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Before I left Nottingham on Sunday afternoon, I was adamant we paid a brief visit to the castle and the old town, and pub surrounding it. Having studied castles in history through my GCSE's (stone keeps are the bee's knees), my inner history dork was having a field-day- with the site being the location of the first ever castle built by William the Conqueror, it's a pretty cool place to have a look around. The site is also surrounded by Ye Old Trip To Jerusalem, England's oldest inn and and an array of beautiful old bed brick building decorated with red, white and blue bunting.

Additionally, it made a pretty cool backdrop for some pretty windy Autumnal outfit snaps. Once again, I'm wearing my COS jumper (3 posts in a row- sorry folks) but with the addition of my other favourite skirt. After shooting this skirt at work last week on a 'ways to wear leather' feature, I fell in love with it. At £25 and in one of the most wearable colours of this season, I couldn't say no. Plus, when worn with a leather jacket, it doesn't equal for leather overkill or anything too biker/Pretty Woman esque, which in my opinion is definitely a good thing, especially when out for a light lunch...

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Before our visit to the castle, we made a trip to a gorgeous cafe in the city centre called Homemade. After doing my routine foodie 'recommendations' ask on Twitter before a trip, I was told about this lovely little place (thank you whoever recommended it- I've completely forgotten!) and had it down as a place to grab lunch.

Being a relatively fussy eater, and without a doubt always opting for Italian food this place was right up my street. Combining delicious salads, toasties and ciabatta, lasagne's AND afternoon teas, I'm almost certain this place was made for me. I opted for the med veg and mozzarella ciabatta sandwich- and finished up lots of lustful stares at the cakes (I was very full...) but I definitely recommend it to any Nottingham locals- I wish I'd known about it sooner!

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ootd121 IMG_2217p IMG_2343p IMG_2349p IMG_2341p IMG_2381p IMG_2361p IMG_2383p (Jacket: Whistles, Jumper: COS, Shirt: Glamorous, Skirt:Next, Shoes: Russell & Bromley, Bag:Mulberry, Ring: C/O Zara Taylor)

Before I left Nottingham on Sunday afternoon, I was adamant we paid a brief visit to the castle and the old town, and pub surrounding it. Having studied castles in history through my GCSE's (stone keeps are the bee's knees), my inner history dork was having a field-day- with the site being the location of the first ever castle built by William the Conqueror, it's a pretty cool place to have a look around. The site is also surrounded by Ye Old Trip To Jerusalem, England's oldest inn and and an array of beautiful old bed brick building decorated with red, white and blue bunting.

Additionally, it made a pretty cool backdrop for some pretty windy Autumnal outfit snaps. Once again, I'm wearing my COS jumper (3 posts in a row- sorry folks) but with the addition of my other favourite skirt. After shooting this skirt at work last week on a 'ways to wear leather' feature, I fell in love with it. At £25 and in one of the most wearable colours of this season, I couldn't say no. Plus, when worn with a leather jacket, it doesn't equal for leather overkill or anything too biker/Pretty Woman esque, which in my opinion is definitely a good thing, especially when out for a light lunch...

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Before our visit to the castle, we made a trip to a gorgeous cafe in the city centre called Homemade. After doing my routine foodie 'recommendations' ask on Twitter before a trip, I was told about this lovely little place (thank you whoever recommended it- I've completely forgotten!) and had it down as a place to grab lunch.

Being a relatively fussy eater, and without a doubt always opting for Italian food this place was right up my street. Combining delicious salads, toasties and ciabatta, lasagne's AND afternoon teas, I'm almost certain this place was made for me. I opted for the med veg and mozzarella ciabatta sandwich- and finished up lots of lustful stares at the cakes (I was very full...) but I definitely recommend it to any Nottingham locals- I wish I'd known about it sooner!

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50 comments:

  1. I can't deal with beauty of your posts! You are just amazing Olivia :)x

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  2. I really like that skirt , the colour is gorge! You got some some beautiful photos! That bakewell tart looks yummmyyyy!! Xx

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  3. Oh I used to live in Nottingham, it's so lovely isn't it :) glad you had a good time!

    You look gorgeous as ever. Loving the leather on leather too...very daring!xx

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  4. That skirt is amazing, I have a really similar one in black but now I really want this one!! And that cake looks soooo good, I'm drooling!!

    allaboutthegirlblog.blogspot.com xx

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  5. The images you post and the stories that go with them are so lovely. I am so happy to have found your blog, it's such an inspiring place. Also loving the outfit!!! :)

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  6. Love the outfit, and the photos are so pretty! x

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  7. I am loving leather at the moment and this skirt is just perfect. I am now very hungry I want a cake...

    Love Chloe xo

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  8. Great post Olivia- your outfit is Autumn personified and I'm loving your skirt...who'd of thought it was from Next?

