Bourton on the Water

Bourton on the Water

No don’t worry, I haven’t spelt the word Bourbon wrong, Bourton on the water (annoyingly) doesn’t have anything to do with any kind of chocolate biscuit. (However I cannot confirm or deny how many were consumed in the making of this blog post). While roaming around the Gloucestershire countryside we landed up on the beautiful cotswold town of Bourton on the Water. With is old fashioned sweetshops and beautiful quaint streets it feels like you’ve stepped right into pintrest as the epitome of British living .

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I’m not sure this photo could get more British if I tried, maybe only with the addition of a cup of tea and a cream tea.  With eventually  giving up on trying to get a clean shot with nothing it the background only then did a post van and a horse trot into the picture.

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Brilliant photos as ever by Tom Flathers

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Red dress in Rotherwas

Red dress in Rotherwas

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Brilliant photos as ever by Tom Flathers

 

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Swimming pool Photoshoot

Swimming pool Photoshoot

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Its not everyday that you wake up at 5am to go to your local swimming pool to put on a red dress and do a photoshoot. Now this isn’t particularly  unusual for me with some of the photoshoots and short films we’ve done in the past, getting up at the crack of dawn to get the perfect sunrise in the middle of a forest. Least this time it was in a nice and warm building, even with the addition of water. 

But this time I did feel a bit of my depth (literally, 3.8m of diving pool depth), with having not stepped foot in a swimming pool since my school days, trying to swim and stay afloat while clothed was a bit of a task. Put it this way, I had to learn to tread water pretty quickly.  

I was rather impresses by Mac Ruby Woo surviving at the mersey of the pool, cant quite say the same for the eyeliner as it dribbles down my face.  

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My partner in crime for this shoot was the brilliant Arthur Godden, who managed to haul himself around in the pool in near full suit not just a small dress (I have a feeling that would have looked odd). He managed some rather impressive flash and photography umbrella holding while treading water, somehow that didn’t get photographed.  

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Definitely braver than I was when it came to swimming underwater (I need googles :P )

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Style File – A Day in Bath

Style File – A Day in Bath

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On another day of galavanting around the country in the search of another set of blog photos, after seeming to have exhausted our local surroundings, we headed down to the beautiful city of Bath. The combination of beautiful old sand stone buildings making up the picturesque streets with a great splash of sunny weather made for a great little set of snaps.  

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With us getting our full tourist on I went for a simple, comfortable monochrome look of some classic black skinny’s, which seems to be my uniform nowadays with barely being able to prise them off myself, an oversized white shirt (not quite a shirt dress for a change) and the normal accessories of a scarf and Doc Martens. With not being blessed with the figure of Kate Moss (Nutella is just too hard to resist sometimes) in true rabbit style I like to bury myself under loose fitting clothing for those days when you just don’t fancy breathing in. It has been a long term mission of mine to find the perfect white shirt with it being a classic wardrobe staple basic. Despite this one in photos making me look doubly wide, I like the length and crisp white fabric of this one, despite its ability to crease at the slightest touch. (luckily these photos were taken just before dropping my pizza lunch all down the front) Despite the beautiful sunshine with the slight chill in the air I threw on this thick baggy grey cardigan for a little extra warmth. 

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Now I can hear all you British readers saying ‘you went all the way to Bath but yet didn’t go and visit The Royal crescent or The Royal Circle?’ Well, obviously I wouldn’t be that stupid so stay tuned for part 2 coming up soon featuring some of these lovely photos. 

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Style File – From day to night

Style File –  From day to night

As someone who is never keen for dressing up specially to go out in the evenings and likes to be able to have one look to carry them through from dawn until dusk so I tasked myself to try and come up with a look to do just that. Now this may not be to everyones taste, maybe its too dressed up for the day or not dressed up enough for the evening but for me its perfect. So this is what I decided to wear for a lovely day wondering around the city to going out for a meal in the evening. 

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For me I think the star item of this look is the skirt. As you can tell from some of my previous post that I am a huge fan of a midi length skirt and would 9 times out of 10 always choose a midi over a mini. I find it a very easy was to try and make an outfit look effortlessly put together and stylish with minimal effort going into it. Also I like not having to worry about pulling them down all the time and that little bit extra warmth isn’t something to go amiss. Also, finally its a pencil skirt with pockets! well one on the side to de precise. With it being a patch pocket on the side it doesn’t add any bulk to the item just skims down the side and adds a handy place for any phones/money ect. As well as this I love the wrap around and tie detail at the front, this is a style which is flattering on most body shapes, helping to give you shape and appear to slim you down. It make the skirt a lot easier to walk in compared to normal pencil skirts by freeing up the bottom of it. 

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The only part of this skirt I didn’t immediately like then I picked up on the hanger was the colour of it. Despite once loving it, nowadays maroon is one of those colours that I’m not particular keen on, probably with it being very close of pink. But with loving the fit and style I had to try it on and fell it love with it despite this. This was defiantly one of those finds which I think all us girls have been waiting for and I’m defiantly very happy to have picked this up by chance. 

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The way I have styled this item here happens to be the way I tried the skirt on in the shop. 

While having a relaxed afternoon shopping I was wearing this dark green checked shirt and when trying them on together found that surprisingly they went together really well. With them both being quiet dark earthy colours the marron and the dark green go together really well and with the thin red/maroon lines running though the check of the shirt it helps to tie it all together. With the shirts loose fit and light weight fabric it helps to keep the outfit on the casual side clashing the more smart piece of the skirt with this relaxed fit item of the shirt. One thing I do like to do when styling outfits I like trying to pair together different items, some being smart and some really relaxed. Be it a pair of smart trousers with a relaxed oversized jumper or a silky shirt with a pair of ripped boyfriend jeans I love the clash of styles and the ability to make an outfit adaptable for many situations like this one.  

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If I hadn’t have worn this shirt by chance I doubt I would have put these 2 items together (especially with not at least one of them being black). Over the top of this I added my matching tartan green tartan scarf. At first I thought this might be overdoing it with double tartan but with them being a very similar I think it works well and better than adding in another print/pattern (and if you can’t in Scotland when can you  ;) ).

As ever as someone who never wears heels I matched it all as ever with my Doc Martens and for me they will work for day and night perfectly well. 

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Shirt (simular) – Zara 

Skirt – Forever 21 

scarf (simular) – Asos

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