10 THINGS THAT'VE MADE ME HAPPY #17

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Outfit details

Cable knit jumper (past season, this season's here), Printed pleated skirt



one. // Our trip to Provence! You can catch up with the whole journey here if you've somehow missed me mentioning it on BTB ;) We had the most gorgeous time and I'm already dying to go back. So many happy memories made :)

two. // Autumnal style. I've been really enjoying my wardrobe at the moment, and sharing style posts like this one and this one to spread the autumn cheer.

three. // Hot steamy baths. Water as hot as I dare, my Aromatherapy Associates oils set (in a which-shall-I-pick-today kind of fashion), Coco&Eve masque on my hair (can I just say this masque is divine and really softens and detangles my delicate hair, A+), candles, and something to watch on the Ipad. And if I'm feeling extra indulgent, some happily unhealthy snackery. Because there's nothing more indulgent than eating a four-course meal of snacks in a bath.

four. // Autumnal, sunkissed walks around Virginia Water (and the number of dogs people walk there).

five. // Homegrown squash, thyme and chilli soup. With big hunks of bread.

six. // Homemade raspberry vinegar, chutneys, jams and plum-y things. Delicious. I'm sure I could fill all 10 things with foodstuffs..

seven. // F being an absolute sweetheart and looking after me when I was poorly.

eight. // Everything burgundy.

nine. // Dahlias. Aren't they just gorgeous? The garden is full of them and it's delightful to have such a show of force and colour so late in the year. I'm desperate to get something like Jowey Winnie, Snoho Doris or Gerrie Hoek (great names, and even greater colours).

ten. // Watching old episodes of TV series. Friends, Frasier, Would I Lie To You. Nostalgia + David Mitchell, a wonderful combo.


Do let me know what's been making you happy as of late :)


xx

SO I'M INTO PLEATED SKIRTS..

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Ah what can I say..

I never thought I'd be a pleated skirt kind of person (in my mind there didn't seem to be a middle ground between 'primary school' and metallic-'I'm-not-cool-enough-for-this'-fashion-blogger) but lo and behold, I've managed to somehow build up quite a collection now?

I'm feeling thoroughly enthusiastic about autumnal style at the minute. I've had a big rehash of my own personal wardrobe to celebrate the new season and I just can't help but feel ready for autumn after my last, indulgently 'all things autumn' style post ("autumn autumn autumn").

And one piece that has muscled it's way into my style circle? The pleated skirt.


AUTUMN BEAUTY 2018.

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It's that time of year again!

Whereas during summer I want nothing on my face, I whip my hair into a perpetual bun because it's too hot and generally eschew lengthy skincare routines with a firm hand, thanks to cooler temperatures and dry skin, if there's any season to indulge in a little extra pampering and preening, it's autumn.

Feel free to have a little peek at last year's post if you're so inclined, as there are plenty of products I still use/love - and most importantly are still available!

But without further waffling, here are some of this year's autumnal beauty favourites :)


THE LITTLE NAVY DAY DRESS.

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Autumn seems to be well and truly upon us, hurrah!

I'm indulging myself and going all-out autumnal today - tights, tweed, ripe apples, russet foliage! And in the midst of it all, the perfect little daywear number to show off. And just something to mention - this one has pockets ;)

ANSOUIS + MENERBES, PROVENCE.

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Even though I've dipped into autumnal content (with a bit of an autumn wardrobe rehash, and I'm actually really excited about sharing all the upcoming autumnal posts I have planned!), I've one last hurrah from Provence. And I think I've saved the best for last :)

Gordes often gets all the recognition and coverage of being (west) Provence's most beautiful village - we went, and it is very beautiful (as was everywhere we visited frankly - Provence is stunning) but I wanted to share a couple of spots that F and I fell in love with, that don't get quite as much press.

MY AUTUMN WARDROBE.

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1. Plum Fur Collared Coat // 2. Tailored Camel Coat (comes in other colours too) // 3. Classic Tan Loafers




I suppose we've been lucky enough to have a bit of an elongated summer this year. Just as the heatwave was coming to an end, we jetted off to the south of France and by the time we came back, autumn was already upon us! Which I have to say, is delightful. Summer to autumn is probably the biggest wardrobe rehash for me - away with all the broderie and floaty dresses and hello burgundy *heart eyes*.

I've had such fun this year collating my autumnal wardrobe. I used to be so utterly conscious of what I was wearing and how it looked on my body that autumnwear was easy for me - entirely black ha. Now that I'm more open to wearing colour (and loving it), autumn fashion is even more of a delight.

Today, I've put together a little compilation of autumnal wardrobe inspiration - some pieces already in my collection, others very much on my wishlist/in my shopping basket! I hope you find something you love too xx

GORDES + ROUSSILLON, PROVENCE.

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I really enjoyed our time in Gordes and Roussillon. After the hustle and bustle of the markets of Aix, and our rainy encounter with Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, it was just such a relaxed time of slowly ambling around and exploring..





PROVENCE BEAUTY.

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A few of you asked about my makeup during our Provence trip and rather handily, it was a post I was planning on sharing regardless ;)




MOUSTIERS-SAINTE-MARIE, PROVENCE.

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Our trip to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, one of the most beautiful villages in Provence I've ever seen, comes with a bit of a backstory..




L'ISLE SUR LA SORGUE, PROVENCE.

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We were staying really nearby to L'Isle sur la Sorgue so it was (relatively) easy to leave the retreat of our (entirely cosy and comfortable) bed and head down to the market that takes over the centre of town, just as it was starting to unfold.




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