A Gilet for the Great British Summertime Weather…

Over the last few days, the weather has been amazing. The sun has been shining brightly and it has been so hot out there. I can not believe how warm it was at the running club the other night too. It took me hours to cool down afterwards. It just feels like the middle of Summer.

I am not complaining though!! I am loving it.

Just wondering how long it will last for!? Ha!!

It is now time to pack all my Winter jackets away for a few months.

Hopeful until the end of Autumn.

Yeah!  (I have been waiting for ages to do this!!).

Today I have teamed up with Millets and The North Face to share what kind of jacket I will be wearing over the next few weeks now the weather has warmed up and also for cooler days when the sun is hiding.

Millets have recently released their Spring/Summer range which includes a great selection of lightweight jackets, fleeces and gilets perfect for the great British weather.

They kindly asked me to pick one one of my favourite items which I would like to be wearing throughout the Summer months.

What I really needed was something to keep me warm when on early morning dog walkies.

Nothing that keeps my arms to restricted for when I am throwing Mollie’s frisbee.

Something to keep my door keys safe and mostly keep me body warm when the sun is not out.

Also, something to protect me if the weather changes when I am out walking.

Yes, it chucked it out the other day when I was walking. Me and Mollie were soaking wet when we got home.

I love my The North Face jackets, that I already have and thought how perfect this Gilet would be for a change.

About THE NORTH FACEWomen’s Nuptse 2 Gilet:

  • This lighter alternative to a jacket is filled with 700 goose down.
  • The North Face Nuptse 2 gilet will still keep you warm on chilly autumn walks in the evening. 
  • To keep your vest useable all year round the double layer taffeta on the shoulders provides an extra abrasion resistance against your backpack.

When the temperature starts to drop sometimes a jacket can be too heavy. The North Face Nuptse Gilet is the perfect transition from Summer to Autumn weather.

You can’t beat a goose down fill to keep you warm, which is why The North Face use this quality insulation in their Nuptse range. This popular gear comes in an array of colours so you can have one of each.

Features:

  • Keeps you warm – 700 fill goose down, nature’s finest insulation.
  • Durable ripstop with water-repellent finish – keeps rain, sleet and snow out for longer.
  • Double-layer taffeta to shoulders – provides extra abrasion resistance to your backpack.
  • Soft-lined collar – lined with microfibre for comfort against the face.
  • Handwarmer pockets – 2x zipped hand pockets with soft inners for comfort.
  • Inner zipped pocket – to keep your valuables safe.
  • Lightweight – just 500g.
  • Compact – roll up into the pocket when not in use.
  • Hem cinch cord – fit the gilet to suit you.
  • Come in Black or Navy.
  • Sizes XS, Small, Medium, Large or X-Large.
  • Price Β£130.00

I was right, it does make a nice change. I have tried it with denim shorts, jeans, a pencil skirt and also dresses and it looks great with all. 

It was so warm yesterday so I thought I would share how I wore it with my maxi dress for nipping out quickly to the shops.

I love the quality and feel to this gilet. The weather is so unpredictable here in the UK and I know this is going to get lots of wear over the next few months!!

Do you like my new gilet?

What would be your got to jacket for Summer?

About this post:

I was kindly asked to pick a jacket to review. All thoughts are my own and I was not paid for this post.

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31 Comments

  1. Tamar SB
    May 25, 2017 / 9:03 am

    Puffy vests are the best for those types of days!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 25, 2017 / 9:35 am

      Thanks for stopping by Tamar πŸ™‚

  2. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    May 25, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    We had some nice weather but it's pouring today. Hopefully it will clear up for the weekend. I love that dress and it looks cute with the vest!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 25, 2017 / 3:36 pm

      Aww, thanks Heather πŸ™‚ Hope the weather improves for the weekend.

