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Hi, my name is Fen and I like to talk about style and sustainability. I love sneakers, navy blue, and unisex clothing. Inspired mostly by Japanese streetwear and 1940s silhouettes. Can't resist good knitwear. 

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Autumn Mood Board

Autumn Mood Board

2018 has been really tough, and it's very tempting to write off the whole affair as 'a bad year' and wait until 2019 rolls in for a fresh start. But, I don't want to wish my life away - so I'm trying very hard to ground myself and enjoy the next few months.

Autumn is my favourite season (yes, I am painfully basic) and I've always loved the feeling of freshness and renewal it brings. Time for new books and pencils, getting your cosy sweaters out of the bottom drawer, eating soup for dinner, getting excited about Halloween, reading spooky novels, strolling to work every morning surrounded by beautiful golden leaves, and enjoying cosy evenings snuggled on the sofa. It's also a celebratory season for my family: featuring my parents' wedding anniversary (on Halloween!), both of their birthdays, my anniversary with my partner, my partner's birthday, my brother's birthday, and my birthday (this year will be the last one of my 20's!). 

I've just had a week off work, which gave me some much needed time to relax and get on top of jobs around the house. It also gave me the headspace to think about what I'd like to achieve in the coming months. Key goals for me include getting back to regular yoga and meditation, planning and eating lots of healthy vegetarian meals, and making sure I leave lots of time for myself to do things I enjoy like reading, painting, and playing video games. I’m also eager to spruce up our little flat in preparation for the long cold months ahead.

I’ve put together a little mood board filled with things for the new season. Hope you enjoy!

 We'll be making more warming, autumnal recipes like this delicious  Kale and Sweet Potato Curry by Minimalist Baker , one of our favourites!  Photo from Minimalist Baker.

We'll be making more warming, autumnal recipes like this delicious Kale and Sweet Potato Curry by Minimalist Baker, one of our favourites! Photo from Minimalist Baker.

 I’m definitely going to do another play through of Night in the Woods soon - it’s  the  most autumnal and atmospheric game, and totally brilliant in every way.

I’m definitely going to do another play through of Night in the Woods soon - it’s the most autumnal and atmospheric game, and totally brilliant in every way.

 I managed to score my dream boots from  Grenson  a few months ago, and it’s just become cold enough to start wearing them.

I managed to score my dream boots from Grenson a few months ago, and it’s just become cold enough to start wearing them.

 I have a khaki jacket just like this - I how it’s styled here with light layers and simple, pulled back hair.

I have a khaki jacket just like this - I how it’s styled here with light layers and simple, pulled back hair.

 Regular yoga and meditation makes me feel so much better. I haven't been to yoga class for about a month, but I've just bought a new class pass (at  Happy Yoga Newcastle ) and I can't wait to get back to it.

Regular yoga and meditation makes me feel so much better. I haven't been to yoga class for about a month, but I've just bought a new class pass (at Happy Yoga Newcastle) and I can't wait to get back to it.

 I've got so much on my 'to read' pile this autumn, including The Ice Palace by Tarjei Vesaas. Still loving  this fragrance by Gorilla Perfumes .

I've got so much on my 'to read' pile this autumn, including The Ice Palace by Tarjei Vesaas. Still loving this fragrance by Gorilla Perfumes.

 I’ve been lusting after a Traveler’s Notebook for years, and I might finally treat myself to one this autumn. I love  this olive green version .

I’ve been lusting after a Traveler’s Notebook for years, and I might finally treat myself to one this autumn. I love this olive green version.

 Now the weather has cooled down a bit, I can start walking to and from work again. It's much less stressful than the bus, and makes for a great start to the day. I also want to get out more on the weekends and enjoy some the beautiful park at the end of our street.

Now the weather has cooled down a bit, I can start walking to and from work again. It's much less stressful than the bus, and makes for a great start to the day. I also want to get out more on the weekends and enjoy some the beautiful park at the end of our street.

 Bought this  yellow wool scarf from Arket  a few months ago and can’t wait to start wearing it.

Bought this yellow wool scarf from Arket a few months ago and can’t wait to start wearing it.

 Forever admiring the style of Sofia Coppola - I love this simple, elegant look for early autumn.

Forever admiring the style of Sofia Coppola - I love this simple, elegant look for early autumn.

 Time to dig the knitwear out from the bottom drawer! I love these  3D knit lambswool sweaters from Uniqlo .

Time to dig the knitwear out from the bottom drawer! I love these 3D knit lambswool sweaters from Uniqlo.

 Currently obsessed with these patterned pottery pumpkins, and desperate to get one for my house before October starts!  This one pictured is by  Uno Alla Volta  and is unfortunately no longer available. A similar version (with shipping to the UK) can be found at  Blue Dot Pottery .

Currently obsessed with these patterned pottery pumpkins, and desperate to get one for my house before October starts!

This one pictured is by Uno Alla Volta and is unfortunately no longer available. A similar version (with shipping to the UK) can be found at Blue Dot Pottery.

 Excited to read the latest issue of The Gentlewoman. Pictured here on my favourite autumn blanket.

Excited to read the latest issue of The Gentlewoman. Pictured here on my favourite autumn blanket.

September Favourites

September Favourites

August Favourites

August Favourites