As you know, Autumn is my favourite time of the year. Since I am addicted to bright colours and pretty things, I think Autumn is absolutely beautiful. I welcome the bright orange and yellow tones of the leaves with open arms and I love that crisp fresh air that comes with the season. I think Autumn just brightens everything up! It makes my outfit photos that little bit prettier, it makes me smile whenever I look at the trees in the park and I love the mounds of fallen leaves on the floor.
When I was younger, I used to go to the park and catch the leaves as they would fall, so I could have special untouched leaves. It’s always held a special place in my heart, so I thought that I would make this post with the lovely photos I have taken recently of the beautiful Autumn trees to say goodbye to it until next year! Winter is here now and it’s always so dull and grey, but at least I have the special tree in the garden which is always behind every other tree, so I still currently have leaves in the golden hues upon it! I know they will drop soon, but we have the festive season approaching really quickly! It’s been fun Autumn!
I get asked a lot of questions about my make-up and what I use, so I thought it would be good to put together a whole post dedicated just to it and the process I go through. Since I am naturally blonde, I naturally have blonde eyelashes and eyebrows too, so one part of my body that I’m not comfortable with is my eyes. I like them because they are green, which is a rarer colour, but without mascara, I think they look really small and boyish, which is why I make sure I never leave the house without my mascara and eye make up on. I know it’s not good to think it, but without any make-up on my eyes, I feel really manly as my eyes are quite small and my eyelashes are almost invisible due to their colour.
You can really see just how much of a difference it makes in the 4 photos above. The first is obviously without any make-on, completely bare so please be nice, ha ha, the second is just with one coat of my Benefit Yes They’re Real Mascara, the third is with two coats of the mascara and the fourth is finished with a grey eyeliner from Avon which has shimmer in it and then my Bourjois Paris Smoky Eye eyeshadow palette. I use the mid grey towards the outsides of my eyelids and then the lighter silver on the insides to create a blended ombre effect. This is usually how I wear my eyes when I go out for the day, sometimes I do go out without the eyeshadow or I opt for a purple instead of grey, to give some colour to my face and make the green of my eyes stand out, but since I’m showing you my general make-up look, I often tend to go with greys as black is too harsh against my pale skin tone. You can see the products I use just below.
(Coat – Exact, Leggings – Similar, T-Shirt – Exact, Boots – Similar, Bag – Exact)
Unfortunately I’m not feeling very well again, I think I’m coming down with something. I hate getting sick around Christmas time as the past 3 years in a row, if it wasn’t me who was sick, it was the rest of my family, so it’s kind of put a dampener on the day. I’m hoping that none of us will be sick this Christmas since I’m getting into the festive spirit! I’m really enjoying all of the decorations though, there are some beautiful ones that are around. I will be sharing those in a post with you soon too! I think that will be next week as I have a few ideas for posts this week already. Anyway, I wore this outfit two weekends ago when I went out to lunch in town with my boyfriend.
I got to choose this gorgeous Warehouse Faux Fur Collar Grey Coat from Zalando to style in an outfit. The funny thing was I had been looking at this coat on the Warehouse website for some time as I loved it, so I was incredibly excited to be able to style it. Since the coat is quite a strong grey, I wanted to style it with black and lighter grey, to keep a monochromatic look, so I wore my Denimocracy Knitted Leggings in Black with my Duo Boots (Laurel Boots in Black Suede) and a Topshop Light Grey T-Shirt. Since I don’t think it’s possible for me to be without some colour though, I wore my Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Bag in Purple, just to brighten things up a little bit. I really do think it might be impossible for me to have an outfit on without a colour in there somewhere, I just really like bright things and I don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing! So what do you think of the outfit? Comment and let me know!
This is just a preview of one of my outfits that I take. You will see these a lot on my Instagram!
Here is another little Instagram round up of some of my photos from the past few weeks. I’ve been so busy lately, and still am at the moment, but I do always capture moments when I can, to upload to my Instagram. I love being inspired by nature a lot, prints on clothing, jewellery, my kitties and more, so you will always find a mix of things from my life on my account. I would love for you to follow me (@LornaRaindrops) as I love reading your comments on my photos and sharing with you all, it’s one of my favourite social media outlets there is! I hope you enjoy these pictures!
My tree in the garden is really unique, it’s one of the last to get its buds in Spring and it’s one of the last to lose its leaves in Autumn, so it’s truly beautiful right now!