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This post is about me harking back to a time when I didn't feel my life was under threat from being blown away by the pesky wind with my pixie 5'1" frame. Although winter doesn't officially start until next week, the transition is in full swing with temperatures falling almost daily, and I've been doing all but hold onto lamp posts to prevent a whisked up in a tornado scenario ala The Wizard of Oz! 

It's taken me ages to post this outfit despite wearing it some time ago. I headed out for the day "up North" to Camden with my dear friend Shel. It was for a general potter but also to buy some jewellery Shel had been recommended by a work colleague. I kept my purse firmly in my bag (which is an achievement in itself) and was instead happy to walk around the various stalls admiring everyone's craftsmanship while wearing this: 
Dress: Collectif^
Cardigan: H&M
Leggings: New Look
Shoes: Simply Be^

This is really a summer dress but as summer came and went pretty quickly, I just never got the opportunity to wear it; plus I've never been one for following the rules. ;) I love the pale yellow and the almost autumnal flowers scattered along the bottom of the dress, and the button detail down the bust is a lovely touch. The spaghetti straps are adjustable which is perfect for someone with a short body like mine and I do wish more spaghetti straps were adjustable for ease and prevention of pulling them up every two minutes as it can be such a pain. 

As it was a little cooler, I teamed the dress with leggings and my now favourite burgundy cardigan from H&M. It was the perfect outfit for wandering around and catching up with one of my closest friends - I look forward to wearing it next summer.  

'til next time!

Love and hugs,
Isha xxx

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