This Autumn has been pretty darn beautiful if I do say so myself. We’ve been really lucky to have such lovely sunshine and prolonged warm weather (although I am currently writing this whilst bundled up under lots of blankets as the icier weather returned only a couple of days ago) and it’s been so nice to be able to continue wearing some of my favourite staple pieces from the Summer mixed in with some new accessories and warmer items. I’ve been particularly enjoying being able to wear a t-shirt or long sleeve top with a cashmere cardigan and no jacket or coat over the top.
I’ve been busy rehearsing for a play and doing my best to work part time in between, so I’ve been mainly reaching for really casual, comfy outfits or outfits that I can take from the rehearsal space to the pub afterwards. So I thought I’d do a little round up of my three favourite outfits from this October period and why I’ve been wearing these combinations on repeat.
1. The casual caRdigan
Top - topshop (similar here)
Cardigan - vintage
Jeans - weekday (row)
Trainers - Converse
Necklaces - gifted and rock n’ rose
Obsessed with these new high waisted jeans from Weekday that I got a couple of weeks ago. They're super long (so I rolled them up twice here) but a great colour and really durable denim, so they fit perfectly in my wardrobe. I've always been really into wearing cardigans, especially vintage ones. This navy blue one belonged to my Mum, and it's been in my wardrobe ever since I was born, really, so it means a lot to me. It's also super comfy and 100% Scottish cashmere, so when it's a little warmer outside (unlike today, which is 12 degrees and raining) I love to just go out in a t-shirt and cardigan.
2. The “french girl in london”
Jacket - vintage
Jeans - whistles (similar here)
Shoes - Underground (creepers)
Jumper - topshop (old)
Beret - accessorise
Belt - Salvatore Ferragamo (old)
This has been one of my favourite looks to wear from the daytime to casual dinners out or evening events. I usually don't wear skinny jeans, but I have to say these are some of my favourite jeans. I'm a huge advocate for Whistles denim as they're really durable and flattering (although I did have to take to these with scissors to give them the frayed ends). I'm also loving hats at the moment, and this beret is definitely my favourite at the moment. Chic, as well as great for cooler evenings!
3. The “on the go” look
Leather jacket - All Saints
Jumper - whistles (old)
Jeans - whistles
Trainers - Adidas Stan Smith (outlet style)
Hat - accessorise
I tend to wear these jeans more in the Summer due to their cut and colour, but I've also been really enjoying wearing them with cropped knits, trainers and a leather jacket for a super comfortable and 'layerable' outfit for day to day. This has definitely been my most worn combination for rehearsal days/nights. I love baggier jeans, but what I love about these is how unusual the 'barrel' leg shape is. They're definitely a statement.
Jumper - Whistles (old, similar here) /
Skirt - Vintage Laura Ashley (similar here) /
Trainers - Adidas (similar here) /
Bag - Coccinelle /
Sunglasses - Rayban
Jewellery bits n bobs: Necklace - Rock n' Rose / Bracelet - Thomas Sabo / K charm - Thomas Sabo / Earrings - Whistles
The sun has got it's hat on - hip hip hooray! The weather has massively warmed up over the last week, and this was the perfect excuse for me to whip out my favourite piece from the Summer, this vintage Laura Ashley skirt.
I've always struggled with skirts - having been quite the tomboy at primary school and then always thinking that my being short was a hindrance. However, over the last year or so, I have been so into midi length skirts, I think they are a beautifully flattering style and such a versatile addition. Enter this beautiful vintage Laura Ashley skirt that used to belong to my mum - a beautiful floral pattern, and the length and fit is perfect for casual days out, as well as for Summer evenings. And it was the perfect skirt to wear on a day out with my mum, paired with a relaxed navy blue knit, some gold jewellery and a pair of all-white trainers - brilliant for a sunny, breezy Autumn day.
I'm having a pretty bad day today, but I really wanted to blog something. Whilst skimming through my documents on my laptop, I came across my archive of 35mm photographs taken on my Pentax ME Super, and looking at these photographs really brings me a sense of peace and happiness. I love film photography so much, and I honestly don't know what I'd do without my Pentax, so I've decided to start a new series on this blog called 'Shots on 35mm', where I share with you a roll of film, or a collection of photographs, taken on my camera. I will only post when I feel inspired to do so, or I feel like sharing these personal snippets of my life, and today it just felt right, so without further ado, here is a roll of film that I shot back in February. I hope you enjoy!