With the Indian Summer we’ve been enjoying here, it seems that we are falling into Autumn a little later than normal, but I don’t want to miss out on my usual autumn pleasures. It’s a season that I adore – not too cold, very colourful, and a moment to enjoy the company of friends, or special outings to Paris to see the fall foliage.
Here in the French countryside, this seems to be the season where we get invited to stay with friends for the weekend quite a lot, and where we invite people over. After the busy social summer and before the hectic holiday season, it is nice to enjoy some quiet time with good friends. Weekends where I know we’ll go for a walk, evenings around the fire, enjoy some great meals, maybe take in an exhibition or do a little shopping with a girlfriend. Autumn pleasures.
It’s also a moment to review the wardrobe. I try to rework things I already have, but it’s always lovely to buy a couple of new pieces too.
Here are a couple of fall outfits that I put together from the Halsbrook website. I love buying from them, because it is so easy to visualise how items will work together, and they have some very helpful suggestions too if I’m looking for a shirt of some earrings to complete a look.
When leaving for the weekend, I always try to pack light, but carefully. I don’t want to arrive with a huge suitcase for just a couple of days! A mix of country relaxed outfits and always something a little more dressy just in case we go out anywhere special.
And how about you? Do you look forward to the change of seasons as a moment when you can dust off your wardrobe and change your colour palette? Do you have a favourite fall outfit? I’d love to know.