Wednesday 18 September 2013

What I Wore Wednesday: Meet Mostly Yummy Mummy

This week the very lovely and very stylish Mostly Yummy Mummy is stepping in and taking over the What I Wore Wednesday helm on my behalf. Unfortunately I've had to fly home to Ohio as my grandfather has passed away. I appreciate Sarah jumping in at the last minute and I hope y'all show her lots of love for helping me out! If you'd like to feature next week for me drop me an email x

(Leila dress - Joules, magenta tights - Marks and Spencer, glitter ankle boots - Primark, pearl bracelet and necklace - Eyre, watch - Michael Kors) 

It's safe to say that Autumn has well and truly arrived in Yorkshire and after a huge wardrobe sort out last week, I'm well and truly ready for it! I think autumn might actually be my favourite time of year and after having what felt like a real summer here this year, I'm ready to say goodbye to my sandals and hello to my boots. Especially when they happen to be glittery ankle boots like these! 

I picked up this dress from Joules earlier in the year in the sale and I love it. In fact, I love it so much that I have it in red too! I like the empire line as it makes it a really easy to wear every day dress and I love the bright floral pattern. Nobody does floral patterns quite as well as Joules. And just in case the dress wasn't bright enough, I've put it with bright magenta pink tights. My teenagers hate me wearing coloured tights but hey, what do they know? Ha! 

So that was me, what are you wearing this week? Are you happy to embrace autumn like me?

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Wednesday 4 September 2013

What I Wore Wednesday: Debenhams A/W 13 Preview

So last week was so insane I never managed to get a post up. Oops! On Wednesday itself though I was invited to the Scottish preview of Debenhams Autumn/Winter collections. This season they upped the ante by not only having beauty, women's wear, menswear  and accessories on display but there was a fashion show, too! I really enjoyed the Spring/Summer preview and A/W was just taken to the next level with a fashion show at the gorgeous Blytheswood Square Hotel.

One of my favourite upcoming trends, as I've mentioned before, is tartan. It immediately makes me think of going back to high school sophomore year, post Clueless, in a mini kilt, crop top, knee high socks, black patent Mary Janes and a tiny backpack. Debenhams didn't disappoint my inner Cher Horowitz: there were mini kilts, tartan slippers, tartan backpacks and my favourite these amazing Call it Spring Ankle Boots..
Tartan Heel Boots
Knits are one of my favourite things about A/W (especially when you live in Scotland!) and this year there are lots of funky and fun patterns from hearts and stars to pirate bears. 

My favourite was this adorable Polka Dog sweater from H! by Henry Holland.  It's sweet without being overly cutesy and the cute Frenchie faces make me think of my sister!
Black Polka Dot Dog Face Sweater Jumper Henry Holland
If you are looking for glitz and glam Debenhams have that covered too! There were so many amazing dresses but favourite had a subtle hint of sparkle. Depending on how you style it I think this Marios Schwab Fit and Flare Crystal Belt dress could work for the office or a night out!

There were so many amazing looks during the fashion show but it's not easy to capture them sitting in the front row and armed only with your iPhone! I did manage to get a fairly good video of the models on their closing walk. It was such a great evening and I'm so honoured to have been asked to attend.

I had been feeling pretty upset that summer has already been and gone but with such cute stuff for fall I'm feeling a bit better about it now. Sure I'd much rather warmer weather but you can't wear heritage knits and leather bomber jackets in summer! 

What fall fashion trend are you most looking forward to rocking out this year?

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