Looking forward to autumn... my must-haves

Saturday 26 August 2017

Autumn is definitely, 100%, hands down my favourite ever season. I long for it in summer, I miss it throughout the entirety of spring and I feel lost in the winter. Autumn is a paradox... not entirely warm and sunny, not exactly cold and blustery - it's a happy medium that I warmly welcome each and every year. To get you in the autumnal spirit, I have decided to put this uber-autumnal post together - comprising of my must-have accessories, makeup products and stationery, this post is going to ensure you're ready to embrace autumn in all of it's golden, amber-hued glory! I for one cannot wait...

From mustard chunky knits, tartan scarves, dark denim and berry lips - what's not to love? Keep reading for my must-have autumn beauty & fashion pieces...

A trusty handbag with berry accents 

A trusty handbag with autumnal accents!? Yep, it's an autumnal must-have! What else are you going to store your berry lipsticks, berry diary and berry purse in!? (#berryobsessed?). This gorgeous handbag/cross-body/shoulder bag from Bessie London is a gorgeous addition to anybody's autumn wardrobe! The beautiful BB2914 by Bessie London in Black with Berry and Grey accents is my new FAVOURITE handbag! With beautiful metal gunmetal and gold hardware, this bag allows for those days you're combing two tones of jewellery for that extra edge we all want during autumn. This bag is crafted beautifully and the attention-to-detail is second to none – with sturdy handles and a comfortable cross-body/shoulder strap, this bag can be worn in a variety of different ways with a variety of different outfits. The bag is roomy, has a perfect amount of space and is great for day-to-day use, taking to university or taking to the office. For a bag that's smart, autumnal and super versatile, this bag is THE only bag you need this autumn! This bag is currently £28.99 down from £48 - don't miss out!!

The perfect autumnal timepiece

I'm utterly obsessed with timepieces - as you can probably tell by now. So, as an autumn obsessed, berry red loving, watch hoarder - when I initially set eyes on this gorgeous Charles Conrad timepiece (Black, Rose Gold & Red Leather Watch CC03013) I fell head-over-heels in love! The gorgeous large black dial, the rose gold accents and the interchangeable red straps; could this watch be any more 'autumn'? Perfect when teamed with any imaginable autumnal ensemble, this watch is a staple piece within my autumn accessories wardrobe. The great thing about Charles Conrad timepieces isn't just how stunning they are, but the fact that their straps are all interchangeable! I have three different sets of straps including this gorgeous red set – I also have rose gold mesh and tan leather (check out my Instagram to see the other gorgeous straps I own). Just a heads up - I will be doing a giveaway with this marvellous brand real soon, which will give you the chance to win the exact same timepiece as me PLUS all three sets of straps (Red Leather, Tan Leather and Rose Gold Mesh) - the perfect giveaway to celebrate Autumn, right? Oh yea, and we'll be twinning!!! Keep an eye on my social media platforms beauties!

Forget berry lips - give me berry nails!

We all love a berry lip don't we? I wouldn't really tell you to forget wearing your autumnal statement berry lip, but I will tell you to match your nails to your lipstick! My favourite ever berry nail polish is the Oud Milano Breathable Nail Polish in the shade 69. Oud Milano are an amazing brand, which is fairly new to the UK. I'm absolutely besotted with their products - I adore their foundation and their lipsticks too (post featuring them all coming soon). Their breathable nail polish range allows your nails to breath, the nail polish also doesn't stain the nail, nor does it chip or take an hour to remove. It's a fabulous nail polish and a definite favourite of mine for the coming season..

Diaries and journals in fall colours

I'm a stationery hoarder - I just can't get enough of buying pretty stationery for the four seasons of the year! Pink ones for spring/summer, berry hued ones for autumn and green hued ones for winter (please don't tell me I'm the only one?). I'm loving my Paperblanks journal for taking notes at the minute, so can't wait to take it to University this autumn! And I'm also loving my gorgeous berry/burgundy mid-year diary from WHSmiths - it's the perfect handbag accompaniment for storing all of your important events, meetings, assignment due dates, coffee dates and birthdays (as well as a whole load of blogging stuff too).

The must-have berry hued coin purse

I adore my Leather and Thread Signo Purse in Mahogany! It's the perfect luxe accessory to keep in my Bessie Handbag (featured further up this post), it's great for keeping my change in and it's just a great all rounder to be honest. Boasting of real leather, beautiful embossing on both the front and back and a secure fastening - how can you refuse this little gem? I can't wait to see this beautiful purse age - leather gets so much better with age, I adore seeing the character of it progress with time! I definitely feel that I'm going to need the Red Signo Purse as we approach the end of autumn and the beginning of winter! They also have this style available in Blue, Brown, Natural, Blue, Black, Yellow, Red and of course Mahogany!

AW17 makeup from Clarins

Recently Im LOVING the new Clarins Graphik Collection which recently launched for AW17! The bits I have from this beautiful collection are the 4-colour eyeshadow palette in 06 Forest – a beautiful quad of eyeshadows that range from airy lights to deep and dusky greens, this palette enhances and defines your eyes with autumnal hues; the Cream-to-powder matte eyeshadow in 10 Midnight Blue – a beautiful cream eyeshade in a royal blue hue. The cream turns to powder upon application while sparkling and glowing in certain lights; the Joli Rouge lipstick in '756 Guava' (a gorgeous coral hued light red) and '754 Deep Red' (the perfect 'Mollie' red). The eyeshadow palette is so perfect for autumn - the greens look amazing with any autumnal shade; berry, red, mustard, navy or well, green! The cream-to-powder shadow is in the most beautiful royal/navy blue which again, looks pretty damn amazing with absolutely ANY outfit featuring autumnal hues. And now for the lipsticks.. if you LOVE the berry lip trend but can't pull it off, maybe go either side? Go for either a coral toned red or a deep pilar box red! Guava is the perfect coral red and Deep Red is well, the perfect red!

What are your favourite autumn trends? AND what are your autumn must-haves? Let me know in the comments section below!


  1. I order berry colours, in particular dark red and purple. I got brave enough to try dark red nails last year, this year I even tried a dark red lip a couple of times! My bedroom is gold and purple, my living room beige and dark red. I even go for those colours when I dye my hair! I think you could say I'm obsessed, lol. I adore the watch in your post and am off to your insta to check out the other straps now!

    1. Oooh! That all sounds so lovely! I adore autumn and all of the gorgeous colours that accompany it! - Mollie xx

  2. I love to wear berry colour in everything for fall;clothes, accessories, bags, nails, lips!! You cannot go wrong with this colour and looks awesome paired with black and grey which are my two fave colours to wear in fall!


    1. Me too, Yiota!! I adore berry hues throughout the entirety of autumn and winter. Thanks so much for reading! - Mollie xx

  3. I can't wait for Autumn either! I love all of the berry colours, and I can't wait to start wearing darker lipstick again! Great post xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    1. It's so exciting!! I literally cannot wait!! Thank you so much, Hannah!! - Mollie xx


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