So here we are lovely readers and I am sure that it has not escaped your notice that it is le weekend once more. I had a super day yesterday, meeting a friend and enjoying the sight of the first leaves turning that glorious spectrum of russet, golden and burgundy colours which heralds the onset of autumn. Of course, many of us have mixed feelings about autumn; it is after all the twilight of the year, signalling the drawing in of nights and the donning of extra layers to keep warm.
I had not invested in a new season coat until I saw this one in Primark. It is everything a coat should be, versatile, chunky, cosy and stylish. It only cost £23 yet the quality is similar to something you would find in Zara or Topshop at a much greater price. Despite that inter-seasonal malaise I am experiencing at the moment, I decided it was time to start dressing as though it is autumn even though the temperatures are still fairly mild. This outfit was what transpired:
Everything current season Primark except for the bag which is from Forever 21
A relaxing Saturday morning breakfast in my little glen of tranquility!
So, it is undoubtedly with mixed feelings that we bid adieu to the summer months. After all, there are so many amazing things about summer...barbecues, maxi dresses, sunbathing, picnics in the park, ice cream, trips to the beach and sitting outside for a drink with friends. Let us just pause for a moment to reflect on those late lamented summer pleasures...!
Oh well, the good news is that there are so many enjoyable things about autumn, here are a few of my personal highlights:
Kicking through a giant pile of crispy autumn leaves. This is a no-brainer, everyone loves doing this, even those who pretend to hate it secretly love it...!
Log fires. Sadly I do not have one in my home, so I will have to settle for finding them in country pubs...any excuse. Speaking of pubs...
Pub lunches are an ideal way to spend an autumn afternoon. A cosy sweater, knee high boots over skinny jeans and a floppy hat is the perfect look for an autumn pub lunch in my humble opinion...I digress, but there are also some amazing tartan scarves in Primark which are perfect to wear for an autumn pub lunch! Why does everything come back to Primark with me...?!
Steaming cups of coffee/tea/any other hot drink (maybe even Irish Coffee if we are talking sheer decadence!) after a long walk in the crisp autumn air.
Pumpkin spiced latte at Starbucks. With a chocolate brownie? Oh, if you insist!
Baking. Obviously you can bake all year round, but when the nights draw in, I feel more like whipping up a batch of cookies or a homemade pie. Mmm...!
Going to the cinema. I don't really go to the cinema much in the summer, as it seems like a waste to be sitting indoors when the weather is so nice outside, but in autumn I love going. I went to see the film 'Lucy' last night actually, a brilliant sci-fi action thriller starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman and directed by Luc Besson. It was the perfect piece of escapism for a Friday evening.
Updating your make up/wardrobe. When the summer ends, sandals need to be traded in for boots, maxi dresses need to be swapped for jumpers and jeans...what more of a perfect excuse could one desire for a shopping trip?! Then there is the make up, summery pinks can be swapped for rich burgundy's and chocolate browns...sounds like a good reason to drop into Boots...!
Ah, autumn, you look lovely today ;)
Red wine is perfect in autumn, the rich flavours just go perfectly with colder weather.
The MUA Velvet Lip Lacquer in 'Funk'
A trip to the cinema :)
It seems like I cannot go a day without a trip to Starbucks. How amazing is the new Guatemala coffee they have on offer? I would definitely recommend it, I had my usual iced latte with an extra shot and it was delicious.
There was an amazing sunset tonight, and a reflection of the new moon in the water too. I only had my iPhone, but the picture still managed to capture the amazing colours.
So that is all for now lovely readers. Let me know what you all like the most about autumn. I love to read your sweet comments and I follow back my followers.
Until next time,