Tuesday, 11 August 2009

The River Flows in You



I must admit that this post took much longer than anticipated as I took literally millions of photos on holiday, especially taking into account that we only went for a week! Oh but what an amazing week it was. Tunbridge Wells really is one of the most extraordinary places I have visited, the photos speak for themselves...(yes I did take the non-outfit ones ;)) Such beautiful views and such variety too, it was wonderful! As much as I have tried to be selective, there are so many photos, including outfits, that I think I will split it into two posts (if not more). The highlights of my trip included:

♥ Being unable to fall asleep on the last day because of singing along to every single song that the ABBA tribute played at a wedding held at the hotel
♥ Evening wonders around the hotel grounds
♥ Feeding a wild deer (my favourite animal) right out of my hand.
♥ Visiting Hever Castle, where Ann Boleyn lived
♥ Visiting the ruins of Scotney Castle
♥ Feeding ducks, fish and other creatures including myself at various places
♥ My mum giving me a pretty pair of vintage earrings at the beginning of the trip and my dad trying them on at the end.



When we got back there was a big disappointment waiting for me in the form of an email which I will not talk about, and a big package waiting to be picked up at my local post office. It was from the lovely Natalie over at Buzz Paradise; I was absolutely thrilled to find that I was one of the lucky bloggers who won the Ma Dame campaign which I posted about below, and when I received the package I could hardly contain my excitement! Inside was a bottle of the Ma Dame fragrance in crazy cool packaging, a campaign folder with a CD and an absolutely divine set of earphones with a built in MP3 player! The best bit is that they already had a fab Martin Solveig tune on the memory card so I could literally turn them on and start bopping! My favourite toy now, I just cannot put them down. The fragrance launches at the end of August and the 43ml bottle is exclusive to Debenhams, thanks again Jean Paul Gaultier and Buzz Paradise!


On a side note, the black blazer I am wearing in the photos I picked up for absolutely free thanks to my local Freecycle! It's a really nice length and it fits me perfectly, how cool is that? I really like the look of Ralph Lauren blazers (oh why do they have to cost so much?) with the crests, and I thought it would be so awesome if I could put the Hogwarts crest on it using an iron on patch. I'm unbelievably excited about this, haha.



How is everyone's summer so far? Has anyone seen any meteors yet?

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C&A Blazer, Freecycled
Striped overzied vest, Red Herring
Belt, vintage
Skirt,vintage
Plimsoles, Jaeger
Watch, gift

44 comments:

  1. You have got the PRETTIEST hair! :)

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  2. Congrats on winning such a cool prize. Those are some awesome headphones. I love the pictures, England looks so pretty.r

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  3. i know net a porter simultaneously makes me insanely happy and depressed haha. It looks like you had an amazing holidy- and yay presents!!! lucky girl!

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  4. such wonderful photos! your hair looks glorious!!!!

    i love ABBA!!! and how awesome that a wild deer ate out of the palm of your hand!

    sounds like it was such a lovely trip!!! and from the looks of it too!!!

    x

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  5. beautiful photos! love the texture of your hair too! i can't wait for mine to get longer. anyways, my summer's been decent, nothing too exciting or interesting. i'm glad you had fun though!

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  6. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm so pleased I've seen yours now, I will be back. These pictures are lovely. Your hair is so perfect. I like everything about your outfit its definately my style.

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  7. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment! I just love your outfit.....so cute!

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  8. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I love yours, your photography style is beautifully magical and romantic!
    I'm going to add you to my reading list :)
    Laura

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  9. Thank you! I love your outfit, so cute. & I wish I saw meteors, sadly my city isn't dark enough to ever see those things! I invited you just now btw :)

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  10. that skirt is fantastic xoxox

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  11. WOW what a great vacation you had... I am so jealous :(. I wish I could visit the castle Ann Boleyn lived in!! And those pictures are amazing. i bet they don't do them justice.
    clothedmuch.blogspot.com

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  12. lovely pictures..and ur hair..ur like a fairy tell princess..so pretty.

    One Love,
    Jowy
    www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh wow, the scenery is absolutely beautiful! Haha, I really hope you do put the Hogwarts crest on the blazer - that would be so rad!

