Pencil Me In

Last week, my boyfriend's sister came to stay with us in Brighton. It was the week when the summer days were lingering on their final threads and the air was growing chilly. The transition to Winter clothes is one I hate. I am naturally a very cold person, so enduring the plummet of my body temperature to ridiculous levels isn't something I'm happy with. I hate layers and I hate the cold sweat that clings to me when I wear tight fitting wool. 

I also suffer from the newly (and artificially) diagnosed disease of dress-up-itis. It's where you loathe jeans to such a degree that you feel the constant desire to wear all the lovely clothes you own. 

These two issues usually end up with the clashing result of "I don't want to be freezing in pretty clothes but I don't want to wear jeans." 

The result; you go to Cineworld looking like you should be going out for dinner. 

This outfit was actually inspired by my friend and work colleague Amber (whose blog you can find here). She posted an instagram picture of herself in the pink version of this jumper with a pencil skirt and I instantly put this outfit together.

Shoes from New Look. 

I think a pair of black shoe boots are a necessity for Winter. Comfortable and versatile. 

For some reason, even though I got these in store only a week ago, they aren't on the website for some reason. So there are similar ones here and here. 

Satchel from New Look (Kelly Brook's range). Sadly this beautiful bag is no longer available. 

I'm not going to lie, I've actually hated pencil skirts for years. They've always seemed too formal and rigid, like something you have to wear to an office. But since my mama introduced me to them (like basically my entire wardrobe), I have been converted. I now own this one, a peach one and a tartan one, both of which can go with nearly every top I own.  

The fluffy jumper just screams Autumn, although I'm not ready to let go of the light evenings just yet. 

Skirt - Miss Selfridge (Similar Here) || Jumper - Primark (Similar Here)

And, of course, nothing finishes an outfit like a Disney themed necklace. 

Necklace - Disney Couture, Gold & Silver available

It always brings me a bit of joy when I discover a Winter outfit that I love and keeps me warm.

If you were wondering, we saw Guardians of the Galaxy, which is pretty much one of the best Marvel films I've seen in a while. I also cried within the first five minutes of it starting. Don't judge me.

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