Monday, 4 April 2011

Oxford Blues

Yesterday I went for an 'in between' outfit, by that I mean that though it was lovely and sunny and it was so hot in the house there was still a chill in the air:

Cardigan, Top, Vest Top & Shorts - H&M, Tights - H&M, Shoes - New Look

For Mothers Day the family and I went on a little road trip to Oxford where my sis went to uni and what a beautiful day it was so I thought I would share it with you guys...


I love Oxford, its such a picturesque little town with great architecture, and cute little shops and cafes, next time I visit when the weather is hotter I might try my hand at punting - that's where you navigate a little boats down the river with a rather large stick :)

As you can tell, we happened across a cute traditional sweet shop where they sold every kind of confectionery you can think of, we also turned up just in time for Oxford's chocolate festival and bagged ourselves a rather large slice of carrot cake mmmmm

We then ventured on to late lunch at Quod, it's a posh restaurant just on the highstreet where I treated myself to a very tasty Virgin Mary.


The food was OK, not the best I've had, and also we seemed to be terribly unlucky....I found a short and curly in my food, and I'd already eaten half EW!!!  Though they deducted my meal from the bill they 'accidentally' put 5 extra drinks on - so all in all not the greatest Mothers Day meal!

I also got an excuse to do some outdoor shoots today in the lovely streets of Oxford:


I have to admit, I felt a tiny bit like a plonker, it's something I'm not used to at all and I just felt people thought I loved myself....which I don't, but I do think surroundings add to an outfit post and I really like these shots, though I'm super wrapped up and you can't see much of my outfit.  So I think I am going to try and get some more 'on the street' snaps!

What did everyone else do for Mothers Day?  What do you think of my snaps?

Speak Soon xxx Pin It

19 comments:

jamie said...

this town looks sooo beautiful and fun to explore! and you look so cute! i love in-between weather!! i get really cranky when its hot outside :(

Gingerina said...

Oh, you look really cute and beautiful! :) Your scarf is one of things, that I must have :D

And thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you like it, as me like your blog :)

Joana said...

so cute!
lovely photos :)

xx J

http://vintageisthenewblackk.blogspot.com/

Becca said...

Cute outfit :)) x

yOka said...

ypu look cute!

A Lost Feather said...

oxford looks funnnn and a chocolate festival? sold! haha

i like your outfit and i think you'd look just as cute without the cool background.. although an interesting location is always fun :)

thanks for visiting my blog :) to answer your question.. i use photoshop to edit and sometimes picnik (www.picnik.com) it has a free version that's pretty great! i generally shoot with a canon rebel xti or a canon powershot d10 (i think it looks like a submarine haha)

Lydz xX said...

cute outfit, yummy look food and great pics!

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Lydz xX

sallyannie☆ said...

Love your giant scarf and cute hair! Sorry to hear about your meal, sounds gross! Hope your next one is better :)

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

love that top and the red cardigan is so cute :)


<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Fashiable said...

I really love the second outfit, I especially love the shoes!! They are so cute

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Courtney Erin said...

I am such a huge fan of shorts and tights and scarves so this is totally doing it for me - great look!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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captain kimi said...

taking outfit pics in the streets makes you feel so weird sometimes. anyway I think you get used to it. Your street shots look great. love the backgrounds. and shorts were meant to be worn with tights - I guess ^^

love, kimi

Michal said...

Oo I love your outfit. That scarf is amazing & so are those shoes! I'd love a pair of loafers like that. That is such a weird restaurant experience! That's so crazy that they tried to sneak in those drinks! Still, you were in Oxford, so I'm jealous. ^_^

holly and the wolves said...

Ahh, isn't Oxford so lovely? I always feel a bit self concious taking pictures in public, but these pictures are so lovely it definitely paid off :) adore your shoes! xx

Floor said...

Your outfits are so cute :)

Living_in_aShoe said...

great layering!

Neiti Ithilienn said...

love your shoes my dear! great color of shorts:)

Coralie said...

I really love the 2nd outfit, every piece is gorgeous :)
So yummi photos !
Thanks for your comment :)


xxx



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LikeSpinningPlates said...

I'm in love with your little snap shop collage of your day!! Those are my favorite =) I love to look at pictures of food too haha. Everything looks delish. Especially the sour candy canes! I love your outfits. The bright pink cardigan is super cute.

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