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7 June 2012

In Case of Fire sign

I guess I didn't really think the reality through after accepting a lot of press day invites this season and I've been attempting to make sense of the few thousand pictures I've taken in the past few months.  The inconsistent weather has reaffirmed my love for the Autumn season as I feel that clothes for the colder months are well worth investing in, seeing as we end up wearing them for most of the year.  I can't help it, I love layering up, disguising bits and putting some imagination into an outfit, time permitting.  I'm really excited for AW12 as there were so many collections I adored and want to channel into my everyday life somehow (namely a slightly boxy 60s-style coat).  Instead of wading through rails of vintage wares to find the answers to my AW12 prayers, I've picked out a few pieces from some select brands I liked this season.  There'll be a few more posts like this, which I will stagger across the Summer months (including a handily separated shoe-related post) so that your thoughts are perfectly prepped for Autumn by the time September arrives.  Let the pretty pictures speak for themselves.

Urban Outfitters AW12 pencil jumper
Urban Outfitters AW12
Urban Outfitters AW12

Paul & Joe AW12
Paul & Joe Sister AW12
Paul & Joe AW12

TBA To Be Adored AW12 lace collar
TBA To Be Adored AW12
tba to be adored aw12

Baum & Pferdgarten AW12
Baum & Pferdgarten AW12
Baum & Pferdgarten AW12

Mother of Pearl AW12
mother of pearl AW12
Mother of Pearl AW12

whistles aw12
whistles aw12
whistles aw12

Most of this post is purely inspirational as I doubt my budget will have quadrupled, but exciting to see nonetheless.  I'm determined not to buy too many more summery items now (apart from a few things I'm willing to go in the sale) as I'd prefer to save some money towards some key wardrobe updates for next season.  Although I'll be able to wear a lot of the fluffy angora jumpers and a-line skirts I bought last year, I'd definitely like to embrace the novelty knit trend and find the perfect velvet dress.  Is it crazy to be thinking about this sort of thing in early June?  Hopefully I'll have a more summery post for you soon!  Which brand are you most excited about?

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9 comments:

  1. one of my friends works at whistles, she's always raving about it too. i'm agreeing with her

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  2. Oh that shearling lined hooded coat is my favourite!

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  3. I'll take the rail of TBA :) Some lovely items.. I do pine for a bit of layering, Summer is always a disappointment! x

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  4. The Urban Outfitters stuff is gorgeous! I want it all. What great press days to be able to attend.

    I love your blog and the obvious care you take over posts like this. I mentioned it recently in this post http://mantrapixie.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/my-favourite-blog-reads.html :)

    e x

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  5. I tend to wear the same clothes all year round and just add more of less layers but I much prefer autumnal things! I love these picks though, I love wearing velvet!

    Maria xxx

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  6. Oh I totally thought I had commented but I love all these things you photographed at the press day. Especially the jewellery and the pretty collar details. I totally need to buy more!

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  7. Ooh I love those two Paul & Joe dresses, I always find winter clothes more of an investment living in the UK. You can usually dress things down by layering less, not wearing tights, etc, for the summer anyway but strapless summer dresses and short shorts are harder to get away with when it's cooler.

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  8. Puny lordy! I want that pencil jumper!! and the shirt and jumper to go with please! lovelove. urban outfitter, get on my body! Xx

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