Autumn Days, Autumn Daze: My Amazing October.

Ness gardens autumn

October has always been my favourite month. That in part is because it’s my birthday month and therefore the start of party season. But also it’s because I love crisp, bright autumnal mornings. Those with a nip in the air and a dusting of frost on the ground. And I don’t even mind the clocks going back, not least because of the invaluable extra hour. I enjoy making my home cosy for the months ahead. I love flickering candlelight and the textures that come with the season. Autumn appeals to my senses more than any other time of year. So, October is always special. This year though, it has been exceptional and these magical autumn days have left me in an autumn daze.

Autumn Daze

My trip to Stuttgart, where I spent my birthday, is something I’ll never forget. The following weekend, Ian and I got engaged. And last weekend we celebrated my goddaughter’s 21st birthday,ย  just days after I’d met with my dear friend Lisa, The Sequinist in London for a blogger’s dinner at Somerset House. Among these wonderful, memorable social occasions, I even managed to fit some work in. I’ve spent several days at my new place of work learning the ropes and systems and refreshing my memory before I start back in practice proper, something I’ll do when my NHS registration is complete. This is my dream job in a brilliant independent opticians just a short walk from where I live.

My heart and my mind are overflowing and I wonder if I’ll ever come back down to earth.

Autumn Days: Ness Gardens

But among the excitement, I found a little tranquility. Ian and I stayed in the Wirral after my goddaughter’s 21st birthday party so we went to Ness Gardens the following day. The weather was far from being crisp and bright; it was grey and drizzly, but we had the most perfect afternoon wandering through the gardens. It was peaceful and both calming and invigorating in equal measures.

Ness gardens in autumn

Ness gardens in autumn

Ness gardens in autumn

Ness gardens in autumn

Ness gardens in autumn toadstools

Ian and Lizzy

crocuses in autumn

Ness gardens in autumn

Ness gardens in autumn

Ness gardens in autumn

Ness gardens in autumn

Ness gardens in autumn

Autumn Days: A Canalside Walk

And then last week we had a morning off so we walked along the canal into Skipton and had lunch. So simple. And so perfect.

faux fur jacket girlfriend jeans biker boots

My faux fur jacket is from Jaeger and I must have had it about six years and the Boden Harrogate girlfriend jeans have become my new staple denim. (They are still available in all sizes in the clearance). I’m obviously wearing the same outfit on each of these days out but with different footwear.

Jaegar faux fur jacket

faux fur jacket girlfriend jeans biker boots

faux fur jacket girlfriend jeans biker boots skipton canal

My gold star trainers that I wore for Ness Gardens are absolute best friends to my feet and I’ve worn them almost every day since I got them.ย  It was the first time on though for theseย tan leather biker-style boots. They’re from Lotus which is where I get a lot of my shoes and boots from and like all Lotus footwear, they’re extremely comfortable and very well made and I love the buckle and rope and stud detail.

lotus tan leather biker boots

Lotus tan leather biker boots girlfriend jeans

tan leather biker boots with buckles and tassels

November has a hard act to follow!

My Autumn Favourites...

