Autumn #WIWT Post

OK – My bad. I usually do an outfit of the day post at the end of the month, but I totally forgot in September, and then got caught up in Christmas at the end of October. So today I bring an abridged version of #WIWT for the Autumn months so far, with a promise that November will have a proper post.

September is a bit of a transitional month when it comes to fashion, and this Autumn October proved to be surprisingly mild too. So some Summer pieces have had a prolonged life and I’ve been able to stick with bare legs for far longer than I normally would. Both months were busy and lively and had a few new purchases, some Charity shop finds and a little vintage style (although I have kept that for another post).

My fave buys of the month were the pearl sleeved sweater from Marks and Spencer which I have lived in since I got it – it is warm and pretty which makes it very versatile. The tassel earrings from Next are just amazing and get fabulous comments every time I wear them (most recently a lady on the till at Wilkinsons who said they were hypnotising her) and my bargain leopard print Kate from Primark – the best £30 I have ever spent. It is just the right side of Kate Moss rock chick and I am living in it, I’d sleep in it if I could!

What have you been wearing this Autumn? Any new buys? Any bargains?

Birthday Meal at Ego

Top M&S, Necklace Next, Skirt Charity Shop Find, Shoes Dorothy Perkins, Bag Primark

Blush Velvet ‘Gabrielle’ Court Shoes
Was £30.00 Now £15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Purple Velvet ‘Gabrielle’ Court Shoes
Was £30.00 Now £15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Similar Top

V-Neck Flute Sleeve T-Shirt £29.50 Click to visit M&S

Cinema Afternoon

Jacket New Life, T-shirt Oasis, Jeans Dorothy Perkins, Shoes H&M, Bag Lulu Guinness (Charity Shop Find)

Blue ‘Frankie’ Jeans
Was £22.00 Now £16.50 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Mom’s Birthday Meal

Skirt and Top Per Una at M&S Shoes Dorothy Perkins Bag Yoshi Bags Earrings New Look

Shell Pink Tassel Drop Earrings
£8.99 Click to visit New Look

The Night Before Christmas Event at John Lewis

Jumper Clements Ribeiro, Skirt Charity Shop Find, Earrings Next

Tassel Earrings £8.50 Click to visit Next

A trip to the Hollybush

Skirt New Look Jumper M&S Necklace Primark Shoes Dorothy Perkins

Textured Round Neck Pearl Sleeve Jumper £35 Click to visit M&S

Similar Skirt

New Look Women’s Tulle Hanky Hem Skirt £13.99 Click to visit New Look

Shopping Trip

Top Select Skirt Topshop

Similar Top

RIB FRILL TOP BARDOT JUMPER
£10.99 Click to visit Select

Similar Skirt

ASOS PETITE Exclusive Pleated Midi Skirt in Satin with Splices
£35.00 Click to visit ASOS

A night at the Ballet

Dress New Look (Charity Shop Find)

The Wedding Singer Press Night

Dress Jacques Vert (Charity Shop Find) Earrings Next Shoes Topshop

Shopping

Scarf House of Fraser Top M&S Charity Shop Find Skirt Dorothy Perkins Shoes H&M

Contrasting Edge Roll Neck Jumper
£27.50 Click to visit M&S

Cilla the Musical Press Night

Top H&M Skirt New Look Bag Damart

Black Mesh Stripe Midi Skirt
£27.99 Click to visit New Look

Hairspray Press Night

Top Dorothy Perkins Skirt Tu Bag Accessorize Shoes Topshop

Sunday Morning Football

Jacket Paul Costelloe Charity Shop Find Jeans Dorothy Perkins Jumper M&S

Coat Primark Jumper Michael Kors Skirt M&S

New Coat!

Sweater Weather: 12 Cozy Outfit Ideas

Do you have a favourite time of the year?

For some, it is summer because they just cannot get enough of the warm, summer sun beaming down on their skin…

For others, it is the winter because there is just something so calming about bundling up in layers and warming up by a bonfire with friends…

Or, you might be one of those people that just embrace each season as it arrives, because let’s be honest – each one has its perks.

Either way – now that fall is upon us, we can officially dress warmly for the next few months. The cool breeze is here to stay for a little while and that means it is time to pull out the sweaters and all your cozy garments that lie tucked away in storage for the majority of the year.

Check out a few cozy outfit ideas for this year’s sweater weather:

Leg Warmers

One of the best things about Autumn – and winter – is that you can pull out those adorable, knee-high boots that you save all year long just for this time of year.
But, while boots are cute unless they are like UGGs, they aren’t really all that warm.
So, throw on a pair of leg warmers under your boots – they will add extra warmth while still coming right outside the top of your boots and therefore adding a little jazz to your outfit.

Blanket Scarves

A scarf is one of the best ways to look fashionable while still being warm and cozy.
Blanket scarves have revolutionized the scarf world. They are big, warm, and super versatile.
A blanket scarf is definitely a staple clothing article for your fall wardrobe.
Try wrapping it around you like a shawl and then add a belt at the waist to really switch things up.

