Reclaim Your Winter Evenings

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
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