Friday, August 22, 2014

On the move - Becoming a Stylish Boater!

Good morning!
So for those of you who haven't heard through the grapevine, my fiance,Steve and I are moving out of our warehouse room  and on to a 40ft canal boat (still in London). I am so excited to get everything moved on and get settled. We have spent the last week painting, tidying and preparing for the move so getting it finished will be so great. Stay tuned for before and after posts about the boat - I will share everything with you.

After my first session taking the boat out on the water, going through the locks and generally learning all the ropes, it occurred to me that a lot of my fashion choices are going to have to be well thought out for days when we move the boat to a new spot or do work on it. I can't be prancing around in long skirts and all that for fear of tripping into the canal, so those outfits will remain for at work only.
I've made up a wishlist of things that I think will help transition my wardrobe into being more outdoor friendly and boat friendly. I have made my list up using the Simply Be website because I love how easy it is to find everything I want and need in one place.

First up - skirt and legging combos - I love this because it's cute and you never have to worry about one half riding up while the other slips down, and you get all the cuteness of a skirt with the practicality of warm leggings. Joe Browns has two at the moment for Simply Be.

Next up is this amazing festival Mac from Alice and You. Not only is it practical because no rain will get in, but it has a hood and doesn't hide any cute outfits underneath! I can see myself putting along in the rain on the boat, dry as a bone and not worrying about wind or breezes getting in.

Living on a boat is going to mean a commitment to warm clothing and sweaters, which is fine by me. I love this cocoon waterfall cardigan because I can wear loose over other things or belt it to make it more office chic. 

Last of all are these leather lace up boots from Joe Browns. They are wide calf, which is like a dream come true and will be great for maneuvering up and down the ladders and such when opening and closing the locks.

I can't wait for our adventure to officially start and to make the boat home. I will be sharing plenty of photos very soon of what we worked on and how it looks now. 
Have you ever lived somewhere unusual? Tell me about it!


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