Sunday, 20 October 2013

Vixen | Autumn Chat

Hot chocolate, chunky knits, and the earthy smell of fallen leaves in the park.
Autumn has finally arrived, and is without a doubt my favourite time of year. For some reason it just makes me feel really nostalgic, and seems to be the season for reflection. As Mr. Fitzgerald beautifully phrases it, 'life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall'.

Autumn certainly is a time to get cosy, I think that's probably why it's my favourite season.
I've been such a home-bunny recently, and that's probably a lot to do with being pregnant. I honestly think it's the perfect season to be pregnant!
I'm really enjoying evenings in, accompanied by a cup of tea, a few scented candles,  and a cuddles with the husband. 
Stefan and I have gradually been getting more and more prepared for Mr.jeffy-bumps' arrival too. We've ordered a gorgeous little baby bouncer and have agreed it's almost time to order and pick up his pushchair. I've been going completely crazy over on my Pinterest, on Friday I spent about 6 hours obsessively pinning baby related photos. It's getting a little out of hand, I may need an intervention soon!

In terms of beauty, Autumn also means I can start wearing all my favourite nail shades again. I have always preferred darker polishes, particularly of the deep berry colour (although I am always partial to a nude/french manicure shade too). In fact, I'm sure my nail varnish collection is pretty much all sorts of variations of the same colour!
Vixen, a dark vampy plum shade by Revlon, has made a welcome appearance on my nails over the last couple of weeks. It's very similar to OPI 'Vampire State Building', which I think they discontinued. You'll be happy to know it's rather purse friendly too, at just under £5. You'll definitely need a base coat, and a couple of coats of Vixen to get a lovely opaque look. The consistency is quite watery, but as I said, a couple of coats and you're good to go! Instant Autumnal-ness (is that a word?!)

I've been such a happy little preggo this weekend (it makes a change!), so we've managed to pack a few activities in. Trust me when I say, I am most definitely appreciating having the time and energy to do all these things now, from grabbing a hot chocolate on a walk, (you'll see a little more of that in my most recent pregnancy vlog), to going out out for dinner, or finding a spare couple of hours to do a spot of home baking.  
I'll admit, I'm rather exhausted now, but it's was worth it! 
People keep telling me how much things will change when little Jeffy comes along, so I almost feel like these last couple of months are a strange in-between limbo-type stage. We know how different our lifestyle is going to be soon, and we're just waiting for it to happen.

Sunglasses: H&M
Scarf: Zara 
Cardigan: Urban Outfitters (a couple of seasons ago)
Top: Topshop (a couple of seasons ago)
Jeans: Topshops Maternity
Boots: Topshop

On Saturday night I took Stefan out for a belated birthday-man dinner at Sketch a gorgeous restaurant just off Oxford street. We really enjoyed our little date, it was such an artsy, eclectic atmosphere.
In fact, we liked it there so much, that we've decided it should be our first proper date alone together after Jeffy is born. 
I must say I'm looking forward to being able to drink and making my way through the cocktail menu!

Anyway, I hope you've all had a lovely weekend too.
What are your favourite things about Autumn? Do you enjoy a berry-nail shade at this time of year? 


  1. You look so gorgeous and happy!


  2. I love your fall outfit... it looks so cozy and comfortable! I will have to pick up that nail polish next time I go to the drugstore!

    The FAB Journal

  3. I hope to look that gorgeous when I'm present! And I adore dark nail polish, as well. :)

    Shani x

  4. You look so beautiful! So glowing :) Glad you're feeling a bit better in yourself this week, going to watch your new video now too :)


  5. Lovely blog post :) that quote from Fitzgerald is beautiful! x

  6. Oh Hannah you little beauty, you must be one of the most divine-looking pregnant ladies I've ever seen. Sounds like you've had a fabulous weekend too!


  7. You look so happy and glowy :)
    I love autumn too, it's also my favorite time of year. I like getting cosy in knits, hats and scarfs and snuggling up under covers with scented candles.

  8. you look beautiful, love the colour of your nailpolish!


  9. oh christ, I'm going to spend so much time looking through your pinterest Hannah!

    You look beautiful - I certainly hope I can be clever enough to plan my first pregnancy for Autumn too - it's my favourite time of year and I cannot imagine being in the last trimester of pregnancy during a sweltering summer! I love berry shades of nail varnish - I can't wait to paint my nails berry this weekend and buy a good Autumnal lipstick too. :)
    Really enjoying your bump miss, love and good wishes to all three of you!


  10. You look gorgeous! We've just ordered our pushchair and car seat tonight and a few other bits last week whilst boots have their 3for 2 offer on and I can't wait to receive them. I've been a total homebody too and I'm really enjoying autumn apart from all the rain!

  11. Just found your blog and I love it! Your fall outfit with the sweater and red shirt is so cute :)

  12. I love your nails! I always get so excited when September arrives & I can whip out the dark polishes. Good luck with your baby too! I can't imagine how exciting it must all be :) eeeekkk!! Hope it runs smoothly!xxx

  13. Cute outfit, you really look great whilst being pregnant, I felt bloody awful! I have that nail varnish too, it's perfect for Autumn. Bewitching by Revlon is gorgeous too though, more berry but so nice. xx

    Curls & Swirls Beauty Blog

  14. Awww looks like you had a fab weekend :) I LOVE berry colours, I got my toes done the other week with a similar colour (preggo treat). I love my berry lipsticks and clothes during A/W!

  15. I love the colour of you nails they are so pretty :) x