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Hats Off

I’ve always felt just a little bit silly in a hat …But these last few seasons I’ve been coming around to the idea. Wearing Scarves, Straw Trilby’s and Trucker Caps this summer. Last winter my chunky knit slouchy beanie from Wool And The Gang was a daily occurrence, and now we’re slipping back around into Autumn I’ve been lusting after some gorgeous fedora’s and trilby’s.

I snapped up this little Zara number with a graffiti band a few weeks ago.

Ordering online is a great idea, especially if you’re on the fence. Try it on and come back to it a few hours later to try again, wear it around the house a little and see how you feel in it.

The likelihood is, it will be delivered in a box, as opposed to shopping on the high street and having it in a bag.

Tah-Dah you have the perfect storage for it!

Zara Hat

Right now I’m wearing mine with cut off’s, slouchy T-Shirt’s, Check shirt’s and Breton. When the evenings draw in I’ll be layering up slouchy knits, skinny jeans and Ash kicks. When the cold really hits I’ll be adding a camel coat and a huge chunky knit scarf.

What To Spend?

For this next seasons picks,  look to spend between £20 – £60.

Where To Hunt?

If you’re not convinced you’ll get a lot of wear and are merely dabbling head to Matalan or H&M for something around £10.

To carry you into future seasons? Budget not a huge issue? Head to Whistles, Reiss, & Other Stories, Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters or my latest Instagram obsession Fallen Broken Street. Amazing selection.

Pour yourself a coffee and procrastinate on Pinterest for more inspiration.

Blue Hat Camel Coat Pinterest Image

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Grey Fedora Camel Coat Pinterest Image

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Knitwear of Deliciousness

Beef Bourguignon and mash potato served up to the brood… And it’s 20 degrees with the bi folds wide open.  Promptly dismissing the confused glance from the husband I declared, it’s September. It’s autumn.

I was excited by some leaves on the ground, a few chilly days I’d got the coat out… And then summer decides to get just one last word in and it’s thrown me.

so I’m ignoring it and carrying on with autumn irrelevant.

I’ve been out into Cambridge getting a feel of what’s around this year I want to layer up and it’s knitwear I need to invest my pennies. I’ve scoured the internet and pottered around the shops to get a feel of what’s taking my fancy.

I’ve compiled my favourite finds in a Pinterest board and split them into price points to give you some shopping direction, read the comments for some inspiration on how to wear yours….

£10-£25

£25-£60

£60-£100

£100 +

…. Here for knitwear deliciousness ….

 

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I’m All About

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen a well loved denim shirt if mine finally gave up the ghost.

 

And so, this week I've been all about replacing the old with the new.

 

On my quest with iPad in hand, I found some beauts on the high street to tempt you to fill any denim shirt shape spaces in your wardrobe.

 

Keep your eyes peeled for some mid season sales.

 

This All Saints Number is reduced from £88 to £61.50.

 

Whistles haven't got a huge range of denim, but when they do it, they do it beautifully.

 

Good ol' trusty Zara have this distressed beaut for £39.

 

 
New Look have a good range with prices starting at just £16.
 
H&M have a few in different washes, I'd never have thought this beaut was only £19.99.
 
I went for a Topshop option at £32, a combination of impatience, taking advantage of a quick shop with a cooperative sleeping toddler in tow.
 
Loving how soft this Moto shirt is. Normal service is resumed.

 

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Ooooh nice trews

I will be forever in debt to my very dear friend Claire for introducing me to a pair of trousers.

 

I'm guilty of sticking to my safe uniform of skinny jeans and biker boots, but on these rare warmer days its nice to wear something loose and comfortable. Sometimes a maxi dress isn't always practical, and I'm not one for getting my pins out… For the sake of the general public.

 

I was admiring a lovely pair of joggers that my friend Claire was wearing,

 

Now. When I say joggers I know what your'e thinking … Velour hot pink with JUICY all over the backside…. Tut tut you should know me better by now … I'm talking the Kate Lounge Trouser from Whistles…. Not Joggers….*ahem* but a Lounge Trouser.

 

 

The details from the seams, to the cut give these trousers such a flattering fit. They're ridiculously soft ,comfortable, and so versatile. A must have for you stylish Mum's out there.
 
Worn with my studded high tops and a slouchy T shirt for the school run.
Wear them as Whistles suggest with some killer heels. Or team them with these lovely flats just £28.00 from Topshop, and this bag from Zara finished with a loose strapless top and a blazer with rolled up sleeves for casual drinks out with the girls.
I'm continuing my stud obsession and thinking of wearing them with these Zara delights….
Whistles have a gorgeous sport luxe feel to their Autumn Winter '13 range, where I used to see much of Whistles collections as being quite formal, conservative much of their range is very wearable, mixed with other high street brands their pieces are versatile and practical with fantastic quality and an edgey maturity'that I'm liking a lot.
 
It's no wonder Claire snapped up these trews in every colour, I'm sold!
 
Be quick though reduced from £65 to only £35-£40 online and in store there are limited sizes still available.
 
Its worth calling your nearest store to see what they have, available in Khaki, Grey (as pictured and what I went for), Black, and Navy. Its worth noting that not all colours are available in the sale as the black and Navy are new to the range, therefore these colours are currently at full price £60. Not cheap I admit, but they'll see you through to winter so worth every penny.
 
 
Happy Shopping you lovely lot.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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