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Wednesday, 16 September 2015


If I've said it once, I've said it a million times - autumn is by far my favourite season. I love basically everything about it from how chilly the air gets, to how it gets dark earlier, to pumpkin spiced everything but the fashion is what truly holds a special place in my heart.

I have a lot of basics when it comes to clothing. If you were to look through my closet right now you'd find an avalanche of black skinny jeans, black tank tops, a ton of t-shirts and a handful of white blouses. What I'm looking for now is an assortment of different standout pieces. It seems as though this season I'm really gravitating more towards styles that I can only describe as 'dark romantic' - so more dark florals and pieces with more traditionally feminine Victorian flares. My imagination is struck by more recent Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana runways, which is very odd if you're familiar with my typical tastes. Right now I'm particularly taken with grandma inspired pieces and I aspire to walk around looking like an old patterned couch (I'm 1000% serious).

All clothing pictured are plus sized
(*) - premium pricing
Clothing // VIOLETA by Mango printed bead jacket | EVANS white printed crepe jacket | New Look INSPIRE multi rip skinny jeans | New Look INSPIRE black lace shell top | BOOHOO isabelle paisley smock dress

Accessories // ZARA tassel embroidery leather messenger bag | H&M wool hat | ACNE STUDIOS 'jensen grain' booties (*) | MAC lipstick in 'cyber' (purple) | MAC lipstick in 'creme in your coffee' (pink) |  BAUBLEBAR 'xena bib' statement necklace

* All thoughts are my own - this is not a sponsored post in any way. There are links provided to the original image/retailer if you are interested in anything pictured.


  1. It really is the best season! :)

    1. I love that it's finally getting cold enough to bust out my autumn wardrobe!