Oversized Sweaters

It wouldn’t really be sweater weather if you aren’t wearing a sweater, right?
Oversized sweaters are just about always in style, and here’s a little secret…
They are great for layering! You can easily throw on a long sleeve shirt under your favorite oversized sweater and nobody will know the difference. Meanwhile, you will be nice and warm.

Layered Clothing

For those days where you do want the layered look…
Grab a nice jean jacket and wear it over your favorite long-sleeve plaid shirt.
If it is really cold outside, you could also throw on a V-neck under your plaid shirt for an extra layer. 

Leggings

Every girl should own at least one good pair of leggings. For sweater weather, throw on some leggings with your leg warmers, favorite boots or some great sneakers, and that perfect oversized sweater and your perfect cozy outfit will be complete!

Turtlenecks

Do you remember being forced to wear turtlenecks as a child?
Maybe you thought they were a thing of the past.
They have made their way back and are actually very fashionable – from a loose turtleneck t-shirt to a turtleneck sweater – by keeping your neck warm, the rest of you will feel even warmer.

Overall Dress

Of course, this doesn’t sound like the warmest clothing idea, but all you have to do is add a little flair. Throw on a great velvet overall dress with a long-sleeve shirt underneath and some leggings for an adorable cozy outfit idea!

Cardigans

Aside from sweaters themselves, cardigans are the perfect closet staple item for sweater weather. You can easily mix and match cardigans with several different shirts and scarves for a new and revitalized, but warm look.

Knit Gloves

I don’t know about you, but my hands are just about always cold – and gloves are the perfect solution. Grab a great pair of knit gloves with a versatile pattern to add a little warmth and flair to your cozy outfit.

Rubber Boots

These don’t exactly sound fashionable, but rubber boots – such as those sold by Sperry’s – are quite fashionable in today’s society.
But, they are also incredibly practical as they will help keep your feet warm even in wet conditions.

Infinity Scarf

So, since you likely aren’t wearing your blanket scarf as an actual scarf, you will still need the perfect fashion accessory to keep your neck warm. This is where an infinity scarf comes in.
An infinity is just that – it is infinite. It doesn’t have a cut in it like a normal scarf. Rather, an infinity scarf is in an infinite circle. It can be wrapped around twice for extra thickness.

Trench Coat

The trench coat is a classic look that has stood the test of time.
If you work in a professional setting, a classic – and solid colored – trench coat is a closet must-have. You can easily leave it unbuttoned and untied if there isn’t a breeze, or you can completely close it up for a warmer look.

Either way – you will look professional and put together all the while.


When it comes to dressing for sweater weather, it is all about getting cozy. Bundling up and staying warm is the key to being fashionable and comfortable when the colder weather days arrive.

Let me hear your thoughts: What are your favorite cozy outfit ideas for this fall? Share your ideas in the comment section below.

 

Wallis New Season Picks

September has often been called Fashion’s favourite month. With all the new season collections, the various fashion weeks, and of course, the September issues of the glossy magazines, September is a wonderful month for those who love clothes and style.

I am going to be taking a look at some of the new season ranges that are hitting the High Street as we speak, and today I am starting off by looking at the just in pieces from Wallis. Wallis has always been a stylish destination on the High Street, both for casual clothes, workwear and evening wear, and in recent years, it has more fully embraced trends without losing any of the style and quality it is renowned for. This season is no exception, as the brand introduces some great transitional pieces that your wardrobe is just crying out for.

Top picks this season have to be the range of coatigans and duster coats that make the perfect cover up as the days start to develop a chill in the air. It is too early to reach for a big heavy winter coat, but, on days like today, with storm Aileen lingering around the edge of the morning, we certainly need something to add a bit of cosiness. The monochrome texture duster jacket in particular is a glorious piece that will look just stunning worn over coated skinnies and a crisp white shirt for everyday wear, or layered over a black shift dress for a night out.

Colours are fairly muted, a neutral palette with lots of classic black. But there are splashes of primary colours in the shape of cobalt blue and a little bit of regal purple too. And, I have to say I love the baby blue shade of the blue waterfall coat which is so pretty and will certainly add a softness to the day as the weather turns harsher.

What do you think of the Wallis new season pieces?

Blue Drawn Waterfall Coat
Price: £65.00 Click to visit Wallis

Monochrome Textured Duster Coat
Price: £60.00 Click to visit Wallis

Black Snake Textured Trouser
Price: £38.00 Click to visit Wallis

Black Shift Dress
Price: £35.00 Click to visit Wallis

Red Diagonal Ruffle Tunic Jumper
Price: £35.00 Click to visit Wallis

Cobalt Crochet Blouse
Price: £33.00 Click to visit Wallis

Black And Grey Coatigan
Price: £45.00 Click to visit Wallis

Petite Pink Coatigan
Price: £40.00 Click to visit Wallis

Blue Button Fit and Flare Dress
Price: £35.00 Click to visit Wallis

Purple Velvet Puff Sleeve Shift Dress
Price: £45.00 Click to visit Wallis

To view all Wallis current new in lines, click here.