Transition

It may only just be September (seriously time?!) but there has been a distinct Autumnal feel to the air of late and despite hating myself for it, I’m ready to ditch the Summer clothes (once again with many unworn) in favour of tights, boots and layers that come with the change in season. I always find myself willing to spend a bit more on my Autumn/Winter wardrobe as I tend to wear everything several times over. Summer clothes seem a bit of waste when it’s only really hot enough for some of them for such a brief period of time, cost per wear they seem quite poor value. I’m trying hard not to buy too much this year, with savings for my move and driving lessons very much needed. Thankfully thanks to the hours I’m putting in with two jobs I will still be able to get some new basics (or indeed, some basics as really I have none) and the search begins in earnest.

Dress: New Look | Boots: New Look (from last year’s Autumn collection)

Far from being a basic, I still couldn’t resist this dress when I popped in to my local New Look before work one lunch time. I never usually buy bodycon dresses as I just know I won’t get the wear out of them, but I couldn’t leave this tile print behind and actually, I feel pretty ok in this dress (some of the time, upon first seeing these photos I wasn’t so sure!). At £14.99 minus a 20% off voucher I found in my purse I didn’t see any harm in taking the plunge and I’ll be wearing this long in to the winter months with a chunky cardigan or cropped jumper over the top. Sometimes it pays to take a risk, and we all need a little treat every now and again don’t we?
I say this, and then a day later I happened to be in store again and managed to leave with this beauty of a coat in my possession. I clearly need to work on my self control, but as transitional and staple pieces go I could do worse.
Where do you shop for your wardrobe essentials? I’m thinking well cut trousers, sleek tees and high quality knits for mixing and matching on a work and out of work rotation. Dresses wouldn’t go amiss either…just don’t show me any shoes, please!
Are you looking forward to the impending Autumn days? It’s such a pretty time of year, even if it has arrived far too fast.

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8 comments for “Transition

  1. Janine C

    Autumn is my absolute favourite time of year. I love everything about it (including the fashion).

    That dress looks great on you. Get some chunky knee boots and a big chunky cocoon cardigan over it and it’ll carry right through to winter 🙂

  2. Autumn is my least favourite season!! I really don’t like it-It’s just messy and wet on my walk to work. I’m surprised you say that about the weather because yesterday was really warm, I wore a summer dress! X

  3. Autumn is my least favourite season!! I really don’t like it-It’s just messy and wet on my walk to work. I’m surprised you say that about the weather because yesterday was really warm, I wore a summer dress! X

    The dress and boots look super on you!

  4. You really suit bodycon – so I would invest in more if i were you! Great body and styling! 🙂

    Tatyana x
    Secret little Stars
    http://www.secretlittlestars.com

  5. Love this dress, it is so pretty. I basically just add layers to my clothes and wear them all year round haha!

    Maria xxx

  6. I love bodycon dresses but tend to layer them with cardigans and leggings for autumn and winter. I love People Tree, Annie Greenabelle and SkunkFunk for dresses and separates.

  7. Oooh Laura, you look so fierce in this! I love AW clothing.

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