It’s Hallowe’en next week and these days that seems to mean pumpkin orange. In Scotland we used to carve turnip, or tumshie, lanterns, and decorate them.
But this one Americanism I don’t mind (though I still want guisers at my door, not Trick or Treaters, okay?!), as it is FAR easier to carve a pumpkin than a turnip! And so pumpkin orange is now as Hallowe’en as witches and black cats.
And that’s good, because pumpkin orange is actually a great colour to wear in autumn. it’s cosy, bright, bold and makes me feel warm. So, this week’s weekly wishlist is made up of all the pumpkin orange things I love this week -and something Hallowe’en of course!
Let’s start with a big boyfriend coat, this one from Red Herring @ Debenhams (£65) is a great shade or orange. I’m not sure I would be getting far in the orange and black Privilege platform sandals @ Schuh (£75). Wow. These are high. And awkward looking, don’t you think? But I love them for their sheer bonkers-ness.
This bright orange leather tote from GAP is reduced from £109.95 to £69.99 which is a great deal. A bright bold bag will waken up any outfit.
A cosy pumpkin orange jumper will see you through Hallowe’en to Bonfire night! Choose a fine knit (£14.99) at H&M, or at the same shop, go for a fluffier, turtle-neck (£29.99). I couldn’t resist the foxy little H! by Henry Holland hat from Debenhams (£16), childish and fun! JOY’s neat orange dress (£55) will look great with thick black tights, chunky boots and an oversize cardigan.
French Connection’s pleated burnt orange top (£35?) is flattering over your tummy area, and will look fab with dark jeans. Finally, slick on some bold orange New Look nail polish (£2.99), and if you’re very good attempt some nail art on top – contrasting black pumpkin designs perhaps? Oh yeah, and BHS has Hallowe’en pumpkin deely boppers for £4. What’s not to love?!