18th, December, 2011

A New Place to Explore..

What luck we had today! I awoke this morning with an enormous need to visit somewhere awe-inspiring. A trip over the Christchurch hills sounded like my idea of perfection, but sadly the weather (and my petrol supply!) didn’t agree. We decided to keep our voyage close to home, and set off walking in an unfamiliar trail beside the river. Much to my surprise, we found a secret park! New Zealand is a pretty tiny place – Christchurch especially! It’s a real treat to find an unexplored area, especially when it’s as beautiful as the park we visited today!

I was wearing a plum coloured bowler hat – a recent obsession! Though it’s summer, patchy rain has been fairly frequent, so I wore a long sleeved vintage dress to stay warm and dry. My brogues are from ASOS, and the aeroplane pin belonged to my brother when we were children – I ‘borrowed’ it from his bedroom after my recent Brunei trip!

55 Comments on “Plum”

  1. This is the loveliest outfit on you, I love your hat what a gorgeous colour! The aeroplane pin is so sweet aswell!


  2. My goodness Jo, look at you! Simply gorgeous. The cold colors warmed up by those touches of red, your beautifully drawn lips and the secret park…all is simply perfect in this post. But I have to say, the airplane pin might be my favorite thing, a little masculine hint on such a girly outfit turns into the most darling detail :)

  3. That hat is lovely, and the park looks beautiful.

    It’s so wonderful to find new exciting places to explore near your home – you’ve definitely inspired me to go for more walks, just to see where I end up!

  4. Oh, what a gorgeous, gorgeous place!
    You look like an enchanted girl from a nice book, a character I’d love to read about!
    I love your hat, I have a similar one, should wear it more often! :)

  5. I love the pretty colored hat you are wearing, and I’ve always wanted to visit NZ. It looks so incredibly magical in your photos.

  6. Lovely! Velvet holds a soft spot in my heart, and I am particularly drawnt to burgandy. And the hat is the finishing touch :-)

  7. You are always so gorgeous in all of your photos lady, I’m loving this outfit on you and that little bowler is absolutely perfection. And I’m swooning over the dress too, hope your week is lovely!! xo veronika

  8. That bowler hat is lovely and that precious pin is just too sweet. Looks like you had a great walk. So fun to discover new places.


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