30th, January, 2012

& Dreaming of Bicycles..

I always love an unexpected day off work. I was already in an excellent mood, so when I opened the front door to a waiting package sent to me by Velorbis, I literally squealed! To celebrate my free day, and the new addition to my ever-growing satchel collection, we drove across town to one of my favourite ever parks. When I start to feel stressed, being in pretty places always seems to calm me down. All it takes is a tiny bit of frolicking, and I’m feeling like my usual self! We weaved between the trees, and took the final shots on my Holga. I made sure to take the film to be developed, so now it’s just the waiting game!

I wore a Vero Moda dress paired with blue tassel loafers. I thrifted the jacket months ago, but the weather has been far too hot to wear it! The collar is slightly bizarre, so opted to partially safety pin it down – which was certainly a good decision due to the windy weather! The satchel is by Verorbis and is the pink and sand edition. I always love an embossed logo – and both Barnaby and I were marvelling at this one! Embossment always makes me wish I had an official seal – so I could wax-close envelopes. Possibly an odd thought, but oh well! I’m so excited for the weather to warm up again – here’s to taking the satchel on many many many bicycle adventures in the future!

57 Comments on “A Frolic in the Forest”

  1. Your satchel is so lovely! I’ve always wanted one of those wax-stamping seals myself too, so a couple of years ago I bought a cheapo one of the internet! It goes get the job done and it’s fun to write little notes to my friends then seal them with wax :)

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  2. WoooHoo for a day off of work! That is a lovely satchel! Loving the logo! Your outfit of course is adorable!

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  3. Rachelle

    The satchel is beautiful! I’m the same when it comes to relaxing, If i’m stressed or panicking I take a walk outside to the local park and all feels great again :)
    Rachelle x
    inspiredbytheretired.blogspot.com

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  4. What an awesome surprise!! A day off work and a beautiful new satchel :) It looks lovely. And I’m in love with your jacket as well. Nice thrift find.

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  5. That satchel looks so vintage, love that embossed emblem as well! Thanks for sharing, I’m a fan of satchels 😀

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  6. beautiful outfit!
    the jacket and the bag make a wonderful contrast to the romantic dress!
    xxx Anita

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  7. Frolicking in the park/woods/outdoors is the best! I wish that March 21/Springtime would come soon here in the states or that it would snow so that frolicking is even more fun!

    Love the dress and that satchel.

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  8. lovely outfit, perfect for an autumn day i think. Your satchel is the absolute best, I can’t believe you got it for free!

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  9. It has been a while, my friend! So nice to see you’re as chic as always :) That satchel is to die for! I’m begging for a bicycle adventure, myself. Hopefully spring won’t keep away too long <3

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  10. that bag is amazing!!
    i want to come frolic with you in the forest. 😉
    i do believe it would be an amazing time.
    have a wonderful week, Jo.

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  11. What a stunning satchel – I would have squealed if it arrived at my door, too :) I love the way you styled it, and these forest shots could not be more tranquil and beautiful.
    xox,
    Cee

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  12. I bought one of those wax stamp/seal kits at colonial williamsburg as a kid. I used to write notes to my friends at school and seal them and then pass them like regular notes in class. One day my teacher caught us and confiscated the note. Later she gave it back, unopened, with a cheeky grin saying it must be official business to be closed up so officially but also not to do it again.

    Long live the history buffs!

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  13. what a totally gorgeous bag! I want a satchel so bad but I can never find a good deal on one! the scenery is also so so beautiful!

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  14. Yay for days off!! :-)
    I love this satchel; especially the embossing. And I totally get the wax sealing thing…I would LOVE to do that!!

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  15. Ohhh, I LOVE that dress, they have it (or used to, until last week) at a shop here in my town, I tried it on but my son said it looked weird on me, I’m still thinking if I should buy it or not…

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  16. aah, thanks for your sweet comment. And omg, you have a beautiful blog! I love your style and all you pictures.

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