    Would you recommend Nottingham for shopping as well as old English charm?

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  9. oh that bakewell tart... it all looks delicious! the ring is lovely too, I didn't realise Zara really did jewellery! xx

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  10. Love this outfit and reeeally love that skirt!! Looks great on you, love the photos and those cakes look amazing! x

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  11. Did you sit in the fertility chair at Ye Olde Trip? I swear I did right before I got pregnant with my two!! x

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  12. Lovely outfit! The photos are really nice too :) xx

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  13. beautiful photography, you look awesome :)

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  14. I didn't know that Nottingham had these parts hidden away, (I am from the South so I hope to be forgiven!) The food looks delicious and I love your photos X

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  15. Dear Lord, I'm hungry now, but if I ever want to fit in one of these leather skirts! Haha!

    -Elodie x

    http://www.elle-yeah.com

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  16. love love love that skirt! ever so tempted to go buy it now...

    Monyka
    xx

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  17. I adore the shirt and jumper combination! Always so jealous when you wear your Mulberry too. Pretty photos :)

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  18. I love taking little trips like this, what a lovely little town and that cafe is definitely up my street too. Also really into the skirt,what a gorgeous colour!

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    x

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  19. I love the leather skirt:)

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  20. Love your outfits. Do you have an instagram account? Please create one!

    XO

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  21. mmm the food looks so lovely ! I love going around castles especially the ones that you can actually go inside and limb up the really cramped staircases :) nice outfit

    Beautiful Dreams

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  22. it seems like you had lots fun! historical-stylish trip :) i do love your outfit ! what a beautiful photos <3.
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  23. That little restaurant looks so so lovely!! Loving the little details of your get up, the collar, cuffs, ring - perfect xxxx

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  24. You've basically convinced me to save up for a mulberry, actually NEED it in my life.
    As a fellow GCSE History nerd I may have to take a visit here in the future, looks beautiful.

    X

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  25. what a pretty skit, oh and all this food made me hungry ! x
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  26. you look so gorgeous lady!
    i love castles as well, nothing wrong with being a history dork!
    ohh all those cakes and bits look so yum, glad you had a lovely time it nottingham beaut'
    love livvy xoxo

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  27. Aww I'm a student at Nottingham Trent but I'm on placement for a year. This makes me miss Nottingham very much! Will definitely have to find this cafe though when I move back down
    Lauren
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  28. The Jerusalem Inn is so cute! As is that skirt, I'm sorely tempted myself! xoxo

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  29. I love that pub in Nottingham, I went once when it was beautiful and snowy outside and it was just the cosiest place to be ever!
    Kaz x

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  30. LOVE every piece of this outfit! Love the setting and the photos too =)

    Aishling

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  31. These photo's are all so beautiful, it looks like such a lovely place. You look stunning as ever, I love every part of the outfit but especially the skirt :)

    Love Holly oxo

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  32. I love your ring, it's so pretty and delicate! xo

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  33. Such lovely colour contrast in your outfit photos.

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  34. Goodness it looks like you had a lovely time!
    x

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  35. These pictures are gorgeous and you look stunning!!
    xo Heather
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  36. My friend comes from Nottingham and he raves about that pub!
    Is that coffee & walnut cake? Looks scrummy.

    le fresne x

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  37. I LOVE your outfit, definitely think I'm going to have to snap this skirt up as part of my A/W wardrobe, it looks amazing.

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  38. You look beautiful and I LOVE your bag xo

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  39. Your wee ring is so cute, and I adore the jumper so no apologies necessary ;) Its actually nice to see an item being worn more than once by a blogger! <3

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  40. I love your skirt i've been wanting a leather skirt for a while, perfect for A/W.

    Jade x
    I would really appreciate if you checked out my blog its rather new and I just love yours! http://styledwithglamour.blogspot.com

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  41. GIRLFRIEND YOU ARE SO PREEEETTYY!!
    aah Notts, I hope you had advice from Kbel before you went! ;) We should some trips sometime! This place is super cute, as is that beautiful door you're standing next to!
    Loves xxx

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  42. such a nice outfit, location and photos, that place looks very lovely!! xxx

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  43. That restaurant looks gorgeous, I'm hungry now! Your photos are beautiful.
    Katie x

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  44. You're making me realise Nottingham isn't half bad after all :-). I love Homemade! xx

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  45. Trip to Jerusalem Inn looks so picturesque and quaint. All those cakes look mouthwatering!

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  46. So beautiful! kisses from http://thefashionmylife.blogspot.com.es/

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  47. The cakes look gorgeous as do you. Also I love the slightly curved tips to the collar too xo

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  48. Thank you so much for writing this lovely piece, I love the photos too. We are having a new website made and when it's done I would like a section of the links to bloggers that have written nice things about the cafe if that is ok with you.

    Love and brownies,
    Jasmin x

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