Please excuse the excessive number of pictures used in this post – when one encounters such a fabulous setting, it becomes impossible to choose just a few pics. A few weeks ago, my mum and I decided to check out Dulwich Picture Gallery, and were pleasantly surprised by the sheer loveliness of the place…
|Cardigan, NW3 (seen here). Shirt, River Island (July Shopping list). Skirt, Primark (seen here). Tights, New Look (seen here). Earrings and ring (right hand), & Other Stories. Other ring, vintage (left hand). Necklace, from the Victoria and Albert Museum. Shoes, Zara (seen here). Bag, The Cambridge Satchel Company (seen here).|
So what did I decide to wear for an (early) evening filled with art and autumn leaves? I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve rocked a shirt – lately it’s been all about knitwear not just for me but for fashion in general, judging from how relevant in-your-face sweaters are this season. At one point in my fashion life I was really into shirts and blouses, so this felt like revisiting my roots!
Because I easily turn into an ice cube a shirt on its own during this time of the year is not possible – this is probably why I developed a strange addiction to cardigans. I fell in love with this one the minute I saw it at work. Neutral, oversized and cosy as hell, not to mention the granddad buttons – what’s not to love? I bought it as part of my work uniform but didn’t realise quite how essential it would become for my out-of-work look too – I feel like I’ve been living in it for the past two months.
Back to the shirt, the pictures should be pretty self explanatory as to why I bought it. A planet print?! Hell yeah! It’s super cute without being ridiculous (right?) and the cut of the shirt itself is not too bad at all. That’s one way I justify sale items that I don’t really need – very sensible.
I’m not sure if I was allowed to sit on these pretty rocks, they’re actually a sculpture by… someone, can’t remember the name, sorry! This is my way of honouring them, they’re seriously the cutest and most picture-friendly thing ever!
I managed to walk around coatless for a good 10 to 15 minutes, but obviously felt super relieved when my ASOS coat came back on. It sort of ties in with the background, non?
I feel so bad that this bag has barely been on the blog – it deserves a post of its own! In all honesty though I’ve not used it that much. I bought it in 2010, probably not long after starting this blog – it was a good time to buy it because I think they’re almost twice as expensive nowadays! It started off as a great buy, then became a regret buy (I’ve never been a lover of brown but at the time getting a brown satchel just felt right) and is now a rediscovered buy – I am starting to appreciate and even love it again. Plus, one can’t deny that it goes well with autumn.
Now that’s a bit of good old Oxford school matching right there…
As you can see I couldn’t get enough of the beautiful gardens surrounding the gallery. For one thing, it’s practically in the middle of nowhere, which makes all the more charming. My mum and I went on a Sunday afternoon, and even though the gallery itself was fairly busy the gardens felt incredibly peaceful – I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who loves a bit of classic as well as a sensible dose of nature and tranquillity.
These pictures – and the gardens – made me appreciate autumn a little more. I’ve never had much of an opinion about this season, but there really is something about falling leaves and a multitude of shades within the ochre palette that’s undeniably nostalgic.
Pictures taken on November 3rd at Dulwich Picture Gallery.