Fortunately, I have a reading week this week so I've been able to pull back some time. Yesterday I went for a walk for the first time in weeks. Some of you may remember Wollaton Hall from this post a few weeks ago. This time the hall was closed, so we just walked around the grounds and lake. It is definitely starting to get colder here, there's quite a biting chill to the wind at the moment! The quality of light was really odd; it had a grey tinge to it which felt very autumnal.
Strangely, the light for some reason didn't translate very well onto my photos; I have absolutely no idea why they are so green! Annoyingly, the photo below was taken on my phone with a really poor camera and yet it caught the light better than my camera.
I also took the walk as an opportunity to wear my beautiful new coat from The Gothic Shop. I bought a purple coat from Dorothy Perkins last year and it slowly fell apart. All the seams ripped and I ended up having to sew it up every week. I'd been searching for the perfect coat for weeks when I came across this one. I wouldn't usually order a coat online, but I was getting very cold and desperate and I thought it was worth the gamble. I'm so incredibly pleased with it, it's very cosy and fits perfectly (I'm a size 6-8 and ordered an extra small). It has a faux fur trim, collar and cuffs. It has a really nice shape to it, I don't like coats that are completely straight, it flicks out a little at the waist and accentuates my shape a little bit which is something I always look for in coats! Everybody else was complaining that it was cold but I was very toasty! I've worn it out in the rain and wind and it absolutely fine. It's very elegant. I didn't think I had quite enough to say to write a whole review of it, but it's just so lovely I couldn't not mention it!
I'm very pleased that autumn is slowly turning to winter. I love winter and I'm already looking forward to celebrating Christmas and decorating the house. This will be our first Christmas with Figgy and I'm dreading having to somehow keep her a safe distance from our tree to prevent any bauble casualties! I hope you are all having a wonderful week. I probably won't update again for quite a long time as I have quite a lot of work to get through!
Have you been anywhere interesting recently?
Disclosure: I bought the coat myself.