Joules Springhill reversible puffer jacket Navy
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A Short Break In Wales

If you follow me on Instagram you will have noticed that I recently took a short break to Wales.

It was a last minute trip and as my children were on half term from school, we decided to take a short break in Wales. I had never visited Wales before so I was really excited to see what it was like as I had heard so many lovely things about how beautiful it was.

I thought I would share my outfits with you and a couple of pics of the beautiful landscape and some interesting things I saw whilst I was there.

Day 1

You may remember these clothes from previous outfit posts. The Joules jacket is the pink reversible puffer that I showed a couple of weeks back and as I said back then, it’s reversible and this is the other side which I really love. I wore it with the Fat Face Bella stripe jumper and some jeans. It was so cold on that day so was really happy to have some cozy layers.

Jacket – c/o Joules | Jumper – c/o Fat Face | Jeans (old) |Bag – Rebecca Minkoff

We came across this little folly which was in a place we visited for lunch. The below pics are from inside. I just thought it was such a cute little building.

A Folly In Wales

Nature in Wales

A cat in a folly

Day 2

There are some beautiful nature walks in Wales and we decided to go walking across the fields. The sun was shining but it was so cold and windy. I was wearing stripes again which are usually my go to staples when on holiday as they always look classic and go with everything when you are using a limited wardrobe.

Layering striped top with a cardigan

Grey Ugg Mini OOTD

Cardigan – c/o Fat Face | Breton – Boden | Jeans – c/o Fat Face | Bag – Rebecca Minkoff |Classic Mini II Boots – Ugg

Beautiful Welsh countryside picture

A wood carved bench in wales

Wood Carving of a dragon in wales

Day 3

It’s our last day so I was wearing something comfy… it was so cold! I was wearing my zip up mac from last weeks blog post with Bonmarche over some layers and my blanket scarf. Wasn’t sure about rain so I was wearing my Hunter boots too.

Beige mac with blanket scarf and hunter wellies

Hunter wellies ootd with zara blanket scarf

Black hunter boots short length

Zip up mac – c/o Bonmarche | Blanket Scarf – Zara (old) | Jeans (old) | Bag – Rebecca Minkoff | Boots – Hunter c/o Shoetique

Milk jugs in wales

Fat face Bella Striped Jumper With Joules Puffer Jacket

I hope you have enjoyed my pics from my short break in Wales. I definitely plan to go back again and hopefully visit some of the towns but I did really enjoy being in the country and just relaxing too with my family. I will be back to my usual outfits posts at the end of this week. Have you got any upcoming mini breaks planned? Let me know in the comments below.

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  • Shireen

    Looks like you had a great time in the countryside, Gemma!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Shireen x

  • Allison / Joy and Ivy

    It looks so beautiful there!!! I’m loving the striped shirts!

    Allison / Joy and Ivy

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Allison x

  • Jodie Filogomo

    What a fun trip Gemma!!
    We’re going to travel to Seattle this weekend for a mini getaway!! It’s always so refreshing for our mental health, right?

    • Jacquard Flower

      Hey Jodie, that sounds fun! Yes I totally agree. Hope you have a lovely time. Gemma x

  • Amy Eade

    I love all three, but I think number 2 is my fave – looks such lovely weather on that day too! Glad you had a nice trip away!
    Amy xx

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Amy x

  • vanity And Me

    Have a fun week Gemma. Lovely photos x

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Laurie x

  • Monika || Violet Roots

    I don’t have a mini break planned but I enjoyed looking through your Wales pics! It’s cool to see the reversible side of the jacket too.


    Violet Roots || Instagram

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Monika x

  • Ashley White

    Such pretty scenery- and love your outfit choices; great for the countryside!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Ashley x

  • Holly

    I’ve never been to Wales! Love your outfits, as always and the photos are so stunning! x

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Holly x

  • Daiana Abagnale

    Never been there! It seemd a great trip 🙂

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Daiana x

  • Izabela Nair

    I have never been to Wales before. The scenery looks amazing.

