Autumn already?

 

No one ever wants to wish the sunshine away. Especially all of us in the British Isles that never usually really experience a summer.

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But, the highstreet dictates that August means Autumn with the bombardment so far of leopard prints, silky satin midi’s and less basket bags than we’ve seen for quite some time!

And so we follow, lured in by the refreshing feeling of the “new” and I have to say having worked in retail for more years than I care to remember, I still feel so ready to move the old stock on and bring in the new and the exciting.

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In my non working life this equates to loving the gentle ease of the charity shops adding in old bobbled jumpers and in this case a cotton midi in brown paisley. I know right – DELICIOUS!

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At first, yes, a 1970’s brown paisly midi skirt may not seem your go to transitional skirt, but look at her! She’s gorgeous! I love this little bag too, she’s got the sweetest handle, she is destined for my little Etsy shop – but I had to give her a spin first to make sure she was adorable. She is.

Teddy was far more interested in the ferns which hold a lot of treats if you’re a little puppy.

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The little shirt is so pretty! A sheer cotton with a scalloped edge peter pan collar and tiny skinny bow at her neckline.

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THE SHOES.

Yes, metallic green tiny block heeled ballet pumps,YES.

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If this post is anything to go by I think I might enjoy the forthcoming autumnal weather. Imagine those shoes with thick black tights! Ugh I need a lie down.

 

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An unlikely love

Introducing one of the most surprising purchases i’ve made in awhile.

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A pair of mens shorts several sizes too big = all the comfy.

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I ended up being really pleased with this little outfit. The weird shorts with my oldest belt, thrifted accessories and my favourite top of all time.

My classic Breton is 100% cotton and from an amazing local store called Always in Colour

Predominantly menswear they offer THE most gorgeous style. I have a list. A long list. Yup yup.

 

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My little sun baby.

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Breton ALWAYS IN COLOUR: Shorts BERNADOS CHARITY SHOP: Belt (old) GAP: Neck scarf : OXFAM CHARITY SHOP: Russell & Bromley Navy Bag HOSPICECARE CHARITY SHOP: Sandals SALT WATER SANDALS: Sunglasses LE SPECS:

 

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The £5 dress…

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I can’t believe I actually walked away from this little dress when I first saw her wafting in the summer breeze as part of a cute window display.

Well, to be fair I had already hit four charity shops hard and got some great finds, so that may have just influenced me slightly.

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She’s a little Laura Ashley number, not super old I don’t think but she fits like a dream and is one of the few things I have bought over recent times which makes me feel complete and pretty when I wear her.

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This beautiful summer has shown me one thing, the only thing I need the whole summer long is a pair of Salt Water Sandals.

Comfy, yes, lasts forever, yes, cute as little buttons, heck yes. I just need them, will I be wearing them with socks as it gets colder? Sorry, but YES!

 

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Oh yeah I always need my Teddy of course..

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Is it a bird…is it a plane…

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Nah it’s just Ted and I both wistfully looking into the distance…thinking about biscuits…

(Always twirling in pretty dresses..)

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Fin x x

No.1)

 

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I found this skirt in a charity shop when a sweet friend and I were thrifting the other day to cheer ourselves up.

Boy did it work! She was a little big but I knew that my poor excuse for sewing skills could take her in enough to be just perfect. Plus I figured if anyone is THAT close to me that they can see my wonky seams we have bigger issues to work out.

Like an abstract painting she’s bold in such a cool way and weirdly doesn’t feel too loud and scary to wear which, I know, doesn’t make sense because that skirt is practically screaming with colours and print.

I paired the skirt with my fiances plain cotton t – shirt, thrifted bag, earrings and shoes and even though I was adding in further colours into the mix, keeping the shapes simple and the colours neutral meant they don’t compete with the loud tones of the skirt.

Ok. Black dream sandals. £2.99. Good grief.

Again, because these little sandals are dainty and strappy they pick out the black in the skirt without looking too heavy.

In future I will definitely wear trainers or boots with this skirt, but again it’s about proportion. A cool pair of high top trainers and a button up shirt, cowboy boots and a long sweatshirt, a massive slouchy jumper and cute ballet flats. Each combination balances out the skirt and the level of femininity or masculinity.

Et Voila! There you have outfit number 1 of my magic thrifted finds. I hope you like it!

Fin x x