Tigerlilly Quinn: What Mama Wore - Autumn remix

Monday, 16 September 2013

What Mama Wore - Autumn remix

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If you follow me on Pinterest you will know I'm pretty crazy about Autumn, is it my favourite season. We've had a fantastic summer here in the UK, so much so that over the weekend the dip in temperature has been noticeable, and for me, exciting!

One of the things I love so much about Autumn is the cosiness, layering clothes, getting the scarf, hat and gloves out of the airing cupboard and thinking about knitwear, mmmm knitwear.

I love the fact that autumn is about accessorising, that a few simple (practical) additions can completely freshen up an outfit. I took to my local Tesco this weekend to pick up a few affordable pieces for under £20 to mix up the same outfit. This is what I picked:


What Mama Wore:

Dress - Fever London (in the sale)
Tights - Tesco
Boots - c/o Hunter
Top - Vera Moda

Belt, Beanie and Scarf - Tesco

I love that the belt in look one instantly made the outfit more nautical! A simple belt can be a great way to add definition to an outfit and create curves. I chose a brown belt to match the simple muted tones on the outfit but a bold colour can also act as a statement piece to add a focal point to an outfit. The belt was £5 from the men's section (do check out the men's sections when clothes shopping, it's where I find my best jumpers!).

The scarf in look two is not a pattern or colour I would go for ordinarily, I usually stick to earthy tones like greens and greys in my scarf choices. I thought I would take a risk and I actually think the colours really compliment the rest of the outfit. An oversized scarf can create such a lovely cosy feel to an outfit too, I instantly felt more autumnal! This piece was the most expensive at £8 but I good buy I will wear with a few different outfits I think

The last look it my favourite although the most simplest. I haven't owned a black beanie in years and forgot what an easy look it is to carry off, its also perfect for bad hair days! I love the look of hats with dresses, the 'dress down' practically of beanies can fit really well with dresses that otherwise might look a little overly 'pretty'. This hat came in at £5 and I think is a simple wardrobe essential.

I also picked up the brown thermal tights (and a pair in grey) which are an autumn must if you are like me and live in dresses!

How do you feel about Autumn and Autumn fashion?


34 comments:

Adele Jarrett-Kerr said...

You look great, as always. Looking forward to getting a new autumn hat!

Polly Davies said...

beautiful! i LOVE that dress!!

Kelly Rae said...

you always look so fabulous!

fritha strickland said...

Fever London! I should have mentioned it, I've added all the elements now :) x

fritha strickland said...

aww thanks Kelly! x

fritha strickland said...

It's one of my favourites, so easy to wear! x

fritha strickland said...

aww thanks Adele, and yes lovely Autumn hats! I'm so glad you love it too xx

SlummySingleMummy said...

A hat definitely isn't an easy look for me to carry off! In fact, I think I only have one hat. I really love it but Bee calls in my 'concentration camp hat', which is probably not a compliment...

fritha strickland said...

HAHA! oh wow I need to see that picture! xx

fritha strickland said...

Thanks lovely! You are right it's ALL about the cozy knits :) x

Lorraine said...

Love love love the scarf! We;re walking to school every day at the moment, I need to stock up on cosy knits.

Lauren_W said...

I love the chevron scarf. And I really wish I could pull off a beanie hat like you do. I look ridiculous. x

knittymummy said...

Only you could pull off that hat! I'd look loony!

Eileen Teo said...

you look fantastic!

Laura Rocksteady said...

Great photos, does Tom take them? I love love love the chevron scarf and the beanie really suits you and your long hair :)


Laura x

KeepUpJonesFamily said...

I'm a beanie fan, but I love the scarf! I need more scarves in my life!

Chrissy said...

I'm loving that scarf as well! Autumn is my favorite season as well :)


-Chrissy of www.crashbeauty.com

Jane Batt said...

Fabulous photos and let's face it, with your figure you'd look good in most things!

Susan Mann said...

Gorgeous, love the looks x

Bex @ The Mummy Adventure said...

I love the scarf and all three looks are gorgeous

caro_mad said...

Loving the option with the belt. Looks great!

Where Roots And Wings Entwine said...

Love the dress. It is amazing how simple accessories can completely change an outfit.

Kate Williams said...

Also loving the scarf :)

fritha strickland said...

thanks Laura! I took these ones (with a tripod in the garden) but most photos of me (outside of our garden) are taken by Tom :) xx

fritha strickland said...

cor thanks Jane! feeling a bit overwhelmed with all these compliments! xx

fritha strickland said...

Isn't it just! x

fritha strickland said...

Thanks Carolin! I felt a bit like a pirate too which is always a good thing :) x

fritha strickland said...

so I'm learning not everyone is a fan of beanies! I used to live in them when I was about 18 ha! x

fritha strickland said...

I'm sure that's not true :) x

fritha strickland said...

cute isn't it! x

fritha strickland said...

thanks susan! x

fritha strickland said...

you can never have enough I reckon :) x

fritha strickland said...

yes! It's really getting chilly in the morning isn't it! x

Carol said...

Love the looks you have created

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