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Dahlia stripy co-ord: £35. Clarks sandals: via Cloggs. Vintage saddle bag: won in Claire's giveaway. Emerald and white topaz ring: c/o Gemporia. Michael Kors Paige sunglasses.

It feels like forever ago (crikey) that I was doing my Art A Level, but four years on and I'm still as much of a fine art fangirl as I ever was, so when a trip to the scenes of John Constable's art works was suggested I grabbed it with both hands, and made sure that there'd be cake somewhere along the way. There's a National Trust spot at Flatford Mill which is where John Constable grew up and honed his skills before becoming a member of the Royal Academy, and after your walks around the area lapping up those Suffolk views there's a tea room (cake) and gift shop (cider) for you to while away an afternoon in. We skipped the aforementioned tearoom upon seeing the queue in favour of the Essex Rose in nearby village Dedham because neither could we pass up an opportunity to try another Tiptree tearoom nor be away from our beloved Essex for too much time in one go. You may have seen my instagram of the pastel coloured buildings, but if you missed it just know that Dedham is the prettiest little village around, and I'll definitely be bombing back up the A12 sometime soon.

For our little country excursion, I decided to debut my first ever co-ord and I have to say I'm rather taken by the trend. I picked up this stripy co-ord in the Dahlia sample sale (although I'd argue that it was just a sale with a few random bits and bobs on an extra rail, but never mind), and I'd like to think it looks okay on, even if the top's a little long #shortgirlproblems. After this small victory of trying something new and it working, I've been on the hunt for my next matchy matchy set. Despite being overwhelmed with the new season stuff at Oasis (you guys are gonna love it), right now Ark have got a load of co ords new-in that are really catching my eye, and I'm planning to pick up this top and bottoms set in store when I pop up to Liverpool next weekend. Because if I can get something that suits me and I feel happy in, it's totally fine to buy an entire wardrobe of them, right?


  1. What a lovely matchy matchy set!
    Looks lovely :) beautiful scenery sounds like a lovely day!
    Bit of a fine art fangirl myself.. I feel we'd get along Cohen!

  2. Lovely outfit & photos as usual! Loving co-ords atm but there are only a handful I would actually wear and I think this is one, gorgeous <3


  3. Your photography is always breath taking, you look beautiful Rebecca x


  4. gutted these co ords are sold out, look gorgeous on you! off i go to Ark to have a look.. thanks

  5. love this outfit, it looks so cosy and a bit like pjs that you can wear all day if you know what I mean?

  6. That co-ord looks so cute! I've always been reluctant to wear them, but yours looks so lovely I'm very tempted to get one! I love visiting art museums, but I only seem to do so when I'm abroad - I need to make an effort to see more British art. It looks like you had a lovely day! Sophie x


  7. This co-ord is perfection, you look great!

  8. This co-ord looks beautiful on you, I love the pastel colours!

    Maria xxx

  9. You've got a nice outfit. And the nature of the photographs - awesome <3

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