Stepping out of summer into autumn

Stepping out of summer into autumnWe are on the cusp between the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. The french refer to it as “La rentree”.  The children return to school after the freedom of the holidays. Life begins to return to a  normal rhythm. The leaves on the trees are beginning to turn a delicate shade of russet.

How do we begin to step out of summer into autumn.

What  will we be wearing once the weather begins to cool down and it is time to swap our cotton sweaters for some light wool?

When planning my autumn/winter wardrobe my thoughts turn to colour. I do of course have my tried and trusted neutrals of black, navy and grey. Yet it is fun to add some accent colours that transform the wardrobe from ordinary to stunning.

How better to do this than with the addition of a new handbag or pair of shoes. This season I have my eyes on burgundy/ox blood. It is not a colour I can wear near my face as it is too draining but it makes an ideal tone for accessories.


PS. On another note of transition and new starts. I have given my blog a bit of a make-over. I would love to know what you think. I did it all myself. Not an easy task. I learned as much about myself and my levels of patience (or at times lack of) as I did about the backend of a WordPress blog.




  1. Helen Karlsen
    31st August 2016 / 15:11

    Your new blog looks great. Very fresh. Possibly a more Autumnal picture of you to go with the season?

    • 31st August 2016 / 15:31

      Hi Helen I felt that the headshot was a bit less corporate than the last. I intend to get a new one done in due course.

  2. Brenda Kilgallon
    31st August 2016 / 15:17

    Make over works well. Like you I sometimes find WordPress challenging so I admire your tenacity!

  3. Diane
    31st August 2016 / 15:18

    I love the new look of your blog!!! Very clean and fresh. The burgundy items you chose for this post are gorgeous. I’m ready for these rich warm colors after a summer full of bright colors. I just hope the weather starts to act more Fallish in this part of the world. Still hot and humid here. But I’m planning ahead because eventually it will be Autumn here.

  4. 3rd September 2016 / 22:59

    Can’t wait to start wearing these lovely colours for Autumn, won’t be long and summer will be a distant memory. x

  5. carol in los angeles
    9th September 2016 / 16:45

    I like your blog! easy to ready. fun to look at the pictures. a seasonal photo of you would be ideal! thanks for brightening my days!

  6. Sandra O'Leary
    10th September 2016 / 18:58

    I agree, a seasonal picture of you would Really be nice.
    I am also a burgandy fan, have a bag, gloves and shoes.
    Now I just have to figure out a good colour for a coat…
    Love your blog!!!

    • 10th September 2016 / 19:08

      Thanks Sandra
      I wil see what I can do about a seasonal photo. However it may take me a month or so as I am off to France on Monday.

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