My heart sings at the prospect of it getting cooler, the beautiful leaves, crisp mornings and excuse to stay in eating mashed potato and watching period dramas. In reality I know that getting up in the dark and leaving work in the dark, lots of rain and the inevitable snowball of busy-ness before Christmas will grate but for now, all I can think about it clothes, woolly tights and snug boots.
Here are my Autumn purchases so far...As an avid collector of French Sole pumps in every colour and pattern, flats were not high on the priority list for me. I already have leopard, black patent quilted, cream quilt with a black toe blah blah blah. Also..when the weather gets really bad, wear my navy blue Hunters and carry flats in my bag to work. When I saw these though, I couldn't resist..
|Standard black in velvet with pom-poms...what's not to love?|
As anyone who travels on the London Underground knows..layering is key and the perfect t-shirt is hard to find. Topshop has come up trumps this season and if I could, I would bulk buy in multiples. In their Boutique range I bought an over sized black slash-neck with 3/4 length sleeves in a cotton and cashmere mix and a white low v neck. Lastly I splashed out a crepe, navy v neck tee from Ghost. Because of the fabric, it has worked well on more formal occasions with some dressy accessories as well as during the day.
This dress is perfect for work and maybe even the weekend too..I loved the fine wool, ever so slightly textured fabric that you can't see in the picture. The built in Obi belt that you can pull it as tight as you like and the neckline is so elegant. It came in red too but unsurprisingly..I bought it in black.
I'm still on the hunt for the perfect knit..if anyone has found a lovely one in navy, burgundy or grey, please let me know. In the meantime, here are my fantasy purchases....
|Acne Twisted Wool sweater|
|Anders Alpaca waffle knit by Isabel Marant..£345!|
|Stella McCartney in a stunning blood orange..a snip at £510|
|Beautiful navy wool, cocoon cut from Stella again..£520.|
|Magical Autumnal shot by Tim Walker|