Well hello there!!
How on earth are you beautiful humans on this, what can only be described as grey day?
Well it’s official, Autumn is well and truly here. It is dark when I wake up, there is at least 10,000 leaves entering my house each day, and it’s getting rather chilly. I am sure that this is making at least 80% of the U.K population happy. However if you’ve been reading my ramblings for a while now, you will know that I am not Autumns number one fan. Sometimes I wonder if I am the only one that well, how do it put it, hates it. Strong words I know, but true.
Don’t click away just yet, this isn’t a “I hate Autumn / Winter” post, (although I could quite easily write 10,000 words on that) but how I intend to enjoy Autumn……. by wearing epic clothes of course.
Normally when it comes to this time of year, I feel a bit cheated. I feel like my Summer clothes haven’t got the exposure they deserve. This is normally due to the U.K’s rather poor showing of that big yellow thing in the sky.
Things are different this year, I feel well and truly ready to transition into Autumn attire. Yes, you heard it here first, I had a good and long Summer.
As this was the case, I was determined to nab (technical term) the most important AW piece early. This being, THE COAT! Every year I put off purchasing a new coat until it is completely necessary, i.e snowing. I am usually left with slim pickings, kicking myself for not buying back in August, when lets face it, all the Autumn apparel arrives.
Well I am feeling rather my smug with myself, as this year I am ready for you Autumn! I have had an epic coat and I’m not afraid to use it.
This sixties inspired plaid beauty is from Emily and Fin, a phenomenal British brand who’s designs take inspo from the past. I first came across Emily and Fin whilst interviewing The Whiting Post for my beloved column in Cene Magazine (which you can read here ). I was instantly impressed with the cut and the quality of their pieces.
So you can imagine my delight when Emily and Fin got in contact and asked me to pick a piece from their AW collection. Learning from my mistakes in previous years, I just knew I had to pick this coat. It is so warm, has a cute collar, ticks the checked trend that is oh so now! Oh and can we talk about those deep pockets? We all love pockets, right?
Hats are my favourite, I am one of those fortunate ones that was given a head for a hat. I’ve never met a hat I did’t love. You’re already probably sick of seeing this Baker Boy but errrrmmm, you are probably going to be seeing so much more of it, or at least one of its relatives. Anyhow, it was the perfect accompaniment to my sixties coat and plus it meant I didn’t have to wash my hair for brunch. WINNER!
I seem to have a new obsession, watches!! I now have one for every day of the week and every occasion. You can never have too many, at least that’s what I tell myself. Although functional, I see watches as more of an accessory, because lets face it we all use our phones to see what the time is. Don’t tell the others but this Adexe wonder is a firm favourite of mine. I love the retro vibe that it gives to my outfit, the navy face with the gold detailing is a match made in heaven. The huge watch face means that it would look equally as marvellous on my husband too, but don’t tell him that.
Before I dash, I want to mention that I know that seasons don’t need a capital letter BUT you know, I’m wild and I prefer them to have one. I figure they’re rather important and if months have a capital letter why shouldn’t seasons? OKAY Siobhan time to leave…. my English teacher would be so proud.
Thanks for reading!