Autumn has the most beautiful sunsets. The warm colours hitting the leaves contrasts the chill in the air in the most wonderful way.
The lighting makes it look quite warm but it actually wasn’t and I was very glad I decided to wear my padded leather jacket.
I have been looking for existing autumnal pieces in my wardrobe and have fallen black in love with this pleated maxi skirt I bought a couple of years ago, I love wearing it in winter because it’s easy to layer warm tights under it, without compromising the look of the outfit.
Wet Manchester weather and walking through grass always call for water-resistant footwear and Dr. Martens never disappoint. These are not current season but they have a new textured version, which will be linked below.
I paired my skirt with this cropped grey velvet top from H&M. I love the slit details on the arms and fact that it’s quite warm for a thin top.
I finished off the outfit with some accessories. I emphasised the dark bohemian vibe of the outfit with a black feather necklace from Richard Ayres, a jade pendant and some long earrings. I also wore my usual ring assortment.
Jade pendant: bought from stall on holiday
feather necklace: Richard Ayres
Boots: Dr. Martens
On Saturday we went on a family day out to celebrate my grandma’s birthday. We visited Bent’s garden centre, before sitting down for a lovely meal at Albert’s, one of the few restaurants that everyone in the family can enjoy equally.
While we were waiting to be served, I took the opportunity to get a few snaps of my new outfit, that was kindly sent to me from wearall.com
I have been on the lookout for some comfortable yet stylish transitional outfits and this one was just perfect for a day out where I wasn’t to feel like myself, but still be quite casual.
I paired the outfit with my go-to accessories, H&M sunglasses, H! for Henry Holland satchel and Asos boots. In recent years, I have noticed I gravitate more towards items that have a certain practicality to them, instead of just wearing things because they look interesting.
For the finishing touches, I added some silver gemstone jewellery. I felt that thin necklaces complemented this outfit better than by signature chainmail so I opted for a more delicate look this time.
* Mesh panel bodysuit: Wearall
*Paper bag tie waist trousers: Wearall
Boots: Asos (similar)
Satchel: H! for Henry Holland (sold out)
Some rings from Dixi: wishbone, little luna, crescent moon
December was quite a hectic month for me, running your own business can be hard at the best of times, but when you have 3 times as many orders to get through, as well as your own Christmas shopping and preparations, things can get tough.
This was a day in early December when I managed to escape from the madness for lunch at the Alchemist and a walk around the Manchester Christmas markets with my mum and her cousins.
As I was getting ready to leave, I found myself wishing I had a new coat to amp up my outfit and was overjoyed to realise that it was just about cold enough to wear this wonderful faux fur coat from last year’s winter collection for Eustratia. I had been keeping it hidden away in a garment bag so as not to risk ruining it before I had finished shooting it.
I was originally going thinking it would dress my outfit up and make it look a touch more feminine. Looking back at the photos however, I realised that paired with the braids and chainmail jewellery, it probably makes me look more like a hollywood version of a Viking queen, which I consider a happy accident.
To achieve this makeup look, I used my recently purchased Morphe 35T palette and Gerard cosmetics liquid lipstick in “invasion”.
Sequin front jeans and cardigan: Topshop
Jewellery: Richard Ayres
Today I celebrated a week of hard work with Sunday brunch in small cafe in Didsbury. I’ve been working on a latex range for a different brand (details to be revealed soon), which alongside my regular schedule didn’t leave much time for sleep.
Near the cafe, I noticed this interesting old buildingthat looks like a chapel but actually operates as a library and decided it made an ideal background for my latest outfit post.
The starting point for this outfit was the blouse. I bought it off ebay last week after after a two-month-long search for one to match these shoes. The shade is almost exactly the same and I’m also really pleased my feather necklace shows up so well against it, as I never manage to get a picture that does it justice.
I decided to pair it with my sequin Joni jeans by Moto. These are a very fitted style and I find that they work really well with my proportions, being tight in the right places and flattering. I don’t wear jeans very often and find that high waisted styles are sometimes large on the waist. These also have a sequin front, which is very good quality, the sequins overlap each other to give a high shine and sturdy surface.
Zip Blazer: Zara
Sequin jeans: Moto @Topshop
Feather necklace: Richard Ayres
Crystal necklaces: Dixi
Bag: H! by Henry Holland
The piece of land next to my house has recently been cleared of all its trees which ended up in a large pile next to the back wall of my yard. I thought they resembled a pyre and would make a good backdrop for a shoot.
This is one of my favourite simple outfits at the moment. I like outfits that manage to balance elegance, drama and toughness and if they can be easy to wear as well that’s always a bonus. I could wear this almost anywhere and feel comfortable.