Fashion // Faux Fur Gilet

 
Jumper: H&M, Skirt: River Island, Gilet: Charity Shop, Boots: Next

I’ve been waiting patiently for a number of months to find the right time to bring out my faux fur gilet from the depths of my wardrobe (I haven’t been wishing half the year away at all...)

Last weekend was the perfect opportunity and had so much fun styling it (you may think it’s an all black outfit, what is there to think about.... well on this occasion quite a bit). I wanted to go for the, oh she looks like she’s just thrown the first thing she saw but looks super stylish vibe!! Surely it is not just the celebrities that pull off this look is it?!

I pulled out this black mini skirt that I bought absolutely ages ago from River Island and teamed it with a black jumper which I tucked in and wore a pair of tights and heeled boots. The gilet pieced it all together beautifully; it added just the right amount of glamour to what could be perceived as a dull outfit which tied in with the smart/casual family event I was attending that day.

The best thing about this outfit is that I felt so comfortable, snugly and warm without feeling out of place. For me this is key to finding the right style for you!

Alice xxx

Lifestyle // Pumpkin Picking


 

I could blab on for blog posts after blog posts on how much we are now in my favourite time of the year, but I thought I would spare you from it – you can thank me later! 

For a couple of weeks I had been ankering after going pumpkin picking at my local farm. After getting my first ever experience of it last year, I was so desperate to get back out there but the weather had been far too miserable. Well, yesterday the time came where I could let my inner child out and scour the fields for THE perfect pumpkin, plus sharing the joyous occasion with my little pup! 

Halloween is definitely more of an American holiday, over here in Britain you will get the odd trick or treaters at your door, maybe even an egg thrown at your property but we just don’t get that excited about it over here. Can I just ask why?? 

Every year a local farm opens up its gates to welcome floods of people to his land to pick pumpkins, and oh my there are a lot to look through. We are talking fields after fields full of pumpkins; orange, green, white and yellow ones and then you get to carve them in a massive tent once purchased. Don’t get me wrong there is nothing completely wrong with shop bought pumpkins, they are super affordable and easy to bundle into your shopping trolley once doing the food shop but there is just something exciting about getting your wellies on and trampling through the mud to pick your own. 

We are running a bit out of time as Halloween is a week today, but I would definitely recommend finding your local pumpkin patch and going to pick your own!! 

Alice xxx