Caravan, Exmouth Market

Once every few years us Londoners are treated to an extra season.

A little treat shoehorned into the gap between Summer and Autumn.

I call it Sautummer. Sorta summer, sorta autumn.

Rather than a gentle slide from the heat of summer into the cool winds of autumn, complete with orange trees and a bout of the sniffles, instead we get heat waves, boiling hot mornings followed by chilly afternoons.

The city grumbles about sweaty Tube carriages, but secretly hopes the rain will hold off a little longer anyway.

It marks a new school term. Gone is the carefree optimism of summer, now it’s time to get back to work and make something of yourself. Impress the boss (even if the boss is just a voice at the back of your head) and make your mark.

Though of course “Home Clothes Days” (or “Mufty days” as they were known in my school. I know, awful.) can prove a little tricky. Too hot for jeans and a jumper, too cool for dresses.

When are shorts and wooly jumpers an acceptable match?

Trans-Seasonal Dressing

Sautummer, that’s when!

Pink knit // White shorts

Leather belt // Gold bangle

Vintage Vuitton

The Back2School bag of choice?

A vintage Noé bag.

The Mary Poppins style Tardis to carry everything but the kitchen sink. Only these old ones are made from the proper old leather that only gets better with age and lasts a thousand years.

More or less.

Search online for them here for the best options + prices. I’ll pop a few below, too.

Between summer and autumn

Just the look for a Sautummer weekend in the city.

And of course being a weekend, brunch is always on the cards.

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This time we ordered up quite the spread from Caravan, in Exmouth Market.

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Baked eggs, with sausages and cool yogurt.

Give my One Pan Breakfast a go if you fancy this, or Dip ‘n’ Share eggs if you’re not the sausage type!

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Wholegrain pancakes with maple mascarpone & berries.

Which reminds me.

What cheese should you use to hide a horse?

Mascarpony!

Sorry. Had to.

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Rather sorry looking avocado toast, still good for dipping into baked eggs though.

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Caravan certainly isn’t new, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay a visit.

Sit outside, enjoy the unseasonable sunshine.

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In your knitwear and shorts.

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Ps. If you’re after cheap knits, these guys have 50% off everything today. Everything. Even the sale.

Not sponsored, just sharing!

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After breakfast should you find yourself footloose and fancy free, well it would be rude not to pop into some of the shops around Exmouth Market.

It’s nice to support independent little places…

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…well that’s my excuse anyway and I’m sticking to it.

Have you seen those dungarees in the window up there?!

I need a baby immediately, and I’m almost certain that that’s not the fact I’m ovulating/or my love of stripes talking.

Actually, ask me next week.

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  • this place is so lovely. And your pink sweater too! flyingkittyadventures.com

  • I love Caravan and that brunch looks mega. They certainly serve up a good breaky

    Mel x

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  • YES I love Sautummer! I have trying to put my finger on this little half season we seem to be having. Cosy knits and shorts are definitely the way forward, I refuse tights for as long as I possibly can! Caravan looks delicious, especially the pancakes! Ooft. Also, those dungarees have made me instantly broody, I too might feel slightly different next week. hehe. Immy x

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  • Yummmm! Deliciously beautiful . . . As always! 🙂

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  • Peppermint Dolly

    The baked eggs look really REALLY good also loving that pink jumper, so cosy!

    Rxx
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  • looks so tasty!!
    xx
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  • Rach

    That pink knitted sweater looks so cozy and pretty! That place looks amazing for brunch!

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  • that brunch looks amazing — I’m hungry just looking at it! I also love your LV.. normally not a fan, but loving that shape & worn leather! xx Maren
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  • Kari Guastella

    Yum! Looks like a delicious breakfast spot!
    Kari
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  • I love Caravan (and your outfit!), although my avocado toast at the Kings Cross branch looked a lot better than what they served you here! Definitely need to explore Exmouth Market more 🙂 Steph x
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  • Food looks so good.
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  • Love the pink sweater! Your hair looks so amazing all the time 🙂

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  • LOL! Those baby clothes always get cha!!

  • Caravan looks amazing – I’ve never actually been. Where’s your pink jumper from? It’s such a cute colour

    – Natalie
    http://www.workovereasy.com

  • Love the sweater! We’re having that in between weather here in NY too right now and it’s so nice out.

  • Lottie

    Another fab one! Totally agree about supporting the small businesses. I would love to do something to promote small businesses on a large scale platform such as yours Rose. My dad bought something for my mum from your mum. We really try to only buy from fairs and shows for Christmas and birthdays. Check out http://www.polkadotpie.co.uk and look us up on Facebook. We are a small family business and I have so many friends with small businesses too. Lottie x

  • Totally get on board with jumpers and shorts, this is my fave inbetween of seasons with crisp air and some warmth and light! And brunch looks pretty darn good 😉

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • Haha you are too funny! Of course you need a baby immediately this week! Love the outfit- too cute!
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  • Brittany from Boston

    Love your outfit, you have such a keen eye for fashion! And that brunch looks pretty perfect too 🙂

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  • That market looks amazing! I really need to check it out!x

    chapter-fifty-nine.blogspot.co.uk

  • yummy pancakes!

  • I am so using the word Sautummer from now on! I love this time of year, bright blue skies but just chilly enough for a cosy jumper!

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  • I’m a fan of Caravan too, in fact I heard they’ll be opening a new one somewhere behind Tate Modern

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  • Lauren B

    The pink jumper is beautiful!

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  • I love your sweater, Rose. It’s the prettiest shade of pink 🙂

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  • Kelly

    This food looks and sounds incredible and your hair looks on point!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • We’re having a bit of a Sautummer here in New York too, I think I’ll try a shorts and sweater combo today! But I do miss London at this time of year! Reminds me of the beginning of school and wandering past Kings Cross on my way to Bloomsbury! Oh the year-abroad memories <3

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  • I’m glad to see someone else praising ‘Sautummer’- I think it’s my favourite time of year! The nice weather is all the nicer seen as it’s unexpected!

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  • Food looks delish <3
    Those dungarees are so adorable!!

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    Victoria

    X

  • Those eggs look cracking! Love the chunky jumper too. I always get too hot in them but love the snuggly feeling so shorts are deaf a good shout! xo