I was pretty excited when I edited these photos. This was a day when I thought my hair looked terrible, I wasn’t wearing much make up, my jeans weren’t quite fitting right… and yet after all of that beating myself up before we went for a walk, these photos turned out pretty magically (if I do say so myself).
Tom took these photos for me when we were staying at Charlton House in Shepton Mallet at the weekend. He’s getting pretty good at taking outfit snaps now – of course the 50mm lens and my Canon 6D definitely help though (don’t tell him that – I’m telling him it’s all his handiwork.) I wish I had the time to find beautiful outdoor spaces to take photos in more often (and soon it will be too dark for anything other than weekend outfit posts…)
I’m absolutely in love with my new Great Plains jacket – I’ve been hunting for the perfect (faux) leather jacket for some time and this one has just the right shape and structure. I think a leather jacket is a great piece for wearing whilst the temperatures are not so chilly to require a thick wool jacket – worn with a scarf or layered over a jumper means I’m just the right temperature (there’s nothing worse than bringing the big coat out of storage only to find you’re absolutely sweltering when you walk to the shops!). The Great Plains collection of coats and jackets has lots of tempting pieces – coats are definitely my weak spot when it comes to shopping; most of the doors in our house won’t completely open as they’re so overburdened with coats hanging on the back of them. I really should get rid of some, but I really feel like you need a coat for every occasion – smart vs casual, long vs short, thick vs thin – I mean, there are so many coats out there to be owned and loved… I want them all!
I’m also loving ASOS’s current shoe collection – I’ve invested in three new pairs of shoes over the last week or so – I’ve had to promise to do a shoe audit and clear out shoes I don’t wear any more as my collection of flats is beginning to verge on the ridiculous. I love wearing pretty, pointed flats to work with a pair of skinny black trousers, and there’s so many around that are catching my eye! (I’m not sure this silver pair are best suited to trudging around slightly muddy fields though, they need a good clean now!)
Have you invested in any new bits lately? (Are you a coats and shoes addict like me?)
Oh PS – this might be my first post with my face in it since I got my hair cut and coloured – no more white blonde! I’m still getting used to it, but on the plus side, my hair isn’t breaking off anymore and it feels a million times healthier, which is a definite bonus (plus, I always think it’s nice to go a little darker for Autumn…)