22.09.2017- Beauty Buys: Jo Malone English Oak & Hazelnut Cologne

Friday, 22 September 2017

Whilst the shift in seasons presents the ideal opportunity to embrace some new wardrobe investments, it's also the perfect chance to explore new scents, especially if you're looking to move away from some of the more delicate florals which are so readily associated with spring and summer. I've never really thought about having a fragrance wardrobe before, but with the arrival of autumn I've been keeping my eyes peeled for some new everyday spritzing. Luckily, there's a new Jo Malone concoction which captures the essence of the season in a nutshell: 

Whilst Jo Malone's Peony & Blush Suede cologne is perfect for the summer months, it's a little bit delicate for the colder spells- especially as the chillier weather seems to be well and truly upon us already. As an evocation of autumn, Jo Malone's recently launched English Oak and Hazelnut scent is warm and hearty, with notes of elemi and roasted oak creating a calming, homely perfume which is a really comforting essential for the winter. It's wonderfully long lasting too, with a couple of spritzes lasting you from first thing in the morning into the evening. Definitely one to keep.

Have you picked up any autumn perfume?

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)

20.09.2017- What I Wore Today #315

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Although things are taking a turn for the chillier, I'm sure I'm not the only one determined to make the most of the remaining spells of sunshine between now and the onset of winter. Whilst I'm still resisting the call of the coat cupboard, I've been on the lookout for some characterful purchases to punctuate my winter wardrobe- those additions which are guaranteed to put a smile on your face on even the gloomiest of mornings: 
Shirt- Topshop 
Jeans- & Other Stories 
Bag- & Other Stories 
Shoes- New Look 
Sunglasses- Warehouse 

How much fun is this shirt?! I have to confess that I'm not a regular visitor to Topshop these days, but I happened upon this purchase a few weeks back and snapped it up on the spot. I couldn't resist the flamingo embroidery, and it's one of those wonderfully simple essentials which is really easy to wear. With comfort in mind, these jeans from & Other Stories are another recent purchase which I've been living in since I picked them up last month- I'm seriously contemplating picking up another pair! Another autumn addition to my wardrobe comes in the shape of this & Other Stories bag- the perfect investment for stashing all of my weekend essentials! 

Have you picked up any autumn staples recently? 

(Image credit: Hannah Hobson, please do not reproduce without permission.)

18.09.2017- London Loves: Flowers & Flea, Flat Iron Square

Monday, 18 September 2017

As we inch towards the winter, I'm finding myself rather bereft at the prospect of not being able to spend as much time in the garden as I'd like to, especially after having such a successful summer in terms of how many new planting projects came to fruition. Whilst I'm already mulling over which blooms I can get ready for growing next spring, over the weekend I was lucky enough to happen upon the perfect autumn stopgap for keeping my green fingers busy- the RHS' Flowers & Flea Market, held at Flat Iron Square in Southwark:

Marrying lots of vintage treasures for breathing fresh life into your interiors with plenty of inspiration for autumn and winter planting, the Flowers & Flea Weekend really was a one-stop-shop for the new season, whether you were on the hunt for some stunning archive prints, classic crockery or heavenly houseplants to inject a splash of colour now that the darker evenings are upon us. There was a bounty of beautiful secondhand goodies to have a rummage through, as well as lots of practical demonstrations and workshops, whether you wanted to learn how to rustle up a floral crown or transform a terrarium. I'm already keeping an eager eye peeled for the date of the next event!

What did you get up to this weekend?

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)
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