Move over Summer, Autumn is here

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Hello Lovelies, it’s the 2nd day of Autumn and the weather here on the coast is having a reaction.

Well it threw down bucket loads of rain yesterday to celebrate the turning of a new season and the same is forecast for today – it’s still a tad steamy though!

Jonny and I were only talking about the weather last weekend.

He is so looking forward to some cooler temperatures.

Crisper cloud free days. Those days when you can throw on a jumper in the morning because there is a nip in the air, only to strip back off to your shirt or tee by lunchtime.

That is his perfect type of day.

He adores clear blue skies and snuggling up with cooler temps at night.

I secretly think he is longing for a snow holiday…

I must confess though; I will miss the heat.

Straight-up only thing I won’t miss is the humidity – Nah, me and my hair are more than happy to say adiós to the frizz that humidity insists on throwing at us for at least 6 months of the year!

Of course it goes without saying just like everyone else who lives in tropical QLD; I also loathe getting out of the shower on a boiling hot summers’ day, only to dash straight back in five minutes later, because you’re already dripping with sweat.

Darn you humidity.

But there is something oh so glorious about summer, that I always fight to cling onto.

So when the lovely folk at Wool Overs contacted me in regards to showing you their A/W collection – I thought long and hard about which angle to take.

Especially as it’s still stinking hot.

But then I focused on Autumn – as it’s one of the months that tests our trans-seasonal forward planning/styling to the limits.

I always try to show you pieces that I know will make a difference to your wardrobe.

Useful complimentary pieces that will see you through the next 6 months and beyond.

Something adaptable.

Something that will stay in your wardrobe.

Something that you fall in love with.

Not sure how I remained focused on the job in hand while I was browsing their online store though, but I eventually narrowed down the field.

Let me introduce my two new Autumn wardrobe buddies:

The Blanket Wrap and The Buttoned Poncho – Pssst – the blanket wrap can be yours, see my note at the bottom 🙂

But let’s rewind for a second. My love-affair with Wool Overs started a while back – you can read my other posts here:

Their choice is vast.

Their quality and service is exceptional.

Which is high praise indeed considering this is a British Company.

Don’t let that put you off though beauties – you pay in Aussie $$$$

Note: I can sometimes receive a delivery quicker from Woolovers than I can from an Australian based online business – go figure?

Move Over Summer, Autumn Is Here

Cashmere and Merino Blanket Wrap* $108.00 Woolovers (one size) | The Muse Shootie $299 Mimco | Jeans Seed Heritage (current)

First, I must emphasise the quality – excellent.

The 30% cashmere blend adds that extra softness to the merino and you can wash it in the machine (see care label).

Wearing charcoal grey with white works really well for Autumn – it also adds longevity to your Summer pieces.

I’ve added my new Mimco shooties as they sit somewhere between a shoe and a boot – offering a pleasant nod to both seasons.

This is also the perfect piece for travelling.

When I head back to the England this will definitely be in my hand luggage – it will be a toasty relief to the Arctic air con that a long haul flight puts you through.

Wear this:

  • Belted.
  • Wrap – throw one front piece over you shoulder (see above image)
  • Shawl – I always love how dramatic a wrap looks worn as a shawl.

Move Over Summer, Autumn Is Here

Buttoned Poncho and Shrug* $84.00 (one size) Woolovers | Drop Crotch Pants in Black* $129.00 (wearing Small) Bohemian Traders | Leopard Shooties Rockport (from the arc) | Bag Mulberry England | Tee Country Road last season.

This colour combination oozes classic styling for me – the hit of leopard makes the black and caramel pop.

But by just by adding the drop crotch pants turns the classic colour palette edgy.

Now this little beauty can be worn so many ways – offering your Autumnal wardrobe lots of choice.

  • Cardigan (do up one set of the buttons and wear with the V to the front).
  • As a shrub (do up both sets of buttons making arm holes – this is genius and my favourite way to wear).
  • Poncho (same as the cardigan but wear the buttons down one shoulder).
  • Bandana.
  • Scarf.

The possibilities are endless with a touch of imagination…also You Tube will always have someone with genius suggestions too!

GIVEAWAY TIME

If you’re interested in winning the fabulous blanket wrap in a Wool Overs/Iris May Style Giveaway head over to Instagram (if you don’t have an account sign up – it’s my favourite social hangout – it’s full of beautiful woman, inspiring each other – and you can’t ask for more than that).

 

Are you a fan of the blanket wrap/poncho? Would I find a cashmere blend in your wardrobe? Are you a fan of Autumn like Jonny?

 

Any items marked * are gifted to me in accordance with my disclosure policy. All of the pieces I show you are pieces that I love, and hope you will love too!

