Spots and Dots and the Beauty of Autumn

I apologise now for how many photos i used in this post, but when autumn is in full swing and the light is golden and the leaves are making a beautiful rust carpet, well i just couldn’t resist.
Soon it will turn to sludge and the trees will be completely bare and barren. But for now i’m lapping up every second of this glorious season.

I’ve been on a mission to add more tops, that aren’t stripes, in to my wardrobe.  Pieces that are a bit more interesting and instantly bring a bit of jazz to plain old jeans. I’m pretty sure i filled my quota with this outfit.. more details below

Spotty Blouse

Whilst virtually meandering around the White Stuff site i quickly saw how many fantastic tops, tee’s and tunics they do.

This Collarless Blyth top really caught my eye for a few reasons. I loved that it wasn’t striped for a starters (as much as love me some stripes i really don’t need any more!) and the sporadic dotty print was different and pretty.

The neutral background and the colours chosen for the dots makes this top really easy to remix with lots of other colours, and therefore a big thumbs up from me. I do love a remixable item. I think this would look great tucked in to a denim a line skirt or a little faux leather black skirt and thick tights and boots and finsihed with a big chunky burgundy cardigan.. lush.

The relaxed vibe was also another pull for me. I like that it can be worn tucked in as a front tuck at the waist or worn loose and flowing (needless to say food babies can be well hid underneath making this even more of a winner in my food loving heart!)

I had mulitple comments that day when i went out for lunch wearing it. Its eye catching and just a really great top (sizes are selling out fast so snap one up if you are keen)


I nearly sold this coat two weeks ago. I just wasn’t reaching for it as much as my other beloved coats.

You know me, i’m more of a primary colours and bolds type of gal, so this blush/salmon pink was a bit out of my comfort zone, and yet i did really like it (i paid £79 for it earlier this year and i know i loved it when i bought it). When the White Stuff top arrived i pulled the coat out and they just worked really well together and suddenly i was super glad i hadn’t sold it on ?

I’m still trying to find other ways to wear it, but for now its staying in my coat armoury.


The boots were the second thing i received from White Stuff. Did you know they did fabulous footwear?? (I didn’t!)

If you’re in the market for a great all rounder boot, you know the type that goes with everything day to day and are comfortable too, then these are the boots for you.

I trotted around in the Burgundy Sky Block heel boots  from 8 am last Friday, and it was a day with plenty of trotting too. I walked to lunch around Penarth town and then back again, also the school run and to the bank and shops. So yes. Lots of walking (I’m talking well over 10,000 steps on the old fitbit) and all in these boots.

Comfy and stylish, good heeled boots are always worth every penny in my books and these will definitely be my go to over the next few months. Plus the colour is excellent for going with any colour you’re wearing,

 Finishing Touches

I finished the look by going the navy route with indigo skinny jeans, my navy baker boy hat and navy Laura Ashley bag (which is currently on sale for a tiny price of £28!.. i got asked last week if it was a Mulberry as apparently it looks just like the new range!) 

And finally a gorgeous simple gold necklace from Stacks And Stones. This is the mini lightning bolts  and its a perfect fitting necklace that sits at the base of the neck. I’ve had so many compliments on this, ideal for a stocking filler as they come with lovely packaging too (and shes a bad ass mum boss too!)

Have you bought any funky tops lately?


  1. November 14, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    I haven't had the opportunity to take pictures in the middle of fallen leaves yet but I really hope I can do it soon, the photos always turn out gorgeous. That top is super cute, the pattern is adorable and the colours are really fun. The coat is absolutely amazing, it's so up my alley!

    Marta –

  2. November 15, 2017 / 7:37 am

    I really love this look on you Rachel. The hat is just fabulous. I can't believe it's Asos, it looks far more expensive. Their styling and photos don't do it justice. Ah the golden glow of autumn has been replaced today by mist. Xx

  3. November 15, 2017 / 7:51 am

    What a fantastic colours! We had such a beautiful tree here in our garden with beautiful colours, but it was very windy last week and now there is no leaf left anymore! Great top you're wearing!

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