We managed to sneak away for my birthday celebration. Hence, this late post. Our original getaway to Turkey was withdrawn the week before travelling due to it being removed from the UK’s travel corridor. So, we accepted a holiday wasn’t going to happen. Instead, we decided to throw ourselves into updating and decorating our home – which is in dire need of it!
Then, the travel company offered us an alternative holiday which we couldn’t refuse. The offer was to travel to Cyprus which is an island situated in the Eastern Mediterranean, southeast of Greece.
We arrived with our mandatory negative COVID test and mask in hand, wondering if we had done the right thing. However, our fears were allayed as there are stringent rules in Cyprus, such as a 300 euro fine if you are seen not wearing your mask in a public place. This kinda makes you feel safer. I must add that travelling during this time was not without drama. I will write a post on what our experience was like in these surreal times, soon. Plus, I will review the hotel where we stayed.
Lately, I’ve been reconnecting with my autumn/winter wardrobe, blending my cosier warmer fabrics with some autumnal shimmer to add a touch of glamour. The simplest of items can transition from summer to autumn/winter. I love the autumnal colours at this time of year – they blend perfectly with my much-loved neutrals. I also enjoy getting my favourite snazzy coats and woollens out of storage. The way things are now, it is time to slow everything down and look at what we already have – and, only adding key well thought out pieces.
As well as tweeds and beautiful knits, satin continues with its place as a fashion trend for this autumn/winter season. I love mixing softer, more delicate fabrics like satin and silk with the heavier rich textiles that we see at this time of year. I have always found satin to be an appealing retro fabric. It’s the perfect vintage look which always manages to make an appearance on the fashion runways.
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Here are a few outfits I’m taking from summer to autumn, dressing them up and down. This satin dress can be an “occasions” item, either worn with heels and snazzy accessories or wedges in the warmer weather. Taking it into autumn/winter, I have added leather boots and a woollen cardigan.
I am a lover of fuss-free dressing with comfort being the highest priority. Wearing a shimmery satin dress or skirt can be a little unforgiving around the tummy area. With this dress and skirt, I have worn a pair of “Firm Control High Rise Traditional Knickers” from Marks and Spencer’s which are very comfortable and hide a multitude of sins.