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Sunday, 7 September 2014

This Autumn is going to be BIG

Autumn resolutions

I think that Autumn will always represent new beginnings to me, for as long as I live. While the leaves are falling off the trees and the weather is getting wetter, signalling the end of summer, I'm planning new projects and looking ahead to all of the exciting things there are to come. As a child, Autumn would be heralded by new shoes, a new pencil case, and plenty of academic milestones. Now that I'm out of education, I have to work harder to justify this innate sense of 'newness' that comes around every Autumn.

This year is going to be a bit different though as the next few months are going to be some of the busiest of my life. In fact, the Autumnal fun has already started with a surprise last-minute invitation to BloggersFestival, an exciting networking event organised by Scarlett who blogs over at Scarlett London. This was my first ever bloggers networking event, and I was really bloody nervous beforehand (and a bit during too), but I think it ended up going pretty well! I had some really interesting chats with some nice brand representatives from Urban Outfitters, Ecco, Bee Good, and loads of others too, as well as picking up some adorable little goodies such as a Lee Stafford hairbrush (which I've yet to try) and a lovely lip balm from Bee Good. The best bit for me though, was actually getting to meet an absolute boatload of really inspirational bloggers face to face, and make some great new friends. It was fantastic to have conversations with people who completely understand "Wait a sec, I just need to take a photo of my own hand" and who don't think it's weird to rearrange all of the lamps in the house to get the lighting just-so for an Instagram photo. I've really enjoyed catching up on their blogs this afternoon!

bloggers networking cards
Bloggers I met and loved: Cassy Fry, The Lifestyle Directory, Married to a Geek, Jessica in Your Ear, Miss Sue Flay, The Little Colt Posts, One Little Vice, and Captain ChARGHley!

So what else is going on in Candyland this Autumn then? Well, in a couple of weeks, Dan and I will be moving out of our little flat in central London, back to his parents' house near Cambridge for at least a month. The landlord of our current flat wants to sell the place, and the place we're trying to move to isn't ready yet, so we're going to bridge the gap in the countryside. For my everyday life this will mean LOTS of commuting and living out of boxes whilst project-managing a renovation back in London. Oh, and our cat will be staying in Brighton with my stepdad *weep weep weep*. For you guys reading my blog, this means some beautiful countryside scenery, some home decor inspiration, and maybe even a few recipes from the beautiful kitchen of Dan's parents. Hopefully, by the end of November, we'll be safely installed in our new home, and a whole new chapter of our lives can begin!

So let's talk about some of my goals through this weird old Autumn:

- Step up my blogging game - make more regular posts, and keep them exciting despite the oncoming stress-deluge.
- Cook some lovely meals for Dan's family.
- Make our new home completely beautiful.
- Start to introduce exercise back into my life. I've been holding off on the exercise front over the last few months because I've been adjusting to life with a diagnosis of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, but I've been told by several doctors and researchers that Pilates and swimming will help me, so once we've moved, I am going to get the heck ON that exercise.

One of my other favourite things about Autumn is the fact that my sense of style is already inherently Autumnal. I have to deal with so much, "You must be really hot" and "Why are you wearing tights?" all Summer, and in Winter I just have to cover up my carefully planned outfits with a coat... but Autumnal fashion is when I come into my own. I love it! I especially love having an excuse to crack out the kilt collection.

Back to School kilt
autumnal fashion uk

So, Autumn... come at me bro! I'm ready for you. If you love Autumn like I do, and you're a nostalgic soul, why not look at what I wore last September, or my 2012 "Autumn Resurrection".

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62 comments:

  1. How exciting everything sounds! Good luck with the move and everything :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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    1. Aaah thank you so much! It's exciting but also very scary!

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  2. Oh Autumn <3 that kilt is LUSH!! Thanks so much for the mention, was fab meeting you!!

    Char x

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    1. I LOVED meeting you (and your amazing bag!) Yay!

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  3. Thank you for mentioning me! It was lovely to meet you!

    https://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3659822

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    1. It was great to meet you too! <3

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  4. I love autumn fashion too... Tights and scarves are my favorite things to wear! Glad you had fun at the blogging event... I'm so jealous, I wish someone near me put an event together :P

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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    1. You could put one together!! I bet loads of people would go! <3

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  5. Candy you are so cute! Good luck with the move and enjoy Cambridge - maybe you could do a post on cool shops/cafes to visit in Cambridge!

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    1. Yes, I think might have to! I'm also going to make use of Dan's parents' lovely garden and surrounding countryside for some nice photographic backdrops!

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  6. GREAT GOALS! LOVE YOUR TIGHTS BTW!

    NOW FOLLOWING YOU!
    X’S & O’S FROM MY HOME TO YOURS,

    ALICIA

    Femme Home

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    1. Haha, thanks!! I have so many burgundy tights, I think they're breeding in my sock drawer!

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  7. Good luck! That plaid skirt is just precious!

    -- Michelle | MXP STYLE

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    1. Yay, thanks! It's vintage, and has loads of weird labels on the inside, but from the outside it looks just fine!

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  8. Very inspiring post! I also find fall to be such a fresh start time of year, maybe more than new years? Best of luck with your moving transition, hopefully everything goes smoothly!