 

 

 

 

 

Bev,

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  • I’m loving that wrap and it’s great for breastfeeding too! You style it so well.

  • 1. Love your hair all curly and messy!
    2. The wrap is divine!

    • Oh Em thank you! I’ve had so many lovely comments about my hair that I think I may have to consider throwing a few curls in it more often…I’m only doing it to try and hide my grey roots, and I can’t be bothered to wash it!
      You’re so right too, the wrap is divine! xx

  • Kathryn

    I love Autumn and Spring. Both perfect in my book. I am so over this Summer, my hair is a frizzy mess, and I am just a mess haha! Love both these, and the promise of feeling cold and layering up to stay warm 🙂

    • I guess after spending 40+ years in the UK, I still want to soak up every bit of summer I can BUT that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy mixing up my wardrobe choices with a change of season!. My hair on the other hand, can’t wait for this bloody humidity to bugger off and leave it alone 😉 😉 😉
      Thank for the love cutiepie xxx

  • merilyn

    you’re looking fabulous in those outfits bev! hair is ab/fab like that too!
    I love a wrap, cape or poncho! … cashmere is the business!
    nice and luxuriously snuggly!
    much love m:)X

    • Why thanks darling M, you’re such a gem.
      I must admit, my colour is desperate to be done, so adding a few curls seems to hide the greys!
      Wraps and poncho (especially cashmere) always get my vote!
      Lots of love back at ya xxx

  • Meredith M

    Ohhhhhhj…heaven love the grey wrap. It must be mine!!

  • Michelle

    Oh my gosh! Looove the wrap. It looks amazing! Just entered….

  • That grey wrap is sooooo beautiful. I am definitely in it to win it! See you on Insta. xo

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    I am a big fan of a wrap or a poncho as you know Bev and cashmere anything if I could afford it!
    I love both items but the grey wrap is stunning,I used to love summer but I think I’m getting old I’m looking forward to cooler nights and crisp cool days just not the frost that we get a LOT of here at the foot of the mountains.
    I bet when winter is here I’ll be whinging,I’d just like my hair to stay straight and not get sweaty,it’s not too much to ask is it ? Great post beautiful Xx

    • Lisa you have excellent style and fabulous taste. I adore seeing you rock your daily posts.
      The grey wrap is the perfect A/W piece. They compliment all shapes and sizes, which is why I think everyone should have a least one in the wardrobe….Or several if your name is Lisa or Bev 😉
      Humidity is not my hair friend either…although my hair tends to behave better in the humidity than it does in the rain – there is only one word to describe what happens to my hair when the heavens open and that is DISASTER
      Thank for the love darling xxx

  • Love these pieces – gorgeous transitional layers in two great colours. Especially loving camel and black with leopard print! x

    • Thanks so much V. Camel, black and a touch of leopard has to be my all time favourite combo. It always makes me dream of Italy for some reason! xx

  • Oh that wrap is to die for and I seem to live in wraps in the coolerr months, so convenient. And yes wool, cashmere and a combination are all ideal and as you say perfect for international flights. You look smashing by the way 🙂

    • Wraps are the perfect wardrobe companion Jan.They work for everyone and add a simple yet stylish edge to most outfits. Thanks for the love xxx

  • Both these items would fit very nicely in my wardrobe – the colours are the perfect accompaniment to my autumn/winter clothes. They look gorgeous on you Bev and hopefully the cool weather will come and stay for a while. I do love summer but I want to wear layers again!

    • I think our wardrobes are very similar Karen, so these pieces would be the perfect addition to your wardrobe.
      On a different note, but one I know you’ll be interested in…I’ll start to show the new collection from BT tomorrow – oh my goodness, you’ll be in heaven. You should see the dreamer dress with long sleeves – I’m such a lucky duck (hee hee couldn’t resist bringing my faux pas up again)

      • I’m already preparing myself for the waves of jealousy that are going to swamp me with all your BT goodies. But Im a strong womam I will be able take it. They have some beautiful deep red items that I know I will have to have!

  • Petra

    I do love a poncho – especially since I now live in Melbourne! It’s been hot here too, and humid, which is not very Melbourne’y at all, reminds me of the GC – icky humidity. Your hair looks fabulous – new colour?

    • Poncho’s and wraps are perfect for your climate (I’m yet to experience the four seasons in one day – so a trip to Melbourne is a must). Hope the humidity doesn’t hang around too long for you either!
      Thanks for the hair love. Actually, my hair is desperate for a wash and my roots are showing through…not booked in until a week on Saturday – so the curls will be here to stay for a while! xxx