Seasonal Bliss

Seasonal Bliss Since I started my blog in February I have noticed a huge shift in my perception of the four seasons. Before What Defines Us was born only two seasons existed in my mind: winter and summer. I hardly ever acknowledged spring and autumn as seasons in their own right – they were mere transitions between winter and summer, the time when it starts to get warmer, and the time when it starts to get colder.

Seasonal Bliss Seasonal Bliss I never understood why somebody would choose autumn as their favourite season. The summer is over, the days are getting shorter, colder and wetter, and trees are losing their precious leaves. Winter may be even colder and wetter, but at least it is full of Christmas magic, snow and new beginnings…

Seasonal Bliss Now that my first autumn as a fashion blogger is in full swing I have finally opened my eyes to the beauty of it. Yes, things have gone rainier and colder, but everything is looking beautifully colourful and fashion has become the most joyful game of textures, hues, silhouettes and layers.

Seasonal Bliss Only in autumn is it possible to wear a warm jumper with a pair of heeled sandals and a skirt without getting too cold or too warm. It is the perfect time to finally whip out your (faux) leather, scarves and light coats, wear over the knee boots, and give your T-shirts and cropped pants their last outings of the year.

Seasonal Bliss If you ask me, and I’m sure you agree, there is no time of the year that is more exciting fashion-wise than autumn – the opportunities are endless, and looks much more interesting. It would be premature of me to say it was my favourite season of 2014, but if I don’t happen to experience a real Christmas miracle this year, I think we have a winner…

Seasonal Bliss

The Look

JUMPER – Mango

SHIRT – Mango

SKIRT – Zara

BAG – Zara

SANDALS – boohoo (similar here)

SUNGLASSES – Mango (similar here)

  • Mandy Southgate

    I’m new to seasons too! We only really get two seasons in South Africa – summer for nine months and then three months of winter. I’m learning to appreciate spring and autumn too now and autumn is becoming one of my faves.

    • Jasmin

      Thanks for sharing Mandy! Having nine months of summer sounds pretty lovely actually 😉 xx

  • sprinklesofstyle

    Oh you look absolutely gorgeous as always and I am LOVING them shoes!!!! how gorgeous are they!!! Beautiful, beautiful! 🙂

    Layla xxx

    • Jasmin

      Thanks Layla! That’s very sweet of you 🙂 xx

  • #byLily

    Aaah missed your articles. This jumper is just perfect for this season. Need to have it asap!!! 😀
    You have pulled the perfect fall look here babe!! <3

    X Lily

    • Jasmin

      Awe Lily…I totally missed your sweet sweet comments. I cannot recommend this jumper enough. It’s such a versatile number 🙂 xx

  • Beauty Follower

    Wonderful outfit!

    Have a lovely week 🙂

    • Jasmin

      Thank you! Enjoy your Monday 🙂 xx

  • Pardon My Obsession

    Autumn has always been my favorite season of all… And obviously, it is the best fashion wise !

    You look gorgeous, such a great outfit !

    • Jasmin

      Absolutely! Thanks for your sweet words Caro 🙂 xx

  • Cissy Zhang

    Oh wow such an amazing outfit. Loving every bit of the styling!

    xx Cissy
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    • Jasmin

      Thank you soo soo much Cissy! That’s incredibly sweet of you 🙂 xx

  • Cvetina Cekova

    This is really stylish and classy look Jasmin! I love this skirt, look perfect on you and the color of this sweater is wonderful! Adorable look!




    • Jasmin

      Thank you so much Cvetina! I’ve been loving grey lately 🙂 xx

  • shanaz@ReverieSanctuary

    I have to repeat what Marlen’s mentioned in her comment: I can’t believe you’ve only started blogging last February!! Your style of dressing and blogging feel very seasoned, in a refreshing way. I love Autumn for its transitional character as a season and agree with you when you say that it is a time for the diverse use of everything you have in the wardrobe. What a thoughtful post! Thank you 🙂 <3 xx

    missreverie | Fashionista NOW

    • Jasmin

      Haha…there are actually so many fantastic blogs out there that are even younger than mine!

