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Laura Ashley trench coat. Topshop scuba top: €15, via Oberpollinger. H&M palm print trousers: £15 (I've got my eye on this similar pair of culottes). Warehouse lace up flats: £29. Gemporia ring. Brandy Melville "thug life" necklace: €9.

When it rains, go somewhere muddy. Obviously. 

Last week I booked a couple of days off work and headed over to Oxford to catch up with family. All plans to have a charming break in glorious August sunshine were quickly nipped in the bud when glancing at BBC Breakfast's weather report, but in true brit style we went for it anyway - that's what umbrellas are for, right? After dropping our bags off, we headed to the Botanic Garden. More than just your usual scrub of grass, this garden housed everything from cannabis to pineapples - something for every palate. I, of course, couldn't help but get some snaps in the palm house as opportunities to match your outfit with your surroundings should never be given up.

It was also a little bit of a special place for me to visit, as it's home to 'Lyra's bench'. Growing up, my absolute favourite books were the His Dark Materials trilogy written by Philip Pullman, from which grew my fascination with this little Oxfordshire city. Anyone else spend a little too much time trying to work out which animal their dæmon would be? I may not have explored Oxford by rooftop like Lyra (although we did climb up Carfax tower), but I couldn't help but visit the little memorial to her and Will whilst we were there.

Time to dust off my old books, and get lost in a novel on the 6.47 tomorrow.

7 comments:

  1. fantastic photos - love your trousers, you look super gorgeous!

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  2. Love the picture, they are amazing.

    And totally fell in love with the flats and the pants, so lovely!

    Lu

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  3. Your photos of oxford are waaay better than mine haha we didn't go to the botanical gardens, it looks so lovely though. Love your trousers too!

    Julia x

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  4. I love these pictures, I was obsessed with the Philip Pullman books, I always wanted a daemon!

    Maria xxx

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  5. Beautiful photos Rebecca, I am loving your printed pant and lace up flats. You look great.

    http://www.racheldinh.com

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  6. These photos are amazing, I would love to visit this place!
    Looks so fun that you matched your outfit with the background!

    Best Regards,
    Angelina Stroumpouli
    www.just-angelina.com

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