Float Down Like Autumn Leaves

raindrops of sapphire autumn outfit duo boots Float Down Like Autumn Leaves

(Coat – Similar, Leggings – Exact, Top – Similar, Cardigan – Similar, Boots – Similar, Bag – Exact, Hat – Similar)

So Autumn is finally here in full force and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m sure most of you know by now that doing outfit shoots with the yellow, gold and red hues of the leaves is one of my favourite things as it just livens up the photos and makes them so intense. I can’t be without colour, so mixing jewel tones with the yellows just works perfectly! Luckily this is what it looks like very near where I live so I couldn’t be happier at the moment! We shot these photos on Sunday when it was fresh enough to need a few layers and a hat, but still slightly warm enough to be out and about for a while without getting too cold.

For my outfit, I opted to wear my Denimocracy Anarchy Knit leggings as I often reach for these to wear with boots in the Autumn time due to the comfort and ease of wearing. I tucked them into my DUO Laurel boots and then layered on my Zara cobalt blue jumper, an Urban Outfitters purple cardigan and then my Zara black structured coat. I adore layering as you can get some great effects with it and some really nice colour combinations too! To bring even more colour to the blue and purple, I chose my Cambridge Satchel Mini in yellow (similar here) and then finished off with a new cat ears hat that I picked up from Zara.

I really quite like how this turned out actually and I think this might be my new favourite Autumn shoot at the moment! Speaking of DUO though, I attended their bloggers #DuoBootTribe event in their Bath flagship store last week and had so much fun! I met some lovely new fashion bloggers as well as familiar faces and I can’ wait to share that night with you soon in a separate post! I’m such a fan of the brand since they do calf sizes, which means I always get boots to fit considering I have bigger feet and tiny calves! But anyway, I would love to know your thoughts on this look that I put together! Comment and let me know!

P.S – I hope you like the falling leaves feature I’ve added to my blog again! I love it!

cambridge satchel mini yellow Float Down Like Autumn Leaves

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Getting My Autumn Looks With George

raindrops of sapphire get my look george at asda Getting My Autumn Looks With George

I’m really excited to be bringing you something a little bit different this time around as usually when I collaborate with brands, it’s for a more expensive company, however I know that so many of us have different budgets and price ranges, so I’m happy to be bringing you a get the look post with George from Asda. George have some really pretty dresses available for under £20 on most of them and a lot were quite similar to ones that I would wear myself and style, so it seemed fitting to style a few outfits in my own personal way and imitate a couple of my looks that I loved. So, check them out below! Which one do you fashion bloggers and readers like the most?

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There’s A Cave Woman On The Loose

lorna burford long blonde thick hair Theres A Cave Woman On The Loose

(Jeans – Exact, Shirt – Similar & Similar, Top – Exact, Bag – Similar & Similar, Boots – Similar)

I’m still going through my archive of outfit photos from the past few weeks that I haven’t got around to posting yet. These were taken a couple of Friday’s ago when my boyfriend and I went out to eat lunch at Prezzo and then headed to the cinema to watch The Equiliser. We actually ended up having the entire cinema to ourselves which was great! Nobody to ruin the movie! Despite the film being really violent, I actually loved it and thought it was fantastic. One of my favourite movies of the year actually! Has anyone else seen it?

Getting to my outfit, the reason I titled this blog post as a cave woman was simply because of my hair, ha ha. It was just before I had it cut and I was feeling like a wild woman with it. I had no fringe left and it had gotten really thick and long so it was literally all over the place as you can see. It’s much better now though! I decided that I wanted something quite comfortable for the day since I would be sitting a lot, so I chose my Citizens of Humanity Rocket Jeans in Axel again (other options here), paired with a simple black tee from ASOS and my Zara red plaid shirt (similar options here) tied around my waist to inject a bit of colour. I also added in my Leghila neon yellow bag that I got in Florence last year from LuisaViaRoma and finished off with my Kurt Geiger Winona boots. I like the idea of all black with a few pops of colour here and there! I know a lot of fashion bloggers love bright colours, so it’s always nice to have a dark base. What do you think of my outfit?

lorna burford uk fashion blogger bath Theres A Cave Woman On The Loose

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Welcome Autumn!

fall autumn train track Welcome Autumn!

As a tradition here on Raindrops of Sapphire, I always make a post welcoming Autumn as it’s the most beautiful time of year for me. Not just because it means I get to layer and wear various clothes without being ‘too’ cold, but because of the pretty scenery. When I see the leaves turning that golden shade of orange and intense warm red, it makes me smile from the inside out. I never get tired of the gorgeous Autumn leaves as they are just so beautiful to me. They liven up my outfit shoots and inject a strength of colour that other seasons just don’t and of course they brighten up my day.

So, as it is now Autumn and the leaves are turning everywhere, I wanted to take this opportunity to add a few updates for you about what’s to come in the near future for me! I feel like this is a shared journey of mine with all of you as without you there to support me, it wouldn’t be possible. So thank you!

- Ok first up, I am going to be doing a lot more collaborations and sponsorships in a really fun and exciting way! I’ve just signed to be part of a sponsorship with a new company and I can’t wait to share that with you, as well as having some other really cool projects lined up that I can’t talk about at the moment, but they are extremely exciting and with some amazingly popular stores! So there are many fun things coming! One of them does include a very exciting denim collaboration too!

- Next up is the introduction of photography to Raindrops of Sapphire. I have been mentioning it for a while, but I thought what better time to start it than in Autumn? Photography is one of my passions and I’ve started building up a portfolio of my photos on my MacBook, but I think it’s time to start sharing them with you. I’m thinking of making a photography post once a month filled with a selection of my favourite photos that I have taken and also, maybe, showcasing the works of other photographers (like these photos). I can’t wait for this!

- Thirdly, I can’t even begin to explain the overwhelming support that I have received for The Jeans Blog. I started my new denim blog in June as you know and in those 4 and a half months it’s already gotten over 18,000 views, lots of reader interaction, the support of top denim companies and a ranking on page 1 of Google for multiple search terms. I’ve always wanted a blog about jeans to call my own and have the creative freedom to do what I want on it, so finally this new business venture is succeeding and paying off. I really hope you continue to enjoy it as much as I am writing it!

- And finally, it’s SALE time! Since Shopbop is a huge love of mine, I couldn’t not share with you the bi-annual Friends & Family sale event! You get 25% off your order with the code FAMILY25 at the checkout for 3 days only! Don’t miss it! They always have amazing brands and the latest pieces before a lot of other stores, plus my favourite part of free shipping and paying your customs at the checkout for international orders, you can’t go wrong! Click here to shop the Shopbop sale!

As always, thank you so much for your support and I am really excited to share with you the new opportunities that are arising and popping up for me. I’ve been working full time and extremely hard, 24/7 on my blogs for over 4 years and I’m finally happy that things are starting to move forward even more! Lorna xx.

autumn leaves Welcome Autumn!

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