Here's a great idea for how to make a Halloween spider, courtesy of Nymans, National Trust, in West Sussex. Take 1 black bin bag, fill with balloons, tie at the top and tippex on a face. Then cut strips from 2 black bin bags, knotting two strips together for each leg, et voila, a big scary spider to hang in your childs bedroom......if they're brave enough!
The children enjoyed the Halloween trail, exploring the woodland, catching the falling Autumnal leaves and generally discovering what Nymans garden had to offer when we visited yesterday.
It was a glorious sunny day, just like these Dahlias, left, so I only needed my Zara sleeveless khaki jacket which I teamed with my H&M flannel shirt, Uniqlo cashmere jumper, James jeans and Uterque ankle boots.
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I had a lovely time with some girlfriends in Brighton yesterday. First we met up at the Artist Residence for a coffee and chinwag whilst we admired the Rabbit and Fox art work by Dave White, which is available at Art Republic.
Then we went for lunch at the Salt Room where the fish burger was a big hit, washed down with a cocktail.
Afterwards we took a leisurely stroll along the prom from the West pier and the i360 tower, which is still under construction, towards the Palace pier. A quick scoot along the North Laine was the perfect finish to a sunny afternoon on the South coast!
Here I am outside the Artist Residence 'restaurant with rooms', and can definitely recommend a meal at The Set, having been there on a 'date night'
BHS faux leather dress
Wrap London sleeveless knitted waistcoat
Zara polo neck sweater
M&S supersoft opaque tights
Uterque black leather tote
& other stories strap ankle boots
L.K. Bennett Jenny two tone scarf
Those of you that may have seen Wardrobe Wands latest post on facebook will know I have just bought a faux leather dress from none other than BHS. I admit I was sceptical at first until I saw it in the flesh, as I had to order it online, and tried it on.
I am planning on wearing it tonight for date night, with bare legs and my Calvin Klein pointed suede ankle boots, which are similar to these 'Anaki' boots at TK Maxx. However as that isn't much of an 'outfit' I have shown a work day look, with the same dress, above in todays outfit builder.
I love layering for Autumn and think grey and winter white look great with burgundy. The pieces I have picked will work well in your other AW combinations too. A tip to looking groomed is to match tights with your first layer which will then pull that shade through the whole outfit, as I've done here with the polo neck. Experiment with mixing textures too but try not to have one texture dominate. An overload of leather will look like you're about to mount a motorbike!
When the weather is dry a sleeveless knitted waistcoat is so useful. My current favourite is this one from Wrap London, and comes in two great shades. For this outfit I've chosen the pearl mink shade to lighten an otherwise dark outfit to avoid it being too sombre.
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