Welcome to October everyone! Just like every other person on the planet, I can't believe that we are so far through the year but I have to say, October is my favourite month (and not just because it is my birthday!) This outfit sums up Autumn for me; cosy checks, chunky cable knit tights and brogues, you really can't go wrong with comfort at this time of year! I have wanted this dress for a long time and I managed to pick it up when French Connection had it in the sale. It is a gorgeous soft, brushed cotton and although I bought it a size bigger than I needed to, I think the slouchy fit actually helps to give it that cozy weekend vibe which I love. I wore this for a day of running errands and it has to be one of the comfiest outfits that I own, short dresses are great for just throwing on but I never know where to find them, any ideas?
I'm not really a fan of collarless shirts/shirt dresses as they just don't look right on me but I decided to try folding the lapels down and actually this made it a lot more wearable for me. I don't know what it is about round collars but I am much happier without one...
This gives you a slightly closer look at that gorgeous print and an idea of just how soft that cotton is. I swear, this outfit is as close to pyjamas as I am able to get away with when I have to leave the house! Please ignore the fact that I completely missed the belt loop here, clearly I don't kick my brain into gear at the weekend ;)
I was planning on wearing this with nude tights and some of my brown ankle boots until I realised that the sides are cut really quite high- no-one needs to see that much of my thighs! Instead I decided to go for my chunky cable knit tights and my beloved sparkly brogues, definitely the most fun pair of 'practical' shoes that I own and a staple at this time of year - I can't wait to crunch through the leaves in these! Brogues are one of those styles of shoes that I love on other people but struggle to wear myself, any styling tips for me?
|How could you resist their sparkly goodness?!|
How do you wear brogues? Any recommendations for where to get a good shirt dress?