I think I’m ready to admit that we’ve waved goodbye to summer here in the UK. Not that we really got one this year – I think our total number of days of 25+ degrees wouldn’t total more than a weeks’ worth of warmth. But it’s fine, I’m over it. No, really. Once we get into September I can accept we should have autumn weather and I don’t feel quite as bitter about it. However, unlike everyone on the internet apart from me (or that’s what it feels like!), I don’t love autumn. But you have to understand, I’ve just had three months of autumn weather, even if it was calling itself ‘summer’. Autumn just means ‘winter’ in this country. And no one really loves winter (loving Christmas is not the same thing).
Anyway, we did have a rare sunshiny day in August and my strawberry bag practically leaped into my hands, so desperate was it to see the outside world again. Who am I to deny a bag of such adorableness? All there was to be done was find an outfit that it was destined to be paired with. You know what that means – matching. Happily, I found a shirt that almost looks like it’s strawberry patterned. I will admit I have been buying a disgusting amount of clothes recently (I may actually be a shopping addict at this point), but this was a no-brainer because: Collectif sale. It was £5.
I haven’t yet introduced you to my new denim dress, either. I love this dress. Denim is just the best fabric ever for being casual no matter what shape it’s in – in this case a 50s sundress. I can’t believe this was a high street buy, the shape is so authentic – I didn’t get a photo of it, but it has the best square neck (there’s a link to the dress below if you want to see it). This dress is easy to throw on for any occasion – and it looks good with or without a petticoat (I’ve got the PUG canvas underskirt on here – a review of which is coming). I absolutely love it and you bet you’ll see it again dressed up for colder weather. It’ll look great with long sleeves underneath.
But in the meantime, thanks to someone down my road kindly painting the side of their house in a perfect photo-backdrop shade (thanks, neighbours!), there’s picture evidence of me and my strawberry bag enjoying the warm sun for what’s probably the last time this year…
Sunglasses: Collectif ‘Leah’
Shirt: Collectif ‘Virginia’
Dress: Oasis ‘Jasmine’
Bag: Collectif (out of stock – similar)
Shoes: Topshop (similar)
I can’t be the only one sad to see the seasons change, right? It is literally like someone flipped the ‘cold’ switch over here on September 1st.