I Wore: Candy Colours for The Great British Day Out

18 February 2012

Can you see that smug look on my face?? That's because I'm right in the middle of one of my favourite possible days - a good old British day out.Oh...and I just spent £5 on traditional English sweeties!

Although I've been lucky enough to see a lot of truly spectacular places and take in some of the worlds best landscapes there's still no place quite like home for me. I grew up taking regular day trips to different areas of the English countryside, it brings back such great memories when I visit them again. My Dad and I ventured out this week to the Yorkshire Dales taking time to stop off at an old favourite, 'Sweet Memories', a sweet shop in a small town called Thirsk. Once we had the provisions for the day (not the most nutritious!) we went on to visit an old abbey then finally to the seaside where we met up with my brother who is at university nearby.

Perhaps subconsciously channelling my childhood, I opted to wear a girlie combination of a bird print dress and Spring pastels; my new baby...the pale pink Miu Miu, a matching soft cashmere scarf and a pastel green cardigan. To stop it getting too sickly sweet (bad pun intended...sorry folks!) I wore knee high suede boots and my studded wrap watch.
Bag - Miu Miu. Bird print dress - H&M. Scarf - Jobis.
Studded wrap watch - La Mer. Feather necklace - F21. Bracelets - Accessorize.






A walk on the pier at sundown complete with freshly cooked chips to share.
It was a brilliant day out that reminded me of so many old memories and created some new ones too. Shame I still feel sick from all the sweets!

Do you have a particular place/s you used to day trip to with your family?

xxx




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58 comments:

  1. I love that dress. You can match it with so many different kinds of tops and bottoms with it! cute!

    and do you guys really drive on the right side of the road?!
    insanity.

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    1. We drive on the left, but I knew what you meant. I'm starting to think it is a little crazy myself, especially since I've nearly been knocked over several times since being back because I looked the wrong way, ooops!

      Yeah, the dress works with loads, it'll be cute on it's own in summer too I think :)

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  2. i love the photos, your bag is amaaaazing x

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    1. Thanks dear, I love it, I don't think I've stopped wearing it since I got it! Really should though otherwise it's going to look wrecked quickly :( x

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  3. Absolutely love the pastel colours in your outfit- the scarf, the cardigan, the bag, dress, everything! Looking so pretty :)

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  4. Wow love your outfit :-) the colours go so well together like a yummy sweet hehe

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  6. love these colors on you, you look great

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  7. Love the colors in your outfit! That bag is just gorgeous, I might have to say that each time I see it :)
    xoxo

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  9. Beautiful photos!

    Love your outfit! xx

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  10. love your outfit! your hair is so nicexx

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  11. Your today's post is super cute... ^_^

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  12. Beautiful outfit, spring pastel colors look great on you! Your photos are amazing as well... I studied abroad in England and seeing your photos brought back memories for me! Those chips look delicious!!!

    xoxo,
    Rachel
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  13. I love that H&M dress, I've got a skirt with the same print on and I absolutely love it. Looks like a great British adventure!

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  14. love the colours of this outfit, and i've been after that h&m dress for a while now :) looks like a fab day!
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  15. I really love your outfit! So cute an girly :)

    I saw your post on the Miu Miu bag! It's so nice, but couldn't believe how much it was when i checked it out!

    I did find a much cheaper copy of it on Ebay though, so I might have to settle for that :(

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  16. Such a cute outfit, really want some sweeties now! xx

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  17. i really love your outfit, those colors are my favorite xx

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  19. i love your candy colors, super cute!!

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    1. Great outfit, and Im jealous over your Miu Miu bag, its gorgeous

      xx

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  21. Love your outfit, it's gorgeous!

    Great blog by the way, I'm now following xx

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  22. Nice post, nice photos and nice outfit. Those chips look delicious.

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  23. adorable dress! It's cool how you guys call them chips..in canada we call them fries... :3

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  24. wow! you're so beautiful! love your whole outfit
    love you and love your blog <3
    mind to follow each other? ^^

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  25. Amazing Outfit :) You look great, I love your Miu Miu!
    The pastel colours really fit you.

    p.s: I'm following you now. Hope you will visit me, too :)

    xoxo Magdalena

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  26. ahhhh, the bag!!! i thought i had made up my mind about MiuMiu and not wanting it, but...nope..dammit lol

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  27. Such a cute outfit! You look great in the pastels :)


    xx maggie
    saltandleather

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  28. LOVE the pastels <3 Its my favorite trend now. And such a cute bird print on the dress. You look lovely!
    Wish I could travel and see the sites.

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  29. oh my gosh I want those sweeties right now! They look so yummy! And I love your outfit, especially the bird print dress x

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  30. oh my gosh. you look so cute! i looooove the outfit. the combination of the blue and the pink reminds me so much of cotton candy. and those sweets are making me crave candy right now! aaahhhh.

    :)
    Carrie
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  31. I love days like that! Over here on the US west coast I like to take day trips to the beach and stop at my favorite candy shop! Last time I went I ate chocolate covered marshmallows, sat in the sand, and watched the ocean. Pure bliss!

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  32. I really like your dress. The whole outfits looks nice. I love sweet shops like that! I like looking at all the different sweets in jars.

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  33. This outfit is absolutely perfect, and I love how you kinda matched the candy...... I am always filled with glee when I see you posted again ;)

    Janelle

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  34. ok may i steal that cardigan!

    how cute is that! i am loving the color ..
    your outfit is amazing .. lately i been
    digging the pastel colors way too much!


    i hope you had a great weekend!


    xoxo
    Melina
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  35. Cute color combo. So cute with your blond hair :)

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  36. Great post and adorable outfit - Candy stores are some of the best places on Earth!

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  37. Pretty pictures! I love your bracelets.

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  38. How cute, i simply love your outfit! I love pastels and this fashion trend is very "in" right now! I think your blog is super cute and girly, I am now following!

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  39. What a sweet post !!!!! Love the outfit and the candies pictures :D ...
    Im following now dear :)

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  40. The little bird print on your dress is so sweet :)
    xo Jac

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  41. Hey :) I am now following!

    I absolutely love what you are wearing, the colours and everything work so perfectly together and that bag is :O amazing.

    Also, beautiful pictures! :) I want some swweettts!

    Hailes<3

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  42. Everything about this is perfect! The colors, the outfit, the photos, the sweets. I love it all, Miss Amelia!

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  43. oh how many sweets! It's so difficult to watch the pictures of such delicious things before going to sleep :)

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  44. Beautiful pastel shades :)

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  45. You are working the pastels perfectly! Those chips looks so yum!

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  46. Lovely outfit!
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  47. All them sweets!! :O and I adore your bird dress.. beautiful :)
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  48. love this look and its not tooo girly girly! pastel and spring - yum! xxx

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  49. I love pastels! That bird print blouse is adorable!
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  50. lovely jubbly outfit! Reminds me that spring is on it's way! yay!

    Suzi x

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  51. I love your outfit! They have an old fahioned sweetie shop like that in York. It's lovely there :)

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