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Summer staycationing

Staycationing is new to me - why on earth have I not done this before?! I've had a blissful, restful week pottering around at home, working on projects I've been meaning to do for ages - and going out for lovely day trips. And all the while sleeping in my lovely comfy bed and not having to pack or unpack!! I highly recommend it :)

Outfit post: summer pastels

I'll save the day trips to Waterperry Gardens and the seaside for other posts. So in this episode, we spent a lovely day wandering around Woodstock, picnicking in Blenheim Palace grounds and finishing off the day with a trip around Yarnton Antiques Centre (which is utterly fabulous by the way - again, why have I not been before?!).

Window shopping
Woodstock
Woodstock

I also had a much needed hair cut (was it really January the last time? Oh dear...) and went out to take my new hair for a spin in a (relatively) new summer pastel outfit. Thanks to my lovely husband alpower for taking the pics of me :)

Outfit post: summer pastels
Outfit post: summer pastels
Outfit post: summer pastels
Woodstock
Outfit post: summer pastels
Outfit post: summer pastels
Woodstock
Woodstock
Outfit post: summer pastels
Outfit post: summer pastels

What I'm wearing:

Top: Boden | Capri pants & cardigan: Joules | Shoes: Clarks | Bag: Orla Kiely SS13

Oxford in bloom

This is really part II of my earlier post - it was such a lovely day I was a bit trigger happy and there were too many pics for one post! So let's rewind back to last Sunday...

Oxford really was looking stunning in the spring sunshine, reminding me how lucky I am to live here. All the blossom had exploded at once and everywhere was just sooo pretty. I'm so glad I got a chance to capture it all as the wind and rain has since blown all those pretty delicate petals away....

So, after stuffing ourselves full of cake and tea at the Randolph, we decided a gentle meander through Oxford in the sunshine was in order. And a few more outfit shots for good measure. Photos of me (a rare treat for you ;) taken by the very lovely Candy Pop.

Blossom loveliness
Blossom loveliness
Blog photoshoot
Blog photoshoot
Blog photoshoot
Blog photoshoot

What I'm wearing:

Pink tunic and jeans by Joules Brogues by Clarks Scarf ~ vintage (from The Shop off Brick Lane)

Vintage lace

Candy Pop wears: Vintage lace blouse and necklace

Christchurch College, Oxford
Oxford bike
No.18
Magdalen School for Boys
Blossom loveliness