Witchy Woman - Velour Tiered Dress from Simply Be

When you look inside my wardrobe, it's pretty obvious that Halloween isn't just a holiday for me, it's a lifestyle! Of course there's lots of vintage and vintage repro items, but as I've got older, I seem to have reached back out to my teenage baby goth roots with lots of crushed velvet, black lace and peter pan collared dresses straight out of a Wednesday Adamms' style guide. And so it was the second I saw this Velour Tiered Dress being worn on the Simply Be #wearecurves catwalk, I knew I had to get my hands on it.


I'll Put A Spell On You - Halloween Ready Partywear with Simply Be

October is definitely my favourite month of the year. Not only is it when autumn has properly established itself amongst the streets of London, it's also birthday central with both myself and Lord Dicely celebrating another revolution each around the sun. With just ten days between them, we've made a tradition of celebration Howardween rather than our birthdays, meaning we get to pull out some spooky fun in advance of Halloween proper. And of course, when you're planning a party, you need a killer party dress!


Strangers On A Train - Introducing Excuse My Bonbon

I love discovering and falling in with new indie collections, and Finnish brand Excuse My Bonbon really is something quite special. The brand operates with a tongue in cheek ethos which is impossible to not smile at, creating a core collection of clothing to wear whilst enjoying life. From polka dots, to lace to the most stunning range of LBDs, there's no denying that to use their phrase, it's all bonbon from now on.


Sunshine After The Rains - Autumn Must Haves with Simply Be and Schuh

It's difficult to not be sartorially inspired by the people you see around you, but sometimes, just sometimes, you really just need to know where something is from. I recently spent an entire journey on the Piccadilly Line with in real life heart eyes staring at a rucksack, and when the owner got off at the same stop as me, I frightened the life out of her by catching her up and asking for the details.


Drunk In Love - Puik Art Rare Carafe from Red Candy

I'm a big fan of Red Candy, whether it's for quirky gifts for friends of some lovely new items for the flat. They always seem to have exactly what I'm looking for, in this case the item being some sort of interesting vessel to hold table water (and other more fun drinks!) in when we're entertaining guests. I guess I wanted something useful that would also look cool with cocktails in, and could also possibly double up as a vase on those rare occasions one is needed. Enter the Puik Art Rare Carafe, part sculpture, part vessel, all beautiful.


Hits & Misses - An OOTD Round Up

There was a point in the summer where I was super productive, shot a whole load of outfits, got things edited and then got super busy with work. This was followed swiftly by getting really ill thanks to my gallbladder trying to murder me, and so there was a month or so where it was all a bit quiet on the blog front. The downside was for the first time ever, I had too much content - and posts kept getting pushed back to make way for other, newer things. And with autumn now here in all it's red and cinnamon scented glory, I figured it was time to be realistic and get these looks up and online before the time to wear them has passed entirely. And hopefully, many of these outfits will now be in the sale as the end of season lines make way for warm knits and cute boots.


Nothing But Flowers - Floral Print Cold Shoulder Dress from Lovedrobe

Summer may be behind us, but that balmy, golden sunshine is a resilient treasure. It's also keeping much of my summer wardrobe alive and layered up with cardigans, tights and big, stomp ready boots as dressing for the correct weather is nigh on impossible. That said, I'm a firm believer that almost every summer boho dress can be switched up into an autumnal, grungy delight with the right accessories and this pretty Floral Print Cold Shoulder Dress from Lovedrobe is a good example.

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