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In the quiet, in the crowd

One thing I dislike about the darker evenings is that when you're about to head out the door for an evening of pizza and vino and you want to take an outfit photo, flash is necessary.  I intensely dislike the use of flash photography.  So please excuse my slightly dazed 'rabbit in headlights' expression.  You will probably have rumbled by now that the main reason for this photo is to show off my new pride and joy, my Vivienne Westwood clutch.  To backtrack a bit, when I went to the Leamington Spa blog meet I was super inspired by the gorgeous Sophie's story of how she saved for her Mulberry Bayswater and how amazing it felt to finally have one.  It made me realise that I want to own some nicer individual pieces and so I've started a little moneybox to get saving for a beautiful handbag or coat that's a bit more than I'd normally spend.  I've also been saving some credits from Spartoo to spend out on this clutch and it feels so nice to own something I know I'll treasure for years to come.

outfit post with skater skirt and platform boots
top, skirt and boots: boohoo.com
wallet/clutch: vivienne westwood via spartoo*
cardigan and necklace: primark
We had such a lovely evening last night with some friends from Weymouth (hi Laura if you're reading this!) We went to Pizza Express in Christchurch and took advantages of their three courses for £12.95 weekend deal they have on.  It was ridiculously yummy but I felt so stuffed today that I felt the need to get out into the fresh air.  We went to Moors Valley Country Park which is about 20 minutes from us.  It was such a beautiful day today and it felt really good to get out into the sunshine.  I promised recently I'd share some more casual outfits so here is my outfit for stomping around the forest (I changed to boots in the end as I was scared of puddles!)

casual outfit post with shirt, chinos and vans
shirt: superdry | t-shirt: obey
chinos: jack wills | trainer: vans
I don't know if it's the change in season but I feel so much more at home in casual clothes at the moment.  Do you think I suit casual more?  I keep on reaching for jeans and chinos rather than dresses and tights and I am in love with my woolly hat!

A few months ago I bought a 50mm lens for my Canon (this one) and I've barely had the chance to try it out so I thought I'd take it to the forest today and give it a try.  I absolutely love it, especially for portraits.  Here are a few snaps of the day.


bodhi being carried over the big puddles - no muddy paws on our cream carpets please!



We had such a nice day and filled the rest of the day with making pea soup for lunch and settling down for a film on the sofa (Page Eight - it was average).  Now getting ready for X Factor, pajamas and lots of peppermint tea.  Hope you've all had wonderful days and that there was sunshine where you are...


27 comments

  1. Lovely autumnal photos of Moors Valley. My boyfriend used to man the ice cream kiosk there! It’s still one of my favourite places to go for a walk :)

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  2. You're too pretty Rosie! p.s. I am going to dognap your doggieee <3

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  3. Gorgeous! I loved moors valley when I was little, I really miss it now I've moved! Xxx

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  4. Awesome outfits, I especially like the shirt! Your dog is adorable!

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  5. Amazing photos! I love 50mm lenses! I absolutely LOVE your casual outfits (although you look great either way). I'm definitely more of a jeans and tshirt person but I tend not to post those outfits as much because I feel a bit pressured to look 'like a blogger' but lately I've been thinking I should just get on with it and wear what I want!
    I love Moors Valley! And I love your Westwood clutch! It took me about a year of super hard saving up to buy my Mulberry and I've used it nearly every single day since. I love saving for expensive things - although I can't really afford to do it anymore!
    x

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  6. I love Moors Valley, I've not been there in years! Autumn definitely feels like a time for more casual clothes x

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  7. Those photos are amazing. Makes me want a big posh camera even more! Absolutely beautiful.xx

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  8. Those photos are stunning :o makes autumn look ten times lovelier than it actually is ;)

    You look really great in both casual and dressy outfits I'd say, I do love that clutch too!

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  9. very adorable clutch girl!

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  10. That clutch is amazing! So true about saving up for things. Im trying to do the same as much as poss. Although house deposit saving takes up most of the spare!
    Gah that 50mm take beautiful photos!!!! I really want to upgrade. And what a gorgeous place to walk xxx

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  11. The photography from your walk is just beautiful Rosie ( as is Bohdi!). Hating the need for flash too, although that said... I'm unable to take any proper outfit pics at the moment, the memory card for my camera has gone walk about in all the moving and I haven't found anywhere in the flat or the new house to balance the camera... cliche posing with the iphone pointing down me it is!

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  12. Such gorgeous photos, and yes, you definitely rock the casual look! x

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  13. Love your little bag :) I woore my new Viv shoes on the weekend and was practically skipping around in them. Look at little bodhi, such a cutie! xx

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  14. Those photographs of your walk look absolutely lovely :)
    x x x

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  15. Bit jealous of your fab going out outfit - my night time outfit skills have completely fallen apart, as everything is 'straight from work' now! x

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  16. Love the casual outfit :) I have a similar style! Maybe check out my blog? Ive followed you neenyswishlist.blogspot.com x

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  17. Your blog is so beautiful! Love all the photos! xx

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  18. Aww, haven't been to Moors Valley in years! Those shots (on the Tree Top Trail?) look fantastic.

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  19. now that i work in a designer shop, i do appreciate expensive things now. i bought myself a £200 dress last week, yet i still walk into primark and see a jumper for £20 and i'm like 'ooh too expensive'.. haha!
    but hello VW bag! we stock her at work, some amazing things!!
    also your photos from your walk are just perfection. like seriously. i love the one of you and bodhi, if i could frame it i would.x

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  20. I think we need a close up of that clutch!
    Love both outfits, I'm definitely more of a casual bum at the moment and those woodland photos are awesome.
    Kerry x

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  21. I feel your pain about the flash photos - it is one of the things I hate about the winter!

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  22. Fab photos Rosie! Love the look of your clutch, more photos :)
    Lianne x
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  23. Beautiful pictures, I love both outfits :). And your dog is literally the cutest things, makes me miss my dogs!

    Rosie
    x
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  24. Lovely photos and Bodhi is a sweetheart! I really think you can't beat a gilet at this time of year :-)

    rachael @ madeupoflittlethings xx

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  25. I love you're dressed down look. So grunge of you. The photos look amazing. Super jealous.

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