For me autumn is falling into two very distinct camps: Ladylike and Grunge-y. None of this is rocket science if you have been anywhere near a high street or fashion magazine in the last two months. I like to think that i will land somewhere in between the two. I am not ladylike enough to fully represent the first moodboard; but i am also not trendy enough to fully embrace the second either.I love the idea of the faux fur tippets and wore mine over anything and everything last autumn/winter from sweatshirts and cable knits to my trusty tweed blazer. I also love that there is more tartan out there this season, and there is so much of it on the high street as well. TARTAN, tweed and wool are among my favourite fabrics and there is definitely something typically British about all three that i also love. I am excited to wear my new kilt with a matte red lip, nude brogues and one of the Mr's jumpers.
Friday, 27 September 2013
Sunday, 22 September 2013
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Sunday, 8 September 2013
I am falling in LOVE with the changes out and about already, and Autumn has barely stirred. Cycling was blustery - the sun was cool and the ground is slowly s-l-o-w-e-l-y becoming littered with the first leaves to drop. I spent a few moments trying to name them, just like we used to at school. It was always easy to pick out the acorn and sycamore leaves first.
Trundling home by the castle i spotted my very first ROSE-hips. I can't believe how quickly these little devils have appeared! It seems only days ago these hedges were filled with the sweetest smelling pink roses. I have stopped countless times to jostle with the bees in an effort to stick my nose anywhere near; just to smell the sweet heady aroma. ROSES you buy in the supermarkets of florists don't smell anymore, which is a little sad.
This cheeky chap found last week has been sat sunbathing on our kitchen windowsill by a big jug of purple heather. It's just starting to open now. I'm excited to fill a huge and pretty old china bowl with CONKERS, dried LAVENDER and heather flowers when the time is right.
After hand-washing some new silk treats in Lush bath bombs, i spent the rest of the afternoon curled up with chai tea and new September magazines - trying not to turn over too many pages or fall in love with too many new shoes…coats…bags and other everythings. I love the start of a new month and even more so the start of a brand new season.
How has everyone's SUNDAY been?!