If I’m being completely honest with myself I feel that autumn has got to be the perfect season. Summer has got its moments with carefree bike rides and cider induced adventures yet only in autumn can you see some of your favourite areas transform from vivid greens to claret reds before your very eyes. And don’t forget the festivities, from Halloween to Bonfire Night and early Christmas markets that conjure up their own unique atmosphere. Sometimes I feel that autumn is a little unappreciated.
On the day I was joined by JK from Unimited by JK as we went for a morning stroll through the Household of Cavalry Museum, the adjacent St James’s Park, Victoria Memorial and Buckingham Palace. The park itself was fully transformed from the last time I paid it a visit as now the floor was covered in crunchy orange leaves signalling the arrival of the inevitable cold weather.
Speaking of cold weather, I was born in Ukraine so personally don’t have much of a problem with it and as a blogger it allows for much more robust outfit combinations and of course layers! For this outfit I went with a Claret Technical Mac by John Lewis, a Ted Baker jumper and shirt, trousers from Next and plimsolls from ASOS. If you excuse the randomness of the patterns I think the whole outfit has a pretty lightweight feel. Perfect for those breezy mornings.
The mac which I have worn religiously over the past few weeks deserves it’s own mention. As it’s crafted from a breathable fabric it’s incredibly light and easy to style with whatever you might have in your wardrobe.
Alternatively, if you wish to go for the recent Jose Mourinho look the collar is made of sturdy leather which means it can be popped up and matched with numerous winter accessories from scarves to gloves and even bobbly hats.
There’s something about a good walk that just clears your head. Whether it’s the fresh air, good company or a change of scenery I feel a walk can really get the creative juices flowing.
St James’s and Green Parks are perfect for this as you get a snapshot of what London is really about. You’re enveloped by history as on one side
you have the Cavalry Museum and the modern London Eye whilst a short stroll past the park lake takes you to Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial
A walk is also a great way to snap yourself out of context. It’s easy to take things around you for granted and I do sometimes forget that people come to London
as part of their holidays. The next time you have a free morning why not explore a new part of your city, no more putting it off until the mood strikes you 🙂
Green Park was such a welcome surprise as the carpet of red and yellow transported you back to an almost childlike carefree state where a morning spent
kicking leaves didn’t seem like a bad option. The history behind the park is anything but childlike as it was notoriously used as a duelling ground
and a haunt of highwaymen and thieves. During the 18th and 19th centuries the park became a place for ballooning attempts and public firework displays. As part of the Queen Victoria Memorial construction numerous pieces of architecture were constructed to give the park character such as the Admiralty Arch and Canada Gate (above)
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JK is a 23 year old fashion blogger from London and was kind enough to join me on another one of my random adventures. Make sure to check out his photography:
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