Last week I wrote a post for the Laura Ashley blog, all about getting cosy and ready for Autumn entertaining. I absolutely love their Autumn themed range, it has everything from cute fox mugs to leaf shaped coasters to really get you in the mood for snuggling up with warm treats as the nights draw in.

Autumn Home wareOne of my favourite things throughout the year are delicious hot drinks like tea and coffee, and I know I’ll be using my fox mugs a lot over the coming months.

Autumn Home wareFor my Laura Ashley post I created a spiced apple juice recipe. This is a lovely warming drink for cold days and the recipe can also be used for a spiced cider.

Autumn Home wareThe pumpkin soup bowl is perfect for not only a lovely warming bowl of soup, but I thought it worked really well as a mini punch bowl for my spiced apple juice.

Autumn Home wareI also used it too store this lovely autumnal pot pourri. This has a gorgeous spice and orange scent and contains lots of pretty things in colours that really capture the season. Alongside the autumn burnt amber and orange scented candle, my house was smelling all spicy and warm in no time.

Autumn Home wareOne of my favourite autumn treats would have to be toffee apples. they are such a traditional classic and no bonfire night celebration would be complete with out one. I’ve also shared my Toffee apple recipe on the Laura Ashley blog.

Autumn Home wareThese are all the things I used to create these gorgeous pictures:

Autumn Home ware

Top Row: Autumn Wreath – Pumpkin Soup Bowl – Leaf Coasters

Middle Row: Leaf PlacematsAutumn CandlePumpkin Pie Dish

Bottom Row: Fox MugAutumn Tea TowelsPot Pourri

Autumn Home wareWhat are your favourite things about autumn? Which are your favourite pieces from the Laura Ashley range?

*Thank you to Laura Ashley for sending me all the lovely things I used to create these blog posts. All opinions as always are my own. 

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I always feel a bit sad at this time of year, when Autumn clothes start appearing in the shops. I don’t feel ready for summer to be over. But I also have a bit soft spot for Autumn colours and the idea of stomping through the leaves with the kids and I start to get a little excited.

This is my first of what I’m sure will become many Autumn wish lists. As it’s still August I’ve chosen transitional pieces, that work well now, but can be layered up as it starts to get cold. Add tights and cardigans and long sleeved tops for under sleeveless dresses and these will be perfect for the colder months as well.

Vintage Style Dresses for Autumn

Top Row: Petite Yellow DressMushroom DressGingham Dress

Second Row – Ditsy Floral Dress 50s Style DressRose Print Dress

Bottom Row – Lace Frill DressMini Shirt DressWoodland Leaves Dress

Are you looking forward to Autumn, have you seen any lovely dress that you think I would like? Keep up to date with my latest outfits in the My Outfits section.

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As usual I’m a little late to the party. I’ve admired lots of other bloggers beautiful posts about the Autumn and never got round to sharing my own. But better late than never I say! Winter may be well and truly upon us now, but it feels like the beautiful colours of Autumn were still there only a couple of weeks ago.

A few weeks ago I popped to Wisley gardens in Surrey to take some pictures of some of their beautiful trees. The colours were simply beautiful and it was lovely to just have a walk and enjoy all the gorgeous scenery.

Wisley Statue
It had been a really rainy morning and I loved seeing the feet on this statue reflected in the puddle.

Wisley Building
Wisley is one of the most important gardens in the world and is owned by the Royal Horticultural Society. I love this building which I think contains offices.

Green Leaves Wisley

Pan Statue Wisley

Autumn at Wisley
I wish the trees stayed these gorgeous colours for longer. Autumn seems to go by so quickly and winter seems to go on forever!

Autumn Leaves

Orange Autumn Leaves

Leaves

Autumn Tree

Red Autumn Leaves

Red Leaves and Berries
I’ll have to go back and take some winter pictures there soon. Hopefully when theres a light sprinkling or frost or snow.

What is your favourite season? Do you love the summer sun or cosy winters wrapped up warm?

A couple of months ago I reviewed a gorgeous dress from Dolly and Dotty. The Poppy dress was absolutely perfect for the summer and todays dress is a nice addition to a winter wardrobe. The Sally polka dot dress is a really cute vintage style dress which I chose in a lovely teal shade to carry me through the colder months.

Dolly and Dotty Sally Polka Dot Teal Dress Vintage Frills

The dress is made from a stretchy 95% cotton and 5% spandex fabric which gives it a lovely fit. It has a full panelled skirt with a nipped in wait and gathered under bust making it perfect is you have curves. I love the cute nautical style collar. The dress has a tie at the back incase you need to bring in the waist and fastens with a side zip.

Dolly and Dotty Dress Review

The dress is really nice quality, but requires hand washing. Personally I’d probably risk putting it in the machine, but as I hand wash all of my original vintage clothes I don’t mind too much.

Dolly and Dotty Polka Dot Sally Dress Review Vintage Frills

I got mine in a size 14 as usual and the fit is perfect on me, so I’d say it definitely come sup true to size and I appreciated a little extra room in the bust.

Hotter Michelle Heels

I wore mine with my new shoes from Hotter which I absolutely love (I’m going to do a proper review of these soon).  Blue and teal are such perfect colours for autumn, as a nice break from maroon, mustard and brown.

Dolly and Dooty Sally Polka Dot Vintage Style Dress Vintage Frills

The dress costs £34.99 and comes in a huge range of colours, in both polka dot and plain styles. I’m definitely tempted to pick this up in another colour as I’m so happy with the fit.

Buy the dress from the Dolly and Dotty website.

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I’ve been thinking a lot about Autumn lately. Although I’m definitely a summer person, I can’t help but love the gorgeous colours the trees go, just before all the leaves fall and the weather gets too wet and miserable. I love shades like green, mustard and deep red and todays wishlist takes inspiration from all those gorgeous autumnal colours.

When the leaves start to fall  Autumn Outfit Ideas  Vintage FrillsI absolutely love the classic mustard coloured dress from La Vie En Swing. It’s such a gorgeous colour and a very classic 1940s style. It’s also a really versatile dress which could be worn with lots of different accessories to change up your look. I’ve paired it with a fun Cath Kidston cardigan with cute little squirrels to pay homage to the changing seasons. The brown accessories are also perfect wardrobe staples. I’m a bit of a fan of over the knee socks at the moment so expect to see a lot of these featuring in my posts over the next few months!

Autumn Outfit

Where to buy this look:

Mia 1940s Style Dress – 99.00€ – La Vie En Swing

Red Check Fringed Scarf – £16 – Miss Selfridge 

Squirrel Pocket Cardigan – £85 – Cath Kidston

Camel Boyfriend Coat – £29.99 – New Look

Brown Over Knee Socks – 56p – Amazon

Brown Satchel Bag – £32 – Accessorize

Little Lockhart Brooch – $34.95 – Erstwilder

Slouchy Hat – £10 – Miss Selfridge

Shipley Shoes – £79 – Hotter

What do you think of my choices? What are you most looking forward to wearing this autumn?