Its October, can you believe it? Where on earth did September go?

Autumn is here. The leaves have turned orange, there’s a slight crispness to the mornings that I’ve very much missed and I’m already obsessed with all the cosy nights in.

Although September flashed by in what seemed like a round about 0.5 seconds (slight exaggeration but I bet you feel me), there were a lot of new things that I discovered which are now some of my new in favourites that I can’t seem to get enough of. I always know when something is going to be a long term favourite when I use it every single day without fail, and feel like I have failed if I haven’t used it. You get me?

I’m still going minimal on the makeup, I’m just finding it easier to do so, but there’s been a few new in skincare bits as well as many autumnal things so let’s jump in.

I can’t really start off the list without mentioning my new love, my new companion that I can’t go a day without. The (soy) Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks, where have I been? Why have I not tried this before? This little cup of heaven is literally me in a drink, it couldn’t be anymore spot on if it tried. Its blend of milk with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves and all that autumnal goodness is what I call perfection.

Really, I wish this last years September favourite or even the year before that (if they’ve been going that long) because I wish it had been in my life for longer. Ever since I tried one couple of weeks back, I can’t go into Starbucks without getting one. Yes, I may have wept a little when the barista told me the other day that they had run out of try. Honestly, its true love.

Now that October is here and the summers sunshine has said goodbye until next year, I can’t help but do everything humanely possible to keep my tan. Sad, I know. But there’s nothing I love more than feeling glowy without having to apply much makeup. After my trip to the Dominican Republic I immediately got my last years fave moisturiser out the cupboard, the Vaseline Cocoa Butter Spray Moisturiser. Whether you want to keep your glow or simply love easy to use skincare, then this is a go to.

Not only is this formula super fast drying, it literally dries in under 30 seconds, its incredibly hydrating and smells like a dream. For some reason, this stuff works better at keeping a tan than after sun does and it doesn’t break the bank so I’m all about it. I like to use this everyday after showering to at least attempt to keep a glow alive.

How can one transition into autumn and not mention candles? Because I can’t.

The past few weeks I have admittedly been hunting down all the autumnal candles and I’ve found a good few bargains in Sainsburys and TK Maxx. I must say, Sainsburys have good the warming scents down to a T, my favourite being the Spiced Pumpkin & Chestnut one. I’m one of those who attempt to restrain from lighting a candle as I hate ruining its pristine flat surface and clean wick, but I couldn’t hold back from this. I got it straight home and filled my house with the scent and now I’m probably going to head out later today and get some more. I’m in love and its also really getting me in the autumnal mood.

Of course now that its time to change up your autumn wardrobe I’ve been all over purchasing some new bits. There are so many high street stores with beautiful autumnal clothes in at the minute and I’ve been obsessing over jumper dresses and over the knee boots to go with it. Jumper dresses are so snuggly and warm whilst looking chic and well put together at the same time. You can read my post here all about how I wear them, why I love them and how I like to style them.

I have to admit, the boot obsession may be becoming an issue. I lived in flip flops throughout the summer so now that I can wear boots I just want to treat myself to some nice new shoes. I don’t have the biggest wardrobe space either so if I continue to buy new shoes, no more are gonna fit so it’s been a task trying to find staple boots to fit with many different outfits.

I excuse my obsession with the fact that a good pair of shoes can jazz up any outfit. A pair of over the knee boots can be worn with a jumper dress, a skirt, jeans or whatever you fancy, so that’s my reason (excuse) to treat myself to them.

What did you love in September?

Megan ♥

 

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Double Denim. A trend I never in a million years I thought I’d feel comfortable in. It’s a trend I used to see other people wearing and always questioned how they pulled it off so effortlessly.

So I went out, bought myself a new denim jacket and wore it with my black denim skirt and I really loved it.

It might seem like a small deal to some, trying out a trend, but this is one I’ve wanted to wear for years. Double denim isn’t really everyone’s cuppa T, but I just love the way it looks. I find more and more 90’s fashion trends are coming back lately and double denim is one of them. For now I’m all about black double denim, I find it looks so chic and is an outfit so easy to put together. But, when I find the perfect blue denim items, I’ll be trying that to.

Now that the autumn is heading straight at us (too quickly for my liking) it is usually time to put away the skirts and dresses, but this year I’m keeping buy amoxil uk them out am ready to start styling them up instead of just throwing on some jeans. I haven’t worn a pair of jeans in months and I’m not yet prepared to give in. Once I put them on, it’s so easy to live in them. But this year I’m challenging myself to try out new styles.

My new in black denim jacket is from Urban Outfitters by BDG. I’ve been looking for the perfect cropped denim jacket and after spotting this in the sale, it had to be mine.

This is perfect to whack on over a t-shirt or a jumper as its’ quite a loose fit and is surprisingly quite warm.

