When I finally got some new lighting at the start of this month, my intention was to start doing daily outfit posts: you know, like a proper fashion blogger? 

Well, obviously that didn’t happen: I did manage almost one full week towards the middle of October, but other than that, I either forgot to photograph the outfits, photographed them and didn’t bother posting them, or … wore workout clothes all day and didn’t really want to share that with the internet. Because no one needs to see that, right?

Anyway, here are three of the outfits I DID photograph this month, but didn’t get round to showing you:

green floral midi skirt and bardot top

Choies skirt*  | H&M top | ZARA shoes

This daisy-print skirt feels much more appropriate for spring than autumn, but you know me: a total fashion rebel. OK, not really: I’d just got the skirt, and I wanted to wear it, so I did. Luckily the weather has been pretty mild, so I can still get away with my good ol’ fishnet tights, but I know the day is coming when it’s going to be opaques all the way. So sad.

Boden Aurelia Ottoman dress

Boden Aurelia Ottoman dress | Christian Louboutin shoes | Kate Spade bag*

You all knew I would buy the Boden Aurelia Ottoman dress, didn’t you? Well, you were right. I actually found this one on Depop, for less than half the retail price, which was a bit of a bargain given that it was brand new. This was my first time using Depop, so I was a bit worried that the dress just wouldn’t turn up, but the seller was absolutely lovely, and the dress was in perfect condition, so I have no complaints. Oh no wait, I do, although not about Depop: this dress is much more teal than I’d expected from the photos on the Boden website, which made it look more of a forest green. I’m not too bothered about it, because I like this colour, too, but I was a little bit surprised. Other than that, though, I love it: I normally find Boden’s sizing to run very large, but this dress is a perfect fit in my usual size, so naturally I now want it in winter white, too. And also in black and navy.

check trousers and faux-fur trimmed cardigan

Trousers, cardigan and sweater: all H&M

Finally, another autumn staple for me: I’ve had these trousers for years now, and they’re another one of those problematic pieces which can only be worn in very specific weather conditions. In this case, the colour and print is very autumnal, but the cropped leg means they look really strange with boots, which means that once it gets too cold for pumps, they become pretty useless, really. Despite this, I do somehow manage to get a lot of use out of them, so they’ve definitely earned their keep: not bad, considering they were about £20, something like four years ago now!

And now I’m off to prepare for the Halloween party we’re off to, tonight, and which I may or may not Snapchat my way through, depending on how I’m feeling. ForeverAmberUK is the name, if you want to find out!

Happy Halloween, everyone!

9 Comments
  1. You look great in all of these, but the last look is my absolute favorite. I want a furry cardigan, even if it is totally impractical for Florida. Oh, and some plaid cropped pants, too.

  2. The Daisy skirt outfit is my fav – it looks both casual and very smart at the same time (I now know what smart casual means). But you do look fab in all three outfits, and your hair looks lovely

  3. The dress is so you and looks like tailored made. Voilà! It has sleeves and it’s boat neck. Boden should rename it to Amber!
    After binge-watch Suits, I became obsessed with pencil dress, I feel like switching the entire work wardrobe to pencil dress. I bought a few but returned four of them as no alteration was possible. I’m still looking around to add more while waiting for four dresses to arrive.

  4. Such great outfits! I love the skirt in the first picture. I’m not looking forward to when I’ll have to start getting the opaques out either, really not ready for winter this year.

  5. Boden Aurelia Ottoman dress – the color looks amazing for you. It was a great choice to finally share it. Thanks!

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  6. Urgh Boden are a nightmare for mis-representing the colour of items on their site and in the catalogue. Many a time something has turned up and I’ve checked the order form and packaging to make sure they sent me the right one. The dress looks great on you but yes, I too thought it was more of a forest green!!

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