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02 October 2011

Sunday Best: We will always have October

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Dress - Dorothy Perkins, Jumper - H&M, Bag - Mulberry,
Desert Boots - Topshop, Necklace - gift from Far Fetch.

Has it really been two whole weeks since I blogged last? Ouch! I've missed it terribly but I've just been so busy making Wayward Daughter frocks that I haven't had any spare time. Amongst other things I've been working on a few bespoke frocks for Audrey Grace Boutique, which have also been illustrated by Caitlin Shearer. I'm a huge fan of her work so I cannot even express how elating it is to see her take on my designs.

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In a fickle turn of events Mother Nature sent an Indian Summer to the UK. If you follow me on Twitter you will have heard cries of my distress at this sudden transformation. Long story short, I adore October and did not want to forgo my woollens. Thankfully (for me) Autumn has returned to Scotland once more, rain and all. When I awoke to a damp and misty morning, I quite gleefully rummaged around in my wardrobe for a woolly jumper. In bleak February when winter has dug its stubborn heels in, I will without doubt look ruefully upon this post. Hopelessly daydreaming of an Indian Summer but for now I am very happy to have October.

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My colour of choice at the moment is a Mushroomy grey, just like this jumper. It was an impulse buy from H&M, after actively avoiding shopping there for the past few years all of a sudden my whole wardrobe seems to be stocked full of their basics. Since I've been spending all my time drafting and sewing, it calls for practical, comfortable outfits. This one has been a staple over the past couple of weeks, with sewing machine friendly loafers, or desert boots if I'm lucky enough to leave the house but always accessoried with this heart necklace which was a gift from Far Fetch. We stole a few pictures yesterday on my coffee break, when it promptly began to rain… that's October for you!

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34 comments:

  1. Yay you're back! I love your outfits. This is one is really nice I especially love the sweater, and the photos looks really nice I love the leaves, fall it my favorite season. Great blog forever following!
    -Farrah
    Farrah's Muse

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  2. Excited for your frocks!
    (And your outfit is so lovely.) x

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  3. Would so love a friend like Farfetch!!! You look lovely. Nice Alexa, well done.

    x Harrie x

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  4. Love your blog :) Such a nice autumnal outfit! x

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  5. I to feel the same as you, I'm not enjoying this Indian summer heat wave, I long for tights and layering outfits! I'm over heating in London! I'm very jealous you have autumn back! I also think come Feb I'll be longing for warmth, I guess we always want what we don't have! Lovely tones to this outfit and the layering is cute. x

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  6. I love wearing sweaters over dresses! Your outfit is adorable :)

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  7. I'm the opposite, I love warm weather. But that outfit and setting really do look lovely.

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  8. I'm totally totally crushing on that sweet sweater!

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  9. your outfits are beautiful! As soon as I saw how you paired this jumper with the dress I immediately started internet shopping looking for a similar one! Such a nice outfit and lovely blog x

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  10. Gorgeous little dress, and I love that you'll put a woolie jumper on top without going down the obligatory waist belt route - this look is so much cuter and more comfy too!

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  11. I love that necklace! Glad you are busy with Wayward Daughter, may it continue to be a success. However I am very glad you are back, my blog roll missed you. Long live autumn, and fingers crossed for some chilly weather soon (I have a leopard print fur coat that I bought back in June!) x

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  12. you're lovely!! all the details of your outfit are adorable!

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  13. The photos capture a really nice autumn atmosphere. And its greeat that your back, can't wait to see your outfits again.

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  14. gorgeous outfit! I can't wait to be wearing these sorts of outfits, it's still rather hot in London though. I love jumpers over dresses xx

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  15. Ah, I'm loving these lovely fall photos. And I adore that you layered a jumper over your dress, it's such a pretty & relaxed look. I must re-create it ASAP -love it! xo veronika

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  16. I'm not liking the weather either! i love your necklace, it's gorgeous

    <3

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  17. I love your style so much, I can't tell you enough!

    Hope your Autumn gets snugglier and cozier and that you have more opportunities to layer up!

    We're coming into Spring here and I'm loving the warmer weather and lighter layers.

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  18. the Indian Summer we've been having has been driving me crazy!!
    I was so glad to be back in my maroon jeans today!!
    I love this look though. I am crazy about layering jumpers over dresses at the moment.

    Charlotte x

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  19. This is a great autumnal look, love that mushroomy grey. I've really enjoyed the Indian summer here on the South Coast and one day into 'proper' October weather I'm already wishing for summer. Your pictures reminded me that autumn can be fun as well.

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  20. yay you are back and blogging!! love this outfit, the mushroom colour really suits you. im kinda embracing burnt oranges at the mo :) xx

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  21. Lovely jumper, combined with the dress it makes a really nice, autumnal outfit :) x

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  22. I love this whole outfit and I want a jumper just like the one you are wearing!

    Laura
    whitewinters.blogspot.com

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  23. Love the grey jumper - you do muted tones so well.

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  24. i love the little touch of the brooch and the necklace on your jumper, it looks lovely. :)

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  25. Have just come across your blog via twitter. Love your style, you're fabulous!

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  26. i really love your necklace with the sweet little heart

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  27. simple jewellery is always the best, like your small heart pendant

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  28. So lovely! October is my favourite too. There's nothing better than a cosy woolly jumper on a misty day!

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