Friday 27 October 2023

Autumn Clothing with Very

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It'll come as no surprise that Autumn is one of my favourite seasons when it comes to styling. The bundles of layers, the brown hues and plaid prints just set my Autumn loving heart on fire. I've been scrolling through a lot at the moment on the hunt to find new pieces for my Autumn wardrobe, so today I wanted to share some of my recent finds. 

Looking for a dress for all Autumn occasions? From pumpkin picking to walks in the countryside - I think I've found a strong contender. Very have lots to offer in terms of Denim Dresses and this Barbour Aster Tiered Dress is perfect if you're looking for a dress that can be dressed up and down this season. It's got a slightly smocked fit which means it's comfortable, but the thicker material means it still looks put together and smart. 

My wardrobe is rather varied in the Autumn and Winter months, I love long flowing maxi dresses that can be worn with wool coats, but I also love cosy knits that easily be worn with a bobble hat and gloves. I've been checking out the Jumpsuits for Women as I personally love them in the warmer seasons, but also think they'd work well in the colder months too especially when I want to be comfortable.

Brown boots are my latest Autumn obsession, they're great when you want to add a softer touch than your usual black boots. They can be worn with leggings, under dresses or with a skirt and tights. The V by Very Brown Chelsea Boots have so far been fantastic as they keep their shape well which means they look smart, but the sock style ankle fit means they're comfortable and durable. 

Now my Sunday's are accompanied with a walk and a trip to a quaint pub with a roaring fire, I  like an outfit that is practical, but looks put together at the same time. I appreciate soft knits now more than ever and this Superdry Slouch Pattern Knit Jumper is perfect as the fair isle design can be worn throughout Autumn and Winter and it feels super snuggly on the skin. I pair this with knee high boots (or wellies!) and leggings for a comfortable fit. 

On top of this outfit, I like to wear Barbour Olive Beadnell Jacket, a piece I've been lusting after for some time as I felt like it would fit perfectly in my countryside wardrobe. Due to the oversized fit, I can comfortably fit several layers underneath and a scarf on top for an extra cosy touch. It's a classic jacket for a reason and I think the hard wearing exterior and timeless cut will mean it'll be in my wardrobe for many Autumn seasons to come. 

What pieces do you like to wear in Autumn?

Wednesday 18 October 2023

An Autumn Staycation at Wallops Wood

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Nestled in the Hampshire countryside, you'll find the the Wriggly Tin Huts at Wallops Wood, the perfect place to unwind and unplug. I first caught wind of these beautifully decorated shepherds huts from Rosie Londoner many moons ago, but I finally got the visit and I am absolutely smitten with the set up. With minimal signal and no electricity, you'll be relying on the soft glow of the hurricane lamps and spending the night underneath the stars. 

I stayed in the 'Old Winchester' hut at Wallops Wood, their shepherd's hut that is hidden away in a clearing in the woods which I've heard also gets bluebells in the Spring. As I visited in the Autumn, the blossoming flowers were replaced with falling leaves, but it was magical nevertheless. The reason why I chose the Old Winchester was because of the wood fired hot tub, which was the perfect way to warm up as the evenings got chillier. With bellies full of campfire food (and s'mores!), there were many hours spent in the steaming hot tub with only the sound of hooting owls to accompany us. 

I was a little hesitant at first about the concept of having no lighting, but the hurricane lamps supplied for us made it extra cosy in the evenings as there were lamp hooks situated throughout the site meaning you were always illuminated with a golden glow. The Old Winchester was kitted out with a wood fired stove, meaning it kept the hut rather toasty all night long. With plush pillows and a warm duvet, I never felt the chill once when nestled inside the hut. 

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One of my favourite rituals of the staycation was making a delicious breakfast when the fog was descending on the campsite. It took a lot longer to cook breakfast on a campfire, but the process was rather therapeutic. Once the hot drinks were made, my attention turned to making scrambled eggs on toast and setting us up for the day. 

Bundled up in our boots and coats, there was lots to offer around the area. If you're not looking to venture far, then they've got lots of walks for you to take straight from the campsite. Old Winchester Hill is not far and as it was our shepherds hut namesake, I just had to take a walk there. The warm October sun meant that layers were stripped off in no time, but the views of the rolling hills were spectacular. I also took a trip to the neighbouring New Forest, wandered around the beautiful villages of Hampshire and then ventured to Winchester itself all within a few days stay. 

Back at Wallops Wood, there are nine shepherds hut to choose from, ranging from ones that sleep a two up to one that sleeps five alongside a separate hut you can also hire out if you have children. There's something for everyone. If you're looking for a digital detox, to explore the Hampshire countryside or if you're simply just looking for a new glamping experience, I couldn't recommend it more and will certainly be making a trip back soon. 

Have you ever stayed in a shepherds hut before? 

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