Style: Autumn vibes

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I say it every year but autumn is by far my favourite season for fashion! I always get so excited as I switch my wardrobe up, packing away all my summer clothes and bringing out my favourite autumnal pieces. I love the colours, the fabrics, the confidence I feel – in fact this post from Jess Soothill is like she can read my mind! I’ve taken my hair a shade darker as well so when I went to get my eyebrows threaded I had them tinted at the same time. It was super quick but the results were perfect!

Over summer I’ve really got into fitness and wellbeing, and as a result, I’ve gone down a dress size. Which means some of my super old favourite pieces, that I’ve been hanging onto for years, now fit again. Hellooo leopard print tea dress! Losing weight also means, however, that some of my clothes are now too big, so there are a few things I need to replace. Perfect timing for me to check in with our stylish bloggers to see what’s hot at the moment and fill in those gaps in my autumn/winter capsule wardrobe! 

Jen from Style Brief has a fabulous round-up of seven of the best animal print dresses for AW18. I love her leopard print tea dress, but then I would, wouldn’t I! Emma-Louise from evenangelsfall has found her perfect autumn coat and it’s from a high street store so it won’t break the bank. Laura from Accidental Hipster Mum shows us how to mix ‘n’ match to maximise the outfit choices as we transition into colder weather. 

Hannah from Hi Baby put together a fabulous post if, like me, you need some inspiration on what to wear on the chilly morning school runs and mums-to-be will want to check out Petra from A Mum Reviews and Lucy from Momma Mack who both have bumps on board and have written posts on maternity workwear.

For kids’ fashion, Chantele from Two Hearts One Roof has a great boyswear haul, while over on Autumn’s Mummy Laura has put together a round-up of the sweetest tops and dresses. Most of which are now in my shopping basket, oops! I just can’t resist a pretty toddler dress! 

As always Instagram is awash with style inspo – here are a few of my favourites!

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I love a chilly autumn morning and the excuse to wrap up in all the snuggly clothes 😍 Throwing it back to an older photo of Essie because I was showing this bunny pramsuit to someone and just LOVE it! Especially the fact that they last two winters – turned up cuffs last winter, unturned cuffs this winter 👌 I must take some new pics of Essie in this, it’s proper cute seeing her running along wearing it! But first, chores and coffee are calling my name… [#brandrep #lottieandlysh #greenparenting #myhappycapture #dresskids_likekids #happylittlebuttons #worldoflittles #dailyparenting #ig_motherhood #thebestineveryday #motherhoodsimplified #motherhoodrising #humansofjoy #momswithcameras #developinglife #lifecloseup #honestlymothering #honestlyparents #cuddlethemclose]

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Linking today’s outfit photo with @heyitsromeca and @rachelthehat for #whatmamaworemonday I’m in that awkward stage at the moment where nothing fits, but when I eventually get my butt into gear I’d like to loose some weight. So I really don’t want to spend all that much on new clothes. I was coping with leggings and a baggy top. But it’s so hot at the moment I just wasn’t coping with wearing long leggings. I just needed a few bits to see me through to when we’re back in cooler weather. I picked this dress up from @ebay_uk for less than £9 👗🙌🏻. It was so easy to wear and comfortable. I might have to get it in all the colours going 😄 . . . . #whatiweartoday #whatmamawore #mamaoutfit #thismamawears #mumdresscode #mumfashion #mumstyle #showyouwerethere #beinthepicture #mumsthatslay #ofotd #trendymom #fashionablemom #40sfashion #40style #40andfabulous #postpartumbody #6monthspostpartum #mypostpartumjourney #postpartumjourney #mumbloggers #ukparentbloggers #mblogger #pblogger #bargaindress #bargainoutfit #bargainoftheday

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When you feel a slight chill in the air and your basic bitch levels rise so you grab the Uggs 😂 All Winnie needs now is Soy Pumpkin milk and shades to block out the haters. Starting to realise how big my baby is getting she looks huge here! Simple moments are sometimes the best moments, today I've just put writing aside and just enjoyed the peace… Til later.. When it won't be. • Day 96 #100daysofhappinesschallenge #thisisparentingMFM #snaphappybritmums #motherhoodunited #daughter #parenting #letthembelittle #mixedrace #babymodelsearch #proud #CountryKidsFun #getmoorefromlife #highlightsofhappy #triumphanttales #fashion #babywear #babyclothes #Pinklinker #pointshoot #babyootd #cutekids #kidsootd #style #babyfashionista #netmumloves #kidsclothing #beautiful #moda #emmasdiary #mustardcolour

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I took these photos the other day for no particular reason other than he had a cute outfit on😍. From the look of these you’d think he was striking a pose and playing the game for me (swipe left for more). But really he wasn’t. I got a lot of no photo and no hand in pocket. Anyone else’s 2 year old say they don’t want to do something and yet still do 🤷🏻‍♀️ He’s in nursery today and I was really hoping he wouldn’t cry at drop of. He suffers with some separation anxiety but he’s been doing so well the past few weeks, so I had high hopes for this morning. But he’s been getting up so early in the morning that he fell to sleep on the way into nursery today so was a bit grumpy. . . . . #twoyearsold #2yearold #lifewithatoddler #toddlerstyle #boyootd #boystyle #mytrendytot #boyfashion #boyfashionstyle #whathewore #kidsoutfit #boyoutfit #todaysmomentintime #perfectandproud #happylittlebuttons #cuddlethemclose #thebestineveryday #rememberingthesedays #boymum #mumofboys #mycolourfulkids #instatoddlers #instamum #discoverunder5k #pblogger #mblogger #themommydiary #honestparenting #snaphappybritmums

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About Sian Young

Sian is a lifestyle blogger based in beautiful rural Hertfordshire where she lives with her husband, three children and two stepchildren. She writes about life as a modern mama, and the blog covers pregnancy, style and her family’s travels and adventures. You can keep up to date with Sian at www.quitefranklyshesaid.com

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