More Autumn Wardrobe Updates

Friday, October 24, 2014

Yes, another outfit post.

They’re like Buses, I don’t do one for ages and then a gazillion come along all at once. This is normally because I haven’t had anything new to wear for ages and haven’t worn anything old in a new way and repeating outfits is pretty dull for me and you!

But, as part of my dedication to not hating my wardrobe this autumn and winter, I have had a bit of a revamp, so outfit photos ahoy!

Lindy Bop actually asked me to pick a dress in early September, which I did happily, going for day wear instead of evening fanciness because of the gaping day wear hole in my wardrobe. I then wanted to hunt out the perfect coloured tights to go with it.

I am afraid that currently I am poor as the proverbial Church mouse, having frittered away all my available cash on Cocktails in early October. Fortunately, just as I was wondering how on earth I was going to keep my legs warm, let alone attractively coloured in a “perfectly matching with my dress” kind of way, UK Tights asked me if I wanted to review some tights. So I am afraid I am about to do that thing that they always tell Fashion Bloggers they should never do and post an outfit all made of “stuff people gave me”. Still sod it, I’d have spent my own money on all these things happily, if I had any right now, and it is an awesome Autumn outfit that makes me very happy.

autumn florals

♥ Audrey Floral Dress c/o Lindy Bop ♥ Charnos 60 Denier Tights in Berry c/o UKTights
♥ Cardigan – Boden* ♥ Shoes – Office ♥ Belt – H&M ♥

By way of a review I can tell you that the Lindy Bop dress costs a tiny £34.99 and I was surprised at the quality for that price! It’s a thick fabric with just enough stretch and fits really well. If I had anything bad to say it would be that the armholes are a little tight, but I’m used to that so they probably won’t be on you, unless you have Popeye arms like me (Yes, I know Popeye had big forearms, not big biceps, but you know what I mean!), also the fabric covered belt that came with it was a little small, so I swapped it for one of my own.

And the tights, well, they’re tights! When tights are good there is a little to say about them! They’re matte, comfortable, don’t roll down or wrinkle up and didn’t fill with holes after one wear, so a win!


Lindy Bop

I’m also wearing some pretty awesome confetti lucite earrings, the shop they came from is sadly now defunct, but I found similar ones on Etsy here.

close up

As the weather gets colder (and my bank balance gets hopefully healthier) I plan to invest in berets in more colours. I do love a beret, and being a matchy, matchy sort of a person I quite like to get them in the same colours as my cardigan/tights/coat so I can feel all coordinated. I’m thinking berry is a beret colour missing from my selection (berry beret, geddit!)

I’m also in need of a big trip to the shoe repairers, and a new pair of winter boots.

What holes do you have to fill in your winter wardrobe?


36 Responses
  • UK Tights (@uktights)
    October 24, 2014

    I hope your readers forgive you for doing a “Stuff people gave me” post. Hopefully, they’ll realise you haven’t said all of these products were perfect, so I hope they like your honest review as much as we have.
    By the way, this year white tights are really trendy. They would rock with that dress, as the dress itself would keep all the attention.
    We hope the Charnos will last you at least until your bank account recovers!
    Thanks for the post! X

    • Gemma
      October 24, 2014

      I love white tights, I had some on in an outfit post last week, they’re getting a bit grubby on the heels though so I might need to invest in a new pair soon!

  • Jayne Lloyd
    October 24, 2014

    This is a great outfit and I love the way you use colour!

    It might be more of a winter than autumn need but I really need to buy a new coat this year! I failed last year and everything I’ve seen so far on the high street just feels so thin. Is practical and a nice style too much to ask for?

    • Gemma
      October 24, 2014

      The Heyday coats are amazing. I got one a year or so ago and they’re really thick and warm!

      • Jayne Lloyd
        October 25, 2014

        That sounds good, thank you – I’ll check them out!

  • LandGirl1980
    October 24, 2014

    I have holes in my beret collection – actual holes. Bloody MOTHS!!

    Love this outfit 🙂

  • Kate Lancaster
    October 24, 2014

    You are not the only one to have a problem with Lindy Bop arm holes. All of my bridesmaids had to size up due to almost circulation cutting off tightness, I think it may be the swing dresses that have the issue. I own some of the wiggle dresses and they are fine….

    • Gemma
      October 24, 2014

      Oh really? That’s interesting, so it’s not just my freakishly huge arms! I do have that problem a lot.

  • pixieanna
    October 24, 2014

    I too am suffering an autumn wardrobe crisis on very little spare cash. I have read your posts and I think I need to put outfits together and then see what I desperately need and what can be saved for. Thankfully I bought a coat last year which I still love, but shoes are my wardrobe gap.

  • MissKittenheel
    October 24, 2014

    Lovely outfit. I love autumn with its rich colours. I was gutted when I had pass on my Lindy Bop dress. The waist was too high for me and that is not something you can easily fix.

  • Joyce
    October 27, 2014

    I love the outfit, I like autumn , it’s a good season with many colors.

  • Nadine
    October 27, 2014

    These pictures are so cute !! xox