An Autumn Walk in my Favourite Tweed Cape

I am not a fan of the cold, I think it’s fair to say but throwing on a tweed cape is always a good way to ward off the autumn chill.

Hibernating for six months of the year just isn’t an option, with two very active little twin boys to entertain. Embracing the changing seasons is something that I’ve learnt to do, ever since becoming a mother.

A few weekends ago, in search of adventure, we wrapped up warmly and headed out to the forest where I spent much of my childhood.

It is beautiful at any time of year; but never more so than in the autumn.

The trees — dressed in their seasonal finest — a riot of colour. Their last swan-song before the leaves drop and winter takes a hold.

We’d gone with the intent of looking for woodland creatures but it never takes too much to distract the attention of my two little sons and before too long they were swinging from trees and playing hide and seek.

Contessa tweed cape from Joules
My favourite tweed cape from Joules

Milo Packaway Gillet

Tweed poncho with faux fur from Joules
Lumberjack shirt for him, tweed cape for her

I love the forest. If you stop and listen there are so many different sounds.

Birdsong, the rustle of leaves high above in the trees but at this time of year, it’s also rutting season so occasionally you hear the bark of a fallow deer.

On our wildlife spotting mission we were lucky enough to spot some amazing animals.

A couple of wolf cubs lurking in the trees; one was even nibbling an apple!

We saw fantastical woollen creatures; with funny faces and knitted ears. And the twins’ favourite spot was a little beaded hedgehog, glinting in the sun.

It’s a magical place.

And even though it’s only a short walk from the village that I grew up in, it feels a million miles away from anywhere.

In this digital age everything is so fast; cars, food, fashion and news.

Taking a couple of hours away from the hustle and bustle — and reconnecting with nature — is sometimes just what we need to re-charge our batteries.

joules contessa cape
This Joules cape with fur collar is the perfect autumn throw on

There’s definitely something restorative about being in the great outdoors.

Wrapping up warm and walking and playing outside in the fresh air is good for the soul.

And reminded me that cold weather is maybe not so bad after all.

Thanks so much to our lovely friends at Joules for kitting out the boys and me, for the purposes of styling this post.

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About Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

5 thoughts on “An Autumn Walk in my Favourite Tweed Cape

    1. Thanks darling — and YES!!! I have a catalogue model in the making there, don’t I!!!! Who knew that my man-shaped boy had aspirations of becoming a model, hahaha!!!!

      It was SUCH a good day — I love the forest so much. Amazing to take the boys there. I used to spend every waking minute there when I was growing up :) xx

  1. Looks like so much fun! The outfits are gorgeous! Perfect for that autumnal look.
    Can I ask where abouts this beautiful forest is? It looks familiar, but I can’t put my finger on it!

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