Check Scarf: Next. Denim Shirt: Topshop. Stripe Skirt: Topshop. Leopard Ballet Pumps: ZARA (old). Clutch: Oasis, similar here. Sunglasses: ASOS. Bracelet: ASOS. Watch: Daniel Wellington. Nails: Essie in 'Angora Cardi'.
One of the biggest dilemmas I have (when it comes to styling of course), is balancing the what I want to wear today with the what I should really be wearing today because it's mid-October and although I'm usually quite awful dressing for the weather, I know this can be quite a cold time of year.
And here's the part when the first of those instances wins. But, in my defence, I am sporting my much-loved Next scarf come shawl, come cape number that I picked up at the Cosmo Blog Awards. It's even become more affectionately known as my blanket because it feels like exactly that and is actually so dreamy to wear, snuggle up into and keep warm in.
When the weather drops a little and we're anticipating the end of British Summer Time, my mood strangely lifts. I suppose it's that change from August to September that rocks me a little, but October, October just lifts me right back up again.
I even think I'm getting the knack of this dressing appropriately thing and I have a feeling I'll be a lot more prepared for a real British winter over the next few months. Perhaps not in this little ensemble, but I'm definitely getting there.
What do you think, am I up to the challenge?