OOTD: A Cosy Jumper and Cold Ankles!

I usually don’t have time to take OOTD photos but my friend was delayed on the way to our coffee date this morning, so I had a few extra minutes before starting my walk down to the high street.

One of my new cold weather staples is this simple grey funnel neck jumper from Zara. It’s oversized – perfect for hiding warm layers underneath. I see so many ‘winter’ outfits which are just a loose-knit jumper with some jeans – I would freeze! Give me lots of layers any day.

Annoyingly, the neck is tiny (or maybe I have a large head) and the fabric doesn’t stretch much.  Every time I put it on I feel like I’m in danger of pulling hair out. But when it’s on, I love it. It will get lots of wear this winter!

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Note to self: Don’t wear cropped jeans in winter. You will have very cold ankles. Ripped jeans probably weren’t the best idea either….#breezy

Jumper: Zara. Bag: (new) Topshop. Coat: (old) River Island. Jeans and boots: (old) ASOS

H x

Outfit – My version of Evening Autumn Glam

So, Saturday was the big Halloween night out in the UK… but unfortunately I didn’t get to wear fancy dress. We were invited to two (two! never felt so popular haha) themed house parties….but missed out on both due to a family birthday dinner.

Probably a good thing that I couldn’t go – my Black Swan costume is waaay out of date. Every girl was either going with the Mexican Day of the Dead theme or as Harley Quinn.

So although I missed out on the party action (not bitter at all :-p) I did, however, get to dress up.

For me, Autumn = rich, dark red tones and jewel colours. I brought out my old velvet dress – a gorgeous royal blue- and dressed it down/cosy-ed it up with a turtle neck jumper and tights. Out came the berry nail varnish and purple lipstick.

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It was really mild last night and with all my layers I didn’t really need a coat, but I wore this lovely camel-coloured number just because. I love this coat. It’s a belted mac style. The drape of the fabric feels so elegant. However, elegant is not something I get to channel often. Nights out are usually ‘jeans down the pub’. I feel like this coat needs to be worn with some sort of heel. So…. this was the first time I’d actually worn it out! (I’d worn it lots in the house, obvs…..)

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I fancy adding another dark lip colour to my collection – I think I’ll go for something matt next time. I love some of the vampy make-up looks around in Autumn/Winter!

H x

Outfit: Wedding season has arrived…Flower power!

I went to a wedding at the weekend and this was my outfit….

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It’s the first of a few I’m attending this year and I’d told myself that I would NOT buy a new dress (I’m trying to save for a house deposit this year). Technically, I stuck to that ruling. I saw this floral jumpsuit in Miss Selfridge a month ago and was smitten.

I’m a big fan of playsuits (I have two at the moment) but this is my first jumpsuit. I couldn’t wait to call my mum after I’d bought it – she had some great jumpsuits back in the 70s, although they were much more utilitarian in style. She gave me a useful tip re bathroom visits: take the whole jumpsuit off and hang it up so that it doesn’t drag on the floor!

To keep it simple, I wore black heels and a black blazer when it got a bit chilly. I did throw in a few colour pops though: my favourite orangey-red lipstick, bright green stud earrings and bright blue nails.

As it was quite a formal wedding I probably stuck out a bit among the dresses – I got lots of compliments though which was very flattering. The jumpsuit will have it’s second outing for another wedding in a month’s time!