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    1. I totally agree! And thanks - I hope it all goes smoothy too!! <3

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  9. Oooh, commuting from Cambridge-Eeek!!! Sounds tiring!! Project managing renovations? Is that what you do for a job?

    The blog event sounds fun but I just don't think I could go to something like that, I just feel I'd not feel confident to chat to people or anything like talking to companies. X

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    1. Oh gosh no! I work for an education magazine - I mean that we will be project managing the renovation of our new flat! I could never do that as a job!

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  10. Autumn is my favourite time for getting dresses, I just love the colours and wear them all year round normally haha.

    Hope the move goes well and things get sorted for your new place pretty quick, but sounds like you'll have a great time in Cambridge too :)

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    1. I think Cambridge will be just fine, I'm just really not looking forward to being without my cat! We'll have to visit him lots!

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  11. This is so cute! Good luck with your goals :)

    http://fashiionistah.blogspot.dk/

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  12. Love your style, gorgeous!! Really hope the move and everything goes smoothly for you!! :) x

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope so too haha! :)

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  13. Good luck with the move. I'm moving too :)
    I hope the workouts will help you feel better xo

    Anca @ ancaslifestyle | UK

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    1. Oooh, good luck with your move! It's stressful isn't it!?

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  14. Love your skirt and this whole outfit! You're getting me excited for autumn!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  15. I really wanted to make it to the bloggers festival! A bit gutted I missed it. I am also in love with Autumn weather, much prefer wearing tights! Hope the move works out as well! :) x

    http://www.jasmincharlotte.com

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    1. There will be other meet-ups and events for you to attend - do let me know if you know of any, because I'd love to meet you! :)

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  16. I love the kilt, good luck with moving and everything :) I always get the 'why are you wearing tights in summer?' question haha, it's a bit of a bad habit of mine to wear them all year despite the weather.

    vvnightingale.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Not a bad habit! Don't let anyone make you feel ashamed for your cosy legs!

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  17. It's always great to set goals for yourself! Love your skirt.

    Wardrobe Quarry

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    1. Thanks! It was such a great find! :)

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  18. OMG I was at #bloggersfestival too but didn't get the chance to meet you :( I have now followed you on Bloglovin' so hopefully we can keep in touch and meet at the next event! xx

    Jessie || All Things Beautiful - X

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    1. Just followed you back! I can't believe we didn't meet - what a shame! Next time eh?

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  19. I was unable to make the bloggersfestival event unfortunately, would have been lovely to meet you! Good luck with your relocating plans! :)

    Style Sunrise☀

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    1. We WILL meet one day, don't you worry! :)

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  20. Thanks for the mention my dear! Lovely meeting a fellow foodie. xox C

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  21. Your hair is seriously beautiful! The blogger festival sounded so fun, and I love how many friends you made :D xx

    Gemma | missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. Well I've just had loads of my hair cut off, so I hope you'll still like it! :S

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  22. Sorry, I have some typing error in the previous comments!
    so I repost: The maroon color shirts looks good on you!!

    Arocheme | Ziweigoh

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    1. Oh gosh, thank you! Maroon is my favourite colour I think! Or maybe mustard...? Or leaf green...

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  23. I love that you treat autumn as a time for change :) it's refreshing to see someone who's looking forward to the cooler months!

    Check out my blog: alexandranicolexo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. My birthday is midwinter's day, so I am kind of contractually obliged to love winter, aren't I?! :P

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  24. I also set myself goals and try to achieve them, are usually not everything))
    http://keepcalmandreadmorebooks.blogspot.com/

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    1. Sometimes setting the goal is more than half the battle!

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  25. It was so lovely to meet you the other day, and now I've had time to catch up on your blog I'm even more glad that I bumped into you when I did. It sounds like this is going to be a really busy time for you, but also an extremely exciting one! Here's to all that's coming, especially being able to look forward to a season rich in excitement. x

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    1. <3 You're such a good one! I'll still be in London an absolute tonne, so we should definitely meet up again soon! :)

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  26. I have to say I'm exciting for your posts/pics from the countryside! The BloggersFestival is such a great idea--sounds like it was a good experience! Hope you had fun!

    xRachel

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    1. It was good, yes! And I can't wait to take some lovely photos of the sun setting over all of those rolling fields!

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  27. Awesome resolutions, good luck with them all ! :D

    I have a new outfit post up, would love to know your thoughts!

    http://electricsunrise.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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    1. Thanks! And your outfit is lovely in that post by the way! :)

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  28. You look completely prepared for fall in this adorable outfit! Love that plaid, pleated skirt and how you matched your top and tights :)
    Good luck with your autumnal resolutions! You've made some excellent ones

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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    1. This is such a sweet and well-thought-out comment, and it has made my day! :)

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  29. Autumn is my favorite! I love, love, love layers and coats and hats and everything! I've always wanted to go to a blogging conference/festival and be surrounded by creatives! I hope you had fun :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. It was good, it was good. I bet you'll get the chance to go to one at some point! :)

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  30. Best of luck with your goals! It's coming into Spring in Australia so I better start getting out of this hibernation mode from Winter and start writing resolutions too!

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    1. Resolutions for EVERY SEASON! YES!

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