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Izabela x

  • Terri

    Looks great! I’ve never been but looks like a nice place for a long weekend 🙂 love the looks too!

    Much love,


    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Terri, It was my first time there too. Have a great day! Gemma x

  • Bellissa Femaleadda

    Hope you had fun 🙂
    Loved the outfit. I am loving that scarf .

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks x

  • Linda Libra Loca

    We had a mini break just last weekend, but a spa one spend mostly inside. Wales looks lovely.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Anne, I feel like I could do with a spa break now after this outdoors one haha. x

  • Rosanna Briguglio

    Beautiful pictures, what gorgeous countryside!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Rosanna x

  • Kelly Kalinkewicz

    The scenery looks like something from a novel! So gorgeous!!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Kelly x

  • Gold Coast Girl

    Looks like a fun trip! Love your striped top and photos!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Samantha x

  • The Fashion Folks

    It looks like you had a lovely time, Wales and the nature looks so so pretty! And love all the outfits too, especially the second one. Looks like early spring! Xx

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Mia x

  • Tania Jayne

    I’m so glad you had a great time! I love the cat and dragon statues you came across. So pretty. Your outfits are gorgeous and have given me some great ideas for out upcoming short break. My parents-in-law are taking us to the Lake District, which I’m very much looking forward to. Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Tania. That’s nice to hear. I hope you have a lovely time in the Lake District! Gemma x

  • Face to Curls

    Such a gorgeous countryside! Hope you had a great time. x

    Ann-Marie |

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Ann-Marie yes it was good but glad to be home 😀 Hope you have a great day!

      Gemma x

  • Tina Phan

    Wales looks so beautiful and relaxing! I love all of you looks from this trip!


    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Tina x

  • Anya Dryagina

    Wonderful looks! I love your style!
    So cute pics!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Anya x

  • Stef

    Cool trip and great photos! I would love to visit Wales one day.

    for vanity’s sake

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Stef x

  • Rachel

    Although I’m from England, I’ve never actually been to Wales. It looks seriously beautiful! I adore that Joules jacket hun

    Rachel xx

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Rachel, I’m the same it was my first trip to Wales too 😀 Have a great day! Gemma x

  • Denise

    Wales is my favourite country in the world and I am so glad that you took a mini break in Wales, with your kids! Loved your Hunter boots and a limited wardrobe is sometimes the best, very practical! The Valleys… such a perfect and special place… in the summer, I suggest Pembrokeshire – you’ll love it! Hope you have a lovely day!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Denise x

  • Amy

    Yay! I’m so glad you had a great time here. Where did you visit, I can’t work it out? Loved all your outfits <3

    Amy –

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Amy, Yes it was really lovely although we only really stayed in the same place as we were not there long. It was about half an hour from Wrexham, not sure what the area was called. It’s so pretty though and I definitely would love to go back to Wales and visit somewhere a bit busier. xx

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Gemma, thanks for sharing these. When my husband and I visited England 5 years ago we did a few days in Wales. We visited Tintern Abbey and drove through the lovely countryside. I absolutely loved it. We hope someday to go back and visit Scotland and rent a car to drive back down to Wales. Your outfits were lovely and so appropriate for the cold weather. Glad you and your family were able to get away. – Amy

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Amy, oh wow loved to hear about your trip and I hope you get the chance to come back soon. Gemma x

  • Jalisa

    I’ve never been to Wales either, but it looks so tranquil with all the greenery, a great place to relax and clear your mind for sure (where I want to be right about now lol). I love the outfits you wore, that reversible jacket must come in handy for creating different looks without having to pack additional coats! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and have a great weekend ahead!



    • Jacquard Flower

      Haha thanks Jalisa, I could do with another break at the moment too 😀 Glad you liked the outfits and have a lovely weekend too my dear friend. Gemma x

  • Lindsey Puls

    I haven’t been to Wales either – but it looks lovely. I love the dragon carving! And all your outfits look so beautiful! 🙂


    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Lindsey x

  • Josh @

    I’ve only ever been to Cardiff but this looks so picturesque. Great views.