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Although Essex may now be known for Sugar Hut and vajazzles, I still associate it with the countryside. One of my favourite independent cafés The Lordship sits in the nearby village of Writtle, so when Jazmine came to visit we headed there for scones and a fair amount of tea, even if hot drinks don't seem to be quite weather appropriate. After we'd cleaned our plates, we headed down the road to the village green, only to be joined by rather a large flock of docks who were certainly big fans of the stale hovis one little girl was throwing haphazardly in their direction. We may not have had any food offerings with us, but we certainly tried to make friends, even if we may have interrupted the ducklings' afternoon nap!

As it was quite hot, I opted for my trusty Luella-style shorts that I bought from Topshop about five years ago, a fedora to deflect some of the rays, and my newest bag from House of Fraser's Biba collection. I've always known about Biba as my mum was a big fan of it when she was little (she describes it as like Topshop, but cooler as they only had one store so it was a big deal to save your money and get your clothes from it), so I think she may be stealing this from me whenever she gets the chance! I love the subtle embossing of the brand on the leather and the metal details. And it matches my watch, so four for you House of Fraser.

Speaking of the countryside, I'm heading to one a bit further north tomorrow, and am gracing Kendal for a few days. I've never been to the Lake District, so this is a first for me. I've been told to bring "sensible shoes", which could be interesting as I'm pretty sure I don't own any. Do let me know if you have any recommendations, although I know we're going to Beatrix Potter's house for sure.

13 comments:

  1. I really like your shorts, the floral ditsy print is so pretty

    www.laurensibs.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Ahh you babe! I love those glasses- they really suit you.
    Have a great time in the land of Peter Rabbit! I used to love family trips there when I was younger :)
    Kaz x

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  3. can i just say.. one time i saw rebecca cohen wearing the topshop anna boots, so i bought the topshop anna boots.. (i hope you've seen mean girls!) but they didn't look anywhere near as nice on me. you look so pretty miss cohen!

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  4. You look so pretty! You remind me of Kat Dennings, i.e. fabulous. Also I'm loving those shorts, not happy that I can't get my hands on a pair! x

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  5. Oh hi duck! Love the shorts, so pretty and you look amazing in the boots & hat. BABE- YES!

    Stephanie

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  6. You look lovely - you always look so beautiful when you're smiling :) Such a lovely location for the photos!

    Chloe. x

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  7. This is such a cute outfit! I've never been to essex, always been intimidated by the orange skin tone etc, but it looks lovely, might check it out :)

    http://blushandzero.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. You look so lovely here, I love those shoes!

    Maria xxx

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  9. in love with this post, and your whole entire blog in general.

    lots of love from the casper&pearl girls – a little Aussie fashion brand
    casper&pearl blog
    xx

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  10. Gorgeous outfit, as per. Though it has to be said, your ability to pose amongst ducks without looking awkward is seriously impressive.

    Ammie x

    www.ammieandsharrie.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Okay so I am totally obsessing over you. You are the cutest thing ever and your scone date sounds super fun! Love these shots!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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