Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Polesden Lacey


Trench Coat - H&M
Shirt- Liberty via a charity shop
Cardigan - Gap
Jeans - H&M
Boots - Jumble sale
Bag  - Jumble sale

Listening to  - Dum Dum Girls - Rest of our lives

More National Trust! This time we visited Polesden Lacey, an Edwardian House and gardens. We accidentally went on a day when the house was closed, but it was still interesting to explore the gardens and see all the tulips. There were some garden games in one part, where I took an embarrassingly long time to throw a rope hoop over a stick. I think we will have to go back to look into the house, which is meant to be a particularly good example of Edwardian interiors. Just a simple outfit for the hit and miss Spring weather. These H&M jeans were a suprise answer to some higher waist+slim leg jean I have been after for a while. The shirt is one of my mini collection (is three a collection?) of Liberty shirts. I like the tiny flower print and there is a discreet ruffle trim to collar and cuffs, it's the small details that make me love vintage so much.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Snuff said

Shirt - Jumble Sale
Pinafore - Jumble sale
Belt - Charity shop
Shoes - H&M

Listening to - I'm his girl - Friends

I feel I should apologise for the silly blog title, I just couldn't resist. By way of explanation - these photos were taken Saturday when we visited a Snuff Mill. We didn't actually go in it for some reason, but explored the park and empty house nearby. The whole area is National Trust but open to the public and is called Morden Hall Park. It's a pretty place, the white iron work bridges and little ponds in particular. The house in the pictures looks fairly old but is out of use, and looking inside it seems like it was perhaps a hotel, I'm curious about it since it's unusual to find unused buildings on National Trust sites. This outfit is certainly basic, I have been drawn to clean lines and work wear lately which may explain it. I had been after a pinafore type dress for a while after seeing all the great ones Isla wears. Luckily I found this Laura Ashley number in the great jumble sale I went to in Feb. Amusingly the lady who sold it to me said ' You do realise this is a maternity dress?' I said yes I was going to take it up and in, which I have. got to see the potential in clothes that may not seem right straight away. Although it is still a bit loose. The belt I've had for years and recently rediscovered in a Spring clean. I like it when you find forgotten favourites.