Last weekend I escaped the busy bustle of life for a weekend away on the coast; the popular North Beach at Seaham was full of sea washed sand and rock pools to explore. There was no better way to spend a Saturday than strolling along the long seawall which protects the crumbling cliffs and endangered coast road.
When enjoying a day on the English coast a raincoat is essential! My playful chartreuse yellow raincoat is from French luxury label Petit Bateau. It’s ideal for brightening up a drab day and exceptionally practical. The straight cut with an attached hood makes it fully protective and the patch pockets, with flaps, are large enough to keep your hands in.
It is light, yet keeps warmth in when done up. It’s made from coated canvas and lined with milleraies cotton so it’s very soft against the skin. I like the look when I roll up the sleeves to show the monochrome stripe lining, a nice finishing touch.
I have a size small and it fit perfectly. I have just enough room inside for layers which is important for a coat that I will be using in both winter and summer. This design is called the ‘Iconic Women’s Raincoat’ and it’s no wonder why, I think it’s timeless, chic and an essential all season.
A carefree vibe is my favourite way to do beach dressing and it doesn’t come much easier than this striped boxy longline tee in organic cotton jersey, with cute hemline pockets and v-back neckline. The stripes peeking out under my coat matched its lining and finished off the look. It’s the perfect t-shirt dress for throwing over swimwear after a quick dip in the sea, although it was far too cold when I visited, or with an added belt for barbeques on the beach.
This 100% cotton dress is by Celtic & Co – a luxury British footwear, clothing and outerwear company based in Cornwall. One of the brands most popular styles from their heritage are these criss-crossing leather sandals. With a coordinating leather footbed in tan they epitomise casual style and they’re so lightweight they’re perfect for popping in my large raincoat pockets when I’m walking on the sandy shore. You can read the full feature on my trip here: Frey de Fleur x Seaham Hall.