight jackets with us for those impromptu showers and chilly evenings, and this is the time of year when I usually make my annual purchase so that we get the most wear out of them. When we were approached by Belfast based company, Lighthouse Clothing, to review their new collection earlier this month, the timing couldn't have been more perfect - and we've had plenty of opportunities to put their pieces through their paces!
Lighthouse clothing has a casual, nautical feel to it. The collection of coats, jackets and tops is small but perfectly formed - with something for the whole family. We chose three different lightweight rain jackets; the 'Carrie' printed waterproof coat for Evie, the 'Skipper' nautical coat for Daisy (which actually came from the boys section) and the 'Romy' waterproof jacket for me.
All three are waterproof, windproof and breathable - with the added bonus of being machine washable. They also all have a thin jersey lining that adds a bit of warmth which, lets face it, we definitely need right now! I especially like the closing pockets on the kid's coats (there are poppers on Evie's and zips on Daisy's) which means that they don't lose any treasures that they pick up on our adventures! The hood on my coat is detachable and I like the length as it covers my bum ;)
I love, love, love the bold prints of the two children's coats - I'm a massive fan of bright colours! When it comes to my clothes I do tend to tone it down a little, but the Romy has a wonderful floral lining. One thing I would say is that the kids sizes come up a little small - I ordered Daisy, who is 6, a 7-8 and Evie a 5-6 (she is 3, haha!) and they are both perfect.
Price wise, I really think these jackets are a steal. The girls' coats cost just £24.95 each, although mine is a little more expensive at £89.95.
All c/o Lighthouse Clothing
My love of the coast is well documented on this blog so it goes without saying that I absolutely adore this little video from Lighthouse! Blustery British beaches are just the best. And I love their slogan 'Live Simple, Live Happy' ♥
We were sent our jackets free of charge, in exchange for this honest review. All words and photos are my own.