Well if you got that lean.

J.W. Anderson x Topshop ghost jumper: £56 (similar). Warehouse denim skirt: £2, via sample sale. Bally chelsea boots: £8, via charity shop. Topshop lace frill socks: gift. Whistles ponyskin bag: borrowed from Charlotte.

If ever there were a time to stray from my usual Sunday routine of sitting in bed with a cup of tea putting the final touches to a blog post, it would be Halloween. Up until the last couple of years this holiday passed me by in an orange-hued blur, but more recently I've found myself more inclined to celebrate and raid the fancy dress shops for something to top last year's attempts (which, in case you were wondering, were a drunken sunken sailor and my lookalike). I'm not quite ready to reveal what this year's costume will be, but keep your eyes on instagram and twitter this evening as I'm sure there'll be time for a quick ootn! Of course, I'm not going to let the daytime escape a little Halloween nod, so I'll be sure to slip into my trusty J.W.Anderson x Topshop ghost jumper and risk the tuts and glares of many an exasperated City worker on my commute.

Whether you're heading out to terrify the neighbourhood or treating yourself to a night in, I hope you have a lovely Halloween!

It was her heart that he was stealing.

Oasis leather collar shift dress: £5, via sample sale. Vintage leather jacket: £17.50. Bally chelsea boots: £8. Cath Kidston leather bag: gift. Topshop lace frill socks: £3. Topshop really ruby lipstick and BECCA Hotel California lipgloss.

Hello, weekend! However much I adore the pace of my job, I can't help but savour a little bit of an escape from the computer screen - and a little bit more sleep! One sunny Saturday I headed over to the ever-faithful Lakeside - a shopping centre in Essex, for those not in the know - to fill my wardrobe with winter pastels and, ahem, another fedora. We went for a little stroll along the lakeside (how could I resist?) to make the most of summer's last rays before coats and tights become a necessity. Or wellingtons, knowing the British weather...

So I call your name, the only thing I know.

Vintage silk shirt: £1.99, via charity shop. Vintage leather midi pencil skirt: £3, via charity shop (similar). The Kooples leather jacket: not less than a fiver. Bally chelsea boots: £8, via charity shop. Patent bag: 20p, via charity shop.

Think of this post as an ode to the charity shop. It's been a while since I wore top to toe second hand, but a few weeks ago I found this leather pencil skirt for less than a Pret salad and it reminded me why I always end up heading back to those friendly little stores. As a student, my blog used to document my usual charity shop outfits, but when I moved to Munich things started to get more high street again. A quick browse of the rails of my local charity shop on the way to buy a pint of milk (a girl needs tea, okay) proved to me, yet again, that sometimes you need a little more than asos premier to find something a little special. Admittedly, I need to alter this pencil skirt a little, but where else would you find a real leather pencil skirt for such a tiny price tag?

I decided to debut this little number on a day trip to Ipswich, a town I hadn't visited for a good five years. It's an odd place, but I do appreciate its charm, even down to the statue of Cardinal Wolsey. Just a little bit outside of the town centre is this charming road of old buildings, so we found this suitably warm-toned bookshop to browse before dinner and snap a few photos of my new-to-me outfit. Now, to think of more places nearby to explore...
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