Wednesday, 5 October 2016

A/W 16 additions

I don't know about you, but every year I get ridiculously excited towards the end of August when the Autumn Winter collections come into shops. Don't get me wrong, I love a sunny day (especially if it mean I can swim in the sea) but I am so much more comfortable in a hoody or a jumper than shorts! Plus I'm not worrying about getting sunburned when ever I step out the door. 

I've picked up a few autumnal bits and bobs since the end of summer. I already have quite  hefty collection of things in various shades of burgundy, but I've added a few new pieces this year. 

The bag is from Matalan (similar). Its the third weekend-style bag from Matalan I've owned, in the space of about 8 years, I've only needed to replace them about every 2-3 years, and they get a lot of use! Its the ideal size, funnily enough, if you're going away for the weekend. The only thing I will say is I used it for the first time when I went to do Cardiff 10k, which meant packing my running gear and trainers, meaning a whole extra outfit I wouldn't normally pack! I still fit in everything I need though (even if my trainers were in a separate bag). I love the colours of it, and it looks smart enough to work for any occasion, like I wouldn't mind taking it to an interview if I didn't have a chance to drop off my luggage at a hotel beforehand. 

I've definitely hopped on the soft bra bandwagon. This is part of a set from H&M, the other one is a pale pink shade. They're just so comfy to wear, but I don't recommend if you have to run for a bus in the morning! 

This breton top from Fat Face is probably the comfiest and softest top in my wardrobe. Seriously. Everyone should have one. My friend owns seven! I own many a blue and white striped top, but I love the autumnal nod with the orange stripes. On warmer days I can wear it on its own or under a gilet, and as it gets colder it will be an ideal layer.

Aaaaages ago I saw Ella Masters Instagram a yellow baseball top, and I've been looking for one ever since. I added this to my basket on the h&m website, but before I could order it my size went out of stock. Cue me scouring any h&m I went in, and when I eventually found it I actually said YES! out loud... tell me I'm not the only one who does this? Yesterday I saw a girl wearing hers under a black denim pinafore and immediately made a mental note to add that outfit to my repertoire.

The red/navy jumper (similar) is another h&m number... are you sensing a theme yet? It's cropped, which isn't a style I'd normally go for but it works with high-waisted skirts or jeans or under dungarees, and I've also worn it with just a black vest top underneath which looks good. Its a nice lighter weight jumper for this time of year when you don't need to look like an actual sheep but you still need a warm layer.

The other day I went to get my old Primark sunglasses out of my bag only to find the arms had both broken - I've no idea how long they'd been in the bottom of my bag for but they obviously hadn't survived. I was very pleased to find these similar ones in Primark reduced to £1! Baaaargain.

And finally, this Fat Face scarf is gorgeous. I wear all the colours in it so it goes with everything, and adds a bit of 'something' to an outfit. It's lightweight but there's plenty of material so you can wrap it round your neck a couple of times if it gets very chilly. You can just see the tassle in the photo above, which I'll have to be careful with if I wear round my boyfriend's cat!

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  1. I love your haul, the yellow rimmed top is my favourite.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog


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