Friday, November 16, 2012

Inside The Wardrobe: Autumn Treats/Faves

I've been following {av} for a long time now. Long before I even thought of having a blog of my own. And definitely long before I knew moving to England was possible for me. She is an all around great writer and runner, but also puts together outfits I could only dream about. (Not to mention her blog is called {long distance loving}; obviously that was my life for the past few years!) 

Which is why I'm challenging myself to go out of my comfort zone and link up with {av}'s My Friday Fancies to do a UK-friendly fashion segment. No USA stores allowed. Only online stores in the UK. Not even if they have international shipping from the States. Nope. Not allowed. The UK versions of stores, however, are allowed. (i.e. I know Top Shop is in New York and H&M is all over)

I've completely detached myself from all my old favorite stores from back in America (although, I can't seem to take myself off Sephora's email list! Can't part with them yet I'm afraid...) so it's about time I tried something new!

I remember when things I would take back with me from England were so novel and unique. So I'm going to fall in love with everything British all over again. 


I have to warn you, I'm dreadful at putting together outfits. If I could leave the house in my owl PJ bottoms everyday, I would! But seeing as I'm in my 20s, I feel like I should make an effort.

And I'd say my style is different to a lot of other women's. I hate the color pink. I like flats, not heels. I spend most of my time trying to curl my hair instead of straighten it. And I swear I am president of the LEGGINGS ARE NOT TROUSERS club (my transatlantic friend knows what I'm talking about).  

Story of my life.

So you have been warned. You may see a lot of owls appear here. You may also hate what I have picked out. I'm sorry in advance.

This week, the theme was Autumn Faves and Autumn Treats.

Not only am I a big fan of not wearing leggings as trousers, I'm probably a bigger fan of pumpkin flavor.

Where would Autumn be without pumpkin? Pumpkin Spiced Lattes. Pumpkin Pie. Pumpkin Hershey's Kisses (Those exist, I promise. And they taste like love and magic).

My favorite thing to wake up to in autumn, however, is pumpkin pancakes on a chilly weekend.



I'm not really a fan of wearing the color orange, but I really like warm colors like peach, tan, cream, and brown. 

I'm also a big fan of legwarmers (no, I was not born in the 80s). I bought a bunch of leg warmers (which were SO HARD to find by the way!) a year or so ago to help me run in the cold when I spent Christmas in England. Then, I started wearing them to just keep me warm in general. Now they're popping up in every store I go in!

I always wear my legwarmers with my trusty UGG Boots. I wish I could own every color and style of these boots; they are amazingly comfortable no matter who says that they UGG-LY!

And of course, pumpkin pancakes done best by I-HOP, but can be made at home quite easily with pumpkin spice. (Hey, I promised I'd keep my clothing items exclusive to the UK. I did not say that meant my favorite treat as well!)

What are your favorite autumn treats? Are you a big fan of pumpkin, too?
And help me out! What are your favorite UK stores? How can I make the transition from USA to UK style?

20 comments:

  1. i really want a pair of mini uggs this winter. i have the tall ones already but the mini ones are just so cute! my favourite shops in england are topshop, reiss and ted baker and i would say that british style is a little more tailored/preppy, so try fitted shirts, tailored jackets etc. and you'll be on the right tracks :) have a great weekend!! xx

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    1. I want ugg moccasins; I heard they're sooo comfortable!
      Thanks for the suggestions! I always find that the girls here are so much more put together than me when they go out just into town or at the mall, so I'm trying to make the effort! But any time I do, my English Fiance just complains that I'm taking too long to get ready!! Typical guy!!

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  2. mmm pumpkin pancakes...good choice! uggs are perfect for a cold day!

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  3. haha thanks for the shoutout! and this is SUCH a great idea - I'm sure you know tons of UK stores, but this will inspire you to find even more :) so glad we peer pressured you into joining in!

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    1. Haha such good peer pressuring skills! And I need to just take a wander around to find new stores/get inspiration!

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  4. Great outfit!!! And why have I never tried pumpkin pancakes??? They sound awesome!

    xo, Emily
    bluedogbelle.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! And yes, definitely try pumpkin pancakes, they will change your life!!

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  5. What a fun twist on Fridays Fancies! Looking forward to reading! By the way I'm a huge UGG fan too... in fact I'm wearing mine right now! haha

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    1. Yay! Uggs are the greatest! I'm glad you're a fan; I feel like most people either love 'em or hate 'em!

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  6. yumm,pumpkin pancakes!! that sweater is adorable and looks so comfortable!

    cute blog you have,totally jealous you line in the uk :)

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    1. Thanks so much! The UK is def a great place to live (so far! Try me again in a few months to see if my view has changed!) :)

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  7. You did a great job. That outfit is cute!

    It'd be so hard to not shop at US stores when you're so used to!

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    1. Thank you! And it's definitely going to take some practice. It was SO HARD taking myself off USA mailing lists for my fave stores :( but I've recovered haha

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  8. Pumpkin pancakes? YUM! Totally craving those now, and love the accompanying outfit!!

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  9. I really liked this post! I love how you love England. :) I also love my Uggs and wish I could wear them to work, during work (alas I can't!). Look forward to reading more about how you get on in UK and your experience with UK races!

    Jules
    http://www.sweatyescapades.com

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    1. Thank you!!! England is amazing, but running in England is even more amazing!! I don't know how I ever ran in the heat!

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  10. my mouth is literally watering!! pumpkin pancakes are my FAVE!! love this post :)
    ps. check out my giveaway -last day to enter!!
    http://thesadlows.blogspot.com/2012/11/desiring-joy-scarf-giveaway.html

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    1. aww thank you! and pumpkin pancakes are the best, aren't they?! :)

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