I love fashion. I really do. If I were to be a total cliche – that would be happy to punch themselves in the face – I would say that I had a passion for fashion. (BRB, just vomming into my “can’t take the cringe-worthiness” bucket). But one thing that I’m not so keen on is worrying about the ever changing trends. I am a basics girl at heart and definitely rely on key pieces to take me throughout the seasons.
As a busy blogger too, my job can take me all over – I will be in Edinburgh, New York, London and potentially Paris all in one month alone – so my must have items need to just work no matter where I am and what situation I’m in… which is why I am so over the moon (like, Tom Cruise jumping all over Oprah’s couch kinda’ over the moon) to bring you my Top 10 Must have items for Autumn in collaboration with Fat Face.
Now, because we all know I like a good chat, I’ve decided to split this over two features. So the first, which you’re reading right now, will feature 5 key pieces showcased in the city. The second, coming on Wednesday so keep your eyes peeled, will feature the remaining 5 but in the countryside, showing you just how versatile and wearable the pieces are.
The Lunch Date Look
– The oiled tote bag –
Everyone needs a great, classic, reliable handbag – I mean, where else are you going to store 15 nearly identical shades of lipstick for everyday life? – and what is more luxurious than a stunning tan, oiled leather one? (Nothing I tell you, nothing…) Not only does it look completely fabulous – it has a very Mulberry Alexa vibe to me – not only is it made of beautiful material, not only is it lined with the prettiest floral pattern… but it’s such an incredible size fitting everything you need, without looking too bulky. I love that the oiled material gives it a shinier, more polished finished too meaning that this works so well in the city as well as the country.
– The Waterfall Cardigan – 
Light but cosy, comfy but chic, the waterfall cardigan is one of my absolute favourite must haves for this Autumn. I absolutely adore the more delicate cut and the thinner texture meaning that it’s perfect for layering but also doesn’t add any extra bulk (because we don’t exactly need any help in that department come Hot chocolate/Mince Pie season). This light grey beauty from Fat Face is just so versatile and I will definitely be going back for the Navy and khaki shade. 
– The Tea Dress – 
Next up, we have the Camille tea dress, and what I absolutely adore about this dress is that it is definitely a little more conservative in print and length, but there’s something about the v-neck that just makes me feel so feminine (and dare I say… sexy?). The material is of a stunning quality, surprisingly thick and toasty… and I love the floral print making it the perfect tea dress for a lunch date, girly day out or afternoon tea. Basically, any occasion… 
The gorgeous material means that it’s so, so comfortable, so whether you wear it as I’ve worn it here – sans tights as for once it was actually sunny (which is awful for photography #BloggerProblems) – or paired with tights and flats/boots and a nice chunky jumper or cardigan, it just works.
– The Chelsea Boots – 
I’ve done a bad thing here guys, a bad, bad thing. I’ve teased you with photo’s of the most perfect chelsea boots only to say that their full feature doesn’t come until Wednesday’s post – all the more reason to check back of course πŸ˜‰ – but one thing I can tell you is that if you don’t have a pair of chelsea boots in your wardrobe… you’re seriously missing out.
The Dinner and Drinks look
– The “Does it all” shirt – 
The does it all shirt. If anyone knows me/sees me quite often, you’ll know that I live in shirts. Generally, plain white, oversized (that means Dan’s old shirts that are too big but create the best oversized shape) shirts are my port of call in “I have no idea what to wear and need to be out of the door in 5 seconds” situations, however my love affair with the printed, does it all, works in any situation kinda’ shirt has definitely pipped it to the post recently. This Fat Face triangle geo shirt has been a saviour on so many occasions be it, a meeting, a nice dinner out or even drinks, so it had to feature in today’s post.
I have always been the biggest Navy fan girl supporter as it’s just so effortless and chic and not as boring harsh as black, and combined with the gorgeous triangle/geo print, it becomes the perfect mixture of smart and casual. As with every Fat Face piece I own, the material is of such a high quality and feels so luxurious and comfortable to wear. It also looks fab underneath a nice thick jumper for when you need to layer up. The does it all shirt really does do it all. #TongueTwisterOfTheYear!
– The Perfect Jegging – 
Whenever asked what my fashion or wardrobe essential is, Jeans/Jeggings are the one thing that I always neglect, and then always kick myself for forgetting afterwards. Don’t get me wrong; I love a dress/skirt/shorts/[insert your own choice of any clothing item that isn’t jeans here]. But nothing beats pulling on the perfect, flattering pair of jeggings that feel like pyjamas but look incredible.
These Fat face jeggings are genuinely the most comfortable I own. Their so stretchy which means that they fit perfectly; nice and tight – but not to the point of cutting off your circulation (been there, done that…) – but with enough stretch to be able to move around completely comfortably. I definitely need this jegging style in all the colours but I do have to say that I love the colour of this denim vintage option. The perfect everyday colour but paired with a pair of bright heels – and the does it all shirt, see what I did there, see what I did there… – they also work perfectly for a dressier look.
So that brings my first Autumn must haves post with Fat Face to an end. I have to say, I absolutely loved putting this piece together and I think it’s because it really made me appreciate what pieces I rely on in my wardrobe, what pieces I come back to no matter what, and actually, because they’re are so versatile… what items will see me through not only the cooler months but all year round.
As always, thanks so much for reading. I really hope you enjoyed this post and don’t forget to stay tuned for part 2 πŸ™‚
This post is in collaboration with Fat Face. All thoughts, photographs and love of Tea dresses and comfortable jeggings, my own.


