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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I love a good charity shop haul, I’ve not however shared one on here for a really long time. I’ve not actually found the time to have a look through my local charity shops for a little while, so when Rob suggested we pop out to look in a couple I jumped at the chance.

I’ve been on the lookout for some hand knitted vintage sweaters and cardigans for a while, as they work so well over vintage dresses in the winter as well as with some of my other vintage outfits. So I was delighted to stumble upon some lovely hand knitted cardigans in a shop near me. I used to volunteer in a charity shop when I was join my teens, and there was an old lady who used to knit all day because she enjoyed it and then donates her makes to the charity shop. So I’m wondering if this is something similar as there were so many knits in there. I chose 3 things that i know I’ll wear all the time.

Charity Shop Pink Jumper

Knitted Sweater 2

First up was this cute sweater that I’m planning to wear with my high waisted jeans. I really like knitwear with shorter leaves as they look great as part of a vintage look. This only cost £1 so it was a fantastic bargain.

Pink Wooly Cardi

Pink Cardigan 2

Next was this lovely pink cardigan which fits beautifully, this will go well with so many of my vintage dresses. This cost £5.

Yellow Knitted Cardi

Yellow Cardigan 2

I also spotted this wonderful yellow cardigan, which is so bright and cheerful. This was also £5.

I then went on to another charity shop near me where every item costs £1.99. I’ve found some amazing vintage stuff in there before and some fantastic bargains.

Charity Shop Playsuit

Playsuit 2

I found two things there, firstly this cute playsuit from Miss Selfridge with pretty flower buttons. I’ll get loads of wear out of this in the summer, but I might try it with tights and boots for the colder months.

Handbag Handbag 2

I also got this lovely leather vintage handbag. I can never resist a classic bag and this one was in lovely condition. I’m going to give it a good clean and polish this week.

What do you think of my finds? I’ve really missed charity shopping so I’m going to try to do it a bit more from now on. It’s a great way to support charities as well as being a green and affordable option for getting new clothes. I’ll also be donating some of my own stuff to make room for the new.

This week I went and stocked up on a few colder weather essentials, warmer cardigans, tights, practical shoes that sort of thing. I’m feeling totally ready for the leaves to start falling from the trees, wrapping up in warm knits and stomping through the crunchy leaves and jumping in puddles.

The weather hasn’t quite caught up with me and there are definitely a few more days of bare legs and summer dresses on the horizon, but when it comes I’m more than ready!

Having got myself into am Autumnal state of mind I’ve taken to the internet looking for more fabulous fashion to covet. This season my favourite shops are full of wonderful fall colours, lot’s of deep blues and greens, rusty reds and my all time favourite, mustard. I picked a few favourites which would be perfect wardrobe staples for this time of year…
Autumn

Clocks Dress – Cath Kidston – £65

Mustard Nail Polish – Barry M – £3.99

Fedora Hat – Miss Selfridge – £25.00

Mustard Cardigan – Boden – £49

Suede Fringe Bag – Miss Selfridge – £40

Lacey Sandal – Swedish Hasbeens – £121

Snood – Miss Selfridge – £14

Embroidered Collar Jumper – Cath Kidston – £65

Rose Skirt – Cath Kidston – £45

Millie Skirt – Boden – £59

Missoni Converse – Office – £69.99

 


We may still be enjoying gorgeous hot days here in England but Autumn is just around the corner. This time of year I start to get excited about buying new boots and wearing woolly sweaters, drinking hot drinks and snuggling up under a blanket on my sofa as the nights draw in.

Autumn is also a great time for fashion, my summer dresses will go into hibernation and it’s time for darker warmer colours and thick tights. As a dress fanatic I’ve been trying to make a little more effort to wear skirts and tops this year and I’ve been on the look out for some new everyday skirts that will last me into the colder months. I’ve also turned to the high street rather than vintage as I want stuff that will be durable for everyday wear and running around with the kids. After a recent accident where I ended up ripping a 1950s dress I’m going to be a bit more cautious with wearing vintage!

So here are a few of my autumn skirt picks. They are all knee-length and quite full as that’s my favourite style and I just don’t suit anything shorter or tighter! I’m loving all the different colours, materials and textures here…

Skirts

Row One:

Leanna Pleated Skirt – £20 – Boohoo

Scottie Polka Dot Skirt – £85 – Coast

Harper Lace Skirt – £75 – Coast

Row Two:

Daisy Embroidery Midi Skirt – £70 – Topshop

Black Floral Midi Skirt – £22.99 – New Look

Floral Scuba Midi Skirt – £48 – Topshop

Row Three:

Shimmer Skirt – £39 – Miss Selfridge

Cameo Rose Pleated Midi Skirt – £17.99 – New Look

Gold Foil Pleated Midi Skirt – £40 – Topshop

I absolutely love tartan and always have. It must be something to do with the teeny bit of Scottish in me, or maybe the 90s kid in me – who knows? I love it!

Tartan seems to be absolutely everywhere on the high street at the moment, but if you prefer something a little more classic then there are also plenty of options for the vintage girl in you. Feeling that red and green was a little obvious I put together a little look using blue and green which looks ridiculously elegant paired with a feminine black blouse.

I love the cigarette trousers from Collectif they are just so classic and could work with both a casual and smart look. The pencil skirt from 20th Century Foxy is so elegant and feminine and would make an excellent wardrobe staple.

Christina Patent Bag – £55 – Collectif,

30s Tie Neck Blouse – £35 – 20th Century Foxy

Bonnie Blackwash Cigarette Trousers – £45 – Collectif

50s Blue Tartan Pencil Skirt – £50 – 20th Century Foxy

Black Bow Barrette – £6 – Miss Selfridge

Black Strappy Peep Toe Shoes – £24.99 – New Look

What do you think of the tartan trend? Do you wear it? What do you think of my choices?