Today’s post is basically 100% made up of items I bought in summer sales that I’m still wearing now autumn is here. I was really kind of confused about why this navy blue midi dress was in the Cos sale this summer- it’s exactly the kind of thing you’d buy for your autumn wardrobe. But it was 70% off and stretchy enough to fit me in their biggest size, so I bought it rather than spending any more time wondering why they’d put it in the sale. And this jacket is quilted, which means it’s less than ideal for summer, but again, I got it at 70% off a couple of months ago and have been waiting for the right time to break it out. I think I got it more reduced than it was meant to be because mine has a tiny hole in the collar, but it’s basically invisible and covered by my hair, so I can deal with it. And these sandals: I know I’m pushing it a bit by wearing white sandals in October, but I really feel like they work… I hope you do too!
Jacket: &Other Stories
Sandals: Yours Clothing
Look at that pattern!
Worn with Nars Valkyrie lipstick, one of my favourite non-liquid lipsticks. I find it hard to get pinky-brown lipstick right when it’s not in a matte liquid formula, but this is really one of my very, very favourites.
Outerwear ban? What outerwear ban? When I saw this coat on ASOS I knew it was worth trading in my old pink coat for a newer model, and this was the model. It combines three of my great loves: pink, coat, leopard, and I just adore it. Mixing it with snake print and extra leopard might seem excessive but… it’s the only way I know.
In other ASOS shopping news- there’s a 20% off code floating around for Curve. Enter HEYMYSIZE at checkout and you should get your 20% discount, valid til October 9th. You can shop Curve right here. I used it to pick up a delicious pink velvet ruffled top because I cannot get enough of pink or velvet at the moment.
Lipstick is my beloved Kat Von D liquid lipstick in Double Dare.
If you didn’t already see, yesterday I made an appearance on BBC World news, talking about young women’s body image. Check it out here if you missed it.
Let me just say: this jumper is perfect. I am so glad it’s come into my life. A few weeks ago, ASOS dropped me a line to offer me a voucher to celebrate LFW, the purpose of which was for me to buy a ‘statement piece’. I feel like ‘statement piece’ often has the connotations of being very special-occasion or formal, which is obviously very much not my lifestyle. So I perused the site looking for a couple of pieces that I felt I maybe wouldn’t normally order but that would be a real asset to my A/W wardrobe. As soon as I saw this jumper, I realised it was The One. I made the right decision. I can’t wait to wear this with my denim pinafore, with my pleated satin skirt, with my pleather leggings, basically all the time. And the colour? Now that’s a statement.
My lipstick is NYX Lip Lingerie in Bedtime Flirt, which I like a lot. It’s a good non-statement lipstick that sort of blends in for when I want a more natural makeup look.
I just can’t get enough of this top. It’s totally autumn-perfect and I feel like I’m wearing it all the time. With my plisse trousers, with jeans, tucked into skirts. I’m just wild about it. And at the weekend I wore it with my beautiful faux-ponyskin pencil skirt from Elvi and I feel like it made a really delicious transitional outfit.
Lipstick is NYX Lip Lingerie in Embellishment, a great cold lilac-grey. It’s quite drying but it’s not super expensive so I wouldn’t expect a perfect finish.
All I do is complain about how I can’t get decent shoes in my size (a UK size 10), so when a good pair comes along I feel duty-bound to shout about it. I love my new black over-the-knee boots from Yours. They’re useful, so comfortable, and are basically everything I was looking for in a pair of boots. I wore them out for the first time on Friday evening and decided to pair them with this sweet little smock dress from ASOS Tall. Did you know many ASOS Tall items come in a size 20? (I have helpfully filtered here the range that are available in a 20) Many items I’ve ordered from ASOS Tall in a 20 have come up quite big so if you’re a 20 or a smaller 22, I would definitely give it a go. I love this dress but it creases so badly. Bless my new hand-held clothes steamer.