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20.09.2017- What I Wore Today #315

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Although things are taking a turn for the chillier, I'm sure I'm not the only one determined to make the most of the remaining spells of sunshine between now and the onset of winter. Whilst I'm still resisting the call of the coat cupboard, I've been on the lookout for some characterful purchases to punctuate my winter wardrobe- those additions which are guaranteed to put a smile on your face on even the gloomiest of mornings: 
 
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Shirt- Topshop 
Jeans- & Other Stories 
Bag- & Other Stories 
Shoes- New Look 
Sunglasses- Warehouse 

How much fun is this shirt?! I have to confess that I'm not a regular visitor to Topshop these days, but I happened upon this purchase a few weeks back and snapped it up on the spot. I couldn't resist the flamingo embroidery, and it's one of those wonderfully simple essentials which is really easy to wear. With comfort in mind, these jeans from & Other Stories are another recent purchase which I've been living in since I picked them up last month- I'm seriously contemplating picking up another pair! Another autumn addition to my wardrobe comes in the shape of this & Other Stories bag- the perfect investment for stashing all of my weekend essentials! 

Have you picked up any autumn staples recently? 

(Image credit: Hannah Hobson, please do not reproduce without permission.)

18.09.2017- London Loves: Flowers & Flea, Flat Iron Square

Monday, 18 September 2017

As we inch towards the winter, I'm finding myself rather bereft at the prospect of not being able to spend as much time in the garden as I'd like to, especially after having such a successful summer in terms of how many new planting projects came to fruition. Whilst I'm already mulling over which blooms I can get ready for growing next spring, over the weekend I was lucky enough to happen upon the perfect autumn stopgap for keeping my green fingers busy- the RHS' Flowers & Flea Market, held at Flat Iron Square in Southwark:


Marrying lots of vintage treasures for breathing fresh life into your interiors with plenty of inspiration for autumn and winter planting, the Flowers & Flea Weekend really was a one-stop-shop for the new season, whether you were on the hunt for some stunning archive prints, classic crockery or heavenly houseplants to inject a splash of colour now that the darker evenings are upon us. There was a bounty of beautiful secondhand goodies to have a rummage through, as well as lots of practical demonstrations and workshops, whether you wanted to learn how to rustle up a floral crown or transform a terrarium. I'm already keeping an eager eye peeled for the date of the next event!

What did you get up to this weekend?

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)

15.09.2017- Most Wanted: Ganni Goodness

Friday, 15 September 2017

Now that the change in seasons is unfolding in earnest, I'm sure I'm not the only one with a shopping list as long as my arm of autumn and winter pieces which are perfect for sprucing up my wardrobe. As soon as September rolls around, it seems like the shops are flooded with a bounty of new season styles, all of which offer a really refreshing take on transitional, practical style. Needless to say, over recent weeks I've been bookmarking lots of potential purchases in the making- most of which are from one of my favourite Scandi brands, Ganni:

Fenn Long Wrap Coat, £260/Seneca Silk Dress, £295/The Julliard Mohair Pullover, £355/Benson Maxi Dress, £430/Lott Isoli Sweatshirt, £95/Palmer Blouse, £95/The Julliard Mohair Hat, £95, all Ganni

I've never really considered lilac as an essential shade for autumn before, until, that is, I spotted this glorious coat! Whilst the pale shade might be a little bit out of the ordinary for this time of the year, there's no question that this perfect pastel is a brilliant mood booster, as well as being a brilliant investment piece to see you through until next spring too. Much the same could be said for this fabulous floral frock, which would lend itself to lots of different styling options, as well as pepping up lots of old winter faithfuls. 

With practicality in mind, this oversized knit is another winner. As well as being that lovely shade of lilac again, the loose fit makes it a wonderful option for lazy weekends, and again it's a piece which I don't think you'd ever get bored of wearing. If you're already on the lookout for a more formal frock to see you through the festive season, look no further than this heart-festooned design- a piece with real character and which is effortlessly stylish too. 

If casual cool is more your thing, this sweatshirt is a great shout, lending itself fantastically to dressed down weekend styling with denim as well as a more formal feel with a nicely tailored pair of trousers. If you're in the market for a new season investment for your work wardrobe, then this blouse is a definite must-have. I love the frill detail, and it's one of those really well made pieces which you know will stand the test of time. Finally, some more purple perfection in the shape of this beanie- a wonderful winter essential to see you through the cooler months in style. 

Are you a fan of Ganni? 

(Image credit: Ganni.)
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