Went out to *insert name of somewhere near Renelagh here* for dinner at a mates and had a rare oul’ time kicking leaves. That’s what I miss most about living in the city in Autumn, anything you kick in town could land you in the nick.
Socks & Parka: H&M
Boots & Jumper: Topshop
Hat: Motha Russia
Bag: Jasper Conran
There’s SFA I enjoy about the Autumn/Winter season here in Ireland (aka just winter). Only today did I wake up to the sunshine, joyfully pulled on a wee little lace dress and a pair of flat boots, content in the knowledge that I would look whispy and carefree for the day. Two hours later I was jumping over puddles and not-so-gracefully stumbling into a Brown Thomas press event.
However, I have literally peed my Provocateurs in excitement for this winter. And do you know why?…
Wool. Mmm hmm. Wool.
I don’t know what happened… Maybe on a subconscious level watching my mom k1 p2 a bonnet and cardi for my 3 month old niece has me in a state of regression? Or maybe it’s the catwalks that made wool look so damn warm and…wait for it… sexy?
Anyhoodlum, that’s just one of my many infats this season. Here’s the rest of the looks you’ll find me sporting from now until at least the end of May. Let’s get the wool out of the way first I suppose.
#1 Wool Onsie (Wonsie)
I think it’s fair to say my mother will be putting away the baby patterns and moving on to the big league this season. (D&G appearing in Elle)
#2 Chunky knit
I’ve never seen something like this look so damn sexy, and so this is the way I will be wearing ALL my chunky knits this season… Ok, I might add some tights and a hat… (Stella McCartney)
#3 Cape (or Capette)
I have this on hold in Warehouse as I type! Talk about your all-time cover up. It’s sacreligious that I haven’t invested in one already. (Warehouse)
#4 Holdups (and the Chinti & Parker lookbook in general)
Holdups, wedges and a massife chunky knit. What is not to love about this?? I’ve already bought two pairs in Topshop. Now to buy another five and rotate like the dickens! (Chinti and Parker)
#5 Utility pants
I like these, and I’m sick of jeans, therefore I should buy them, right? Right? (Topshop)
#6 F me shoes
Possibly my favourite thing about winter. Getting away with thigh high, stripper, or laced to the max leather boots, failing that, having a spine as a heel. Everything about winter shoeboots rocks my woolie socks off. (Dsquared)
#7 Maxi skirt/The new maxi dress
Right, I’ve tried this on. When the shop assistant handed it to me I thought; this chick knows as well as I know that this thing ain’t going near me, lest I look like the result of an apprentice meat packer’s first day alone with the machine. But I made my delicate way through the curtain with a nod and a wince, and pulled that mofo over my head on a wing and a prayer. Then I did a very subtle, but very real, dance. This dance means I like it. And into the ‘drobe it goes. (Warehouse)
#8 Grunge hair & make-up
I don’t look like this girl, but by God will I strive to.
So, what will you be wearing this season?
Black tweed bubble dress £210 Michael Michael Kors, Camel cape £180/€234 Pied a Terre, Black bow belt £35 French Connection, Tights from a selection at House of Fraser
Navy velvet shift dress £130/€169 Linea, Gold ‘Tube’ necklace £350 Mawi, Gold multi-chain necklace £50/€60 Robert Rose, ‘Postcard’ clutch £195 Lulu Guinness, Socks from a selection at House of Fraser
Black bobble knit jumper £45/£54 Therapy, Black textured animal print skirt £75/€98 Pied a Terre, Black fishnet tights £8 Untold
Grey marl vest £5/€6 Therapy, Cream loop knit cardigan £140/€168 SuperTrash, Waterfall faux fur sheepskin coat £75/€90 Therapy, Cream chinos with jersey waistband £50/€65 Linea Weekend, Cream pom-pom bag £22/€24 Therapy