|I couldn't resist adding this ridiculous outtake to counteract all the moodiness in this post!|
Autumn however, autumn has scope for layering! And hiding bingo wings! And London Fashion Week! Okay, so it's a bit chilly and the fact I have to turn all the lights on in my flat already because it's so grey outside is a bit of a downer, but I always view September as the start of something new - I guess I still subscribe to the back-to-school mindset. Autumn is when I consciously try to inject something new into my wardrobe, it's a time for experimentation, layers and boots - I love boots. I'm wearing new ones in these photos actually, after my last pair of Chelsea boots died a sorry sole-destroyed death back in April.
I'm forever pinning images of model-esque girls in pretty dresses and stompy boots but it's not really something I've ever tried myself before (and if you have been blinded by the whiteness of my legs in contrast to all the black in the photos then you'll understand why!) But when House of Fraser offered to send me this Therapy dress it was quite literally the first image that popped into my mind - this dress, styled with a (p)leather jacket and some fab boots for a bit of an edgy yet pretty look. I couldn't get it out of my head once it was there, so as soon as I got my mitts on the dress I dragged Jon to the bottom of our garden for a little photo session.
I couldn't help but look a little moody and tortured in some of these; I blame the fact that although I thought I had picked a secluded spot it soon transpired that it is exactly where other flat-dwellers come for a smoke. Turns out that posing while trying to ignore people gawping at you as you prance around in front of trees is a bit offputting... I put on my best blogger face yet still ended up staring at my shoes for most of the pictures! Jon really got into it though and had me using a random tree as a prop as he felt that some greenery would fit with the rose print on the dress. So proud of him, he's really getting into the whole blog thing these days!
I definitely felt like this outfit was a step outside my comfort zone as I wouldn't normally get my legs out in a dress this short, but it was surprisingly liberating and I'm already planning a restyle of this outfit for future events! The dress has such a pretty print and I love the mesh sleeves and neckline as it shows a bit of skin without being too out there. Being me I still opted for a flattering skater cut - I'm not quite confident enough for bodycon just yet but maybe this is the first step towards a whole new style - what do you think?
What are your thoughts on this outfit? Do you like to change things up a bit with the new season?
Love Dani xoxo
*dress sent for consideration, all opinions are my own!