Autumn Outfit, take 2

autumn outfit

Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120

autumn outfit

autumn jacket

classic autumn look

(New Look jacket // Zara turtleneck // H&M pants // Christian Louboutin shoes)

Be not deceived, fair readers (sorry, I’ve been really into Jane Austen lately…): other than this outfit and the one before it, I’ve so far spent most of the so-called season of mists and mellow fruitfulness wearing jeans and sweaters, and standing in front of my closet complaining about how I have OMGNOTHINGTOWEAR.

And obviously that’s not true at all. I have so much to wear I could probably start a small shop. But I think it’s fair to say that in the ongoing battle of Amber Vs Autumn, autumn is currently kicking my ass. For instance, I spent most of last week fighting off one of those nameless lurgies: the kind where you’re not ill, exactly, (So you can’t justify retiring to bed, say, and persuading your husband to wait on you hand and foot), but you’re not quite well either, so every tiny task takes roughly five times as long as it should, and you feel like you’re operating at approximately 50% 40% 30% of your normal energy/brainpower. Obviously I can’t say for sure that autumn is to blame for this, but I’m going to go ahead and blame it anyway because I’ve noticed that the same thing happens at this time every year and also, well, why not?

So, last week was spent wearing jeans and sweaters, struggling listlessly through my list of tasks every day, and then heading to bed early, with the iPad and the 1995 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice on Netflix. You know the one with Colin Firth as Mr Darcy? It was almost worth feeling a bit crappy all week for, seriously.

Luckily for me, my mystery ailment had cleared up by the weekend (Which was actually a pretty surprising stroke of luck: I normally find that this kind of thing only gets worse at the weekend, thus ensuring that you don’t get to take any time off work, but you do get your weekend plans ruined: fun!), so I was inspired to a) leave the house and b) wear something other than jeans, although as you can see, I’m sticking with the sweaters, thanks.

I say “inspired”: I really just wanted to wear these shoes, which were the one bright spot in the week, but bright enough to cast all of those other silly complaints into the shadows, because they’re basically my dream shoes: I’ve loved them for as long as I’ve been a Louboutin fan, and had been on a waiting list for them for months, so their arrival on Tuesday morning made the whole week feel a bit like Christmas, lurgy aside. Which was appropriate, because these are actually my Christmas present from my parents and Terry. I know, I’m spoiled. And, er, it’s still only October, but I figured there aren’t going to be many more days when it’ll be warm enough for bare feet in pumps from here on out (although I might still get away with my trusty old nude fishnets) so I decided to get some use out of them while I can.

I’ve also been wearing them to write my blog posts, clean the house, watch TV, and, well, to bed.

Isn’t that what everyone does with new shoes?

red soles

P.S. While we’re on the subject of OMGAUTUMN, I really liked this article at The Onion – enjoy!

Hi, I'm Amber. I'm a full-time fashion/shoe blogger from the UK, and this is the story of my life, my clothes, and the International Man of Mystery Next Door. You can read more from me at my other blogs, The Fashion Police and Shoeperwoman, and you can follow me on Bloglovin' here.

27 Comments

  • Reply October 15, 2012

    daisychain

    I am so in love with your hair! x

  • Reply October 15, 2012

    Suzanne

    Perfection. Nuff said.

    Bisous
    Suzanne
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  • Reply October 15, 2012

    Emily Jayne

    Oh wow! I need that jacket in my life! Is it current?

    • Reply October 15, 2012

      Amber

      I’m afraid not – I think I got it last winter, but it may have bee the one before: I got it for about £12 in the sale!

      • Reply October 15, 2012

        Kimberly

        Where can i Buy that jacket? Whats the name of the brand?

        • Reply October 15, 2012

          Amber

          The brand is New Look.

          • Reply October 15, 2012

            Kimberly

            I went on the site but i don’t see the jacket :( Did you but it this season? Do you know where I can get it?

          • Reply October 15, 2012

            Amber

            No, I got it last winter.

  • Reply October 15, 2012

    Laura

    Those shoes are utterly beautiful, I am totally jealous! I may forward this post to my boyfriend/parents and see if they get the hint! xx

  • Reply October 15, 2012

    Dana

    Ooo what lipstick are you wearing,? its looks gorgeous on you.

    • Reply October 15, 2012

      Amber

      Thanks – it’s Revlon Really Red!

  • Reply October 15, 2012

    Louise

    For someone who has nothing to wear, you’re looking very stylish to me. Those shoes!!!!

  • Reply October 15, 2012

    vivalasvegas

    The Colin Firth version of Pride and Prejudice is the definitive version, in my opinion.

  • Reply October 15, 2012

    Kerrie

    I LOVE those shoes!!! You look fab!! But were your feet not freezing cold and wet?

  • Reply October 15, 2012

    Vix

    I have a total girl crush. You rock.

  • Reply October 15, 2012

    Tracey

    I would totally wear those shoes to bed. Also: love your coat!

  • Reply October 16, 2012

    Call me M

    I love your shoes!!! I’m sure you’ll wear them a lot with all kinds of outfits.

  • Reply October 16, 2012

    Wore Out

    Everything about this outfit is amazing, I’m not sure where to start! Firstly the shape of the coat is just divine and the color makes your hair just pop. Slimming trousers and effortlessly sexy nude pump make this look a personal favorite. I’d try to copy it but I wouldn’t be able to do it justice.

  • Reply October 16, 2012

    Elizabeth @ Rosalilium

    Ooh la laa! you are smoking. I love this autumn shoot. And I totally wear new shoes ALL the time when I get them.

    x

  • Reply October 17, 2012

    Amber of Butane Anvil

    Congrats on your new, so long longed-for shoes! As others have said, the cut of that jacket is just stunning. I am also a sucker for plaid pants.

    Hope you are well past the lurgy-loos – from the looks of it, I’d say YOU are winning over Autumn, especially considering its nasty tactic of dimmed brainpower with which I am sadly intimately acquainted myself. Soldier on, brave friend!

  • Reply October 17, 2012

    Lesley

    oh wow I completely love your outfit! You mentioned your nude fishnets before also I think and meant to ask then….where did you get them? I’d love some but can only find black or red ones darnit :(

    • Reply October 17, 2012

      Amber

      I get them from Accessorize!

  • Reply October 17, 2012

    Kathleen Lisson

    This outfit is drop dead gorgeous. I found your blog through Pinterest, the pin about the dress ripoff post. I am sorry that happened to you.

  • Reply October 18, 2012

    Catherine

    Oh my god. Absolutely gorgeous. I was going to just blabber on about the shoes but that jacket is drop-dead amazing!!!!!!!! You look so gorgeous!

  • Reply October 20, 2012

    pandorameka

    oh wow I completely love your outfit!

  • Reply October 23, 2012

    Heather

    Oh my word. I *need* those shoes!

  • Reply November 1, 2012

    Stella Kashmoney

    I love your combo. Especially the shoes. Cool.

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