I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I don’t have a huge amount of love for autumn. By all accounts, it’s pretty inseparable from winter over here most years and I just don’t like dressing for the cold. I’m trying to embrace it a bit more again this year, helped by the fact it’s not been too dreadful yet.
It’s not been sunnier though! As I stare out the window now the sky is the thick cloud cover it was when I took these photos the other week. Same old same old. So, I have to make my own sunshine and that’s why mustard yellow is such a favourite of mine for the colder months. It’s a neutral and it’s just so cheerful. And the mustard boots I’m wearing here are really darn comfortable so they become such a staple at this time of year. In fact, it was around this time last year I took these photos with these same boots and bag… Where it turns out I was also banging on about how it’s autumn but not too cold again. How embarrassing…
Anyway, the jumper is new! It’s a top version of Collectif’s popular Olive dress and is deceptively warm. I wasn’t expecting the warmth, it’s not that thick! I was also expecting itchiness, because I have a real problem with jumpers driving my skin crazy, but actually there’s only minimal irritation. Minimal I can handle – minimal is probably as good as it gets for me! So that’s two thumbs up for this jumper, which is clearly going to go with tonnes of colours too, hurrah! But I do rather like the way it looks with sunny yellow…
Hair flower: Collectif
Jumper: c/o Collectif
Bangles: c/o Chronically Vintage
Skirt: French Connection (old, so very old)
Tights: Primark (old)
Bag: Warehouse (old)
Boots: Clarks (old)
I hadn’t deliberately set out to feature some more of the lovely items Jessica sent me last year so soon after the catastrophic house fire that has, for now, destroyed her lovely shop business, but they serve as a reminder to keep this lovely lady in your thoughts and maybe send her a gift or two through the Facebook page, to help build her collection back up again.