The Best of Dorset Country Style

The weather is getting wetter, darker and a bit drearier. You need to be prepared for every climate eventuality – how to manage this with style has escaped me thus far. Let me give you some back story…

So, I often meet up with friends for dog walks and general tomfoolery around the countryside. I see them from a distance at the meeting spot, wearing an array of beautiful leather boots, chic coats and trim trousers. As I glance down at my muddy raincoat and slightly chewed welly boots, I remind myself that I dress for warmth. For the weather. For practicality. However, somewhere in the dark recesses of my mind I know that my dishevelled appearance is not making me feel great.  My friends are all able to do something else straightaway after their dog walk; either visiting friends or popping into town, whereas I have to scuttle home to put on my ‘non-dog walking clothes’ before I do anything.

This my friends. Is about to change.


… photo by Matthew Henry …

I have longed for a pair of all weather leather boots for such a long time, so much so, that I pounce upon everyone who I see wearing a pair (sorry if this happened to you and you had to beat me away with your umbrella in fright)! I usually hear the same story “Oh these, I got these at such a good price – 700 pounds – what a steal!”  OK, my friends, you know I am exaggerating slightly (it makes for a good tale) but you are also probably aware that this sort of footwear doesn’t always come at a reasonable price and therefore, is far out of my reach.

Until now.

brakeburn zip boots

Brakeburn tall zip boots

I was contacted at the lovely people at Brakeburn (who are based locally in Poole) to see if I wanted to try out some of their incredible products.

Brakeburn, a contemporary British brand with an active outdoor lifestyle.

This is a brand perfectly suited for anyone who loves excellent quality clothing and footwear, especially aimed at those of us who enjoy shopping in Crew, Joules, Fat Face and White Stuff.

…and with well-priced items and a substantial 20% off first orders, what’s not to love?

I jumped at the opportunity with gusto! In my head the conversation went something like this: “Yes please, you see I have been dreaming of this perfect pair of boots for such a long time. They need to have sturdy soles for dog walking and be pretty waterproof. If they could look good in town too, that would be a bonus.”

Brakeburn’s Tall Zip Boots fitted the bill exactly!

brakeburn zip boots

Look how cool and trendy I am now. Ha!

brakeburn zip boots

Just one more look at them… aren’t they the best?

I also talked to the Brakeburn crew about a coat. One that would take over the role of my muddy waterproof and would keep me cosy as the weather turned colder.

Cue their Long Insulated Coat… and it’s on SALE right now!!!

brakeburn jacket detail

It is long, warm and cosy with pretty details such as the Brakeburn logo on the arm and a great ribbon trim inside.

brakeburn jacket detail

I seriously urge you to check out their website here  – especially as I’ve just discovered that so many of their lovely items are on sale!

You can also find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

… and please let me know what you choose!



5 thoughts on “The Best of Dorset Country Style

  1. Brilliant Post. I absolutely love this coat it looks so cosy. I can’t wait for some colder weather so I can wear mine. I look forward to reading some more of your fab posts.

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment 😀 The coat is dreamy and I can’t wait to wear it either. In this wet and stormy weather we’ve been having, the tall zip boots kept my feet cosy, dry and looking stylish!! 😎


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