  3. Life Outside London
    May 25, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    I blooming well love a gilet! I cracked mine out too early this year-about a month ago-and it was still a wee bit too cold! Now seems about time for an upgrade though and you really can't beat a North Face jobbie! This looks great on you M x Life Outside London

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 25, 2017 / 3:38 pm

      Aww, thank you. I love my North Face jackets πŸ™‚

  4. Sophie's Nursery
    May 25, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    I do love gilets. Like you say, they go with anything which makes them so useful!! x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 26, 2017 / 8:11 am

      Thanks for stopping by lovely πŸ™‚

  5. Lucy Dorrington
    May 25, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    I love how smart and fitted it looks, really good quality.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 26, 2017 / 8:13 am

      Thanks Lucy πŸ™‚

  6. Ruth Maldonado
    May 25, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    The sun and warm weather is wonderful! I'm in the Pacific Northwest and it has just been beautiful! I've put my Winter clothes away and hopefully they will stay there until Fall! Have a great weekend!http://www.mylittlenest.org

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 26, 2017 / 8:16 am

      Thanks for stopping by Ruth. I am packing all my coats and Winter clothes away too, it is lovely πŸ™‚

  7. Nicole MΓΆlders
    May 26, 2017 / 3:26 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. North Face is an "It" brand here in Alaska. We wear it in winter.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 26, 2017 / 8:16 am

      Thanks for stopping by and hosting Nicole πŸ™‚

  8. One Frazzled Mum
    May 26, 2017 / 7:13 am

    I have never worn a gilet before but I love it with your dress. I would never have thought to pair them together! #pocolo

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 26, 2017 / 8:18 am

      Aww, thank you πŸ™‚

  9. Stella Olojola
    May 26, 2017 / 9:42 am

    I love this look. The gilet looks fab. So handy too.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 26, 2017 / 7:24 pm

      Thanks Stella πŸ™‚

  10. Melanies Fab Finds
    May 26, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    This is perfect for the cooler mornings although with temperatures going up to 27 degrees in London I doubt I'd be wearing one past 8.30 am at the moment.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 26, 2017 / 7:31 pm

      Hehe, it is really hot here this week too πŸ™‚

  11. Lindsey Londonmumma
    May 26, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    I am a major fan of North Face brand, this gilet you have styled very well.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 26, 2017 / 7:31 pm

      Thank you Lindsey πŸ™‚

  12. Elegance and Mommyhood
    May 26, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    That is such a pretty floral maxi dress. Even the puffer vest looks great over it. Sorry I have been MIA on your linkups this week Claire but I have had such a busy week.I am sorry you have had the flu but you do still look very chic Marta. Love the new SheIn top. It is so unique. I hope your feet start feeling better too but you are rocking the cute and trendy espadrille flats. =)Welcome by and join my new linkup from this week. It just went so share your beautiful style. Thanks, Ada. =)http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2017/05/thursday-moda-65-pattern-plays-in-white.html

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 26, 2017 / 7:32 pm

      Great to hae you back Ada, whoo yes I will stop by now πŸ™‚

  13. Kim Carberry
    May 26, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    That looks fab and it is practical too…I have been thinking about getting a Gilet for the school run. I hate taking a bag to put my phone and keys in…It would be ideal. #PoCoLo

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 26, 2017 / 7:34 pm

      Thanks Kim, I love for for all the pockets πŸ™‚

  14. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    May 26, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    Fab addition to your wardrobe. I love layers! and pockets!

  15. ana de jesus
    May 27, 2017 / 11:20 am

    First of all where is that dress from it is gorgeous. Second of all I love the look of your gilet x

  16. Lins @ Boo & Maddie
    May 27, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    I love a good gilet, they're so versatile and perfect for our very changeable weather X #PoCoLo

  17. Stephanie Moore
    June 2, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    I love a Gilet, so useful for throwing on before heading out for a walk, but your not sure if it's warm enough for nothing.

  18. Stephanie 139a
    June 7, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    I"m a big gilet fan – I have a cream one and it's lovely and warm, definitely a winter one. I'd be very tempted for a summer-weight one too, but my go to jacket is well not a jacket at all I'd much rather not bother. And if I'm pushed I reluctantly carry a cardy! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo x

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