Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Park life

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Skirt twisted to the side, label sticking out, cool.

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Top and Skirt: H&M//Shoes: UO//Bag: Primark//Necklace: Asos//Sunglasses: Topshop

Photos from one of the many days spent at the park. Apart from going there once a year for an annual fete day I barely go to that park anymore, yet spent so much time there as a child. I even had a birthday party at the bandstand near where this photo was taken- the party was photographed by yours truly, having received my first camera that year (I must've been 7 or 8).

So I'm going to France on Friday, and I really cannot wait. It's not "going to France" in the glamourous sense- Paris, Cannes, or some scenic Chateau somewhere. No, this is deepest, darkest most rural France- a village of no more than 40 people outnumbered by goats and cows. We've had our house there since 1989, and my mum has progressively been moulding it more and more to her taste- over the last 20 years we've extended it, knocked down a barn, ceilings, walls, put in an en suite, a bespoke kitchen and amazing bathroom (compared to what there was before..). It's a shame that the bulk of the work took place since I've more or less stopped going there- I used to go for two months every Summer, as well as some Easter and Christmas holidays. Back then I had sleepovers or had neighbours over to play and the place looked dreadful!
Expect an avalanche of photos of the house and surrounding countryside- I love it for the huge expanses of sky- also of kittens.

There will be a guest post and I may even post from over there, who knows.

Oh and before I forget, the winner of my giveaway was Lorna from Funny Little Frog ! Congrats and I will be sending the goodies to you today =)

47 comments:

  1. The LOVE your retro sunnies! This is such a cute look. Your skirt is gorgeous. I've never seen a leather skirt so volumous.
    xoxo
    Maria
    www.avenuemaria.blogspot.com

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  2. That is the France I would love to know, please please take plenty photos and tell us all about it.
    I adore your skirt, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Mil besos and have a safe trip.
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  3. I love that skirt so damn much.

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  4. The leather and stripes combo is gorgeous! I hope you have a great time in France! :D xx

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  5. definitely getting ready for france with this outfit!

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  6. wonderful outfit, the skirt is great.
    have a fantastic time in france - i've only been once to st antonin and it was beautiful, we stayed in this little cottage in the middle of nowhere and i've never felt so calm and relaxed. brilliant stuff. i'd love to see some pics of your french house, such a good story to develop a house over so long.

    enjoy your trip! xxx

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  7. that's such a lovely outfit, I love the leather skirt, it looks amazing, gosh I wish we had park here, perfect to escape from the crowded.
    have fun in france! I'm looking forward the post and countryside pictures ;)

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  8. Have a wnderful time in France, how lucky!! Love the skirt!! xx

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  9. Lovely outfit, as always- really love the bag (are those mini pom poms?!)

    France really sounds like a dream; I can't wait to see all the photos of your house!

    annie | WEMAKEPLANS

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  10. Love the leather/stripes combo :) Have a lovely time in France x

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  11. gorgeous outfit!
    Have a fab time in France!
    Jules

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  12. I have the same skirt and LOVE how you're wearing it, so great with oversized top tucked in. I will definitely be trying this as the temps drop.
    Have fun in France :D
    xJennaD

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  13. This post is great, love your top :)

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  14. Oh my, France is one of my favourite countries - I loooove so many things about it ! :x Hope you'll enjoy the experience to the fullest !

    Alsooo, your outfit is lovely - great combination of textures :)

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  15. Have a great time!! Goodness 40 people. Love the skirt I can't wait to wear mine when it gets somewhat colder here.

    Jackie

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  16. Love the skirt dear. Your house in France sounds amazing, I'm looking forward to the photos of it. x
    Mia O

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  17. Deepest darkest France sounds wonderful... can't wait for the pictures! And this is a great Fall in England outfit!

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  19. Love the leather skirt and striped tee! Very chic :)

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  20. I ve been a couple of times to France but always in big cities like Paris or Lyon. I ve never actually visited rural France which must be magnificent!so I can't wait to see some pictures!I hope you ll have a beautiful time :)

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  21. love the leather skirt with stripes.
    you look lovely as always.
    i want to go to france.. :P have a wonderful time.

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  22. Oh I really love that leather skirt! I've been looking for one for ages and only recently mum found one whilst vintage shopping that was exactly what I was looking for! I really like the stripes with the skirt too. :)
    x

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  23. My mouth literally dropped when I saw your leather skirt - what a beauty! <3 I love your glasses too!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  24. I'm always a fan of stripes & I love that leather look skirt <3

    Have a wonderful time in France - I'll look forward to the photos!!

    xo

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  25. I like the outfit!! lovely skirt..
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  26. gorgeous outfit, enjoy France - I love proper rural France so looking forward to reading about it! x

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  27. I love this leather skirt, so glad it is making another appearance! Have a fab time in France lovely!
    Sophie
    x

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  28. I love this skirt!! I feel like so much can be done with it.

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  29. Gorgeous combination! I love that skirt so much, it's so versatile. The sunglasses are great too!

    xo Samantha Grace
    xosamanthagrace.com

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  30. Have an amazing time in France! Sounds perfect.
    Still loving this skirt, I've had mine on a lot recently. Need to pair it with a stripy top though.
    xxx

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  31. You look so pretty in these photos! I like your style!
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  33. Your skirt is so cool and I love it with the striped top. Great H&M finds!

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  34. Oh, it all sounds like a dream sweetling! I would love a little town like that to curl up in for a few weeks or more. I'm terribly excited to see all the lovely photographs to follow, I hope you have the most wonderous of times!

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  35. Very cute! I always love anything with stripes on it :)

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  36. Rachel, you are too cute!
    Enjoy France!!


    LOVE!

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  37. Your second home in France sounds wonderful, do take pictures so we can see too! Love the outfit- the breton stripes and leather skirt are a perfect combo.

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  38. hi! new here :) I love that you have a house in France, so cool! and i laughed about the skirt twisting to the side, that happens to me all the time haha!!

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  39. I can't wait to see your france photos O_O Your mums house sounds dreamy!

    You look beautiful in these pictures, your skirt is so pretty.

    Ohh kittens! Yes steal one! O_O

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  40. thanks for the comment! loving the skirt, im going to hunt it down on my work break tomorrow! have fun in france. xo

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  41. I love the basket it is so cute!

    Jazz xo
    http://cupcakesnsweets.blogspot.com/

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