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I do love a little shop, or a big shop or any kind of shopping at all! In fact, I know that many close to me point blank refuse to go shopping with me, as I may be a bit of a nightmare with the length of my shopping trips. However, before hitting the shops what always helps me when I am looking for a bit of style inspiration is having a little browse of my favourite fashion sites. I thought I would pop my top 5 on a blog post in case you are looking for a new fashion site for a bit of style inspiration for your daily commute or a lunchtime browse:

Sheerluxe is a site that I started reading when I was living in London and all my work pals and myself would read. It's great for finding high street cult buys, trends on the high street and for styling tips. There is new content every day and it's not just fashion but beauty, interiors, food and lifestyle! Definitely subscribe to their newsletter, as you get an email a day with all their new content onsite. 

Outfit details: Jumper - New Look // Necklace - Vintage & Missoma // Denim Cullotes - M&S // Belt - ASOS // Trainers - Adidas Gazelles // Bag - Vintage // Watch - Marc Jacobs // Earings - & Other Stories. 

2. Retro Flame 

Retro Flame is a blog written by Erika, an Irish girl living the life in NYC who takes the most fab outfit shots all around the city. Retro Flame is a blog I have followed for about 5 years now and to this day she still pushes the boundaries with content and provides her fashion edits for trends of the season, outfit posts and her styling/ fashion tips. A must read! 

Danielle is one of the original fashion bloggers who is beyond successful, owning her own shoe and clothing company, as well as recently announcing she is designing a line for US retailer Bloomingdales. Danielle still regularly posts her outfits on her blog and Instagram featuring the most amazing outfits. What I love about her blog and style is her eye for styling vintage, high-street and designer. This girls wardrobe must be INSANE.

Another site I discovered whilst working in London and one that may end up leaving you with a very long designer shopping list, but a girl can dream, right? This site features amazing interviews with top designers and influential women in the Fashion Industry. I love the style of this site, as it feels as though you are reading a premium fashion magazine. If you are looking for a breakdown of this seasons trends and how to achieve a look of the season then this is the site for you. 

Another fashion blogger who I have followed for years and I am still loyally reading.  She has such an amazing eye for style and finding the biggest bargains on the high street (I have Alexandra to blame for me no longer being able to pop to Sainsburys for lunch without having a browse of TU's new in section - hence the jumper, pinafore and the swimming cossie purchases). I cannot promise that once you start reading this blog it will not enable purchases!

All we need now is to win the lottery for all the purchases! 

Chloe x

Happy October folks! Firstly, hope you're enjoying the autumnal weather, I have to say when I shot these outfit photos a few weeks back the weather was turning and I was so glad to have my bomber with me to layer me newest breton addition (this one is navy and green and its Whistles so its allowed). Anywhos, I cannot believe how quickly the weeks are going at the moment and we seem to be slipping into Autumn in the blink of an eye. With that in mind, I have recently been thinking about the dark evenings that are fast approaching and how I plan to utilise that time!

When summer is in full swing, everyone and everyone's dog is making the most of the light evenings,  heading out for after work drinks or dinner (or slightly less glam in Dorset, the beach for fish & chips ha). However, in winter everyone seems to hibernate, so this year I am making a pact to embrace those dark evenings, here are a few plans I have for autumn and hopefully these may help in preventing any hibernation attempts you may have:

1. Get fit
A bit of an obvious one, but I know that I recently have had all the determination at the gym which, I should note may have slightly been influenced by having a PT making me exercise. However, the point is, going to the gym in the summer is SO MUCH easier, those light evenings and heat. But the way I look at it is that the more exercise I do in the months leading up to Christmas, the more I can eat at Crimbo! Plus, how jelly will all your friends be when you're the one with abs of steel by Xmas. Get following some fitness Instagrammers for the fitness inspo, my favourites are Clean Eating AliceCarly RowenaThe Lean Machines and James Smith Training.

Outfit details: Breton - Whistles // Trousers - Topshop // Trainers - Vans // Backpack - Daisystreet (old) // Necklace - vintage & Missoma. 

2. Start that project 
So personally this is a big one for me this autumn, I plan to keep the content coming here on the blog and with my sister now providing all the blog goals these days (click here to view here and here), I plan to keep the tempo up with my writing and photography. So if you have a project, whether it be decorating a room, making a dress, starting a little business or maybe even starting your own blog, then now is the perfect time!

3. Get creative 
I think autumn is such a beautiful time. The colours of the leaves, conkers, acorns and pine cones and those deep orange sunsets (ignoring the grey skies here) plus the pumpkins! I have seen all over Instagram people getting creative in their homes and adorning them with crafty autumn decorations picked up from outside. Get on Pinterest, for ALL the ideas, trust me you will get carried away plus try not to walk into Tesco's and resist picking up a mini pumpkin... TOO CUTE!

4. Get reading
THIS is where I really need to up my game! I remember when I used to get the train then train then tube in London to work every day and I would read for an hour and a half on my daily commute. I used to go through books and I loved getting completely emersed in a book, which would be the best kind of distraction from being on public transport (*waves goodbye to those days*). However, it is so important to read and I need to delve into the stack of books that I have not yet ticked off, Estee Lalonde - Bloom I am looking at you.

5. Then... get cosy. 
Take some notes from the Danish and get Hygge! Embrace the dark nights and chilly weather, light some candles or a fire, pull up a chair, make a hot chocolate, grab a pile of magazines and put on those knitted socks, jumper and anything else knitted you own and get COSY, that's what all the trendy Danish do to get through their winter anyway! 

Hope this little post has sent some inspiration your way, until next time.

Chloe x