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28 November 2010

Sunday Best: Narnia

Let It Snow!
Let It Snow!

I really didn't think that I would be posting today, I was up against the elements, a hastily packed and ill thought out suitcase and a power cut.

This weekend we went to Tyne and Wear and given the weather we weren't going to take any pictures but when we drove into Alnwick and stopped at The Tree House it was just too pretty not to. We arrived just as it started to snow and everywhere looked just like Narnia. Huge icicles were hanging from the tree house's eaves, the tree branches were bowing under the weight of all the snow and the snow was so deep in places that it nearly flooded my boots. It was a world away from the last time we visited.


Let It Snow!
Let It Snow!
With Narnia in mind, I started to seriously crave Turkish Delight but had to make do with my rose lip salve.

You must forgive me the major faux pas of posting about the same dress twice but I really can't stop wearing it. I've taken to wearing it with this sweater . I love the key detail and how the colours perfectly match the plaid. I wore them with my TBA coat and leather riding boots. I'm not really fond of wearing boots but in conditions such as this, I wasn't left with much choice. It is always a challenge to say warm and look nice, especially when you refuse to wear trousers. I'm still searching for the perfect thick winter tights... any suggestions?

Let It Snow!
Let It Snow!

The snow was so hard packed and icy in places that walking was pretty precarious. Thankfully I didn't actually fall but Ad managed to shoot this one as I was slipping and sliding all over the place.
I owe a huge thank you to him for shooting in the freezing cold! You can see some more photographs from today on his flickr

I also want to say thank you for your lovely comments and feedback last week about my dress. The response was so positive that I've decided to go ahead and start selling some pieces. Hopefully I'll have more to show you very soon.

What have you been wearing to keep warm in the snow?

36 comments:

  1. That's an awesome looking house! Beautiful pictures! No snow, but my wool cape kept me pretty warm (pictured in the blog)!

    -Charlotte!
    allesmode2010.blogspot.com

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  2. This is so magical, what a lovely setting! I really like how you've mixed it up with the jumper looks like a different outfit. I'm not enjoying the cold weather, makes getting dressed and looking stylish even more of a challenge! x

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  3. Oh I love the treehouse up in Alnwick - it's such a lovely place and it looks even better in the snow! Love your outfit x

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  4. I love that place! I haven't been in ages, it looks so gorgeous in the snow with all the icicles. Your outfit is lovely, the coat is perfect.

    xxxx

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  5. These pictures are amazing! I am so jealous of all the snow.
    Love your coat and your dress+ sweater look.

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  6. woooow. where is that place? it doesn't even look real!! amazing.

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  7. Lovely photos. They all look so amazing x

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  8. I'm so looking forward to your precious handmade clothes Cait. And I would never blame you for wearing that dress again and again, it's so adorable!!
    The snow on your clothes looks very romantic :)

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  9. i love the snow, these are great beautiful pictures...

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  10. Oh how beautiful! All of it :)

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  11. Oh don't even worry about posting the same dress twice. It's lovely!

    And I'm so jealous you have snow. I miss it and can't wait for our first snowfall!

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  12. What a beautiful house! I love pictures taken in the snow.
    When they aren't over exposed they're so atmospheric.

    Christy of Dress Rehearsal

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  13. Oh this is so beautiful! I love the pictures and your outfit! <3

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  14. Amazing photos, I love the Treehouse. I live in the North East and I've been living in my parka and Hunters for the past week or so!

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  15. It's summer here so I have been trying to keep cool!! I'm dreaming of snow! I'd love to havea white christmas! Adore these pictures so much and it does look just like narnia! Your outfit is spectacular!

    Ayesha x

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  16. Beautiful pics! I wish I could go to a place like that! You look adorable!
    I come from Wishwishwish <3

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  17. Gosh - it really does look magical!

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  18. These are really beautiful Cait! I'm missing all the snow because I'm at home. I was supposed to fly back today but my flight's been canceled!

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  19. That building is beautiful! The snow really adds to the beauty of it.

    That dress is lovely enough to deserve another post :)

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  20. Hi Cait, what a magical scene and you look wonderful. I can't believe I haven't come across your blog before, it's fabulous. Vix xxx

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  21. Oh I thought that looked familiar - I was wondering if you had an extremely grand tree house but then read down to see that you'd been to Alnwick. What gorgeous photos.

    I recommend Dorothy Perkins 80 denier tights - really warm and cosy, great range of colours and I haven't had a ladder in any of my pairs yet.

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  22. WOW, photos are amazing! i have never seen a tree house like that before, i am totally amazed! :) topshop have some great knit tights and they come in some fab colours too! x

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  23. how adorable! i love your blog, dear ♥
    http://ohwaywardgirl.blogspot.com

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  24. That looks so beautiful! Our snow looks nothing like that, hardly had any. Its snowing now so im hoping it will settle!

    Ive not been out the last 3 days, dreaded uni deadline and im trying to get it all done so im not stressed in the last week! But to wrap up warm tomorrow, ill be wearing as many layers a possible and my cat face woolly hat and mittens!

    Sophie

    http://storyofmylife-sophiesoph.blogspot.com/

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  25. Wow, the setting is amazing. It is hot summer in Australia, I'd love some snow, especially if it's this pretty!

    http://bonjourbellerue.blogspot.com/

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  26. Amazing house. Adorable clothes! You mentioned Narnia, so can I admit I've started following more of C.S. Lewis' life and works since the School Library Journal compared my recently released title to the LTR and Narnia novels?

    By the way, your snow looks nicer than what we've got right now. We've got the drifty, blown kind.

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  27. i love your blog and that´s the reason why i gave you the "a blog with substance"-award! :)

    have a beautiful weekend!
    xoxo, pink lady ♥

    http://we-live-in-a-pink-world.blogspot.com/2010/12/whats-behind-third-door.html

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  28. Oh my my... it really does look just like a fairytale wonderland! & I love your outfit! x

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  29. I've just discovered your blog through a link and I must say I really love it! Your pictures are amazing, such great quality and wonderful scenery, I've got to put that tree house on my places to visit list :)
    I've read the description that was with the photos (I always do) and I wondered if you'd mind telling me where you got the coat from? It's lovely and looks really thick!
    Thank you
    :)

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  30. Hi Rachel, I'm glad that you like it. The treehouse is the cutest place, the snow makes it look magical but its so pretty in summer too.

    My coat is TBA from last years collection, its so warm and still looks brand new after alot of wear. I would definitely recommend their clothes!

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  31. What a magical place! I'm going to have to google it and read up on it! Just found your blog and can't wait to spend some time reading all your posts! x

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  32. Lovely outfit! I really like all the dark tones together & that beret is lovely. I'm hoping we don't get any snow (that sticks) this year...but it's already in the 20s during the day, so I don't think I'll get that lucky.

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  33. you look absolutely gorgeous! I wasn't a fan of black+navy but this coat looks beautiful.

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