Monday, 20 August 2012

PENRITH

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This weekend was spent with my boyfriend lazing around in the sleepy Lake District town of Penrith.

I say sleepy - but despite all the shops shutting at 4pm on a Saturday it was one of those mythical Mary Portas-approved high streets, with unique independent stores next to buzzing bars and sweet eateries. My favourite shops were Victoria's, with fair trade clothing and accessories (where our Buddha head is from) and J. J. Graham, a deli stocking all sorts of tasty treats, from freshly ground local coffee to international beers. Interestingly although this place seemed old fashioned they also have a transactional website, mixing old and new retail styles seamlessly.

Of course, as in any small town, there was more than a few charity shops. I insisted on visiting each and every one, maintaining that "you never know what you might miss"!

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The reason we were in Penrith was to attend the wedding reception of one of Chris's university friends. A fantastic excuse to dress-up, of course, with the reception held in Roundthorn Country House - which had a beautiful view right the way across the Lake District.

I don't believe in buying a new outfit for an occasion, so I wore a French Connection dress Chris got for me this past Christmas, with Aldo heels and a DIY headchain. Chris does enjoy a new outfit and was rather pleased with his pink and burgundy T. M. Lewin get-up!

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I'm wearing: 
Oasis leopard dress 
DIY'd vintage waistcoat 
Minkpink Scorpio Rising dress 
Forever 21 jacket 
French Connection wrap dress 
Zara bag 
Aldo Rise x J.W.Anderson shoes 
Office boots

15 comments:

  1. Saw your blog link on chictopia. I just love your outfit posts so I'm following your blog. Hope you check out my blog too and follow me back!

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    1. Thank you very much! Off to check out yours too.
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  2. Hi Sarah, enjoying your blog, you were up my way at Penrith...good to meet you at the A2. Hope you can check out my blog!

    fashiongeek-hollywilliams.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw hi Holly, thanks for visiting! How are you doing with the A2? I did think of you when I saw a bus for Workington :)
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    2. Not too bad, I hope! How about you? x

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  3. Amazing photos! You look so beautiful on the last pic! Love your head chain! You have a great blog! I'd love if you checked out my blog, and if you like it, can we follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin’? I promise I’ll follow you back!
    Have a nice day<3

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  4. You look so pretty the head chain is gorgeous! Uber jel of those shoes too xx

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  5. The head chain is perfect! And I love your outfits! :D
    I'm following you now. :D If you want, you can find me on: http://the-wandering-heart.blogspot.com
    Lots of love! <3

    P.S: I'd love to ask you for a little help. It would mean a lot to me if you read my newest post and helped me out. Won't take more than five minutes! ;)

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  6. You have those ALDO shoes! So jealous. Both of the outfits you wore were gorgeous, hope the wedding was fab! xxx

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  7. Wow, the Pictures are so lovely.

    And i like your DIY-Chain :)

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  8. Ahh I've always wanted to go to this place in the Lakes! I've always ended up in crappy Windamere with nothing to do! Looks like you had a right cute time and yes...LOOK IN EVERY CHARITY SHOP. Especially in the Lakes. They probably don't know half the designer clobber they've got is actually decent! And you look gorgeous all dressed up! Dress is lavelllly. Hope you enjoyed the weekend in style!

    Gemma x

    www.gemmasatire.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. That red printed dress looks bloody fantastic! LOVE IT!
    Liking the more bohemian look you're rocking recently! xx

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  10. Your headchain is stunning! Great outfit! Loving your blog xx
    www.mineminemaggie.blogspot.ie

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  11. aw looks like you had a lovely time! your outfits are really pretty :) x

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  12. ahhh you look absolutely amazing !!! love the first outfit !
    and the place loook great need to drag my boy to lake district as well :)

    xx

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