"It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day, the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet."
(The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving)
Some days ago autumn has finally found its way to Germany and I was in such an autumny mood that I felt like making hot vanilla chai and reading a bit. I had gotten back my Penguin Book of American Short Stories from a friend and when I was flipping through the pages I saw Sleepy Hollow and remembered that I had never finished it. I love how the narrator plays with the atmosphere of the nature and landscape, one time bright and beautiful, one time gloomy and spooky. I really enjoyed reading it, it totally matches the current weather here that is all cloudy, rainy and cold.
♥ cardi: gina tricot ♥ dress: joe browns ♥ belt: primark ♥ boots: ebay ♥ necklace: six ♥
This is what I wore to work and to the first day of my winter semester yesterday. I took the photos in the morning and five minutes after I went back inside from our balcony I had to put on another jacket over the cardigan because it started raining cats and dogs.
Nevertheless it was still not too cold for a dress, I don't have to wear my knit tights yet.
And this dress, well it's a favourite of mine but I try to not wear it too often for I don't really know what colours to wear with it except for earthy tones and red/pink. However worn with hues of brown, beige and green it is the perfect autumn dress, I love the colours.
Speaking of autumn weather, I treated myself to a rich hand cream:
Since the sudden change in weather from summery sunny to cold and wet my hands started to get very dry because of the cool wind and my normal camomile hand cream from the drugstore was not enough anymore. I heard many good things about Kiehl's and L'Occitane but in the end went for Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve because it was a little cheaper. However I plan to give the L'Occitane one a try too as soon as the Kiehl's one is empty.
I never went to Kiehl's before but I was positively surprised about how nice, detailed and competent the service was. The shop assistant asked lots of questions, put lots of other cream samples into my bag and gave some good advice about what to use when and how. Awesome, I never had such a good service concerning cosmetics before.
The hand salve itself is amazing as well. It's rich, soaks in quickly and only leaves a very thin hardly noticeable greasy residue on the skin, so that they feel wonderfully soft and moisturized.
I hope everyone is having a lovely Wednesday!
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