  1. Amber says:

    I bloody love Fat Face, although I might be a bit biased 'cos I used to work there! Damn, I miss that 70% staff uniform discount *cries*. The tea dress is super cute, and YES their jeans/jeggings are sooo comfy, as are most of their clothes! I take it the bright strappy sandals are not Fat Face? Where are they from 'cos I need some in my life.

    Also, love the photos! I always like sunny pics, but with thunderclouds rolling in in the background, I think it gives such a cool effect and mood πŸ™‚

    amber love

    • Ahh I'm so pleased you love them too Amber, such a fab brand aren't they? So pleased you like the photo's too, that really means a lot. The sandals are Primark πŸ™‚


  2. I love the outfit you have at the first one.
    Looking so fall chic and the bag is super handy

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  3. I've never shopped in fat face before! Both outfits are gorgeous!

  4. I've never been to fat face before, how bad is that?! But their outfits look incredible on you! I totally agree with the jeggings, I actually wear them to work haha!! I love the chelsea boots here as well, they are gorgeous xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  5. I love your dress, the print is so pretty. The second outfit is my favourite, that shirt looks amazing. Great post <3

    Valentina from FASHION with VALENTINA.

  6. Call Me Amy says:

    These are beautiful pictures! I love the tea dress and the shirt – also those jeggings look like proper jeans!
    Amy x
    Call Me Amy

  7. Vicky says:

    I love the second look on you. I'd never even think of Fat Face when I'm out shopping but maybe I should browse x

  8. Robyn Taylor says:

    I love Fat Face! That dress in your first outfit looks so comfortable, and I love the shirt in the second outfit. You love fab Elle!

    Robyn /

  9. Beauty Bloss says:

    I've never heard of Fat Face. I'll have to check them out, love the cheeky name! You look fabulous as always Elle, I really like the grey cardi xx
    The Beauty Bloss

  10. marieprom says:

    lovely weather
    and i love your street style

  11. Meg Siobhan says:

    That bag is really nice, and I'm kind of a little in love (okay, very) with that shirt, and tea dress. YER LOOK BEAUT.

    Jeggings are THE ONE, right? Blimmin' love them for comfort. (Although the couple of pairs I've had from ol' Primark for what seems like forever, finally gave up the ghost in the form of wanting to break free from me in the most awkward place, within a couple of days of one another. Cheers for that!)

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  12. Jodie Vernon says:

    The tea dress is bloody gorgeous, I can't say I've seen anything similar before. I'll definitely be venturing into my local fat face now!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  13. Holly says:

    I have to admit I've never really paid fat face much attention before, but I really love all of the pieces you've featured and I can't wait to see part 2 πŸ™‚ The navy blue shirt is probably my favourite; I love how versatile shirts are and it looks gorgeous with the red shoes.
    Love Holly x

  14. ella grace says:

    The tea dress and the shirt both looks gorgeous Elle. I never paid much attention Fat Face but I do get some clothing from there every now and then. Xx

    every LiTTLE thing07

  15. Chelsea Boots are so versatile and the bag looks really nice quality. Love your idea of filming in the city and the countryside

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  16. Nina Kobi says:

    You loo amazing in these outfits.


