I love the blogging community – before I started blogging I had no idea such a thing existed. Of course, you know of the uber famous cliques – Zoella, Alfie, Tanya Burr and the like – but I had no idea that there were thousands of smaller bloggers who are all so supportive of one another. Over here on Jodetopia, I love introducing new brands to you guys, so I came up with a new idea – why not introduce some other bloggers, too?! A few lovely bloggers have offered to guest post on Jodetopia, and I am very pleased to today share the first one – An Autumn 2016 Wish List by Becky from The Lifestyle Blogger UK! Enjoy!
I know some people feel sad to say goodbye to the Summer months, but for me, I’m actually really happy that Autumn isn’t far away. It means so many of my favourite things are about to happen: My birthday, the buzz around Christmas, being able to have candles burning all around the house, getting snuggled up under cozy blankets and we can all start eating un-healthy cakes, gingerbread people, cookies…etc, without feeling guilty!
The other morning I woke up and really felt the cool-ness in the air, even though the sun was shining brightly, there was a definite crisp in the air. It made me think, I really need to start looking at changing up my wardrobe, planning for the colder months ahead. I was really surprised at how many amazing things I found to help me stay cozy, fashionable-ish and warm this Winter. So, I thought I would share with you my Autumn wish list, I hope you enjoy!
Bath & Bodyworks
You can’t honestly go through a Winter without having a Bath & Bodyworks Candle burning somewhere in your home, especially as they’ve now launched the stunning Autumn Candle collection, doesn’t everyone want one of these in their house?! All you American / Canadian folk who can easily get your hands on these…I’m soo jealous! It is annoying but there are ways around this, you just need to get creative! It’ll prove to your family and friends just how much you want one of these candles, don’t let something silly like shipping stop you! I can’t wait for our house to smell like Christmas every day!
The Discount Watch Store
Next on my list this Autumn has to be a Citizen Watch from The Discount Watch Store. My current collection is quite large but I noticed they are all predominantly Summer watches, nothing really says Autumn to me so I thought it was about ‘time’ to change this. My Autumn watch this year will be the: Women’s Eco-Drive Diamond Accented Bezel Black Dial Steel Bracelet Watch. I normally find the leather strap watches are better for the colder months as metal straps can be quite cold on the skin but I just love this watch so much that I don’t care! Oh the things you put yourself through for fashion! To me, the black watch face and man-ish style to the watch shouts Autumn, I can’t wait to put this together with a few of my new Autumnal outfits I have planned!
UGG boots for me are a staple in my wardrobe, whether it’s Summer or Winter, I always have a pair on the go as they are soo bloomin’ comfortable to wear and the last so damn long! While flicking through their many, many styles, I came across these gorgeous Bonham UGG boots in dark brown. I don’t know what it is about dark brown ankle boots in the colder months but it’s always i seem to gravitate to. I’ve never really been a fan of black boots in any style though so maybe it’s just been a process of elimination over the years?! Just look how pretty they are. Perfect for the colder months but I bet they would look fab with a Summer outfit next year as well, perfect with a pair of skinny jeans!
Next on my list is something I have been dying to get for months now, ever since I first set eyes on in earlier in the year. I have put it off and put it off but now is the time. I feel now we are in September, anything goes when it comes to buying Autumn/Winter accessories, you gotta stock up! So, what is it i’m talking about…well, it’s the Teddy Bear Throw from Dunelm. Just £19.99 and worth every penny! It will get so much use this year and next year too and the best thing, apart from it being super thick, soft and fluffy is that it’s huge!! Come on cold evenings…I need you!
And lastly on my Autumn wish list is this beautiful Gilet from Fat Face. I swear everyone needs one of these in their wardrobes! I guess at £72 it might be soon as pretty expensive for what is really half a jacket but to me, it’s so worth it. They are so useful to have around and each time I buy one, I get more and more use out of it. I chose this one because of it’s stunningly perfect Autumnal colours. I think it’s perfect for the Autumn but it’ll also be great for next year too. I love to feel cozy and warm in Winter but sometimes I full jacket is just too much. Something like this would be perfect! I look forward to wearing you soon mister Gilet!
So, that’s my 2016 Autumn wish list! I’m so excited to get shopping for Autumn/Winter accessories, my favourite time of the year! I’m sure more will be added to my list as new, Winter inspired items come out into the stores and as Christmas gets closer…eek, I can’t wait! Happy Autumn everyone!
The Lifestyle Blogger UK
So… there you have it! The first guest post! In case you want to hear MY opinion on the matter…my autumnal essential just has to be essential oils (the clue is in their name – they’re essential!!) – I just find it SO relaxing to wind down on a cold evening with a cuppa, with the beautiful smell of lavender in the air. It helps me wind down, relax and helps me fall asleep! You can get all sorts of essential oils to mix it up too, no matter what mood you’re in. Trust me on this one – buy a tea light burner, a plain wax tart and drip some essential oils in the melted wax – you can thank me later!
I want to say a MASSIVE thank you to Becky for writing such a great piece – I deffo need that Teddy Bear Throw in my life! Don’t forget to head over to her blog to see some of her other posts, like this salted caramel brownie recipe (yum!) and this cute af washbag!
What do you think of Becky’s wishlist? Would you like to see more guest posts on Jodetopia? Let me know in the comments below!