I’ve had a life-changing experience this past month and it’s pretty exceptional. I braved putting my cashmere on the hand wash setting on my washing machine and I came out of the whole experience a changed woman. Seriosuly life changing. I will never go back to washing them by hand again.
Because of this discovery, I’ve opened up my cashmere wardrobe to more use and so haven’t actually invested in any new cashmere items this year, usually its first on the list when the weather starts to turn. I’m saving time hand washing and money, have I mentioned how life changing it’s been? So here we are and I’ve got my trusty Marks and Spencer black crew neck on. A brand for me that I will always go back to for cashmere. It wears so well, lasting for years and a great entry level price point. It has been consistently on for a few weeks now and I’m just adding to every outfit going.
This outfit I was obviously going for comfort and warmth. So on went the pink aviator jacket from George at Asda, layering cashmere underneath this fully lined coat is a bloody marvellous combination of super warmth and will no doubt be pulled again once all the Manchester Christmas Markets open up and I’m outside for hours stuffing my face with all the food and Gluh wine!
Also, I’m wearing my cropped flares from Dr Denim that I need to remember to iron. I think it because they are denim that I always forget but this is such a thin and stretchy pair of jeans that those flared out ends need a bit of tidying up. These jeans are so comfortable and fit like a dream, they are out in black as well for the autumn season and I’m so tempted as this style of jeans is really up my street at the moment.
Lastly, I’m wearing a secretly warming item, my boots from ASOS. Sadly last season but they are ace, I’ll keep a lookout for a similar style but these are fleece lined and so rank high in my favourite boots for winter. And the blue metallic colour and the pointed toes add to my favouritism but really it’s the fleece lining that keeps me coming back for more.
This past week has had been a bit overwhelming if I’m honest, I’ve had to sort out all my receipts for the end of the tax year and going over my last year in Milan just made me feel sad. Hence why there wasn’t a blog post last week, it all got a little overwhelming and on top of that sorting out your accounts is a black hole for time. Now its all pretty much behind me so I’m starting to perk back up again, so onto the outfit that I was marching around in one day last week.
Firstly let me just say, ignore the missing buttons on the coat, there’s two of them and they are both tucked away safe in different locations around my house. I have yet to come across them but I know they are safe. Sooo. I’m wearing the coat because I still love wearing it despite the lack of buttons. Also its vintage but this one from free people is pretty similar and I’ve linked a few more alternatives down below. This teddy bear coat thing is bang on trend and I’m fully behind wearing basically a fluffy blanket as outerwear. I feel super proud that it’s on trend again but I will wear this coat year on year until the stitching falls to pieces, I love it so damn much.
I’m wearing an awful lot of last season pieces in this post which I didn’t realise at the time of shooting. I’ve got on a long sleeved top from H&M in a warm brown colour (similar here). And my favourite burgundy boots that I rarely wear because they are a smidge too small are from Public Desire but they don’t have them in burgundy patent anymore, just black patent! I should have just reordered a size bigger when I had the chance. My Zara bag is from the summer season, I’m actually wearing it so much I’m getting a little bored of the sight of it but I can’t find any high street ones I fancy and I don’t want to invest in any designer bags quite yet because I also cant make up my mind which one to actually go for. First world problems for sure.
Also wearing the Levi Wedgie Icon fit jeans in this dark wash that honestly goes with everything and is a perfect wash for autumn winter. These jeans were super snug but are starting to become more comfortable now I’ve been wearing them over the last month and also because I don’t have a dryer to shrink them back down which works for me just fine.
Back on a regular schedule now the dread of receipts and paperwork is behind me.
I’ve loved the Acne shearling aviator jacket (dream away here) for years now and over the past, as soon as autumn starts to hit I’m so tempted to get myself a high street version but never have. Eventually, all it took for me to finally take the plunge is to find it in the palest of pink and have a sweet price tag of ₤35. Found in the ever brilliant Asda!
Expect to see this overworn and repeatedly put to use on the blog. I sized up as well so I can quite happily get more layers under there once it starts to get colder. I’ve now forgotten all my other coats and wear this like the blanket it is. It’s lined all the way through, so jumpers are a mad thought at the moment with this. I’m wearing a slouchy old missguided tee (similar here) so I don’t overheat. All very matchy matchy in the pink tones, especially since I added my old ASOS pink sunnies (similar here). Worn with my favourite black trousers from ASOS and my Prada boots because winter is coming and I need to incorporate black into my outfit somehow.
I went into Primark to look at the Christmas decorations and to buy some hair ties. I came out with three bags full of Primark goodies. Half of which were presents but still how did I get here?
While I was there I perused through the jumper dress section, I’m so fussy with jumper dresses, there are so many things that can go wrong and usually I think its an item worth investing in. However, here we are with the first jumper dress of the season, it’s not perfect but the colour is everything. A warm rose coloured, mauve pink, I couldn’t walk away from it. I love the ribbed detail that has a patchwork pattern to it and ends up in a roll neck. The material is heavy and weighs the jumper down to give smooth lines that finish mid-thigh. The only problem is with the patchwork detail, the side seams are a bit messy and can bulge out a little in unwanted places. But for 16 quid you cant argue all that much and it’s the colour I wanted it for anyway. Also, I sized down in this dress, it is very bulky and wanted a more fitted look from it.
Worn alongside my oversized Zara coat that is more than a few seasons old. Heres a very similar one. And my Adidas Stan Smiths with the pink leather detail at the ankle. And as always my nude Zara shoulder bag.
We got up nice and early to shoot these photos and look at that sunrise glow. Also had to go search for an early Sunday morning coffee shop, thank you Ancoats General Store for pulling through and for also offering every non-dairy option under the sun. Bloody lovely start to the morning.
I’m wearing a few of my newest purchase from when we hit the shops in Seattle, the trousers are H&M and I think I sized up and possibly need to wear a belt to keep them at a sensible height, but they are a light grey dogtooth check print and a heavy wool material, so perfect for the colder months, they are straight leg and are pretty easy to dress both up and down, as seen here with my converse high tops.
Also wearing this snazzy cropped red knit top, it’s a beautiful cherry red and has a gathered almost knot detail at the front of the tee and what you cant see are the little t-shirt length sleeves, this particular top was bought in Aritizia and they had so many different colours but something about this shade of red was all I needed. It’s quite a long crop top so I figured it would work well with all my high waisted jeans and likes here, with my slouchy trousers. I also sized up one size with this knit to fit the boobs in (always important) and to get a slightly more relaxed and comfy fit. Now, this is part of my wardrobe I’m setting my sights on some proper bright red full-length jumpers. I definitely need to wear red more.