      Thank you dear! Your comment means a lot. I always try to keep things topical on my blog 🙂 xx

  • Marlen

    1. I cant believe youve only been blogging since February, your blog is *amazing*!

    2. This outfit is everything. I love love love this whole jumper, skirt, and heels combo

    3. I definitely share your sentiments about fall. When people say they’re excited for the cooler weather i want to smack them haha, snow storms and arctic winds are brutal!! But it *is* super fun to dress for- there’s just so much to play with!

    xo marlen
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    • Jasmin

      1. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! You made my day 🙂

      2. Thanks again, so glad you like the look!

      3. I couldn’t agree more. I really hope there won’t be any snow storms, though…London as a city literally breaks down under 1 inch of snow 😀 xx

  • miranda

    You look so chic!!!! Love the bag and all the small details 🙂


    • Jasmin

      Thank you so much Miranda! Glad you like it 🙂 xx

  • Fiona

    So ein wunderbar schickes Outfit! Ich mag echt alles 🙂

    Liebe Grüße

    • Jasmin

      Vielen Dank Fiona!! Das ist echt super lieb von dir 🙂 xx

  • Elena Miroslava Cuesta Rodrígu

    You have a very nice hair!
    I love your look!

    • Jasmin

      Thanks dear! I had a good hair day 😉 xx

  • Natalia Bosch

    Love this complete outfit.

    Lots of love.

    • Jasmin

      Thank you 🙂 xx

  • Stella

    P.S.: Aber ich habe mich informiert und nochmals genauer nachgelesen und tatsächlich!!! Sie verkaufen nicht in China und nehmen sogar in vitro Tests vor! Sehr cool! Das muss ich also ändern ^_^ Da freu ich mich sehr, dass du mich nochmals drauf gestoßen hast!
    Dann kann ich Smashbox wirklich sehr empfehlen.


    • Jasmin

      Gerne doch! Es freut mich, dass du die Initiative ergriffen und nochmal genauer recherchiert hast 🙂 xx

  • Stella

    Danke für deinen Kommentar. Gerne antworte ich dir hier, damit du meine Antwort auch wirklich liest: Zwar ist es verboten, das Problem allerdings ist, dass viele Inhaltsstoffe von Kosmetika nicht unter Kosmetik fallen, sondern unter Chemikalien! Und für diese gibt es (noch) kein Testverbot in der EU. Deshalb gibt es auch immer noch NGOs wie “Animal’s Liberty”, die dafür kämpfen. Ferner steht auf der Smashbox-Seite, dass sie nicht testen, außer es ist gesetzlich vorgeschrieben. Das betrifft vor allem China. Und wie gesagt, betrifft das Problem nicht die Produkte, sondern die Inhaltsstoffe, die noch immer getestet werden. Schau mal auf der oben genannten NGO-Website vorbei, da steht alles genau ^_^


  • Bibi

    First of all I totally agree with you, before my blog in February as well I didn’t think of dressing for autumn and spring! How strange now that you’ve made me realise it ahah! And I love your outfit, that skirt is divine and looks amazing with that chic version of the preppy ‘sweater over shirt’. Happy Halloween by the way 😉 X

    • Jasmin

      Yeah I know…fashion has finally opened our eyes 😀 Thank you! Glad you like the look. I’m rather fond of it myself. I might have to try to carry it into winter with a cool pair of tights or something 😉 xx

  • Elena Dal Maso

    Not simply great, but DEVINE :)))
    The opening picture could be published by Vogue!
    Autumn is a great season…


    • Jasmin

      OMG Elena!! That must be the best compliment I ever got! Thank you sooo soo much. This truly means the world to me :-* xx

  • Ivana Džidić

    I really like what you have written about seeing Autumn in another way…sometimes fashion can enrich our perception, right?

    I really like your lipstick..dark purple is it? and sunnies….

    the outfit is so perfect….wonderful full skirt and sandals…such a feminine look that still feels cozy and seasonal:) love it!

    • Jasmin

      Absolutely…blogging about fashion has enriched my life in more than just one way 🙂

      The Lipstick is a sort of purple, but it looks darker in pics than it really is. It’s the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Never Say Never, in case you’re interested 🙂

      Thank sweet of you 🙂 xx

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    • Jasmin

      Thank you 🙂 xx

  • Stella

    What a wonderful look! I really adore your skirt and the heels are perfect!

    • Jasmin

      Thank you! Glad you like the look 🙂 xx