  17. Lauren S says:

    Firstly, that red looks lovely on you Elle, this is such a gorgeous Autumnal outfit with all the rich warm shades. Secondly, I want you to read that first paragraph back when you ever feel self-doubt – because of your awesomeness and daily blogging and efforting, you're getting to travel far and wide thanks to this little space and your personality. Please remember everything you've done so far when you're having a blogging bog-down πŸ™‚ but also, SO EXCITING

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  18. Pretty outfits! I love the second one with the red shoes. So fun!

  19. Great post. This is so nice!

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  20. I really like your dress dear.
    Xo, Christianne

  21. Paulina says:

    You are seriously so pretty, I can't get enough!


  22. Wow! This is such an amazing post Elle! Absolutely loving that brown bag in the first outfit and the tea dress looks fab on you! Also love the second look, because I am such a baggy shirt enthusiast, I can't wait for part 2 of this! Also have fun in New York & Edinburgh! πŸ™‚

    Heather Xx

  23. This outfit is such a lovely combination. Love this set! Simple and modern, and at the same time so chic!

    Diana Cloudlet

  24. I had never heard of Fat Face before, so when I saw the title of this post I was like: that's a bit weird haha! Anyways, great post and I really like the last outfit! It's so simple and stylish at the same time!

    x Marjolein

  25. Stephanie says:

    Both looks are great. My fave is the second look!! πŸ™‚

  26. I love these two looks so much! You look great πŸ™‚

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

  27. LBG says:

    The dress and the cardigan look so sweet and gorgeous! Love the navy shirt too! Both looks are perfect for fall. Great post!

  28. Laura C says:

    Loving both looks… but I'll always have a special appreciation for jeggings – so much comfier and more well fitted than jeans on me! Loving the dress too

    Laura xx | Loved By Laura

  29. Chelsea Finn says:

    I've never heard of Fat Face before! But I love these outfits!

    xx Chelsea

  30. These looks are so cute, love that bag and the cool lining

  31. - Karen says:

    Both of these outfits are completely faultless!! I never used to consider Fat Face, but recently I've been popping in and always been left impressed! The print of the dress is so ditsy and cute, I love it! Can't wait for part 2 as I'm a country girl at heart – missed your blog lady but I'm back now! πŸ˜€

    Style Sunriseβ˜€


  32. I really love fat face clothes and seem to be getting more and more from there. I love the fit and quality. I'll definitely be grabbing the tea dress. I love the colour. Love the shoes you've pair with the jeans. They really add a pop of colour.

    M xx

    The CSI Girls

  33. helena says:

    Lovely photos, love your outfits…fall is indeed stunning!

  34. Kelly says:

    Both outfits are fabulous and I love the red shoes!!

    Kelly's Journal

  35. CB says:

    I hat Fat Face jeggings and they are literally the best thing in my life (or at least the most useful). I love this little tea dress too! I have a couple similar and they are so great when you don't know what to wear (code: being lazy) and just want to throw one item on bu still look nice! Also – Chelsea boots = need.

    Where are the red/burnt orange/tangerine shoes from?

    CB x

  36. Georgia Jade says:

    I've never heard of fatface before! You always manage to look great in everything you wear!

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic – Personal Style, Beauty and Lifestyle

  37. crafty-zone says:

    I love your navy shirt, it's so chic and stylish and it's perfect item for Fall πŸ™‚ What's more, lucky you, you'll be in so many beautiful places, can't wait to see your photo-diaries from your trips here πŸ˜‰

  38. Ohhh this is such a gorgeous post! What a location, I never spend much time in East London! I love the second look so much, so classy x

    Martha Jane |

  39. Plantser says:

    I love fashion and i also have passion of fashion. Hope we can become friends


  40. I love everything about this post! But I think my favourite item has to be the bag πŸ™‚ You look so lovely πŸ™‚ xx

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