I’m going to be somewhat controversial here, but I have been counting down the days until I can say that it’s time for autumn fashion to come back out. This summer has been an absolute wash out. It’s rained more times than I’ve had hot dinners, and I have ruined so many pairs of summer shoes because it’s decided to be a gloriously sunny day whilst I head to work, for it to end up in a torrential downpour. I am not comfortable in summer fashion – give me a cosy knit and a warm scarf any day. Now it’s September, it’s nearly autumn and those black opaque tights have come out from hibernation. I am a very happy girl. Recently, I headed up to Sheffield with Keeley for some R ‘n’R, a few gins and good catch up whilst walking around the picturesque town. It was a perfect opportunity to introduce some new fashion and of course, get some outfit shots, which, is unusual for me as they’re usually done in front of the mirror!
Being in between different weathers, I packed whilst it was throwing it down and it ended up in glorious sunshine. Thankfully, my trusty parka from Next is designed for all seasons. Although it looks quite thick and bulky, the inner fleece can be removed for warmer days, as well as the fur trim on the hood. Not only is it great for the difference weathers, but it helps when it comes to washing it. The parka has a drawstring waist so it can be cinched in to create shape in an otherwise shapeless coat. I have had this parka for a good 5 years and it’s still going strong, however Next do have their latest version on line, which has a beautiful white faux fur collar. I need it. I always trust Next with my coats as I find them to have superior quality, as well as being quite reasonably priced.
You can’t go wrong with a pair of skinny jeans and I recently took to Twit
I have been obsessing over Look Of The Day website, and the fact that I can get a selection of clothes that are bang on trend, that go up to a size 16 and are often part of some amazing deals and offers is blowing my mind. I saw this blue off the shoulder striped shirt (similar here) on the website and fell in love. It’s not something that I would usually wear due to my bust, but pushing myself out of my comfort zone has been quite empowering. I would have preferred it to be a size bigger as the sizes are slightly off, but I still think it wore well and I love the off the shoulder, ‘I just threw this oversize shirt on’ look. I think it looks fab with skinny jeans and my parka. I keep browsing the site and I have found so many tops that I want. I love the t.shirts from LOTD as well. I have a few and they wash so well, and are perfect for work. Yay for casual dress code.
As seen in my previous post, the Stella McCartney style chained shoulder bag is still up for grabs on my Instagram. Head to Anoushka Loves, follow myself and LOTD-Official and tag a friend underneath my photo. The competition ends on Monday 25th at 9pm.
One thing I love about autumn is the fact that I can start wearing my boots. I seem to have built up quite an extensive collection of boots, which isn’t surprising as I have been forced into wearing flat shoes and boots after slipping my disc. I love boots, and there are so many styles that can be worn with different outfits. Over the years, I seem to have found a love for Timberland, and I own some of the classic style nubuck leather wheat coloured boots, and now I have added a pair of the 6inch Timberland boots to my collection in black. Cloggs have such a great selection of branded footwear, that I’m finding myself browsing frequently in order to stock up ready for winter. I love to team them with skinny jeans as well as wearing them with tights and skirts or day dresses for a more casual feel. Timberland are by far one of the most hard wearing brands of boots that I have owned. My classic wheat coloured boots are heading into their twelfth year of wear and still look as new as they did when I first got them. They look like they will be heavy on your feet but this couldn’t be further from the truth. They hold your feet in place, support your ankles and as they are supple nubuck, I don’t have any problems with breaking them in. Having walked all day around Sheffield, I was expecting some rubbing on my ankles and heels, but I had no issues what so ever. They might be expensive, but they are worth every single penny.
Now that autumn is here, I am going to share as many of my autumn essentials in fashion as much as I can. I just adore this season, and all I need now is a Pumpkin Spice latte and I will be a happy little bunny. What makes you think of autumn and what’s your favourite autumn essential when it comes to fashion?
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