Clothes Rail: Laura’s Autumn Favourites

Greetings chums, how are we all this bright and merry morning? Me? I’m enjoying the last couple of days of my holibobs, it’s blissful. Why do holidays have to end? That’s my main train of thought at the moment.

Today’s post is a wishlist, as is right for the beginning of a new season (yay to Autumn!) it’s time to think about refreshing the wardrobe, breaking out the tights and boots and layering up. What’s funny about this to me is that I currently have no wardrobe, so really I should not be looking at, or buying, new clothes. Yes that’s right I’ve been in my new house for 2 months and I still haven’t made any progress on my bedroom. I’ve got a temporary (wobbly) clothes rail and boxes and suitcases full of clothes. I really must make a decision soon. But until that happens I’ll just make the best of it. I’ve got a date in my diary on my next free weekend to switch out the summer clothes for autumnal jumpers and dresses, and I’m quite excited for it – it’s still two weekends away due to an awfully busy calendar, but it will be done, oh what a fun life I lead!

Autumn Wishlist 2015


If I do end up going shopping over the next couple of months then top of the list are a new pair of wellington boots and a mac. These are crucial pieces for Autumn, my current welly boots have a hole in them, which is fine when you’re rambling through a cold common on a spring day, but not so good when it comes to puddle jumping in the Autumn. Alongside wellies a mac is a necessity in the wet London weather. Particularly because my commute consists of a 10 minute walk, a train journey and then a 20 minute walk, so a decent coat, which won’t be too warm, but is waterproof is essential. I’ve always wanted a mac but have never been able to find one that I like. This one fits the bill I think, it’s cream but still has some interesting details and it’s a decent length, without being over-the-top expensive.


The rest of the list consists of things I like, that if I wanted to treat myself one day, or if I was feeling particularly flush with cash I may find myself purchasing, we’ll see. I’m always on the look out for a decent bag and would love a gorgeous coloured one to compliment my favourite autumnal colours, the black, navy, grey and mustard that I find myself wearing this time of year. The T-bar brogues just make me smile, is there a better reason to buy shoes than that? I think not. Fat Face do have some lovely things at the moment, along with the shoes both the jacket and jumper are from there too. I find I always seem to head there for comforting warm clothes, it seems more like an autumn/winter shop that a spring/summer shop. I like the idea of the layered look without all the actual layers – my office is always too warm, so this pink knitted jumper would be a great way of getting that casual Friday layered look without boiling alive in the process!


On the note above about having no wardrobe and therefore buying no clothes, I can totally convince myself and all other involved parties that new jackets and accessories are always necessary. I mean technically they don’t live in my wardrobe so it’s okay? The same can’t be argued on the jumper front, but anyone that knows me will probably forgive me if I did buy another jumper as they have and always will be my weakness.


What is everyone else eyeing up for Autumn? Any key must-haves that I need to hear about? Let me know.

Laura xx