Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Cosy Autumn checks...

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?
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16 comments

Sophie in the Sticks said...

This dress looks so cosy, I am buying into the idea of this look being as close to pjs as is appropriate. My brogues never get many wears, I just don't end up wearing them for some reason :( x

char said...

Love those sparkly brogues!
I haven't quite got round to digging all of the tights out yet, but I think it's close to that stage in the year - bloody weather!

Sarah said...

Such a perfect outfit for autumn!
x

claire (jazzpad.) said...

Uniqlo do some good ones love! I'm obsessed with that store, and the quality is fab :) You look lovely miss, I'm the same with collar-less shirts, they feel so weird when I'm used to peter pan detailing ♥ Claire at Jazzpad

daisychain said...

I will never not love those shoes! x

Gem said...

those tights look nice and warm :) xx

Sherin said...

There's something about plaid that makes it so perfect for autumn. This dress looks so cute on you.

Vintage Reflection said...

I'm in totally swoon mood over this outfit! It's the perfect autumnal look! x

Amy Liddell said...

Love that dress!! It's perfect for A/W
xxx

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Harriet said...

That dress looks great - I love plaid, its such a nice warm autumnal pattern!

Jo said...

A brushed cotton dress sounds insanely comfy! Love the muted colours too. I have a couple of shorter, plain jersey dresses from Dorothy Perkins which I love for the same throw-it-on comfort reasons.

I quite like collarless shirts, they add to that casual style. Don't need to fuss about with ironing collars either. God I hate ironing!

Alex said...

Brogue twins!! I love my glittery pair. Practical yet rather frivolous!

danniekate said...

lovely as always, ms fallon! xx

Sabrina said...

Definitely seems like a great cozy outfit for any fall weekend!

Sincerely,
Sabrina

Vicki said...

LOVE the checks!! you look so cosy in your knitted tights. :) x

Jaclyn Craig said...

Ooh I have these brogues!! Super cute aren't they? Love the plaid - I'm actually so excited to start wearing Winter clothes again, I love cosy layers!

Jac
xx

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