Lotus Tan Leather Mallegan Boots
Lotus Tan Leather Mallegan Boots
Russell and Bromley Big Star Sneaker
Russell and Bromley Big Star Sneaker
Boden Harrogate Girlfriend Jeans
Boden Harrogate Girlfriend Jeans
Maybelline Go Colossal, Leather Black
Maybelline Go Colossal, Leather Black
Clinique, Dubonnet soft shine
Clinique, Dubonnet soft shine
Diamond Drop Gold Hoop Earrings
Diamond Drop Gold Hoop Earrings
Lotus Tan Leather Mallegan Boots
Lotus Tan Leather Mallegan Boots
Russell and Bromley Big Star Sneaker
Russell and Bromley Big Star Sneaker
Boden Harrogate Girlfriend Jeans
Boden Harrogate Girlfriend Jeans
Maybelline Go Colossal, Leather Black
Maybelline Go Colossal, Leather Black
Clinique, Dubonnet soft shine
Clinique, Dubonnet soft shine
Diamond Drop Gold Hoop Earrings
Diamond Drop Gold Hoop Earrings
Lotus Tan Leather Mallegan Boots
Lotus Tan Leather Mallegan Boots
Russell and Bromley Big Star Sneaker
Russell and Bromley Big Star Sneaker
Boden Harrogate Girlfriend Jeans
Boden Harrogate Girlfriend Jeans
Maybelline Go Colossal, Leather Black
Maybelline Go Colossal, Leather Black
Clinique, Dubonnet soft shine
Clinique, Dubonnet soft shine
Diamond Drop Gold Hoop Earrings
Diamond Drop Gold Hoop Earrings

 

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15 Comments

  1. Pauline Yeowart
    November 1, 2018 / 8:10 am

    Beautiful photography Liz. As well as the clothes of course!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜

    • elizabeth
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 5:58 pm

      Thank you Mum! We took all of the photos at Ness Gardens with my phone. I’m so pleased with it! xxx

  2. kevan simmons
    November 1, 2018 / 5:02 pm

    lovely photos lucky skipton

    • elizabeth
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 8:15 pm

      Thank you so much Maria. It was indeed wonderful and the boots are fab. All Lotus footwear is so comfy xxxx

  3. notdressedaslamb
    November 1, 2018 / 7:32 pm

    Aaaaaaaaarghhhh my heart is bursting for you Liz!! So many wonderful things happening – I thought nothing could top the new job but then Ian goes and proposes. Wowee.

    You are SO deserving of this happiness knowing what you’ve gone through and what you’ve had to put up with over the last few years… I’m so glad to see good things happening to a good person!

    The pictures are beautiful btw, looks like you had a fabulous couple of days. LOVE that one of you poking your head through the wall, lol!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Catherine x

    • notdressedaslamb
      November 1, 2018 / 7:33 pm

      P.S. Lotus shoes and boots are THE best. So damn comfy, I wear mine all the time.

      • elizabeth
        Author
        November 1, 2018 / 8:11 pm

        They so are. Yes, I think we are two of the biggest Lotus fans ever!!! xxx

    • elizabeth
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 8:14 pm

      Awww, thank you so much Catherine. Well you have certainly been there every step of the way since you took me for sushi after that disastrous modelling assignment we did four and a half fateful years ago!!!!! You have been such a wonderful friend, always there for help, advice and support and now you get to come to our wedding!!! And thank you for the lovely compliment about the photos. The Iphone X is fab isn’t it and I’m going to put that pic of me peeping on Instagram in a minute! xxx

  4. mummabstylish
    November 1, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    Your shots are amazing, love those boots, they look super with jeans and that fluffy jacket. Thanks for sharing, & your happiness is spilling out through the screen – thanks. x Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • elizabeth
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 9:18 pm

      Oh thank you so much Jacqui. Yes, I’m bursting with happiness and excitement! And thank you for the compliment about the photos. All of the ones at Ness Garden were taken with my iphone X! xxx

  5. November 2, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    Fab photos, lovely Lizzy! And so happy to hear your good news.

    I love autumn for the reasons you write about too, though I am much more of a spring girl. But I’m quite content when hot soup weather rolls around, plus the air smells wonderful with all those bonfires.

    • elizabeth
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 4:28 pm

      Oh thank you so much! And yes, the smell of bonfires is really special isn’t it xxxx

  6. November 5, 2018 / 1:10 pm

    Beautiful photographs. I really love Autumn with all of the colours it brings. Love your boots. I may have to have a little try on.
    Alison xx

    • elizabeth
      Author
      November 5, 2018 / 6:40 pm

      Oh thank you very much Alison. I love the colours too. They’re vibrant yet mellow aren’t they xxxx

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