Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Cosy Up... Autumn Essentials



Summer’s over and the temperature has dropped considerably. The leaves might not have fallen or properly changed colour but Autumn (or Winter, judging by today) is truly here.  Time to put away the sandals and look forward to cosying up in snuggly coats, boots, gloves, scarves, and embracing winter hues either sartorially or though make up. 

My take on the season is leather (biker jacket and full skirt), leopard print (pouch clutch), a touch of tartan (a top), the colour pink (coat or accessories), pencil skirts (camo or pleather), held together by a great pair of ankle boots (check out Whistles or Zara) and styled with a ponytail (move over blowdries, style up your pony and get inspired by Matches’ great guide)

Getting a dark, berry hued manicure signifies the proper beginning of Autumn for me, and last weekend, right on cue I went for a much loved classic; Essie’s Wicked shade.  I’ve also felt the chill in the air, so have been snuggling into a huge grey woolly scarf and slicking on a dark berry shade of lip balm. Which shade to go for next is the big question!

Manicure in Essie Wicked

Alfresco drinks on rooftops are a distant memory, as Saturday nights now involve curling up on the sofa with a fluffy throw and season three of Homeland for company. All summer dresses have been swapped out for chic knits, trousers, skirts, coats and essential ingredient: packs and packs of pristine black opaque tights.  I’ve edited my wardrobe and filled two bags ready for the charity shop, which leaves the opportunity for some retail therapy for some autumn essentials come pay day!

See what's on my Autumn wishlist below!

My Autumn Wishlist
Clockwise from top left corner:
1. Yankee Candle Autumn Night Small Jar, £8.54 (similar), Yankee Candle
2. Peaked lapel wool coat, £150, COS
3. Short leather gloves, £39, & Other Stories 
4. Tuck stitch scarf, £55, Whistles 
5. Braided wool sweater, £55, & Other Stories 
6. IKEA Stockholm Throw, £25, IKEA 
7. Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm in 'Cherry Me', £2.99, Boots (3 for 2 at the mo!)
8. Biker leather ankle boots, £79.99, Zara 


What are your Autumn or Fall Essentials? What's on your wishlist? Tweet me or Instagram me!
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