end of summer

Hello lovely readers! Man, have I missed you. Seriously, like this much. With all the craziness of wedding planning, moving out of London and starting a new job over the summer, I didn’t feel I could put my all into blogging, and didn’t want to palm you guys off with some half-hearted posts every once in a while. Thank you for all the lovely messages I received whilst on my blog holiday, wondering where I was and wishing me well for my wedding. Speaking of… oh-em-gee. We had the most INCREDIBLE day of our lives. Through all of the stresses leading up to our big day (DIY weddings are not the simplest of creatures), I always tried to focus on the fact that in the end all that mattered was Tom and I standing at the end of the aisle, exchanging vows that came straight from our hearts. It was the icing on the cake that it came with one hell of a party afterwards. More details will follow when I tell you all about it on {weddings you fancy} – I had a total re-think, design-wise, over the summer and being the perfectionist that I am, I’m not rushing it. But it’s getting closer. Promise.

One of my absolute favourite things is a season change. I love the summer, I really do (or as close to one as this country allows), but there is something so magical about autumn, when the leaves change, the nights draw in and you can literally feel Christmas just around the corner. It means cosiness in every sense. I went shopping last week for some warmer clothing and couldn’t have been happier picking out cable-knit jumpers, fluffy slippers and pyjamas. Yep, I said pyjamas. Don’t hate. There is nothing better than getting all warm in bed, snuggled up with my husband and a good film. Since the weather behaved impeccably on our wedding day (we were able to get married outside! Hurrah!), I couldn’t give two hoots what it does from this point in. Here is some inspiration for my fall fashion style:

{images via Pinterest}

That coat! Those tall boots! That owl jumper (god bless the Burberry knock-offs)! The high street is just, so, good at the moment:


{1. Warehouse colourblock parka – £95 / 2. Aldo Laverdiere boots – £130 / 3. Mango striped jumper – £27.99 / 4. Vivienne Westwood scarf – £84.95 / 5. All Saints Galaxy Flex beanie – £35 / 6. River Island super skinny jeans – £30 / 7. Rag & Bone georgette shirt – £84 / 8. Miso mac coat – £55 / 9. New Look burgundy cord trousers – £44.99 / 10. Blonde & Blonde cardigan – £38 / 11. Dune Dorsey tote bag – £65 / 12. Bertie Pavia boots – £110 / 13. French Connection Lady Owl jumper – £67 / 14. Matalan pom pom sleep socks – £5 / 15. A/wear military jacket – £45}

How do you feel about the end of summer?

COMMENTS   comments6

  1. Amy
    3 October 2012 at 7:31 am

    Great to have you back!! Congrats on the wedding xx

  2. Alexandra (Dine at Mine)
    3 October 2012 at 10:23 am

    Lovely to see you back (and congratulations on your wedding!). I only just found your blog over the summer and promptly devoured everything in the archives. Very happy to see you come back to blogging!

    And I love this time of year – as you say, there’s something magical about it. I think we’re all affected by the changing seasons far more than we realize. That’s the funny thing about having a blog – it provides concrete proof that, around this time of year, all my recipes become fruit and spice, baking and soups – the kind of thing that you want to eat while curled up in front of the fire!

    Love this selection, quite a few things have now sneaked their way onto my wish list…

  3. Teri Roughen
    3 October 2012 at 3:19 pm

    sounds fabulous. i do hope you will post some photos. can’t wait to see what you’re up to with your blog redesign. i’ve missed you for sure. xo Teri

  4. Emma
    3 October 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Love love love! And I’m so excited that you now get to say ‘husband’! :D

  5. El
    3 October 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Thank you :-D Very happy to be back xx
    ~el

  6. Gemma
    9 October 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Beautiful day Edmunds…love catching up on the blog too :) muchos love x Gem x

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