For now I’m wearing it with a black denim skirt, but I may even team this with black jeans when the time is right. As I say, I’m not giving in just yet.

What trend are you all over lately?

Megan ?

 

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I must admit, I’m a girl who loves a minimalistic colour palette. It’s the neutral colours my eyes are drawn to in the shops. Anything black, nude, grey or white my body heads straight towards.

Not this time. This time it was all about the colour red.

I don’t know why but I just feel comfortable in neutral shades. Maybe its because I’m not a girl who likes to stand out and I love that clean finish you get from a neutral colour palette. I bet (I hope) some of you fellow neutral lovers are nodding your heads along to what I’m saying.

However, when I headed out for bank holiday weekend I just couldn’t resist wearing some brighter colours and I actually felt so good wearing it. The sunshine brings everyone’s brighter wardrobes out and I thought it’s a bit time I did the same.

Red is a colour I always adore on other people but thought it was too bright for me. After all of that waiting, I now adore it. Typical eh? I’m now on all the online shopping sites looking for red sweaters, trousers, shoes and more tops. I just can’t get enough!

This red frilly sleeve buy accutane 40 mg crop top is such an easy to wear piece with either a skirt, shorts, trousers or jeans. I love to wear this with something high-waisted, usually a skirt, as that way it doesn’t show too much skin, you feel me?

Next time I doubt myself with brighter colours, I need to take a look at this and realise there’s more to my wardrobe than neutrals

Don’t get me wrong, neutrals are still my thing and I absolutely couldn’t live without my neutral colours but there’s something about a pop of colour that I really love right now.

Red is a shade you can wear all year round to, so it’s definitely one I’ll be bringing into autumn with me.

What colour will you be transitioning into autumn with?

Megan ?

 

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As much as I love to create and publish daily content, I also love to read content on daily basis to. I read all types of blogs as it isn’t just the topics that I blog about that interest me. Anything from food and fitness to beauty and travel – pretty much anything that catches my eye.

With being on social media a lot I come across new blogs and reads all the time so today I’m sharing with you my current blog crushes.

Love finding new blogs to read and lust over? Let’s go.

Stacey Louise White

Photography on point? Check. Fab writing style? Check. Gorgeous Instagram feed? Check. Stacey, you got it all going on girl. Stacey’s blog is one I read every time a post goes live, it’s one I have on my bookmarks and I really love reading her variety of posts.

Stacey’s recent post on How To Actually Achieve Your Blog Goals is actually a factor of what kick started me back into daily blogging. It’s posts like these that get me inspired and want to get my motivation back, and it was this post in particular that caught my eye at the end of August. So Stacey, I thank you for that much needed kick up the backside.

Kate La Vie

Love interiors? Then you’ll love Kate. I’m sure many of will have already drooled on her Instagram feed and blog, because I sure have many times. Kate’s photographs and interior taste literally has me wanting to move out and design my own place right now.

Not only does Kate cover the lushest interiors, she covers beauty and lifestyle to. Her posts always cover something quite different and unique. It’s not all the time that I’ll be lusting over her interior posts. Quite buy doxycycline 100mg online often I go back to her blog and use many of her yummy recipes (the Banana Bread with Cinnamon Butter one really got me good) and love to see what’s new in her beauty cupboard.

Kate is someone I get a lot of inspiration from and one day when I get my own place, her interior tips will be the first I will head for.

Seriously, just take a look at her Instagram feed.

Chelcie Nicole M

My absolute blog and fashion crush this month has to be Chelcie from Chelcie Nicole M. If I could have a sneak peek into anyone’s wardrobe it would be hers hands down.

I love that her fashion posts on her blog aren’t just photos either. There is always writing on how and why she wore the outfit. The mix of both always gets me going back.

Chelcie also covers lifestyle topics on her blog and my favourite post has to be on her trip to Amsterdam. The photos are just so beautiful and, of course, have made me want to visit ASAP!

Over on Chelcie’s Instagram I always see a strong theme going, something I adore about her as it’s what I find so hard to master. Her colour palette along with each and every outfit she posts I’m all for, they’re just lush! She has not only a unique style, but every piece from her wardrobe I just want. It’s bad for my bank account but who cares when you get all the pretty clothes, right?!

I wish I’d found Chelcie sooner because girl, I’m loving what you’re doing. Keep those fashion posts coming my way, I’m living for them!

Who are your current blog crushes?

Megan ?

 

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Don’t get me wrong, many of my days are spent (when possible) in my comfy clothes or my PJ’s – because who doesn’t love wearing their PJ’s? But when I make the effort and pick out an outfit, there is a particular style I’ve been all for lately.

With the British summer being very unpredictable, it can be quite hard to plan your outfits out so I like to play it safe when it comes to trousers. I’ve been all about looser fit trousers this season, so anything from culottes to flares have been my go to. You can’t really go wrong with loose fit trousers can you?

