I find the transitional period between summer and autumn usually quite hard to manage style-wise. Do you cling to the last desperate hope that you’ll get one more sunny day before the autumn rain and wind kicks in or do you start layering up early and have to deal with those last few weeks sweating under the high heat?
It’s a real sartorial debate. Over here in the UK we don’t have a defined time when autumn kicks in, not like the US with their Labour Day, and even most British Septembers give us a few really gorgeous hot days. So trying to find that balance between hitting the season right sartorially is a bit of a challenge. I hope I got it right this year; because I stuck with my gorgeous floral maxi dress from H&M and teamed it with a very cute faux fur gilet for those days when it’s not that warm anymore. Add a pair of River Island boots that are almost vintage by this point and I think I got the transitional dressing down. Go me!
The shoot was done in the Japanese gardens found in Holland Park, dedicated to London by the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce. It’s a very beautiful and tranquil place to shoot, especially first thing in the morning when it’s quiet and the Japanese Koi fish have such beautiful colours, if not a little large for my liking. While doing the shoot one jumped out of the water and gave me the fright of my life. So apart from some very hyperactive fish, this was such a relaxing shoot.
Dress: H&M Trend, current season
Faux fur gilet: Topshop, current season found here
Boots: River Island, old
Bag: Chanel 2.55
Belt: Zara, old
Bracelets: Forever 21, old
Necklace: Forever 21, old