Monday, 11 November 2013

an outfit for an autumn walk

Isn't Autumn a lovely time of year? The colours everywhere are so beautiful here at the moment. As it was such a lovely morning we decided to take a stroll through the botanical gardens; a pleasant place for a walk and a picnic (when it's not raining of course).

I am in love with Peter Pan collar dresses. I spotted this one and knew straightaway I had to have it. Do you ever get that feeling when you see something you like, you just know it will look fine! Well, that's how I felt about this dress! I have another dress very similar to this which you can see here.


I have been waiting all summer to wear this chunky cardigan. I bought it in the sale earlier in the year to wear on days like this, cold but bright. 

I also have an obsession with brogues, I love them. When I see them in a shop I stop a while and have a little drool! I am trying to collect a pair in every colour! 

The beautiful restored Victorian glasshouses you can see in the background houses plant collections from different regions around the world and is so worth a visit. We were lucky enough to see a wedding taking place here a few weeks ago. It was beautiful. 


A view looking down towards the fountain from outside the glasshouse. We had a lovely chat with an older couple while we were stood here as he was asking us what we were photographing. He showed us a lovely picture he had painted and obviously took real joy from it. That's the kind of place it is here, friendly, pleasant and easygoing.






We finished the day off with a Starbucks festive gingerbread latte and a cranberry and orange muffin. Buy one, get one free too! It won't be long before I'm back!

River Island dress
Ark cardigan - wardrobe
Urban Outfitters Brogues - wardrobe
Urban Outfitters Bag - wardrobe
Topshop Burgundy Tights - wardrobe
Topshop Necklace
Topshop Rings
Sunnies - wardrobe

Have a lovely Monday! Linking up with Elena from DC In Style for Monday Bloom and Alison from Get Your Pretty On.


29 comments:

  1. Gorgeous outfit! The colours are absolutely fantastic and I have REAL cardi envy! :)

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    1. Awww thank you. I love burgundy and green. They are staple colours of my winter wardrobe. The cardi is lovely and snug and keeps me lovely and warm :-)

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment :-)

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  3. That polka dot dress is adorable, and I love all the red accents!!

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    1. Thank you so much Rachel. I love polka dots! :-)

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  4. Dang cute ensemble.

    Baby Z got to go home today!!!!! My daughter is excite, releaved and sooooo happy.

    I've got a Giveaway rolling for just MY followers. enter.

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    1. Thank you so much Ranae. So glad to hear Baby Z is home. Big hugs to you all xx

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  5. You look great in this outfit. fashion is one the things that makes miss Britain so much.

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    1. Thank you so much. I think we are lucky to have the affordable high street stores that we do. :-)

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  6. I do love the Botanical Gardens, I even remember when one of the glasshouses still had an aquarium in it (long before they were renovated). A beautiful setting for a lovely outfit and great photos, such a pretty dress, Rachel - and you have the BEST legs! xxxx

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    1. It's a beautiful place in all seasons, isn't it. I can't picture an aquarium being there but Steve says he can remember it too! I'm always a bit self conscious about my legs! I've never felt they have been an asset! Thank you for being so lovely xxxx

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    2. But can you remember the Minah Bird Curtise? xx

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  7. I´m sure these is the perfect color for fall, I love it, you created an amazing outfit for fall, I loved it =) kisses

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    1. Awwww, thank you so much. I'm so glad you like it. I love these colours together :-)

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  8. I love your outfit. I NEED that cardi! It would have been funny if you were in my photos and I was in yours! xxxx

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    1. Thank you so much Diane. Yes, it would have been funny to have been in each others photos! It's such a lovely place to be isn't it! :-) xxxx

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  9. Hi Rachel....what a setting. Really, it's so gorgeous. I had a glance around your blog and I really LOVE all of your Silent Sunday photos. You have a great eye! Thanks for your comment today....I really appreciate that! XOXO

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    1. Thank you so much Audrey, I'm so glad you like it. It's great to get lovely feedback. Keep in touch xxxx

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  10. You look very smart for your walk, nice outfit! A bit different from my black hoodie and wellies - leopard print ones as you saw on my blog, so perhaps it makes a difference? ;) xx

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    1. Awwww, thank you so much. I love my wellies too and wear them a lot! :-) xx

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  11. Ah! polka dots are so sweet on you Rachel!
    You paired it right with that wonderful cardi, and shoes!
    What a lovely place you went to -
    Montreal's Botanical Gardens are about 15 mins away by car from my home -

    Have a good weekend

    Arianexo

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    1. Thank you so much Ariane. I do love my polka dots! It is a very beautiful place to visit at all times of the year :-) xx

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  12. Such a cute outfit! I love your tights & brogues! What a lovely day out too! Ax

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    1. Thank you so much. I do love my brogues! I love spending time here, its a very beautiful place to be :-)

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  13. I love that dress and such lovely photos x

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm glad you like them :-)

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  14. Such beautiful photos, love the polka dots dress Rachel.
    It's been a while since last visited your blog so now I am like reading so many posts. :)
    http://claudiapersi.blogspot.ca/p/blog-page.html

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    1. Thank you so much Claudia, I have a real love of polka dots. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments, it's so great to receive them xx

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