Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Autumn Falls

Well, Autumn is (finally) here! I'm so happy about this as Autumn has always been my favourite time of year. I think it's the perfect combination between those warm sunshine days and those gorgeous, breezy, leaf scattering days. I also love the colour palettes that come out this time of year: warm tones to match the changing colours of woodland - I simply love it.

Now, technically it was still Summer when I wore this dress. I met up with my dear friend, Charlotte, and we headed to Ed's Diner to get our food on. It was great to catch up with Char as we hadn't seen each other in ages, but also because I really wanted to see her before she went off on her Nottingham adventure. This Simply Be dress is a prime example of the colour palette I referred to earlier. They did sell a black one a couple of seasons ago, but as you know, I really try to stay away from an outfit that is virtually head-to-toe black; when I saw this gorgeous Cranberry colour I obviously had to have it.
Dress: Simply Be
Cardigan: South (via Very)^
Loafers: Simply Be
I was worried this would be quite big so I took a punt and sized down. I'm so glad I did because the size 16 was perfect for me. It's still loose but not so much that I'm drowning in it, and it flows really nicely in the breeze without clinging. I know a lot of people think that a non-structured dress is "unflattering", but I adore this dress and the crochet collar is a lovely touch.
This will definitely be a staple dress for the rest of the year and I imagine I'll be replacing the fabulous loafers for chunky ankle boots when the rain comes. This is a great outfit to ring in the new season.

'til next time.

Love and hugs,

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