It may have been incredibly cold, but we spent a beautiful day in Kew Gardens sightseeing the heck out of this gorgeous London park just over a week ago.
It’s one of the most beautiful places in South West London (Surrey) – I’d been to Kew when I was a kid and then again as a young adult, but never in the autumn with all the beautiful gold and red leaves everywhere. We had a delicious brunch just down the road from the gardens before making our way there, but it’s so huge we barely saw half of it despite being there for several hours.
I’ve featured just some of the gorgeous buildings and structures at Kew – if you get a chance to go then I highly recommend it. It’s a lot cheaper in the winter months and autumn is obviously spectacular (if somewhat cold)!
I HAVE A FEELING I’M GOING TO BE WANTING A DUSTER COAT IN EVERY COLOUR IMAGINABLE EVENTUALLY. THEY’RE JUST SO SMART AND FLATTERING.
As for what I wore: I’m finally showing you my new grey Marks & Spencer coat (I actually wore it with the jumpsuit but never featured it in the photo shoot) – I have a feeling I’m going to be wanting a duster coat in every colour imaginable eventually. They’re just so smart and flattering.
SHOP THE LOOK:
It may have been cold (bloody freezing, more like) but I’m a squinter even with grey winter skies so my Quay Australia sunglasses not only gave my frown lines a rest but also reflected all the leaves in the photos (how cool do they look?). And I’d forgotten to bring my sparkly poppy brooch so got one of the paper ones when making my donation – I always love that pop of red you get from your poppy at this time of year.
We took these photos after lunch as the sun was just starting to drop – I took my scarf and gloves off for the shoot but somehow it was a touch less windy and sunnier than it had been for most of the day so I was thankful for that brief respite. Otherwise I was bundled up like I was on an Antarctic expedition… I don’t do cold weather very well!
I forgot to say please excuse the hair – I’d been blown to smithereens earlier in the day and hadn’t put a brush in my bag. Sometimes you just gotta go with a bit of realism.
Do add your outfits to this week’s link up and if you’ve added a link to here or my button to your post you may be featured next week!
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO KEW GARDENS OR (ESPECIALLY NON-BRITS) ANY OTHER LONDON PARK – WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE? COMMENT BELOW, OR TAKE IT TO TWITTER @NOTLAMB!
Marks & Spencer coat | Seasalt sweater (similar save, similar spend) | ASOS trousers (similar) | Adidas Stan Smith sneakers | Hobbs bag c/o (similar) | Quay Australia sunglasses via ASOS | Royal British Legion poppy (a donation is made for every purchase of a sparkly poppy brooch)
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Thank you for joining the #iwillwearwhatilike link up! This started as a campaign on Instagram in August 2015 where women over 30 wore everything on a journalist’s list of “inappropriate” items for 30+ women (including leopard print, short dresses and oversized sunglasses. Yes, really). It was so popular that I decided to carry it on weekly where women of all ages link up their fabulous style, never mind what anyone tells them not to wear!
The link up goes live every Monday at 3pm UK time and will stay open for a week. Whilst the original article was of course aimed at the 30+, you can be ANY age to link up. The only criteria is that you’re wearing whatever you damn well like!
Linking up etiquette…
CLICK HERE to read the rules of linking up (and to grab the #iwillwearwhatilike button). Basically it’s just good manners to link back to here – to leave a comment is even nicer!
My favourite outfits from last week’s link up:
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