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  14. these are the most beautiful photos i've seen in a long time! and such a classically pretty outfit, too. it sounds like an amazing trip!


    and thanks for being such a dollface, but i totally don't model, haha. i'm totally awkward in real life. but thank you so much!

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  15. oh i adore your blog!
    you have the cutest style and honestly im in love with your hair. super cute

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  16. Love your outfit...the photos are beautiful.

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  17. but you have topshop and H&M right, we aren't have them in here :(
    and you go to hever castle, wow thats cool, i just ever seen it on films and traveling chanel, great trip!!, and love ur outfits, great combination :]]

    xxx

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  18. It looks like you had a wonderful holiday! :)
    Thank you for commenting my blog the other day, I only just saw my emails! www.dazedyoungmess.blogspot.com

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  19. Beauutiful picture - wow! The first one looks magical <3
    Love your outfit, the pretty skirt especially.

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  20. These photos are all amazingly pretty! Love your outfit and your hair too. Have you got a super camera or did you add the soft effect in photoshop? I'd love to exchange links with you so comment me if you're interested x Sushi

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  21. I love these photos...where were they taken, and what kind of camera do you use?

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  22. Thank you for the lovely comment, I can assure you that I took the photos. It was a very sweaty afternoon and my boyfriend got three ticks hahahaha


    Sounds like you had quite a lovely time on vacation, great pictures!

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  23. Hey! loved the pictures, great blog btw, check out ours whenever you want, we invite you to follow it,
    Love,
    A&A

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  24. beauuuuuuutiful photographs.

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  25. Oh, first: you have a pretty and fabolous hair.
    Second: your photos and style are amazing. I like them!
    Thanks 4 comment in my Blog.

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  26. These are such lovely photos. Love your outfit, too. xx

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  27. Great outfit - love the blazer! And it looks like you had a lovely holiday. Thanks for sharing these pics. Also, congrats on winning the scent and the other goodies. The built-in mp3 player sounds like such a great idea :)

    p.s. with regards to Armstrongs in Edinburgh, the pricing is actually pretty ok. If you check out their ebay store, that will give you an indication.

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  28. sunning photos, wow!

    ps, sorry i can't help you as i dont shop in Bath much, i buy most of my stuff on the internet (mainly topshop & UO) :)

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  29. hey sweetie ♥

    thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog - sorry it's taken so long to reply but this week has been crazyyy busy! i've been filming for a short fashion programme for my blog that will be up on the 24th august... SO exciting! and i've been working lotsss to afford gorgeous new A/W clothes :)

    to answer your question, my gladiator sandals are from primark! such a bargain at just £4 lol x

    your blog is so beautiful - these photos are amazing. keep up the great work! i'll def be back :)

    ♥ Hannah

    ((london--rose.blogspot.com))

    x

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  30. Your photographs are so romantic and pretty. I love them! and I am obsessed with your long locks!! love your blog, what camera do u use for pics, or do you just edit them to be that way? FANTASTIC! :)

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  31. Hi! My name is Wylie, and I was once like you... no fashion spot membership! I have been trying to get in and they will not lt me, i do not think they allow 14 year olds I guess. But could you send me an invite please? It would mean the world to me. wylie1995@gmail.com and then please tell me your username! I am sorry to be so rude but I have to ask!

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  32. I love the photos, outfits, everything! What camera do you use? Freecycle seems like a great idea, just wish the websites were easier to navigate, like ebay.

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  33. You look so sweet!!!!!!
    I love this photoshoot so much! Amazing location, you and outfit! I love this kind of skirt and you match it so well with the blazer!!!

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment!
    I do love it so much!

    A kiss and a hugs, Have a great weekend!

    See you,
    Kira

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  34. Yay ducks! I actually live really near Tunbridge Wells-a sensational shopping location.x

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  35. Those pictures are soooooo pretty!! I love the ones with the ivy! It makes me think of the Secret Garden film! So lovely! And congrats on the amazing prize! Those headphones look awesome!

    xoxo

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  36. This is SO gorgeous. I am in love with your outfit. Your blog is amazing!

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  37. those ma dame headphones are sick!

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  38. Oh goodness me, Scotney! I love that place so much though I haven't been there for years it always makes me think of beautiful colours and flowers. I recognised it immediately from your gorgeous photos. I think I'll have to visit again soon, thank you for the inspiration!

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  39. Wow, first and second pictures are so gorgeous!

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