My New Favourite Dress
This Sunday was the Autumn Equinox which means that we are finally here in my favourite season. I don’t think it was always my favourite; but in recent years I have really grown to love Autumn and look forward to it starting to get colder. Yesterday morning I was out walking the dog and I stepped out onto the field noticing beautiful crystals of crisp frost covering the grass. It was chilly and the air was fresh - and it really made me feel happy.
Now along with the Autumn nights drawing in, the colder temperature means that I need to start putting away my summer dresses and getting out the jumpers and wooly knits. When going through my wardrobe at the end of a season, I tend to clear out the things that I no longer wear and either offer them to friends, the charity shop - or put them up on ebay. I had an event to go to over the weekend and so desperately looked through my clothes to find an outfit suitable for a a smart-ish event but that was going to keep me warm. Nothing. I found nothing! All of my summery clothes would be far too cold and my winter wardrobe in its entirety happens to be homely, snug and pyjama-like.
I am not good at choosing clothes myself, so I roped my Mum in to come shopping with me and found the most beautiful and versatile Autumnal dress. This one is from Karen Millen and it’s cut so elegantly with a wrap-around style that is very flattering for lots of different body types. It has long sleeves and the material isn’t too sheer so it’s definitely one for Autumn. If it were a little colder a nice scarf or jacket to go over the top would work really well. It’s a great length so that your legs are covered and I even wore some skin-coloured tights and long boots underneath to keep me warm but still looking smart.