The weeks are flying by and I can hardly believe it’s almost October. It’s been a busy few days with charity fundraisers, parents’ evening, football training and an evening at my friend’s with the girls.

1. At the start of the week, I saw my first article for Aspire magazine in print. It’s a magazine with a local focus delivered to 27,000 addresses in Skipton and the surrounding areas.
How I wish that were me on the cover.

2. After writing about how I transformed my cupboard, the lovely people at Laura Ashley got in touch asking if they could add it to their own blog. I agreed immediately. They have also asked me to style an outfit from their latest collection, so I’m very much looking forward to sharing that too.

3. I met my friend and “business partner” Sally to order Autumn scarves for our boutique.  Here’s a taste of what’s to come.

4. I saw this card and, it had, quite literally, my name on it.

5. I went to my friend Jane’s on Friday evening to look at photos from her wonderful 50th birthday ceilidh in Summer and to catch up with the girls. It was one of those evenings where an unexpected anecdote caused so much laughter that I ached. Once again I counted those blessings that are my friends. 

This week I blogged about:

A step by step guide to transforming my cupboard

Coats for Autumn and Transitional Times (a modified version of my article from Aspire Magazine)

My outfit featuring my fabulous bee breton

Allium B’s stunning Olivia dress.

Liz x

Allium B is a small independent British clothing brand owned by sisters Mary and Clare Burgess. I wrote about it earlier in the year. I have one of their beautiful dresses, the Amelia which I wore on Easter Sunday.

Today I’m wearing Olivia, which Mary and Clare have kindly lent to me so I can review it. 

Olivia is a generously cut dress (size down) in soft crepe which hangs beautifully. The beautiful pink and teal embroidery at the shoulder was inspired by a 1930s clutch bag found at Chelsea Antiques Fair. 

The dress is a simple shape, with side pockets and a fabric belt. 

Opaque tights and ankle boots make the dress look a little more edgy and rather more wintry.

Love Liz x

I love bees, yellow and stripes so this top had my name on it.
I suppose it’s a breton in a slightly different guise. The dropped shoulder and contrast of the floral with the stripe adds interest and I think it’s rather special.

Love Liz x

Outfit Details

Current Season, (September 2014)

Garden Bee Top, Joules £39.95 AW’14
Skinny Ankle Skimmers, Boden £49
*Hamble Oak Tan Leather Brogues, Clarks @ Cloggs £54.99 AW’14