What I Wore: Autumn Greens

It’s finally scarf weather!  If you caught my Instagram Stories a few weeks back then you’ll have seen my excitement at bringing down my towering bundle of scarfs from the top of my wardrobe – and this silky teal green scarf is one of my absolute faves.  This time of year I feel like the clothing colour palette is so geared towards hot reds, oranges, mustards, maroons – all the colours that tend to wash my Daz White skin out!  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got a mustard jumper that I’m very attached to – but teal green ticks all the boxes for me and my pale, cool-shades-loving tones.  And actually, it goes really, really with mustard too.  🙂


Did anyone do #NoSpendOctober?  I did it without even thinking about it (thanks flu!) and then officially jumped on the bandwagon at the end of the month.  I’ve been trying to get more use out of the clothes I’ve got hanging in my wardrobe recently anyway and have tried coming up with new outfits from what I’ve already got rather than cramming more impulse purchases into my already packed (and kind messy!) cupboards.  I think I’m going to keep going with it and see where it takes me.

Scarf – H&M (Old!  Similar here).  Blouse – White Stuff (Old Similar here).  Belt – £12.99 H&M.  Jeans – M&S (Old!).  Bag – TK Maxx (Similar here).  Coat – Primark (in store now).  Shoes – Primark (from the summer – I added the ribbons myself to stop them slipping off my giant feet.  In hindsight I probably shouldn’t have worn them – my feet froze!)

What are your favourite colours to wear this time of year? 🙂

Hello Autumn

I can’t believe we’re already over halfway through October – which means that almost a year has passed since moving back home to Cardiff.  It’s crazy, in some ways it feels like we’ve been here forever and yet in other ways it still feels like we’ve only just arrived.  I mean yeah, there are still a fair few boxes in the garage (how the hell we managed to cram everything into our London flat, I’ll never know…) and the argument about which pictures to hang and where is ongoing… but on the flip side, we’ve found our favourite Chinese Takeaway – the one! – we’ve got a favourite spot down the local pub, have handful of favourite walks and green spaces and have sort of slipped into a happy new routine 🙂  We’re definitely here to stay.

Saying that, we’re still discovering our faves around the city, and last week when the hubs needed to have dental work on Cathedral Road, I dropped him off and went exploring for an hour.  It was one of those crisp, sunny days that lure you into believing that Autumn is the best season of all (…before you remember that they’re rare and real Autumn days are just damp and dreary).  I took a shortcut through Sophia Gardens and went for a walk in Bute Park.

I stopped in at the Summer House Cafe on the edge of the river for a toasted teacake (obviously…) and one of their “extra special” hot chocolates and sat out in the sun for a while. 🙂

I have to say I’ve been fighting off the arrival of Autumn – even though it’s technically my favourite season! – I just wasn’t ready for summer to go.  I think probably because summer seems to arrive so late these days that once it’s here you’ve got to grab onto it and refuse to let it go.  But that was the day I gave in and dragged one of my scarves out from the back of the cupboard.  As soon as I threw it around my neck and snuggled down, I immediately forgot about summer 🙂  Scarf season, yay!

I watched a Mexican Standoff between a dog and a squirrel… which the squirrel won.

What are you looking forward to this Autumn?