Sunday

Coat Weather With Hobbs

Autumn is well and truly here! Yes, we might be having a fluke weekend of twenty-odd degrees but make no mistake; it's time to pack away the shorts and get the woolly stuff out. A few months ago I met up with the Hobbs London team. It was a scorching hot day and I remember thinking the idea of shooting a winter coat edit was the last thing I could imagine doing! But here we are in October already, and here I am showing you my favourite pieces from Hobbs AW17, in my local area, Hampstead - where Hobbs was first established. 

outfit links = coat / jeans / boots 

Coats are pretty much the most important thing in an autumn or winter wardrobe. When I was younger I'd just buy one cheaply on the high street and wouldn't think to check anything other than the price. These days it's the opposite; like a woman possessed I look for the label immediately and if it's not a decent wool I won't buy it. Which is how (and why) Hobbs coats came into my life - I bought a navy pea coat from them 6 years ago that still looks as good today as it did the day I bought it.
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Monday

The Perfect Autumn Maxi Dress

outfit links = dress / shoes / sunglasses / bag / blue stone ring / open oval ring / choker

I like autumn. No, I love autumn. Trouble is I never really know how to dress. With the British weather being pretty much impossible you never know whether or not to wear a jumper, a coat, snow boots... The list goes on. I'm finding it's taking me about a quarter of an hour longer than normal to get ready and often once I've had a coffee I'll look down at myself and think "what the hell am I wearing?" as my early-morning-zombie outfit decision just don't make any sense...

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Thursday

And Other Stories Velvet Pants

Last year I really regretted not buying a pair of amazing pyjama style printed trousers. I just didn't have the balls to leave the house in them even though I pined over them for weeks(and pinned them to death on Pinterest, obviously). The pair in particular flew off the shelves, bought by those more confident than me, and by the time I'd gathered the guts they'd sold out. This year I was not making the same mistake.

outfit links = blazer / trousers / bag / tee / sunglasses / shoes (on sale)

This pair appeared on And Other Stories' newsletter and I just thought "I'm going in." I eagerly awaited their arrival and paraded around the flat like a mad woman when I tried them on. I really expected the boyfriend to hate them as they're what I would call "man repeller" but he actually loves them and wants me to get a matching jacket (there isn't one sadly, but there is a silk shirt I'm considering here).
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Tuesday

Cashmere Coziness with The White Company

I'm not sure about you but September seems to have gone in a second. It's October next week! Work has been crazy and I'm not sure if it's me but the shorter days seem to put even more pressure to get more done during the days. For us bloggers, gone are the days of lazed evening shoots, at least until next year!

cashmere sweater (best ever, it's the one you've been asking about on Instagram) / cashmere joggers / grey throw

With all the pressures of work at the moment I'm trying to use my free time better and really take the time to indulge myself with a few little additions. When The White Company approached me about working together again on a cashmere story, it fitted so neatly with where I'm "at" right now that I jumped at the chance. I thought I'd show you a few things I'm doing at the moment to help me establish some calm. Cashmere for me is just such a joy; it's naff to say but wearing it does make life better. With that in mind, heres an insight into our Sunday mornings...
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Friday

Going Dotty

Well, somehow we're halfway into September. I knew it was going to be a testing month as so much was in the diary, but I didn't really take into account how much it would tire me out. Writing this post (and finding the momentum to) will take me much, much longer than usual. 

outfit links (click to shop) = dress / trainers / bag

Claire shot these pictures of me whilst we were on our trip to Soho Farmhouse last week with Mint Velvet. I'd never stayed there before, having only gone up for the day. I had huge guilt leaving the office for 48 hours, but I decided I had to take the opportunity to have some "me" time which was exactly what Mint Velvet had geared the trip around. Think feasts for dinners, log fires, tea making session and yoga. Not to mention their new Hygge range which is filled with everything you want for the colder months ahead.

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