Dug out some autumn colours this afternoon. I'd spent the morning in my coral Boden top but by 4pm I was freezing and it seemed like the perfect occasion to give my Great Plains coatigan a turn.
When this arrived with me back in July, it was 25 degrees and I was unable to move in my bed. I thought I'd ordered a beige colour but it turns out, I hadn't. But I liked this darker colour in any case....and wasn't in any fit state to be returning it anyway!
Buckled Long Cardigan/Coatigan - Great Plains (out of stock - similar colour here/new season here)
Cream Top - Uniqlo (new season here)
Jeans - New Look (new season here)
Pumps - M&S (new season here)
Handbag - Orla Kiely (past season)
Scarf - Old
So I played about with it a bit today and decided in the end that it worked better on me left open. The buckle detail is nice but it all just feels a bit 'solid' in the front and not that flattering. I also liked how it looked with the scarf, an autumn favourite of mine.
Today was a really busy day as it was our local Annual Show in the church hall. Each year, the kids love to get involved so we were in the kitchen at 8am, making top hats & tray bakes and finalising Lego & art creations.
I had already made a fruit loaf and some biscuits but at the last minute, I decided to make a quick sponge for the 'Open Bake' section of the competition. Well, turned out it was the best one I've ever made...it rose evenly, equal sized and with the perfect bake. I filled it with fresh whipped cream and jam and sent it down to be judged and guess what happened? I won the Farris Cup for the best entry across the whole Baking & Preserves section. Couldn't believe it! My fruit loaf got 2nd and my biscuits got Highly Commended.
On top of that, the kids won in the Art, Baking and Lego Creation sections...AND we won a raffle prize! Such excitement.
Hope you're having a good weekend too - there's a gorgeous school run coat coming in the next post....will be back tomorrow evening. Oh and the ankle boot post is in development...I'll hopefully have it ready for publishing on Monday.