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INTERSEASON SHOPPING

I love the Summertime but I also love the changing seasons. I think it's good to have a change and makes you appreciate what you have when you have it. I also love being able to dress for different weathers - I like the cosyness of coats and the carefree coolness of a summer dress and look forward to both at the end of the season before. 

The end of the Summer before Autumn (September - October time in the UK - interseason) can be all sorts of seasons, weather and temperature in one day. So when I shop around this time I look for versatile clothes that can be worn in all weathers, all year around.

Mono Animal Ruffle Long Sleeve Blouse £34 / MOTO Side Stripe Skirt £30 / Two-in-One Reversible Bomber Jacket £79

TOPSHOP have some great inter-season pieces in at the moment, I recently purchased an amazing reversible bomber jacket - it's like having 2 jackets in one and really does go with everything including your mood! I am also pretty excited about this black and white ruffle shirt, which I intend to wear with jeans and under dungarees, but would also wear it with a smart skirt or bright coloured trousers to meetings.

We are also fast approaching boot season - I love a statement shoe and rarely play it safe when it comes to the colour of my footwear. If you have followed me for a while you'll know that I love a bright, leopard print or metallic (neutral) shoe and the same goes for boots.  I am really looking forward to styling these red ones, but also have my eye on TOPSHOP's  gold and pinks ones.

A denim skirt is also a wise purchase for September, wear it now with bare legs, trainers or sandals then as the colder weather sets in with tights, boots or loafers.

I also recently purchased this leopard print clutch. The good thing about a leopard print clutch is that it will go with everything and can be worn to anything.  I got mine to go with a blue playsuit I recently wore to a wedding but have since worn it with so many different outfits and know I will for years to come. 

So if you are interseason shopping look out for versatile things that can be worn in all weathers, that can be dressed up and down and as always that make you happy!

This post is kindly sponsored by TOPSHOP & Affiliate Window. All thoughts, clothes choices, ideas and purchases are my own!

BRAND: BELL & FOX

I am a big fan of bags - i love all different styles and shapes.  I usually have a few everyday bags on the go that tend to be cross body bags or shoulder bags - i look for ones that go with everything but are a bit different, are great quality so they last, are practical and i only invest in one if i love it.

I recently discovered a new leather bag brand called Bell & Fox - the bags are super good quality and the designs are classic but also modern. These would be good investment bags that would last a lifetime.  I love the round one and the fox one.  

Here is what Sarah the designer and founder of the brand says about them:

NAME OF BRAND/COMPANY: bell&fox

DATE IT WAS FOUNDED: first collection launched for AW15

BY WHOM IT WAS FOUNDED: Sarah Edwards

WHY WAS IT CREATED: After completing a degree in Footwear & Accessories Design back in 1992, I have worked as a designer and buyer for a number of brands including Clarks, TopShop, Monsoon, Reiss and Radley to name just a few. Having gained over 24 years of experience, I had a ’now or never’ moment to start my own brand!

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR BRAND: bell&fox is a new brand, a new collection of contemporary, luxurious leather handbags and accessories designed with a British spirit, for the woman with effortless style. Launched in AW15, I wanted to channel my years experience within premium accessories design to form my own brand. Inspired by my passion to create a modern collection of leather handbags and accessories, combining style with function to form a collection of accessible luxury, bell&fox was born. Clean lines and great quality combined with functionality are the definition of bell&fox. I love effortless style that works with our now more relaxed way of life and dress code, and have drawn on my British heritage and passion of vintage silhouettes and detailing to create a range of luxurious leather bags and accessories that can be worn on any occasion. As your hardest working accessory, quality and function are key – my bags are made in full grain leather with interior mobile phone and tablet pockets designed for a modern lifestyle.

WHAT WE SHOULD BUY FROM YOU: I love designs that are versatile, and work! My Wristlet Clutch works as a clutch both with or without the wristlet, then with the wristlet removed can be used as an iPad mini or kindle case and also as a pouch for make-up or all of those bits and pieces that I seem to need to carry around. My Fox Bag works as a cross body bag, and also as a wristlet clutch – mine has had many many outings over the last few months! My Canteen Bag is a good enough size to fit what you might meed for an average day. My Bucket Bag recently held my purse, keys, phone, snacks, water, tissues and a jumper for a day trip out with my niece and nephew – its like the tardis! And my Hobo has a slip pocket inside for an iPad for those days when I need to go to carry even more. Whilst I sometimes need my large purse to carry all of my cards and nonsense, my credit card purse if perfect for when I only need a few cards, notes and coins. Can you tell I love them all?!