I love Paris in the rain

Sunday, 24 June 2012

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(Dress: Monki, Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters, Shoes: Topshop, Lipstick:Mischief by Topshop)

For once, this Sunday I was up, dressed and fed long before midday. With the sun peeping out (if only a little and few and far between heavy showers) I picked out one of my current favourite dresses, added a beehive (perfect for temperamental weather)and hit the road with my grandparents and boyfriend to a gorgeous manor house and gardens, a little drive away from home. Pashley manor lies within the border of Sussex and Kent, with a gorgeous manor house, surrounded amongst an ocean of roses, waters and green- come each Spring it certainly makes for a visual treat. With an array of gorgeous wildlife, a delicious tea room and even a swimming pool (which I may have cheekily dipped my toes into) Pashley manor house and gardens certainly makes for a beautiful Sunday afternoon visit, and even brings back nostalgic memories of one of my favourite childhood books (and films), The Secret Garden.

Additionally I wore one of my favourite new dresses, which was a birthday present from Joe- boy did good! I spotted it earlier this month on the Monki website, and put it on my birthday wishlist, so I'm super lucky to have received it. I absolutely love it's slightly boxy shape (ironically, I find this the most flattering on me) and girlie sleeves, plus the heart and letter print is super cute! It's one of the easiest things to wear, goes with everything, and slightly reminds me of something a certain Alexa may own- perfect!

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(The Tea Rooms, Beautiful statues in the gardens, Earl Grey and Joe)

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57 comments:

  1. cute dress, I saw this on Monki and wanted it too! lucky you X

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  2. You look lovely Olivia. Your hair is so nice up like that. I wish I was better at hair, mines always down haha.

    Looks like you've had a really good weekend :) x

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  3. Ah The Secret Garden was one of my favourite childhood films :) really cute dress xx

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  4. Beautiful dress and hair! Looks like you had the perfect English Sunday :) You and your boyfriend are such a good looking couple!
    xx

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  5. Such a pretty dress. The gardens look beautiful and it looks like it was nice weather for it x

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  6. Stunning photos!

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    Sarah

    xx

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  7. pashley manor looks gorgeous, i love going to places like that!
    love your dress beautiful and that picture of you and joe is adorable!!
    love livvy xo

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  8. Looks amazing, and so do you!xx

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  9. Your dress is adorable and that manor is beautiful! :) x

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  10. Amazing images!!

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  11. Aww this post is adorable- sounds like a lovely Sunday!

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    Shona x

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  12. This dress is gorgeous on you, please can you show us how you achieve your beehive mine never look as perfect as yours! :) xo

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  13. This dress is gorgeous on you! :) Please can you show us how you achieve your beehive as it always looks perfect and mine never turn out the same as yours! haha xo

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  14. Your hair and dress are gorgeous. And such beautiful, beautiful pictures, it looks like a gorgeous house! I'm afraid to admit I've never seen/read the Secret Garden! x
    Sirens and Bells

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  15. you and your boyfriend look made for eachother ah so cute!
    lovely photos x

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  16. Love your hair up, looks beautiful. That dress is an amazing colour too! :) x

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  17. Such beautiful surroundings, what a perfect place to visit on a Sunday afternoon! You look so lovely, the dress is brill on you and I love your sunglasses!

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  18. I love your photos, such a cute dress! You look lovely xo

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  19. I don't even like tea but your photos of it always makes me want some :)

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  20. That is such a pretty dress! Xo

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  21. I am so in love with this dress, so envious! :)
    Looks like you had a lovely time, it looks just delightful there.

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  22. The place looks amazing and the weather looks so good, I'm jealous haha and the dress is so cute , lovely xx

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  23. You are SUCH a cutie! :) x

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  24. Wow, this place looks lovely! I'll have to take a trip there! Too bad I don't have a boyfriend to go with and buy me super cute dresses... Oh well... I probably wouldn't look half as good as you in them anyway!

    -Elodie x
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  25. What a beautiful day <3 xxxx

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  26. What a beautiful place!x

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  27. It looks so nice there!
    Your hair looks lovely like that!

    Laura x

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  28. Such an enchanting location! And your dress is darling. x

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  29. Oh you look lovely, navy looks stunning on you. The manor house is right up my street! Such a lovely building and the surroundings are heavenly!

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  30. Your blog is so adorable and you are stunning! These photos are so lovely.

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  31. You look amazing !!!
    Urszula

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  32. Lovely photos and your outfit is so adorable! Very jealous of the gorgeous weather you're having over there x Sushi

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  33. You look amazing as always!! And I love the location! It looks so magical :)

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  34. such a lovely photo. Is summer. The flower look beautiful.
    3lin

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  35. These photos are all so lovely!
    Your outfit is super cute! I am a sucker for oxfords and patterned dresses. It's my favorite combination!

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  36. your dress is lovely. The manor house looks so amazing!x

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  37. That dress is so lovely - I love how blue it is! And your photography is wonderful :) x

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  38. You look so beautiful, and these photos are gorgeous! I will forever love The Secret Garden.

    Emily Wears Things
    xx

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  39. Those gardens look so beautiful! I love that dress also, the print is so cute.

    Julia x

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  40. wow your hair is gorgeous! I love the color
    and these pics.. breathtaking!

    xx c

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  41. You look so cute with your beehive hair! Bought a Company magazine and saw you in it, so much fun and you looked wonderful as always.

    Hugs!

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  42. Really cute dress, looks very pretty. and that setting! WOW! What a place that looks!

    Rianna xxx

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  43. You are stunning as always! Love the dress and everything around you is so beautiful :)xx

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  44. Cute! I did something very similar yesterday for my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary. Such a lovely day :)
    You look very cute Olivia :)
    xo

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  45. I seriously adore the photo of the sugar cube dropping into the cup. It is literally one of the cutest photos I have seen in a long time!

    Looks like you had a great day, I loved the secret garden too :)

    Poppy

    http://letsdrivefaraway.blogspot.co.uk/ x

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  46. Such gorgeous photos! Love your outfit. The print of your dress is super cute and your beehive is impeccable!

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  47. Pretty dress for the summer, I love the tan shoes with it. You've took some lovely photos of the tea rooms and gardens!
    Jessica x

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  48. What stunning photos! Looks like an amazing summer location!
    Gorgeous dress too, will have to put this on my birthday list as well!

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  49. your dress is super cute, just like your blog!
    x

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  50. This dress is lovely, really suits you!

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  51. what camera do you have? your photos always look beautiful!

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  52. What amazing pictures x

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  53. dress, hair, photos - all beautiful!

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  54. IS THIS REAL LIFE?

    Sweet jesus, this blog is my new home now. I shall NEVER leave!


    xxx
    kissmequick

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  55. this is my absolute favourite thing to do, i love going to national trust properties. you look stunning, gorgeous dress.

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  56. The last picture is the cutest ever :)

    Love xx
    Melanie ~ www.mlncrd.com

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