“It’s autumn! A time of hot chocolatey mornings, and toasty marshmallow evenings, and,
best of all, leaping into leaves!”
– Winnie the Pooh, “Pooh’s Grand Adventure”
With the days getting darker, rain and wind becoming more frequent visitors and temperatures dropping, your mood may just suffer a little…
Time to list 5 things to remind you why autumn is an awesome season too. How about windy walks, pumpkins, traditional festivities, soft fabrics, warm colours, leaping into leaves and more…?
“Yellow is capable of charming God.”
– Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh is not the only one recognising the power of yellow. When you read the following extract from the website bourncreative you will understand why having yellow in your outfits is a good idea; the colour is quite powerful indeed!
Studies show that the meaning of the color yellow can be warmth and cheerfulness. The color yellow also helps activate the memory, encourage communication, enhance vision and build confidence.
I don’t know exactly which studies are referred to, but I like what I read there. Isn’t it great to radiate and stimulate all the above? Being a teacher and a mum I thought this was reason enough to go for a new jumper with warm yellow stripes, perfect for autumn and positively powerful too.
I have collected some photos, full of shades of yellow for you this week. Have a look and, by all means, have a look at your own outfits too and decide if you have got enough shades of yellow or if it’s time to hit the shops this weekend!
“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.”
– Marilyn Monroe
As a teacher and traveller your outfits need to be comfortable in the first place. That said, you can be stylish as well. With the sneakers trend still going strong, finding stylish and comfortable footwear is a piece of cake.
The colour scheme for the autumn/winter collections for 2019/2020 knows many shades of red, which made me dug out this old skirt and top from a box in my cellar. Adding an equally old jeans jacket and scarf makes sure I can easily handle differences in temperature when teaching or travelling.
“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.”
– Hermann Hesse
Next week autumn officially starts. It always fascinates me how nature shows us that letting go is needed in order to grow. How symbolic the falling leaves are.
Somehow, most of us find it difficult to let go, even though we know it is part of life and often a necessary part too.
This week I’d like to share a story with you about a training I had many, many years ago. During this training I was taught the importance of letting go in such a powerful way, that it has helped me ever since. Read on for the full story.
Dress: Only, Ankle boots: Chigo
It will come as no surprise that I have embraced the tartan trend in the form of another dress (like I did with the animal print trend too). I take the phrase “dress to impress” quite literally I suppose.
Blazer (new): H&M, Blouse: Pepe Jeans, Shoes: Piure, Jeans: H&M
As a teacher I do wear more cardigans than blazers. Why? Well, they are easier to wash, I can throw them nonchalantly over my chair when it is warm in my classroom and they are often very wrinkle-friendly.
That said, there is always this exception to the rule, so meet my striped blazer.
During my autumn break I did not only visit Eltz Castle, but also Milan. It was a short city break, filled with lots of Italian food, gorgeous weather, impressive architecture, vivid Italians and just a bit of shopping! Yeah, seriously, the shopping was only a small part of the trip. The best part of the trip was my companion, my teenage daughter. We had two days of quality girls’ time!
Dress: H&M, Ankle Boots: Chigo, Sunglasses: Polaroid
As a dress lover I have decided to embrace the “wild animal print” trend by adding another dress to my wardrobe. Having experienced the many advantages of an elastic waistband in dresses and being a fan of volants, the choice for this dress was an easy one.
Cardigan: Vögele (children’s department), Jeans & Top: H&M (all previous seasons)
When walking around town these past few weeks, the warm shades of yellow wink at me from nearly every shop window. I just love it, since the weather is slowly turning less warm and I find it hard to say goodbye to that gorgeous summer we have had this year. Seeing so much yellow keeps that warm feeling alive a little bit longer. That’s also why my old warm yellow cardigan is back into my wardrobe; so I can grab it whenever I am in need of some sunny warmth.
Skirt: H&M, Top: Yes or No (both previous seasons)
What a summer this has been. Actually, it’s still going on, though mixed with just a bit of rain now and then. Last week we had temperatures of around 25° in Switzerland! Despite these temperatures, autumn is definitely on its way. You can feel it in the air, the first leaves have turned yellow, the days get shorter and the shop windows are displaying all kind of warm colours and fabrics. Somehow it makes the choice for your outfits a different one than on a warm summer day in the middle of August.
To tackle this challenge I have got an awesome animal print skirt. It is light as a feather, so perfect to deal with the warmth. Combined with black or brown it feels fit for autumn too.