I'm all buttoned up and ready to go these days, I never use to be the one for wearing coats unless it's absolutely cold. As I have gotten older, I do realise it's more sensible, so now my goal is to try and find nice coats and jackets to keep me looking and feeling good. Today it wasn't too cold, but I found my old coat - naturally I wanted to do a blog post with it. I never thought I would enjoy doing Autumn style OOTD, but I actually love doing them. Although, I am not looking forward to the clock changing - worst part about winter I say!
What I wore: Dorothy Perkins Coat, Forever 21 shorts, TopShop vest, Primark Shoes
Summer has gone, and Autumn has arrived. I don't have any Autumn clothes at all and once I come back from my sunny holiday I will need to get that underway. This is the only suitable coat I have at the moment, I never wear it and thought that I might as well because it was a little chilly out. It's a really nice shape and I love the leather arms.
The colour really stands out and I really like that, the reason for me not wearing this beforehand was due to my pink hair (*sobs*). I do miss it, but it was a lot of maintenance.
What do you think of my yellow Autumn coat, would you wear yellow? x
If you love vintage inspired goodies and pin-up culture then the Vintage Burlesque Fair is a fantastic event to go to. I'm not all that into the Burlesque thing, but I watched the shows and they were okay. The Vintage stalls were amazing, you can get so many pretty necklaces and bit and bobs. Great for gifts, and being so close to Christmas it's good timing.
I have taken a collection of photographs to show you what you would expect. I bought a few things myself, these two necklaces are so cute. I love the eyes, the larger one in the triangle reminds me of Harry Potter so I had to get it.. (my inner nerd came out).
There were two floors of amazing stands and we looked around for hours as each stand was so beautifully displayed with amazing finds. There was even a Vintage Tea Room, the cakes were so beautiful that I could have eaten two! I had a coffee cake with a tea and it was a lovely experience. The plates and tea cups made the experience, including the overall atmosphere. I enjoy going to these events but often enough I never know about them, so I need to be more on the look-out.
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What I wore: Boots & Bag from Primark
I'm getting my Autumn prep on this week. I've already started investing in some Autumn staples including these adorable boots and a perfectly sized bag. I adore ankle boots, I become slightly obsessive and I'll probably wear these every day. The croc print is an unusual choice for me, but I can get use to it. I initially went into Primark for the handbag, they have a wide selection of Autumn bags at the moment and this one caught my eye. I was going to opt for a satchel, but I have played that fashion card too many a times. Next on my Autumn list is a nice big coat and scarf..
I've never been one for Winter, or Autumn for that matter. This year I will aim to embrace the season and welcome multi layering and bulky boots. After my holiday in a few weeks time summer will be way gone, even though it is August it doesn't really seem like it; let's put it this way I have had to wear my wooly cardigan more than a few occasions. I'm a big fan of Primark footwear and Home ware, and I grabbed two bargain shoes from their shelves. Usually my size is almost always sold out, but luckily they had my size! These really cute cut-out flats are really adorable. They kind of remind me of school shoes, but in a fun, nerdy way.. If I were you, I'd grab a pair because these are my new Autumn staple shoe! x
Summer has almost gone and retailers are stocking coats in for the new season - how quickly did we get back to autumn right? I've gathered a selection of bright & bold coats to follow you through to the new season and more importantly, to brighten things up. Red is a high player this season and why not bag a statement coat that shouts fun and loud. If red isn't quite your shade, not to worry, try a more subtle shade of coral or a pastel pink keeping it sweet and girly. Saying goodbye to summer is't all that bad when you can be wearing this cute pieces x
top right: Next / London Coat
top left: Paul & Bear Coral Coat
bottom right: ASOS Slim Coat
bottom left: ASOS Faux Fur Collar Coat
Food is a massive part of my life, like anyone else. I made a life changing decision about 4 years ago. I have never really been someone that craves meat, I was brought up with it and just thought it was something we’re suppose to eat. I casually had meat every day but there was a point in my life where I questioned if I should eat it, admittedly I felt guilty but never changed. Then one day I did make that change, pretty drastically actually, the one day I ate meat then the next I completely stopped. I’ve never looked back since and I can say that it was the best decision I have made.
Since being vegetarian I have discovered food that I would have never known the name of before. It’s opened my eyes to all sorts of interesting alternatives. It’s made me want to learn, want to discover and have interesting meals.
Even more recently, I have stumbled upon some really interesting Instagram posts. #RawFood is a really popular thing and it’s motivated me to eat more veg and fruit. Try typing the hastag into Instagram and see the beautiful and inspiring lives people lead.
Anyway, today I thought I would share a meal post with you. Jacket Potato and Quorn Mince with vegetables. I love jacket potato, I cook mine in the microwave for 9/10 minutes (depending on size) and then lightly coat the potato in olive oil and salt / pepper then pop it in the oven for 10 minutes. It makes the skin so tasty and crisp without having to spend 1 hr 30 mins in the oven drying out. I tossed some Quorn Mince in the pan with red onion, pepper and halved baby tomatoes - then sprinkle a dab of sunflower oil and cook for 10 minutes. On the side I had some avocado, I’m crazy about this little vegetable and I only discovered it 2 weeks ago!