Monday, 3 October 2016
Styled by Helen: Yellow Bubble
October has started and there is a definite chill in the air. The sun might still be shining but there's a crispness that let's you know Autumn is well and truly here. That makes it pretty much the perfect time to start thinking about knitwear. Luckily enough, Yellow Bubble have just what you need. Their knitted wares certainly kept me cosy over the weekend. We've been getting a peek at the new Winter collection and playing dress up in it - one of my favourite things to do.
Yellow Bubble is an independent luxury knitwear brand based in Edinburgh. That certainly ticks the shop local box! Their items are all handmade and they believe in keeping production small, sustainable and well crafted. Started by designer Jenny McCraw, the inspirations behind the brand include drag queens, glitter and anything bright and fluffy. Certainly my kinda gal! I first came across Yellow Bubble at the Tea Green Concept Atelier, where Kimberley fell pretty hard for their fluffy crop top. That top is back in a new incarnation for the Winter collection and you'll get a chance to see it in all it's glory in Kimberley's post later this week. I was attracted to this patterned knit and matching hat. I do love a co-ord so I'm very excited by this new way to be matchy matchy. The colour isn't something I'd usually wear but I'm loving sporting something on the cooler end of the spectrum. I added this fabulous grey scarf, with super soft faux fur trim, for extra cosyness. Seriously, it is so soft! I just want to sit and stroke it all day.
Hat | Yellow Bubble
Jumper | Yellow Bubble
Scarf | Yellow Bubble
Top | Kimberley's wardrobe
Jeans | Primark
Boots | Charity Shop
Ring | Made by me
Crossbone Ring | Bloody Mary Metal
Glasses | c/o Iolla
I kept the rest of my outfit casual for an afternoon of wandering around the capital. I do enjoy an Autumn walk on a cool crisp day. And that got me thinking of some of the other things I love about this time of year. The fact it gets darker earlier is not one of those reasons (it can make getting nice photos much more difficult), but there are plenty of other things to get excited about:
When it's warm, wearing even one layer can feel like a faff. But, when it gets a bit nippier, then it's the more layers the better. I love wearing a shirt under a jumper and having the collar poking out. It adds interest to an outfit and just looks darn cute. This white collared top I borrowed from Kimberley is the perfect addition to this outfit. I love the way it looks with the jumper, complimenting it without stealing the limelight from its fun pattern.
2.) Hot beverages
I drink coffee and tea all year round but there's something more satisfying about having a hot beverage on a cold day. I'm also a lot more likely to enjoy a hot chocolate once Autumn rolls around. It just feels more acceptable and deserved.
Wearing a hat always makes me happy. There just aren't that many occasions that call for headwear these days. Summer hats seem like a good idea but then a gust of wind comes along and you have to chase it down the high street. Winter hats are much more secure. Plus they help to keep in the heat. I love that this one has a pom pom on top. It's just the perfect finishing touch for any Autumn ensemble.
4.) Fallen leaves
Crunching in fallen leaves is something I've enjoyed since childhood and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon. These days I might walk through the heaps rather than jumping in them but I still smile at that sound.
Probably the best thing about autumn. Well, in my book anyway. You know that we're big fans of Halloween around here and I am getting particularly excited this year. I'm attempting to watch a horror film everyday through out October for #31daysofhorror. Follow my progress, recommendations and inevitable fail on Twitter. I'm also attempting to wear, eat, drink or do something spooky everyday on Instagram at #helendoeshalloween.
Yellow Bubble's winter collection launches online and at selected stockists from 10th October. Check out the full collection by taking a peek at their Lookbook and start planning your winter wardrobe.
Thank you to Yellow Bubble for inviting us to play dress up in this super cosy collection.