Sunday 22 September 2013

Autumn Fashion

As I walked through the park this chilly Monday morning my headphones were all minor chords and crescendos, but I realised that the faint nip in my fingers and cheeks was in fact a welcome relief to the scorching summer sun of recent weeks.

A silky golden glow dripped from the leaves and low mists frothed between frosty tree trunks. One of the perks of my hideous commute (which I complain about ALL the time) is those precious early morning moments. Autumn is a beautiful season. Nay, it's a magical season. 

The key recipe for dressing this season:
a dash of individuality;
a sprig of eccentricity;
a heapful of cosiness. 

Tartan is your friend. More so this year because it was all over the A/W 2013 catwalks. But tartan is a loyal comrade through every chilly season. Invest in a key piece and wear it over and over again. My personal staple is a Cabbages and Roses cashmere Stewart tartan scarf. It's huge and soft and wonderful. I also have a trapeze dress in red tartan which is my "Christmas wrapping dress".

But don't forget other shades and patterns. Too much tartan and you might find yourself arguing with a drunk outside Wetherspoons (this happened to me - I blamed the tartan's aggressive heritage).

Reds, plums, purples...all wonderful. Electric blue is also having a moment and I'm a fan. Black will always work. 

And for something a little less stereotypical, try green or crisp white. 

Team with the loveliest, chunkiest knitwear and a rosy smile. 

Alberton Dress, Toast, £135

Cabbages and Roses

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Saturday 7 September 2013

Dress of the Month September

I'm back! Gentle reader, I do hope you have not been suffering too many violent withdrawal symptoms. I've been on a cyberspace-free holiday as of late, but I have returned for the new season. And what better than a new 'Dress of the Month' to inspire you?

The Dress

September is 'back to school' month and there's always something about this time of year which invites a regeneration of one's wardrobe. Summer brights make way for warm autumnal hues and I must admit that, while I have adored the summer sun, I am so ready to wear tights and thick knits again. 

Pinks are dominating shop windows at present, but I'm really not sold. So, if like me you want to keep up to date with the sartorial edits, but you're not keen to be pretty in pink, this might just provide the solution.

Without further ado allow me to introduce the dress that will provide the revitalisation you need to carry you through the autumn months.

With hints of blush melting into blues, purples and reds, yellows and greys, Temperley's Feather Print Dress has it all. The gorgeous shape will provide you with a classically feminine silhouette - you'll be wearing this well into next year.

The Deets

The simple silhouette of the Feather Print Dress serves as the perfect backdrop for the intricate hand painted print. Designed in-house, this Temperley London dress depicts multi coloured feathers in fine detail and is engineered so the print areas are placed on specific areas of the body. Made of silk satin and with a nipped in waist, lean ¾ sleeve and flared skirt, this cocktail dress is luxurious as well as flattering.
  • Fabric Composition: 100% Silk
  • True to size
  • Length of garment: 92cm

Feather Print Dress
Feather Print Dress
Feather Print Dress

Feather Print Dress

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