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‘ T I S   T H E   S E A S O N   T O   B E   C O S Y .

I think it needs stating that these photos were taken a couple of days ago, *just before* the weather here snapped and plummeted to freezing and below.

Fast forward to now, and it’s so bitter that I’m wearing no less than two pairs of socks simultaneously at all times, and am currently sat writing this post with a cardigan buttoned up underneath my thick winter dressing gown for extra warmth!

I’m pretty excited about this cold though, aren’t you? Winter just doesn’t feel like winter until we’ve seen the pond freeze over, and woken up to a world coloured icy green and blue.

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And now that we’re waking up to frost, it’s starting to feel as though Christmas really is on the horizon!

I’ve got a hundred and one ideas for blog posts I want to put together this festive season, and even videos too! (‘It’s about time’, is what I’m sure you’re thinking after the long break I’ve had from doing anything YouTube-y!). There’s just nothing like a bit of Christmas magic to stoke the creativity, is there?

But enough of the Christmas chat now, Rosie, and on to the main purpose of this post. Which is to profess undying love for roll neck jumpers!

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For reasons that are entirely beyond me, I’d never owned a roll neck jumper up until this winter.

And each winter, I’d spend the months wearing scoop necks and v-necks all the while complaining that even with a scarf, my chest and neck were completely frozen!

This year though, I’ve filled up my wardrobe with these cosy treasures, and have been wearing them pretty much non-stop.

Aside from being so very cosy, I always think a good rollneck jumper looks 100 times more effortlessly chic than a plain round neck, *especially* since it allows you to leave your hair tucked in so you can pretend you’re brave enough to rock a long bob! ;)

So, here’s to the season of rollnecks, *warm* necks, and faux haircuts!


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Now, my friends, tell me- are you having a lovely weekend so far? Jason and I are about to head out with Teddy, and then we’re heading out on a mini road trip this afternoon just the two of us.

I hope you’re having a relaxing one!

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Jumper || Jeans || Loafers


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T H E   O U T – O F – D O O R S   B L A N K E T . . .

Well hello, and happy Tuesday! Are you happy and well? I hope you’re happy and well. <3

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I don’t know how it feels to you, but for me it seems as though November’s flying past at a rate of knots.

I blinked once and the leaves were just beginning to turn a hundred shades of copper, again and those leaves were swirling through the air, then blinked a third time to find myself walking through crunching piles of orange and rust.


We seem to be sliding into winter so rapidly that I’m not sure I’m ready for it.

I’m yet to give Christmas even a second thought, and keep on forgetting that sun at this time of year might shine brightly but packs little punch, and so have been leaving the house wearing far too few layers.

The season’s been kind to us though, so far.

I’m just loving these beautifully bright, sunny days, and that the nights drawing in earlier and earlier makes lighting spice-scented candles by four in the afternoon more than acceptable.

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I’m loving too getting to dig out my winter wardrobe, and scouring Pinterest for seasonal dressing inspiration.

I mean, summer’s great and all, but once you’ve seen worn one floaty dresses you’ve kind of worn them all, and for me there’s nothing better than getting to bundle up in cosy layers ready to head out into the cold.

Speaking of which, this tartan cape is the newest addition to my wardrobe, and I couldn’t love it more. I’m as excited to snuggle up in it on the sofa whilst drinking cocoa as I am keen to wear it out on frosty dog walks.

It feels a little more bold and daring than most of the rest of my wardrobe, and yet at the same time it’s essentially a blanket you can wear outside of the house which makes it perhaps the least bold and daring clothing item of all! And the wool itself is so soft and feels so very expensive, which makes the price (<£100!) a happy surprise!

Pretty perfect as a Christmas treat, don’t you think?

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 Cape || Trousers || Jumper || Boots


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A U T U M N   F L O W E R S .

What was it I said in my post about wearing how much I love to wear classic cut, slightly masculine pieces- ‘I’ve never been too fond of the whole dress and tights and boots thing on me’?

Well, that still stands as true, but my goodness, there was just something about this particular dress that stole my heart the second I spotted it in store!

I love that the ditsy floral print (usually synonymous with spring and summer) has been made seasonal in a colour palette of rich blues with splashes of red and orange, as well as those beautiful balloon sleeves and the long, drapey neck tie.

It’s the kind of dress that always makes me want to dance around to the tune of something folksy…but isn’t that what getting ready in the morning is designed for? Time for little at-home dance party?

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Being able to chop and change between styles and trends is my favourite thing about fashion…if my own simple tastes could even be labelled as ‘fashion’! Ha!

One minute I’m at my happiest in cuffed skinny jeans and oversized knitwear, the next I’m dreaming of tweed twinsets and elegant shift dresses. (Can you tell I’m still hung up on Alicia Florrick’s wardrobe?)

I love the playfulness of choosing what to wear each day, and how the only rules, really, are the ones we set for ourselves.

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I wore this little 70s-inspired get up during a day in Marylebone last week with Natasha and Kathryn, attending those press events I told you all about yesterday, and just generally eating and chit-chatting our way round town.

I came home tired, but unlike a day spent in jeans or trousers, the dress was so very comfortable to wear I didn’t feel the need to start changing into pyjamas the very second I shut the front door behind me.

And if that’s not the marker of a truly outstanding dress, then I don’t know what is!


I’ve linked to a few of my favourite floral dresses in the widget below- don’t forget to disable any ad blockers you might have running, if it’s not displaying correctly!

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T A N   +   N A V Y .

There’s something about the this outfit combination, of an oversized jumper, relaxed shirt, slightly slouchy ankle length trousers, and masculine brogues that appeals to the part of me that kind of loves men’s clothing more I do than women’s.

I catch myself on Pinterest pinning endless photos of girls wearing baggy jumpers over boyfriend jeans, and my own style, especially in the colder months, always leans more towards masculine than feminine.

So much so, in fact, that Jason recently begged me to stop stealing his clothes all the time. ‘You’ve got a wardrobe that’s five times the size of mine Rosie, what do you need my jumpers and shirts for!?’ he said!

I nodded along pretending to agree with him, all whilst trying to figure out how I was going to hide the fact that I actually had one of his T shirts on underneath my jumper at the time…;)

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I think it’s this time of year especially that brings it out.

I’ve never been too fond of the whole ‘dress and tights and boots’ combination on me, and the herringbone tweeds and thick cable knits and darker colour palettes that come back time and again each autumn winter season just make my heart sing.

Proof comes in the form of repetition.

That tweed blazer, which again has a slightly relaxed and masculine cut, I’ve been wearing for five years now (originally from Toast- beautiful alternative linked below!), and that ribbed camel jumper was a Christmas gift from Jason some three odd years ago.


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I think those principles, of repetition, and longevity, and wearing items of clothing time and again instead of leaving them to linger at the back of your wardrobe after only one or two wears, are what’s most important to me when it comes to ‘personal style’.

True, it might well just come down to the fact that I form emotional bonds with just about everything that comes into this house and hate to let things go, but oh my, I’ll take classic cut pieces that’ll last a lifetime over anything trend-led any day.

Now, where’s Jason left that lovely new waxed jacket of his…

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