You know how I was just banging on about how one of the only things I enjoy about autumn (apart from berets), is plaid? Surprise! More plaid.
More green-based plaid in fact, but this pattern from Collectif’s new range is pretty different to Hell Bunny’s, necessitating getting them both. No really, they’re pretty different – this green is brighter and the check is in a more ‘grid like’ style I rather like. This skirt is another Jasmine style and that makes it my third one of these – and there’s a reason for that. They’re full (I’m not wearing a petticoat here), they have pockets, and they aren’t too long for the short-legged among us. This is the first one I have that is a different kind of material – my other two are cotton/elastane types, but this fabric is soft and more of a woven type suited to colder weather. I rather like it! The only thing I’ll add about this skirt is I found it came up half a size smaller than my others – you may need to size up if you’re between sizes in Collectif.
Of course, it dawned on me after I took these pictures that I’d styled this skirt in almost the exact same way as the previous dress with a black high-neck top. How’s that for originality?! But if you can forgive me the fashion faux pas, I need to tell you about this polo-neck, which is from Collectif’s Bright & Beautiful brand, because I’ve been searching for it for ages. Yes, it’s just a black turtleneck jumper, but do you know how long it’s taken me to find a fitted one of these that doesn’t itch the heck out of me? About three years. And finally, this jumper
comes along. It’s warm, super stretchy for a great fit (and pulling on over hair and makeup!) and best of all it’s soft and not remotely scratchy. I definitely want to nab it in the other colours too now!
Beret: ASOS (old)
Shoes: Lindy Bop (old)
And now for some bonus pictures of B’s parents’ dog, Teddy! We snapped these on our village green, and a bit mortifyingly I was mid pose as B’s mum stopped by, out on a walk with Teddy. Teddy was super excited to see us – see if you can tell from these photos… (in the second one, he is mid ‘pirouette of excitement’, not leaping away from me in fear, promise!!)
A dog and autumn leaves, what’s not to love…