10 July 2011

OXFORD KIMONO

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Wearing Topshop kimono, Zara skater skirt, River Island chain sandals and felt hat and vintage broderie anglaise top from Armstrong's Vintage Emporium. Pearl rope necklace courtesy of Jersey Pearl.

Earlier this week Kate and I made the kind of spontaneous trip you can only make when you find yourself with a good friend, at a mischievous loose end with a shiny car that doesn't belong to you parked in the driveway outside. I had never been to Oxford before, and why not continue my tour of Brideshead Revisited  sets which began in May with my birthday at Castle Howard? A sunny afternoon in July is not the ideal time to visit the university town if you're looking for the genuine Oxford experience; thousands of foreign tourists on walking tours moved in swarms around the colleges, peering in through latticed glass window panes and up dusty staircases. Not that Oxford doesn't still bewitch in the late afternoon sun- my God is it beautiful - that perfect blend of classical and Georgian architecture in the warm sandstone pillars and domes rising above cobbled quadrangles or terrazzas. Too poor to punt or to lunch, we took to walking the streets with a bag of apple bonbons, dodging bicycles and mormon gangs (you get all sorts here, you see) and being chased by a shuffly old man round a rose garden.

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Photographs by Kate Woods and myself

21 comments:

Kas and Blue said...

Amazing pics! Loving your kimono!!!!

www.standon12cm.com

xoxoxoxoxo

Wild Flower said...

Good times! Adore the roses, kimono and architecture. Beautiful pictures.

Francheska said...

Love love love that kimono!!!!!!x

CoryB said...

you look beautiful, and oxford is just a wonderful town, always. i love afternoon tea at the vaults café :)

CoryB xx

http://corydeathoffashion.blogspot.com/

Eva Ana Kazić said...

Kimonos FTW!

EAK

The Beautiful End Vintage Co. said...

We love kimonos!
We have been rocking our vintage silk one constantly!

http://thebeautifulendvintage.blogspot.com/

x

Michaela said...

Love the kimono :)


My blog
xoxo Michaela

daisy said...

i loved that little number when i first saw it in topshop. oxford looks stunning.
xx

Lidiya said...

Oxford looks like such a gorgeous city! I adore your kimono - so cute and summery :)
http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

the nyanzi report said...

beautiful architecture.

Camilla said...

such a pretty kimono, and amazing photos


x Camilla

http://intothefoldfashion.blogspot.com/

Fashion Addict said...

These photos are breathtaking and you are really lucky to have someone to go with and take a spontaneous trip. :) Really beautiful place that you went to!

Btw, I'm hosting a jewelry giveaway on my blog and I would it if you entered it!

little moon lover said...

that place looks really cool.. awesome kimono!.. and I do want one of those hats!
stay cool!

Blaise said...

NIce picsss. i live in oxford! actualy i dont...buttt its near my school so its like our 'town' for school haha! Loving the kimonoooooooooooooooooo!

http://blaiseruby.blogspot.com/

X

Fabrizia said...

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Blackswan said...

Hello! Thank you for dropping by my blog and your lovely comment, if it wasn't for that I wouldn't of come across your wonderful and amazing blog! I really do like it - your content, fashion style, writing and photography! Your kimono here is incredible, i love the print! Looks like you and your friend had a great time out and about - her flares are awesome too!

A new reader and fan of your blog - will visit regularly! again thanks for your comment, I'm glad to know you like my post!

x Lauren
youronlyblackswan.blogspot.com

The Girl Next Door said...

awww too cute!!

Audrey Leighton said...

ahh roy you look beautiful. oxford is so beautiful, if only i had been smart enough to go there instead of stinkin' Durhammy. Paris SOON. i wish we could go halves on a vespa and ride around on it all august in head scarves and faded denim shorts. but i think me on a vespa would be LETHAL. plus the bank wouldnt really allow it. oh well, in another life! xxx

Emma said...

Oh, Oxford is beautiful! Lovely photographs. :) x

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Gossamer Girl said...

such GORGEOUS photos! lovely town. x

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