Another week has almost been and gone and my goodness how quick time is a flying. I simply feel like my life is flashing before my very eyes, can you believe we're already practically half way through October!? My goodness gracious me.
Now Autumn is here... Well kind of here, I'm also completely flabbergasted (HA what a word) at how mild a start Autumn has kicked off with. Waking up each and every day to the most beautiful sunshine streaming through my window and the clearest of blue skies gracing the city of Manchester. Granted, the sun is paired with a bitter chill, but it's by far my most favourite kind of weather that's for sure.
Despite kicking off Autumn on a rather warm note, it's that time of year that usually plays with our emotions. The nights grow longer and darker and the bitter chill combined with the downpour of rain, in Manchester at least, can be somewhat depressing indeed.
So with that, I'm currently in the midst of planning some exciting seasonal disconnects. Some little trips to keep me motivated during the colder months and keep my content fresh, relevant and exciting.
I wrote the majority of this post late last week but unfortunately since then a staycation George and I had planned for this weekend has fallen through 🙁 Which is such a huge shame as I was rather excited to switch off for the weekend and come back to Manchester on Monday with a fresh head, as I've definitely learnt that this is key for me and my productivity levels. But hey, that's life, which is ironic as I wanted this post to be all about disconnecting from the woes of day-to-day life, and let me tell you, life has been pretty chaotic for both George and I lately. Alas, I'm sure we'll reschedule very soon, and I've just been to Paris for a couple of days, granted with work, but sometimes exploring a new city, even for work, can be just what you need to freshen up.
Learning to disconnect is something pretty difficult for me, as I am sure it is for you too. Being a millennial, it's a given that we all find the whole disconnecting shebang a tricky nut to crack, which sounds a bit ridiculous really, so when I spied this awesome sweatshirt from W00dW00d via Zalando I simply had to add it to my basket. Not only is it a super thick and snuggly sweatshirt material, the slogan is bloody brilliant.
I LOVE tongue-in-cheek slogans, those that take a second or two to digest and register and this Disco...nnect motif is oh so apt for how I'm feeling right now and how we all feel from time to time.
The shape is also something that completely attracted me to this piece, it's boxy and oversized and I really adore the structure of it, especially when styled with yet another boxy piece with this absolutely sensational metallic cropped jacket, again sourced at Zalando.
The texture is bloody gorgeous when teamed with the soft sweat material and I love how the light hit's it in a mermaid-esque kinda way.
Metallics are absolutely huge this season and it's something I'm really rather happy about indeed, from metallic boots, to cami dresses and now to outerwear, it's a piece of space age wonderfullness that I can't get enough of.
And now for the boots, oh the boots! Leopard print of course and a much needed addition to my wardrobe seen as last years ASOS babies are well and truly trashed and are unfortunately now residing in the communal bins downstairs. Now these from Zalando are a little different due to their smaller more subtle leopard print and their sock like shape, but my goodness are they comfortable; quite possibly the most comfortable ankle boots I own... Which is saying something no?
So with the perfect transitional outfit dissected, with a side note of "remember to relax" thrown in for good measure, I think this outfit is both key for the current transitional period and key for keeping us on track work wise, double whammy win... GET IN!
*Post sponsored by my lurrrrves at Zalando*