You know, 'Parka yourself over here for a great summer coat' or 'The best parka for the park.' It's probably for the best that I give up.
I've been feeling for a while that I needed a summer waterproof coat (and, indeed, a winter one, but I'm glossing over that for now). So, naturally, my solution has been to buy two coats that aren't actually particularly waterproof. Exhibit A is my perfect parka; over length, soft, drapey, great colour and just warm enough for school runs on chilly mornings before the sun kicks in (Sun! How lovely is it to have a summer that's lasted for more than a week already?). And not remotely waterproof. Meh.
The parka is an ASOS drape front parka (the t-shirt, by the way, is an ASOS v neck, and has been very useful. It comes in a load of colours, petite, maternity and curve ranges, and the quality isn't bad for the price). The parka also comes in a fabulous deep bluey grey, incidentally.
Oh, and did you spot my fashion-sheep item? I have succumbed to New Balance trainers. I've already mentioned how thrilled I am with the various flat shoe trends. Viva la flat shoe revolution, say I.