So when I pulled my charity shop woollen skirt out of storage, I thought rather than sticking leggings under it like last year, I'd have a go at wearing it with my brogue boots and ankle socks. I have to be honest, with only a few inches of leg on show, I'm pretty much a convert - the weather at the moment is still pretty warm, especially for October, so I wasn't cold, and I didn't have to continuously keep tucking my leggings back into the tops of the boots like I usually do. Anything that saves me effort is always a winner!
I'm enjoying all the layering that comes with Autumn; the stag print blouse is an eBay find from earlier this year and the cardigan came from a charity shop a few years ago. I love clashing patterns together, and thought these two worked quite nicely with each other. My beloved document case was a gift from my Mum, via a charity shop, and it's probably my favourite bag in the entire world. Completely impractical for the school run in the rain, mind, but perfect for pretty much anything else.
I feel like I should apologise for the quality of the photographs - the lighting was particularly lousy on the day I took these. The worst part of Autumn and Winter for me is the reduction in light levels - too much darkness!