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So, as I mentioned a little while back, a couple of weekends ago I was dragged out of my comfort zone and deposited in the *shock horror* countryside for a friend’s party.

It wasn’t all tassels and tiaras though, we also explored the surrounding towns a bit, namely Painswick and Stroud. My conclusion? Painswick was much prettier but Stroud had better shops…

Examples of said nice shops include Made in Stroud, which sells handmade products by small local businesses. There were lots of things I Iiked, but in the end I managed to restrain myself and come away emptyhanded!

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We also popped into a shop called Strangeness & Charm Vintage, where I bought this ring, which I love because it’s a different colour from every angle:

ImageThe proprietress really knew her stuff and was very friendly, I could have spent a lot longer (and a lot more money!) in there!

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And here are some pictures I took in Painswick, just ’cause it’s pretty!

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ImageWeirdly obsessed with the blue of this door…

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Happy sheep!

ImageMe, on some enormous hill overlooking Catbrain (yes really) quarry. Wandering why the hell I’m a.) there and b.) holding a massive stick with my friend’s scarf tied around it. (I have weird friends.) Outfit – Scarf: Zara, Jacket: Primark, Jeans: Monsoon, Booties: Office.

ImageThe Royal Oak, a pub we went to that had the most delicious cheesy chips!

(We were all too chicken to touch Doris!)

So, pretty villages, good shopping and chips? The countryside might not be so bad after all!

And I managed not to offend anyone with my huge overuse of the word “quaint”.

Result!

Love,

The Styletterie

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Sheep escape!

 

(Don’t worry, my animal-lover friend reunited it with its mum!)

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I have lived in London all my life. I tend to walk with my head down, just trying to get where I am going without tripping up or making unnecessary eye contact. But the other day, the sun was out and I finally managed to convince myself to walk home from work. And I became just like every annoying tourist ever, stopping every 5 steps to gawk and take photos of everything. This is how London gets you. For 11 months of the year, we bitch and moan about the weather, the pollution, the tube, the hostility, the muggings, the greyness etc. etc. And then spring happens, a few blossoms appear, the sun peeps out from behind a cloud and everything changes. And that one month (if that) is what keeps us here for the rest of the year. (Ok fine, that and the culture, theatre, restaurants blah blah blah). But seriously, who knew London could be so pretty? I had to stop myself from grabbing people on the street to ask them “did you know? I didn’t know, how about you Sir? Did you?”

So even though this has nothing to do with style (although I would wear anything that had a pattern as pretty as some of the things I saw on my walk), I thought I’d just take a moment to appreciate the beauty of my hometown, and apologise for overlooking it so frequently.

(I don’t speak Twitter but, um, hashtag no filter etc. I didn’t do anything to these pictures except press the little button on my phone to take them.)

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ImageI love the contrast of the delicate pretty flowers with the grey wrought iron gates, it’s just so London.

 

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ImageI’m obsessed with these leaves. They look like little paper butterflies!

 

ImageI took these pics last week, and the weather has already gone grey and gloomy and rainy since then. (Well, there was a bank holiday weekend, what did we expect?) There is a hint of sun today though.

Oh London, you old tease….

 

Love,

The Styletterie