I think it’s about time for an autumnal outfit, don’t you? Particularly as there’s probably more leaves on the ground than on the trees over here right now, so I think that means Winter is Coming (and I don’t really like Game of Thrones, but I echo the characters’ sentiments as far as that’s concerned). I generally find it a pain in the neck to dress for autumn, though, as our weather is basically just winter, but with more foliage on the ground… But this year it’s been… ok!
We’ve actually had some gorgeous, crisp sunny days – in fact we’ve had whole weeks that were better summer weather than summer itself could offer. Of course, we’ve had the usual weeks of wind and rain too (like today), but for once I’ve actually managed to wear some ‘transitional’ outfits. I don’t think I’ve ever used that word on this blog before because I don’t recall this country ever transitioning rather than leaping headfirst into winter since I’ve been writing here! I’ve really enjoyed stopping to cook up a few autumn looks, from which comes this one.
This is a simple enough outfit but I haven’t put burgundy and mustard together like this before and I have to say I quite like it. This dress, like the Tara Starlet blouse I featured before, is one of my oldest ‘vintage repro’ buys. It followed quite closely on the heels of said blouse many years ago and also, like the blouse, I tend to forget I have it. Then I put it on and remember how flattering it is and how much I love it as it’s so easy to pair with other things. I bought this when Heart of Haute were still Heartbreaker, but amazingly they still sell the style…
Also, I know you’ve seen this brooch very recently, but I’m amazed by how many of my outfits it seems to go with. I wasn’t expecting it to pair with any really, as it’s such a mix of colours, which is the polar opposite of what happened with my Goldie brooch… It’s made me think maybe I should get more ‘random’ accessories just because I like them and see what happens.
And yep, I did manage to take these pictures a) before the leaves really started turning and b) in front of a tonne of what I suspect are evergreens. Autumn, what autumn?!
Beret: Primark (similar)
Dress: Heart of Haute ‘Super Spy’ (available in black)
Belt: free with dress (similar)
Tights: New Look (similar)
Boots: Clarks ‘Cognac’ (check eBay)
Bag: Warehouse (similar)
And that just leaves me to say that I’ve got something very exciting coming later this week – check back on Thursday for my very first giveaway 🙂