Sunday, 5 May 2013

Pattern Mixed Scarves In Wiltshire & The First Photo Ever Taken

Black blazer & multi coloured scarves
Black blazer & multi coloured scarves
Black blazer & multi coloured scarves
Black blazer & multi coloured scarves
Black blazer & multi coloured scarves
Black blazer & multi coloured scarves
Lattice Window, Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire
Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire
This beautiful place is Lacock in Wiltshire - we decided to make an impromptu visit on our way back from London last weekend as it's only a small detour off the way home. As well as being the most gorgeous little village that's almost stuck in a time warp (in a good way), it's also the home of Lacock Abbey, which in turn is the home of THE lattice window. The photography pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot took what is accepted as the first photograph ever (that could be reproduced with a negative) in 1835 of that window as you can see in the pictures above... and there I am standing right next to it. Being a photography graduate, I've been there a few times over the years and it's pretty special every time - always a bit of a "wow" moment to see it :)

So the weather is still chilly in Blighty; the poor sun is trying but the wind is giving it a run for its money. I had to layer up with sweatshirt, blazer and two scarves - I refuse to wear a woolly scarf at this time of year so made do with two cotton ones! Plus you can see how the wind wins the Battle of the Hairstyles. After a while you just have to give up trying to brush that bird's nest for photos.

Hope you're all having a FABULOUS weekend, and if you've got a long weekend like the UK, enjoy your extra day tomorrow, won't you...?

Catherine x

Shop my look! Items marked* are the actual items, if still available:

Coral Scarf: Asos*, Pink ikat snood: Asos, Blazer: La Redoute, Jeans: Zalando, Bag: Accessorize*, Brogues: Office, Sweatshirt: Asos, Spike bracelet: Asos*, Spike cuff: New Look*, Sunglasses: Asos, Polka dot socks: Topshop, Nails: Nails Inc Hampstead Heath*


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  1. Fabulous look, Catherine, love the big scarf!
    Beautiful area, I have been there a couple of years ago.

    Lady of Style
    now on Facebook

  2. Looking great Catherine! Love love love the ensemble!!


  3. STUNNING Catherine - these are amongst my favourite photos of you. You look amazing and that whole outfit is fabulous - I want to re-create but need to google! Have a great Bank Holiday, Avril x

  4. your hair looks lovely loose and down like that. love the oxford shoes. i have one pair in a tan color and would love more but my small los angeles closet does not allow room for many more shoes.

  5. Thank you for this info and these fabulous pictures, Catherine. I so appreciate your photography expertise! And your look is glorious as well - the scarves are yummy.

  6. Gorgeous and gorgeous and gorgeous. Though I was just in London for the holidays I need more. What lovely photos of you and this amazing spot.
    xx, Heather

  7. darling outfit! its all so cute! my fav part is your cute polka dot socks and red shoes!

  8. These are amazing photos of you - you always look lovely, but these are just beautiful :) X

  9. I love your outfit Catherine and these photos are beautiful! I am always intrigued by history, so I would love to take a trip to see this wonderful looking building :)

    Take care and enjoy the rest of your monday,
    Daniella xox

  10. Nice scarf and of course the brogue too! Sweet, casual and chic =)

  11. So much love in this post, the scarf, the bracelets, the shoes and the scenery. WOW!

  12. What a cool history that place has and I LOVE the scarf!

  13. love your style!! that scarf and your polka dot socks MAKE the outfit!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  14. You're always a stunner, but the photo quality just inspires. Thank you for the mini-tour of such a beautiful and interesting place.

  15. You always look so polished and elegant! How DO you do it? :) Love the details of your look, such as the double scarves and socks & shoes. AMAZING! XOXO!


  16. AMAZING photos!! Loving this look...just beautiful!

  17. Wowzers!! Your pics are gorgeoussss!!! You look amazing and I'm obsessed with that bagg//scarf//shoes...need them!!

  18. I think this is a great look. The shoes and the scarfs make it such an interesting look. Another winner.

  19. I love the way you have put this whole outfit together. You look so chic and stylish :)

  20. Catherine, this is such a great look. I love how classic, timeless and effortlessly chic you look. A classic blazer and scarf is always a fabulous look and I love the pops of color from the scarf and your coral oxfords. I have been wanting some colorful oxfords too. Love the scenic setting, it is quite amazing.


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