This outfit is from last weekend when Charley and Frankie came to stay for the night, and Charley took these photos for me – seriously, aren’t they amazing?! Charley is now my official blog photographer – Ben has been rushing them too much lately whenever I’ve asked him to do them, but Charley lined them up and took her time, and they worked really well! I actually bought this dress around this time last year in Durham, weirdly when I was with Charley and wore it for a day out to the Bowes Museum which was close to where we lived at the time. Since then, I’ve worn it a few times, including once to a vintage festival, but I’d never considered layering a jumper over it like this. It worked really well actually, mostly because of the dropped waist sitting where the jumper ends and the collar peeking over the top. I should do this more often!
The rest of this day was spent in York Christmas shopping with my sister. I actually ended up changing out of these shoes to go to York, and I’m glad I did because it was super busy and we were walking around quite fast to beat the crowds! And now we’re part way to having our Christmas shopping done!
Also what do you think of how I’ve laid out my outfit listings up there? I did it this way on my introduction post for Big Cup Little Cup and thought it looked good, so decided to try it out here too. It probably doesn’t make that much of a difference to you, but there you go 🙂 Oh and I bracketed Matalan because I’m not sure where my tights are actually from, but those ones are the same! I did get some fleece lined burgundy tights from Tesco the other day which are amazing! I have some black ones from Primark from last year, but burgundy are my second most worn tights, so I was really excited to find some! They’re so warm and cozy 😀
So anyway, I think I like the new location for my photos! They were taken in the morning when there was some really nice light, and I like the lane being in the background. This is right outside my house (we’re behind that orange-leaved hedge above), and basically, it’s a potholed muddy little lane with a line of 8 houses on, then probably another 8 about a mile up the lane. We’re right on the edge of a small market town, meaning we have fields on either side of us, with a park just behind that. We’ve always lived in the countryside (aside from being at uni), but at the moment, we need to be well positioned for work etc. So it’s just about perfect for us – 25 minute drive for both us of to get to work in opposite directions; it has a few shops and a post office; 25 minute drive to a proper supermarket (which seems close to us, after living nearly an hour from it before!) fields on either side and pretty quiet.
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