Float Down Like Autumn Leaves

It’s always been my intention to write more about fashion on Ginger Girl Says.  As well as having a dressing table full of compacts, lipsticks, lotions and potions, I also have an abundance of clothes which seems to keep mutiplying and a cupboard from which handbags fall as you open it.  I love putting together outfits and have a particular fondness for accessorising so it saddens me that I don’t get to share with you fashion posts as often as I would like to.  I say fashion, what I mean is to share my personal style with you.  As the late Oscar de la Renta once said:

“Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable.  Style is more about being yourself.”

It’s unlikely that you’ll see a blog post from me where I’m tottering around in a pair of sky high heels (because I would never wear them) or donning a fedora (because it would make me look like a tw@t) because there’s nothing I hate more than reading blogs and seeing over styled outfits which are worn simply to act as a clothes horse whilst the camera is on for them to slink home and change into something less fashionable but wearable.  What you will see from me in future “style” posts is exactly that: wearabale outfits.  They won’t be the most #edgy outfits and they’re never going to make Vogue or the likes, but they’ll be a true snapshot of my wardrobe in daily life.

It’s with that in mind that I kick off the newest in my style posts.

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Warehouse Oversized Check Coat* | Black and White Stripe Jersey Top – Dorothy Perkins | Black Jersey Pencil Skirt – Primark | Jack Wills Penrose Tote Bag* | Ankle Boots with Buckle – Primark |  Bejwelled Starlet Earrings – Glitzy Secrets* 

Remember in my last post I said that black and white striped tops and super versatile and look chic when paired with many an outfit?  Well this is one of the ways I like to wear mine, tucked into a super strechy jersey pencil skirt which you can pick up in a whole host of colours from Primark.  I have this skirt in 3 colours (black, grey and wine) and for £5 it’s the perfect basic for teaming with opaques, flats and a tee or for wearing with little crop jumpers.  This over sized jacket is from the latest collection from Warehouse.  I love coats and jackets for the simple reason that you can throw them over a simple outfit and let the coat do the talking (my favourite being the leather jacket affect).  This unstructured but chic looking jacket ticks all the transitional season boxes: it looks good, its lightweight, it offers just enough warmth against the autumnal chill but doesn’t leave you feeling like you’re wearing an electric blanket.

I accessorised the look with a statement necklace from Primark (circa 2013 – vintage) and these little earrings which just bounce the bright autumn sun off of them for some old Hollywood style sparkle.  These boots are my best A/W14 buy from (you guessed it) Primark.  As soon as the first leaf fell I dashed to my local store to stock up on a couple of pair of boots to see me through my daily walks to and from walk and these suedette ankles boots with buckle detailing were just the ticket.  I’m going back in come payday with a view to buy a couple of pairs of heeled chelsea boots – and I’m STILL on the look out for the perfect knee high boot for curvy calves – suggestions?