Velvet & Cashmere

Navy Cashmere Knit: & Other Stories / Velvet Midi Skirt: Marks & Spencer / Leather Biker: Zara / Horn Necklace: Lucy Williams x Missoma / Studded Boots: Topshop / Red Blossom Bag: Mulberry

When the cashmere, thermal vests and slow cooker come out you know it’s officially Autumn and I for one am not complaining. There’s something incredibly satisfying about lighting your favourite candle, cosying up on the sofa and getting stuck into the season that brings you Strictly, X Factor and Dr Foster although I must say I’m a little disappointed with the latter as I swear she was so much sassier in the first season. Suranne Jones love to one side (she’s such a babe) I’m here to talk about how one of my favourite looks-like-I-made-an-effort-but-haven’t looks is transcending seasons with just a couple of fabric switch ups.

Now if you keep up to date with my outfit wearing on Cagney & Lace you’ll know about my penchant for midi skirts – over the last couple of years they’ve become a real staple in my wardrobe particularly for event dressing or for those days when jeans just won’t cut the mustard. While I’m all about making Summer staples work for Autumn most of my midis are made from light and floaty chiffon which doesn’t bode well for someone who feels the cold as easily as me so let me introduce you to the solution, the velvet midi. Chic enough for everyday wear, easy to dress up as evening attire or simply spot on for days when you want to elevate your most loved basics. Marks & Spencer are on fire this season and I’m sure you’ll agree this navy midi looks more expensive than its £35 price tag plus it’s got an elasticated waistband which is definitely a winner in the Autumn Winter season. Keeping things on the right side of cosy I opted for my & Other Stories cashmere knit to ward off the early September chill – I can’t believe it’s never made an appearance on here before as it’s the first thing I reach for when there’s even a hint of a breeze. With precipitation a high possibility I went for my leather biker jacket which I’ve had for almost 10 years (where does the time go?), studded ankle boots (another firm favourite), rounding everything off with a pop of colour in the shape of my Mulberry cross body bag. Eagle eyed readers will spot my recent splurge in the shape of a horn embellished necklace – after swooning for months and buying two high street alternatives, I caved and bought the real deal and couldn’t be happier with my decision.

I hope you’re all spending your Sunday wisely and enjoying some well earned down time before the madness of Monday begins. We don’t have any grand plans ourselves and are actually looking forward to some quality family time together after seeing very little of Craig this week due to a work trip.

Which pieces in your wardrobe are you looking to switch up to make Autumn appropriate?

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  1. September 17, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    That skirt is absolutely gorgeous & looks so much more expensive than £35! I love the colour of it in particular!
    I’ll definitely be checking it out the next time I’m in doing my food shop! 🙂

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