Check out this amazing kitchen make-over, with a few simple steps to update what they already had – clever! I love the yellow stools.
How to turn an IKEA bookshelf into a storage bench – great idea for a playroom or family room.
Love the calm simplicity of the bedroom.
I met up with friends yesterday and one of them was wearing this cardigan – it looked fab and such a bargain for £23!
I’m really focusing on the house again now we are back and just need to zone in on where we should start… This moody dining room is fabulous for the darker days ahead.
Happy Friday readers
I’m still feeling a little behind when it comes to AW13 fashion, partly due to the house move and partly due to the weather. It really hasn’t been cold enough to force me into my Autumn clothes yet. To stop me making wear-once purchases I always try to think at the beginning of the season what trends I want to buy into and what goes with my current wardrobe.
Jenna Lyons // Sweatshirt and Skirt
I’m past fashion fads if I’m honest and the last couple of years of experimenting has refined my natural style. With the abundance of street style photos around at the moment following the fashion week marathon and bloggers trying new trends, I have rounded up a few of my pins and styles that I’ll be trying to recreate this autumn.
Short and Sweet
Tartan skirt // Olivia Palermo
I love cute skirts worn with a bulkier top and this new flippy style looks fun and flirty paired with opaque tights and ankle boots.
Shades of Grey
Grey knit, skirt and sunglasses // Long grey coatigan
I’ve long been obsessed with grey but the all-grey looks I have seen look luxe and super modern. I’ll definitely be giving this a try…
Leather jacket and full skirt // Alexa Chung
Leather is huge this year and happily the trusty biker jacket is everywhere too. I love it teamed with a feminine skirt and pointed heels.
The Big Wrap
Parka with fur scarf // Emerson Fry chunky knit
Who doesn’t love wrapping up for autumn? Again this look is about balanced proportions and volume contrasted with slim bottom halves. I’ll be re-investing in skinnies and hunting down the biggest chunky knit to layer under my winter parka.
So what do you think readers? Do you like any of these looks or have you had any ideas about what you’ll be wearing this season? Let me know!
I’m a little late with my usual list this year – I like to time them with the spring and autumn equinox, so around the 21st of the month, but it was the 22nd of September already when I realised I had missed it and with moving day looming, wouldn’t be posting this until early October.
I heard on the radio recently that now is a good time for making resolutions instead of New Year, because it’s a new season which inspires us all, plus there are only three months to stick at it before New Years, so it’s achievable.
After moving last Friday (more on that soon,) I can really strongly feel a sense of change. I feel like one chapter of my life has closed and a new one is beginning, with this house underpinning it. We hope it will be our family home, so I think it will be a much more mature chapter of my life, but lots of fun too! As a result, lots of my autumn plans are home related but I hope you enjoy reading them and are inspired to share yours in the comments below…
- I can’t wait to sweep leaves on the grass in my new back garden and maybe even have a bonfire with sparklers and stew and hot chocolate (or mulled wine!)
- I’m looking forward to Sundays more than anything, gardening, roast dinners, wintery puddings and reading in the afternoon until the nights draw in.
- The crisp smell of autumn on clean days and crunching of leaves underfoot on walks in Chorlton Meadows.
- Spending the darker nights planning our decorating projects and deciding which room to tackle first.
- I want to find an exercise regime that I can stick with over the winter. Now the stress of moving is over I can put my fitness first again and stay toned before Christmas indulgence takes over.
- We’re not planning a holiday this autumn but have a week off booked to really get on with the house in November. I’d like to book a weekend in the lakes at some point though to get away from house plans and reconnect with Pete after what has been a stressful few months. (Any well priced cosy B&B’s anyone can recommend?)
- I’ll be planting bulbs in the new garden ready for spring.
- Fashion is taking a bit of a back seat right now but my autumn wardrobe is woefully empty due to a mass clear out I had last spring thinking I would replace it now, so I’ll be scouting about for well priced pieces or workhorse investments to keep myself (and the bank) happy.
What are your plans, dreams and goals for the next three months readers? Please join in in the comments box!