It was officially the start of autumn last Thursday with the Autumn Equinox. You can feel it in the temperature drop in the evening and of course it's getting dark earlier. I've been wearing a camisole/vest under everything for the past week and on Sunday I put my open shoes/sandals away and got out the loafers and brogues. Not the boots - yet...
Trousers from Lidl a few months ago. Brogues from Tesco's sale. Top charity shopped in Northampton earlier this year.
Beads and bangles charity shopped. Earrings from Sainsburys.
I did manage to make the final walk of the walking festival last Friday and a very good one it was too. We walked about 7.5 miles from the village of Cople via Willington, Blunham and back to Cople. It was a lovely day again; warm and sunny with a nice breeze.
On Saturday I went to see my son and forgot, once again to take an OOTD photo. I have really got out of the habit of taking photos and need to get back into it or I'll have nothing to write about on the blog! Anyway, to return to clothes; the good thing about autumn dressing, I think, is that you can hang on to some of your summer clothes but by layering can begin to introduce warmer, winter wear. I find I get very bored with my winter clothes; because generally I wear them for about 6 to 7 months of the year, so I'm in no hurry to get the boots or coats out.
On Monday I made soup. This usually marks the beginning of autumn and the winter months for us; the return of soup to the weekly menu...chicken soup made from left over Sunday roast chicken and adapted from a Mrs. Beeton recipe for left over Christmas turkey. It's delicious and I usually add West Indian dumplings to it (which I don't like being hard and chewy) but the rest of the family do. I also make the same soup using lamb if we have roast lamb - which isn't that often as it's a scandalous price!
Once again I couldn't leave Save the Children on Monday without buying anything so I came home with a red plaid pencil skirt from Topshop £2.50 ; a blue floral t shirt from Tu (Sainsburys) £2.50, and a rather nice red top from River Island with big floaty sleeves; £2.50. .
I wore this on Wednesday after walking
Everything charity shopped except yellow loafers - Tesco outlet store. I bought the bangle on Tuesday at the Red Cross shop for 50p plus a pink, and a purple one!
I also bought a black knitted M&S jacket for £1.99 whilst I was there.
Earrings bought in Topshop in London, March, 2002. I remember the date so well, because I'd gone with my colleague at the university, where I used to work to present our research to the Women's Equality Unit in the House of Commons. It was my treat to myself for a nerve wracking presentation.
I went walking with the group on Wednesday - another 7 mile walk in glorious weather from the village of Wilstead to Haynes and back using some not very well known permissive paths. There were some spectacular views over the Bedfordshire countryside and of course I didn't think to take a photo.
This was Thursdays outfit - only managed a selfie. Dress, beads and earrings charity shopped. Cardigan online retail. I wore yellow tights and red shoes with it but I have discarded the dress as it is not very flattering on and a bit too long. I tried to cut it to make it into a tunic but that didn't work either. C'est la vie!
This was Friday's outfit
Everything is charity shopped except the necklace which was a present from my brother and the brogues from the Tesco sale in the Spring.
On Friday I finally succumbed and put my most of my summer clothes away and got out the winter stuff. Yet, today when I was out walking - the last day of September - it was still warm enough to go without a jacket! It can't last - can it?
Hope you all have a lovely weekend.