For this particular day, I couldn’t have planned my outfit better. The morning started over a slightly warm, overcast and not really much hope for sunshine but by lunchtime the sunshine made an appearance and stayed out for the rest of the day – I just love it when that happens! With this kind of weather being a common thing, I’m so happy I put this outfit together to wear again.

These khaki pants are a purchase I never thought I’d get much use out of. How very wrong I was. Since buying them, I’ve managed to style them in so many buy generic accutane 10mg different ways. From wearing them with heels for a bit of laid back sophistication to flip flops for a chilled day out. They’re incredibly versatile and to one of those items of clothing that make you feel so sassy. My favourite way to style them is like I have here, with a cropped off the shoulder tee and relaxed mules. As these khaki pants give off relaxed ‘boyish’ vibes, I like to sass them up. I do love a bit of sass.

Although wearing relaxed heels isn’t everyone’s cuppa tea, I really recommend mules if you’re looking for comfort whilst also looking chic and stylish for a day out. I adore mules at the minute and with these trousers I find they add an effortless touch to the look.

My everyday outfits have been focused on stylish comfort lately and I really can’t fault these pants. They’ve quickly become a favourite staple in my wardrobe and I love finding new items to pair with them.

What I’m Wearing:

Top – Asos

Khaki pants – Topshop

Shoes – Primark

Bag – Zara

Earrings – H&M

Rings – Pandora

What staple piece in your wardrobe do you love to style?

Megan ?

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Hello world and welcome back to a new fashion post. When I began my fashion section here on Life With MCM, I never really knew just how much I’d fall in love with it. Not only that, I’ve fallen in love with finding my style and also filling my wardrobe with some new pieces that I actually really adore. I typically love wearing quite a minimalistic colour palette and then jazz it up with a pop of colour here and there.

When I say a minimalistic colour palette, I generally wear black, greys, khakis and nudes/blush pinks – anything that’s easy to mix and match for different outfits and styles. Don’t get me wrong, I do switch is up sometimes with say a bright red top or an orange skirt, but I really do love a minimalistic wardrobe. For summer I do tend to stick with the lighter end of those shades and anything white always catches my eye. This adorable little white frill top is from Zara was one of those purchases that I just had to have. I knew I could wear it with so many outfits from trousers to skirts, which you can also mix with different textures from denim to cottons and silk.

With a monochrome style there is always room for some bright accessories, so for this look I chose this gorgeous red bag from Zara. Red is such a classic colour when wearing black and white and quite frankly, I want to wear this colour palette more and more. Red has always been a shade I’m drawn to when I comes to brighter colours (as well as mustard yellow as I’m all about that right now) and this is such a staple bag for my wardrobe now. It’s slouchy faux leather material means you can fit a lot inside and looks effortless with any outfit. The silver metallic detailing on the handles makes the bag feel sophisticated and luxe.

Zara really are doing it for me at the minute, especially with their bags and shoes. There’s a particular pair of mustard yellow heels from there that I’ve had my eye on for sometime, I think it’s about time I got them. As I’m one for a monochrome outfit, it’s so refreshing to see bright and easy to wear accessories hit the high street shops. I think I’ll be having many more monochrome moments this year so I can add a pop of colour here and there as I love shopping for accessories.

What colour palette is your go to at the minute?

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Top – Zara (sold out – similar here)

Trousers – Pretty Little Thing

Bag – Zara

Megan ?

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When it comes to clothes, I love staple pieces that can be worn down and up. I think flares are perfect for that. I’ve only started feeling comfortable in flares the past few months and I know they’ve been on the scene for a while now and I adored the way they looked on others. My first pair, which I’m wearing here, are from Zara. I must say, when it comes to a high street store I’m loving right now, Zara has to be top of the list. Most of my new in wardrobe is from there and I’m loving so many more things. I doubted myself before trying these flares on but instantly fell in love.

Another reason I love flares and am so happy they’ve made a comeback is because they’re so fun. You can wear them with flats, trainers and heels. Versatile trousers are my kind of thing as I like to be able to change from day to night within the matter of seconds, buying accutane just by changing your shoes or top. For me, outfits work around the bottom half and I style from there. I’m usually quite the skinny jean girl, but flares are just working there with in to be my favourite type of bottoms.

As well as trousers they’re also making a huge hit with me with my jumpers and jackets, as you can see from my outfit here. I love a cropped jumper and there are so many on the market right now with flared sleeves and I’m all for them. They just add a nice twist to any simple outfit and make it look like you’ve put that bit more effort in.

I’ve worn this outfit many times now and these particular pair I’m wearing here come in white, which I must pick up for my holidays!

The outfit details:

Jumper | Zara
Trousers | Zara
Trainers | COS (last season)

Do you have any flared trouser recommendations? I’m on the hunt for more!

Megan ?

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