With the leaves changing colour and tartan scarves hitting the streets (yes, really!), there’s no denying a new season is upon us! There’s only so long you can get away with wearing a sundress for from here on in (even with a few layers over it!), so I’ve been on the lookout for frocks that will see me into Autumn.
I can always count on Yumi to bring their A+ cute dress game no matter the time of year, and I think I might just have found my ‘ seasonal transition’ dress. But, there’s one question we need to get out of the way first…
Is it too early for polar bears?
I generally associate polar bears with *whispers* Christmas (I KNOW, it’s too early for all that malarkey – I won’t mention it again!) but you know what I mean, right? I can’t look at a polar bear without humming the Holidays Are Coming music in my head, but there’s something about dressing them up with a pussy bow and puffy sleeves that makes it feel OK to be wearing them in September!
This grey Yumi dress – stocked at House of Fraser along with oodles of other fun frocks – was an absolute godsend on a recent afternoon when the sun was shining but a strappy dress was out of the question (because, September!).
Earlier that day, I went to Swoon Nails for a morning of pampering with Alexandra Godwin and Louise Mitchell AKA Lexy and LouLou – the Swoon room’s newest additions. There’s no look that this glam squad can’t pull off and I left feeling like a million bucks!
Lunch, coffee and a walk around the neighbourhood while showing off my pin curls and fancy new makeup felt like the perfect way to spend an afternoon, so I met up with Gary back at the house and we headed out.
I decided my polar bear parade needed a pop of colour so used my mint Kate Spade bag to carry around my bits and pieces.
We tried out Ovenbird coffee for the first time that day and I wore this awesome Damn Fine Coffee brooch by Kate Rowland to celebrate. I like to think that Agent Cooper would be very proud! Oh, and the coffee was great by the way!
My gold flamingo earrings are by Lou Taylor and were a recent birthday present from my girl Casci. Quite possibly made to be worn with freshly coiffed locks, don’t you think?
I’m also wearing my old faithful monochrome Clarks t-bar shoes – they’re super comfy and ideal for a day of walking around.
After a day of styling up some jolly polar bears I am more than convinced they make an ideal transition into the chillier months without screaming Here Comes Santa Claus.
…just don’t put on any Slade songs while you’re wearing them, OK?
How have you been switching up your outfits for the new season? Would you wear polar bears in September too?
Here’s to relaxed afternoons and damn fine coffee,