Friday, 2 September 2016

Why I Love Autumn and My Favourite Outfits of the Summer.

It's been a wonderful summer, (by which I mean June, July and August), the highlight of course, being our family trip to Nerja. As well as that, the children and I had a fun-packed mini-break in London and I've been busy working towards some very exciting collaborations, one of which is with Kaleidoscope as their new blogger expert, the others I'll share as autumn progresses.

It might be because I always loved every second at school and university that I like this time of year. I was always so excited to see my friends again and to make a fresh start with new stationery. Or it might be because my birthday is in early October which in our family at least, heralds the start of the party season. I love the colours and textures of the season, both in nature and in fashion. The crackle and smell of an open fire, the crunch of leaves underfoot. Hearty soups and casseroles, red wine, scented candles, fairy lights, bubble baths- it's a very sensuous time of year. Cosy layers, boots, scarves, tights, I love them all.
From a practical point of view, I embrace autumn because the garden demands less of my time or at least the lawn does.  I carry my cup of tea into the garden and take my hat of to Mother Nature for knowing when it's good to stop and re-charge her batteries for a while, which she does quite unashamedly, while letting my beloved hydrangeas enchant me with their faded beauty. And yet, while to some it may seem like a time when something good has come to an end,  I see it as a time of beginnings. Of excitement, of anticipation, of feeling on the cusp of something magical. And this year, I cannot wait.

So here is a look at my favourite outfits, with dresses forming the largest proportion as always.

Sequinned tunic, with leopard bag and rose gold statement earrings
Sequinned tunic with rose gold earrings and leopard print bag

Red broderie anglasie dress with scalloped hem and sandals
Red broderie anglaise dress with wedge sandals

White lace dress with zebra print clutch and leopard print bracelet
White lace dress with zebra print clutch

Bright pink poncho, flamingo top and boyfit jeans
Bright pink poncho, flamingo top and boyfit jeans
Cocoon dress, dragonfly pendant and colour block hels
Cocoon dress, dragonfly pendant and colour block heels.

The Hope Clothing pop-on orange and fucshia dress
The Hope Fashion Fucshia and Orange Dress
Purple floral Braintree dress
An Eco-Fashion Purple Floral Dress

Blush embellished top, boyfriend jeans and leopard print shoes
Blush embellished top, boyfriend jeans and leopard print shoes
The Boden full-skirted striped maxi dress
The Boden full-skirted striped maxi-dress
White broderie top, cropped jeans and spotted shoes
White broderie top, cropped jeans and spotted shoes

Grey and nude long dress with crochet lace detail
Grey and nude long dress with crochet lace detail
Floral ruffle dress and zebra shoes. Over 40
Floral ruffle dress and zebra print shoes
Braintree eco-fashion botanical floral dress
Botanical floral dress

Coral asymmetric dress with sandals and gold star jewelery
Coral asymmetric dress with gold star jewellery
Semi-sheer yellow lace sun dress and floral bikini
Yellow Beach Dress with Floral Bikini
White midi dress and espadrilles
White midi dress and tan espadrilles

Bright floral maxi dress
Bright floral maxi dress

Re jersey max--dress with silver sandals, over 40 fashion
Red jersey maxi-dress with silver sandals

floral empire line dress with fluted sleeves, tan strappy high-heeled sandals over 40
Floral empire line dress with strappy sandals

Striped cocoon dress with statement necklace and wedge sandals. Over40
Striped cocoon dress with statement necklace
Thank you for your ongoing support and lovely positive feedback, especially on my copious Nerja posts.
Here's to a beautiful new season,

Love Liz x


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10 comments

  1. Lovely and with some great ideas making an interesting read. X jacqui

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  2. I like you love autumn, living in the Lakes when you are driving through those streets lined with trees and you have all the colours it is just beautiful. Loved all your outfits too. Congratulations on your blogger expert role with Kaleidoscope, I am sure it very exciting for you. Good luck.

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    1. Thank you so much Sandra. Yes, I'm excited about the new role. And yes, driving through tree-lined streets in autumn can be quite magical can't it xxx

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  3. Totally with you on the stationary! You always look absolutely stunning- my fave is the white lace dress. xx

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    1. Oh thank you so much Katy and yes, the white dress is a favourite of mine too. I've had it for three years now and always enjoy wearing it xxx

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  4. You look amazing in all, as always, but especially in strong and bold colours :) x

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    1. Thank you so much Jennie! I never shy away from colour and always feel quite uplifted when wearing it! xxx

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  5. So many gorgeous looks, Lizzy! I really like the white vintage-look dress. thanks for linking, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  6. Hello Elizabeth! Just popping over from #iwillwearwhatilike link up. I have enjoyed checking out all your favorites and I think my fave is your white midi dress. Very enjoyable post!

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