Autumn style The first post of 2022

So here we are with the first Autumn style post of 2022. I can’t believe how quickly the year has flown by. Writing this in the first week of October, it’s been surprisingly mild and I still haven’t done the wardrobe changeover yet.

My feet are however crying out for warmer footwear, so it’s definitely time to do it. Vionic UK came to my rescue though.

Can I just say, I’m loving all the colours mixed within this outfit? Different textures and shades of my favourite colours, plus a little bit of feminine floral added to the mix. The floral blouse from Baukjen is now on sale and I’m having a slight obsession with corduroy at the moment.

I have my eye on a couple of items in corduroy. Not sure if it’s a trending fabric this year but a few items I’ve spotted and really like are in this fabric. But let’s talk about the boots.

These Lyssa Vienna ankle boots in Toffee ( also available in black ) are just the perfect staple pair of boots to have in your wardrobe. A perfect heel height for me and the colour is just gorgeous. Tan/Toffee shades just work with everything, don’t they? It’s an Autumn style staple colour or at any time of year for that matter.

The Arch support inside the boot makes all the difference to comfort I think and that’s why I rate the Vionic brand so highly. Take a read about what Vionic Shoes are all about regarding foot and back health care. If you suffer from Painful heels it’s also worth taking a look.

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Taking photos in the local park, I reminisce about when I was a child coming here with mum and dad and then my own children and now grandchildren! A place filled with memories and I find myself doing this a lot since living back in Essex. I miss London but I’m so glad I took the plunge to move back.

A new pair of jeans for my Autumn style wardrobe from Artichoke. You may remember the post about the Annabel Shirt in high summer. It’s now getting all the wear it deserves in these cooler months.

Not quite ready to wear knitwear yet, I add a camisole under my shirts and blouses. It really makes such a difference and you get more wear out of them that way.

The bag from Nadia Minkoff pairs perfectly with the boots I think. not available in this colourway now but on sale in this colour which is just as lovely

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The Anna Montana Jeans from Artichoke have been featured by Mark Heys on GMTV several times. Sarah from Artichoke tells me they sell out when this happens. I just had to try a pair. These are the 7/8 length which is perfect for my 5’2 height and I love the colour, fit and style of these jeans.

They will work well with my other Autumn style neutrals I’m looking forward to retrieving from the loft that I wear year after year.

Before I go, I wanted to share with you my new everyday earrings from Monica Vinader. The Deia Chunky Hoop Earrings.

I thought I had lost one of my precious Bvlgari earrings a few weeks ago. I’ve worn them for years and I went into a blind panic when I thought I had lost one.

I love the Monica Vinader brand most when it comes to costume jewellery. Having pieces in my possession now for over five years I know how good the quality is. No tarnishing from any item I own, so I thought these hoops would replace my daily pair of earrings. A perfect day-to-night pair.

I still bloody hate doing these close-up shots though! But I thought I’d share before they sell out, plus I need to get brave with these close-ups, there’s a new skincare/makeup post coming soon. I hope you will join me for that.

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  1. October 19, 2022 / 2:12 pm

    I always think those close-up shots of you are so beautiful, Laurie! I think you worry too much!
    LOVE the boots, the colour is gorgeous. I think they’re quite similar to my Timberlands from last year (although I could be wrong, as I only bought them last year and they’ve been in the top of the wardrobe for months. I’m getting them out this week though lol!).
    Bigs hugs
    Suzy xx

  2. October 13, 2022 / 10:02 pm

    Beautiful autumnal outfit! I love the boots, they look very supportive. I have a pair of Vionic trainers that I’ve worn so much, they’re great for my achy feet. Love the classic gold MV jewellery too. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • laurie
      October 16, 2022 / 12:15 am

      Thanks, Emma. Each pair of Vionics shoes, boots or sandals I’ve had have been like wearing slippers. They last so well too xx

  3. October 13, 2022 / 9:08 pm

    Love those boots and such a fab outfit. Thanks for linking with #pocolo, sorry for the delay with leaving a comment, hope to see you back soon

  4. October 12, 2022 / 2:22 am

    Your boots are fabulous! Love the color! Such a pretty fall look!


    • laurie
      October 16, 2022 / 12:16 am

      Thanks Jill xx

  5. October 9, 2022 / 1:00 pm

    I adore the beige and brown hues of this outfit! The floral print on the blouse is perfect for early fall .<3

    • laurie
      October 16, 2022 / 12:18 am

      Thank you. Always my prefered favourite colours xx

  6. October 7, 2022 / 4:25 pm

    Really pretty autumnal shades! I have starting wearing a lot more pants but still need to wear short or light weight tops. Pulling out the booties when I can. We are having some nice cool mornings which is so nice!

    • laurie
      October 7, 2022 / 11:14 pm

      Thanks, Mirielle. It’s still pretty mild here in the UK. Perfect blazer weather though! xx

  7. October 7, 2022 / 8:28 am

    This is such a fab look! Love the boots and your bag is lovely!

    • laurie
      October 7, 2022 / 11:15 pm

      Thank you xx

  8. October 6, 2022 / 11:45 am

    This is a gorgeous look! The boots are so pretty. I adore the color of them so much.

    • laurie
      October 7, 2022 / 11:15 pm

      Thanks Katherine. Colour, style and comfort. Yes I love them too xx

  9. October 6, 2022 / 10:09 am

    I love this look Laurie, each elements are in absolute accord with each other. I hate taking close shots too :). Anna

    • laurie
      October 7, 2022 / 11:30 pm

      Thanks, Anna. Yes. It’s cringe-worthy taking the close-ups! xx

  10. October 6, 2022 / 7:42 am

    The boots are a lovely colour, quite unusual! Gorgeous neutrals, adore the bag. Thanks for linking

    • laurie
      October 7, 2022 / 11:31 pm

      THanks Gail. The bag is half-price at the moment. An absolute bargain! xx

  11. October 5, 2022 / 10:58 am

    Oh I do wear bare feet and they are so cold all day. Need to wear socks. Lovely look Laurie!

    • laurie
      October 7, 2022 / 11:31 pm

      Thanks Nancy xx

  12. October 5, 2022 / 7:30 am

    Super look Laurie, love the shirt on you. Have a great week and I look forward to more Autumn looks x Jacqui x

    • laurie
      October 7, 2022 / 11:35 pm

      Thanks Jacqui xx

  13. October 5, 2022 / 12:49 am

    I love Vionics, they are practically the only shoes I wear anymore. So comfortable and so many great new styles! I’m loving your earrings too – I want a necklace from Monica Vinader!

  14. October 4, 2022 / 6:32 pm

    Gorgeous outfit, Laurie! That blouse couldn’t have been more Autumnal! xxx

    • Marcia
      October 5, 2022 / 2:55 pm

      Hi Laurie, Love the outfit it looks lovely on you as always. I’ve got the same shirt looking forward to wearing it this weekend. Xx

  15. Jill
    October 4, 2022 / 6:00 pm

    Love the bag, where is it from. And, based on your comments I have ordered a few pieces from MV and will probably get the chunky hoops.


  16. Sara Grant
    October 4, 2022 / 3:08 pm

    I absolutely love everything about your look. And although I’m right with you on close ups. You look beautiful and are my #1 role model. I need to go back and take notes on your favorite products. 🙂

    • laurie
      October 7, 2022 / 11:36 pm

      Aw, thanks so much, Sara. That comment has really made my day xx