I Can't Beleaf It's Autumn

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Summer has sailed by and my final year of university is drawing near.
Who am I kidding. There's no such thing as "Summer" in England.
Grey skies, rain, that awkward heatwave we experience now and then that makes you want to sit in a supermarket fridge. Summer isn't a thing.
Once in a blue moon the weather will stabilize and when the moon is blue, my dresses sing.
I was kindly invited to the AW15 Balsamik launch which is a French online clothing store making it's debut in the UK.
When I saw that the brand was based in France my mind automatically took me on a nostalgic trip down memory lane. From visiting Calais as a little girl with my mother and admiring how elegant they dressed (Of course my vocabulary wasn't as developed as it is now so I only really used the words "oui, prettttty!") to visiting Paris as a young adult and noticing that the style hadn't changed and croissants are still fascinating!
I made sure to leave an hour early just in case there was any traffic and excitedly waited for my Uber driver to arrive.
 A quarter of an hour had passed. Still no taxi.
 A third of an hour. Where on earth is this thing!? Oh mon dieu!
At this point I was considering legging it but it finally emerged from the horizon.
Like something out of a movie.
Or even better, the microwave.
I was the last to arrive at Brasserie Blanc (naturally) and was introduced to the collection, a glass of Chardonnay and some amazing bloggers.
As soon as I saw the monochrome I knew this would be a brand I'd gladly become accustomed with.


You know that feeling you get when you see someone that you're extremely attracted too from across the room?
You know, the "in a room full of people you're the only one I see" type of feeling?
Then you leap across the dinner table and that's it?
Yes well that's exactly how I felt when I saw this wrap coat.
So soft and snuggly, perfect for the cold winter ahead! (Along with the cold spring and cold summer... oh and autumn)
Words to live by: "When you have the opportunity to be anything, be Batman."
 Before I knew it, we were ushered to our seats for dinner.
Kicking it off with the lightly grilled smoked Herring salad with pea puree, herring roe, pea shoots and horseradish cream.
Beautifully presented.
Next up was the Duck leg confit. Slow cooked to perfection with tarbais beans & smoked garlic sausage cassoulet.
Definitely going to recreate this bad boy.
Last on the list was the Chocolate soufflé with pistachio ice cream. Who can say no to chocolate?
And of course the only way to finish a three course meal was with some coffee. How else will you stop yourself from falling into a food coma?
The Balsamik collection has already launched and I can't wait to be reunited with my beloved.

40 comments:

  1. Very elegant... both the lunch and Balsamik collection! The coat - who wouldn't want that? It looks so warm, and winter is coming.

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  2. I love the dress! You look lovely! :)

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  3. You look amazing :). I love the coat but what I really would like to try is that duck! OMG, looks soo yummy!

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    1. Thank you! I know right omg the food was so good! I have to take you here xx

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  4. Awww I miss autumn so much! It's my favorite season of all four, and after living in the tropics for six years, I'm surprised I haven't visited back home on a fall yet!

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    1. Wow the tropics! I'd love to live there but university hahaha. xx

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  5. I've always wondered how folks survive living in places like England and Seattle? LOL! I need my sun!! You look beautiful though, I love your dress. Enjoy it.

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    1. Honestly I have no idea how we survive either. The UK is just a joke when it comes to weather. Thank you!! Xx

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  6. I'm loving the dress with the coat. It's still a little warm over here but I'm looking forward to some Fall styles.

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    1. Thanks Liz! Haha it's going to turn freezing in London in a few weeks I can feel it!

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  7. Wow such a great outfit.. I love it and all your photos are stunning!!

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  8. I love your coat and dress...and yeah you have captured it very nicely..!!!

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  9. Sounds like a fun event! Can I ask if you were invited due to being a blogger or due to a day job or group of some sort?

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  10. Just a cute print in the dress and I love your sandals.I host a weekly fashion link up. I'd love it if you stopped by and added this post.

    http://bit.ly/1VoHJpT

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  11. Your post is amazing! I really like it! It'a a lot of inspirations!! ;-)

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  12. I love the print of that dress and that lipstick shade is perfect for the Fall!

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  13. I like your heels. Floral dress looks great on you.

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  14. hey it seems u had an amazing day..the food looks yummy and ur dress is really cute,thank u for hsaring ur experience with us.

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  15. Sounds like you had an amazing day- well apart from the taxi! The food sounds amazing and I also love the print on that kind of tribal jumper(?) from one of the photos!
    Lauren // OhHay Blogs!
    xxx

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  16. The dress is so pretty, and the food looks tasty! Great post!

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  17. This is such a gorgeous look! Love it xx

    Lauren || shynature.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Love the dress, and the meal looks delectable!

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  19. This was a great little journey and I'm glad you took me along. The food was amazing!

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  20. I loved the dress and how you styled it. The fedora hat is giving the whole thing a nice lift. It's great to know that you had a great time!
    xoxo
    Sayantini
    Cherry On Top

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  21. Oh my goodness I love the palm dress. I've been pinning things like this on pinterest all along. Pinning fo sho!

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  22. Oh my goodness I love the palm dress. I've been pinning things like this on pinterest all along. Pinning fo sho!

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  23. That dress is so beautiful! I need that in my life!

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  24. Love your outfit! And your pictures are so great!
    -Krysta
    www.basicallythis.com

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  25. I love your shoes.. I've been looking for a pair like that for a while now!

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  26. Summer in England - what is that strange thing you speak about :D. I love, love, love that wrap coat.

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  27. That wrap coat is gorgeous, and the meal looks superb. Sounds as though you had a fabulous time.

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  28. I love the print of the dress! It's so pretty!

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  29. This outfit is such a beautiful combination. Like this set! Simple and modern, and at the same time so chic!
    Adorable!

    Diana Cloudlet
    www.dianacloudlet.com

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  30. I am in love with that gorgeous outfit! Everything is perfect and the shoes are to die for! Where did you get the dress?

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  31. That dress really suits you I love the tropical print and glad you had fun at the exhibition.

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